Investing 101: Wrap Fees Explained

If you’ve looked into hiring an investment adviser or advisory firm to help manage your investments, you may have seen some offer various advisory services bundled together under one comprehensive fee. These types of service fees are called wrap fees and are offered as sponsored packages by many advisory firms. With wrap fee programs, your … Continue reading Investing 101: Wrap Fees Explained »

Coming This December: Federal Rate Hikes… (More in 2018)

There’s been chatter recently among economic experts that federal rate hikes would likely soon be on the way. Since 2016, the Federal Reserve has risen interest rates three times, but they’ve not not made any definitive announcements on the further hikes, leaving it open to speculation when they’d actually be introduced. It appears that economists … Continue reading Coming This December: Federal Rate Hikes… (More in 2018) »

Investors Need to Watch Out for Paid-to-Click Fraud

Investors Beware: Paid-to-Click Fraud There’s a new online scam targeting investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an alert to investors to watch out for Paid-to-Click (PTC) fraud. PTC scams involve fraudsters duping investors out of money for purchasing online advertisements. With Paid-to-Click fraud, investors are targeted by scammers who promise a share … Continue reading Investors Need to Watch Out for Paid-to-Click Fraud »

Fed Implores Congress to Preserve Key Financial Regulations

In his remarks to Congress, out-going New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley implored lawmakers to preserve and maintain key financial regulation measures in face of growing support for review of standing requirements. Dudley recently announced his decision to retire from his position earlier (mid-2018) than his term allots. According to a Reuters article, part … Continue reading Fed Implores Congress to Preserve Key Financial Regulations »

Wells Fargo Offers New Robo-Advising Platform

Banking giant, Wells Fargo, recently rolled out a new robo-advising platform aimed at enticing first-time investors to invest through Wells Fargo-packaged investment offerings. The unveiling of the automated advisory platform marks the latest in a concerted effort by large-scale financial institutions to capitalize on tech-savvy consumers and meet the changing demands of a digital marketplace. … Continue reading Wells Fargo Offers New Robo-Advising Platform »

Who’s Watching the Watchdogs? SEC Hack Exposes Critical Financial Regulation Faults

SEC Hack Exposes Critical Security Faults On Thursday, it was announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the nation’s top finance and securities regulator, had experienced a critical cyber security breach. The breach, which occurred in 2016, allowed hackers access to the SEC’s EDGAR system, a database which houses corporate filings and announcements for … Continue reading Who’s Watching the Watchdogs? SEC Hack Exposes Critical Financial Regulation Faults »

Ahead of Fed Announcement, Financial Investing on Wall Street Rebounds

Financial Investing Pushes Wall Street Rebound This week, market analysts and investors saw Wall Street regaining upward traction. Dow and S&P indexes soared to record weekly gains, buoyed by a flurry of trading activity. According to a Reuters report, financial investing has been one of the major drivers, followed by industrial and tech. Financials Bank … Continue reading Ahead of Fed Announcement, Financial Investing on Wall Street Rebounds »

More Fake Accounts Discovered in Wells Fargo Sales Scandal

Last time we wrote about the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal, the current figure of roughly 2 million customers affected had just been increased to nearly 3.5 million. What we saw was the uncovering of a scandal that was far more deep-seated than previously thought. Through the creation of unauthorized accounts for various consumer services, … Continue reading More Fake Accounts Discovered in Wells Fargo Sales Scandal »

Know Before You Invest: Initial Coin Offerings

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are becoming an increasingly popular platform for raising capital these days, especially within the emerging tech industry. ICOs allow companies to offer virtual coins in exchange for capital contributions from investors. You may be more familiar with virtual currency under names like Bitcoin, Ethereum, or one of the many other forms … Continue reading Know Before You Invest: Initial Coin Offerings »