The shock of the crash may have worn off, but that doesn’t mean investors have forgiven their brokers. On the contrary, complaints against brokers are up 85 percent this year.
Identity-fraud rates are at their highest level in five years. But while most people imagine that sophisticated hackers pose the biggest threat to ID security, the majority of data breaches are accidental.
Never underestimate the little guy. Investors often dump shares of small companies at the first signs of trouble: They’re perceived as riskier than behemoths like Wal-Mart or IBM.
After last year’s market meltdown wiped away huge chunks of their savings, more investors have decided to seek professional help. Just not from a financial adviser.
Not one to miss a trend, the ETF industry has quickly latched on to the latest: mimicking hedge fund tactics in portfolios aimed at the little guy.
Just as the Justice Department is turning up the antitrust heat on Google, the competition in Web search seems to have gotten hotter than ever.
Confused about the state of the banking crisis? About whether good banks are back, or bad banks are multiplying?
What do you want from your brokerage firm?
If people had paid attention to veteran investor Jeremy Grantham over the past two years, their investment portfolios would be looking much better than they likely are.
An estimated 1.6 million students will graduate from college this year. Just don’t be surprised if they have one reaction to investing: Forget it.