Evan Simonoff is editor-in-chief and editorial director of Financial Advisor magazine, as well as editorial director of Private Wealth magazine. He has spent more than 15 years as an editor and reporter covering the financial services industry. Evan is a widely recognized expert on personal finance and investments. 

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P.J. O'Rourke Explains 4 Baby Boomer Classes, President Obama And Rev. Wright


P.J. O'Rourke decided to break the 18-year boomer cohort in four separate age classes much like a high school, from senior to freshmen.

Harvard Professor: Five Ways RIAs Can Increase Sales Effectiveness


Professor Daniel Pink says an RIA spends a lot of time trying to convince clients to act in their best interest. In reality, RIAs are selling, even though “the cash register isn’t ringing.”

Yardeni Sees Bull Market Intact As Roubini, Mauldin Surrender


Market strategist Ed Yardeni sees the secular bull market continuing as various bears like Nouriel Roubini and John Mauldin either are turning optimistic on equities or adjusting their endgame...

Fama Unrepentant On MPT, Alternative Investments And The Value Of Advisors


The Nobel Prize winner in economics remains a big believer in modern portfolio theory.

The One Thing That Makes Eugene Fama Question Market Efficiency


All the hullaballoo about Fed tapering, quantitative easing and artificially low interest rates is silly...

Gartman: Gold Is The "Dumbest Commodity" In History

by Evan Simonoff

Anyone who says gold is a commodity and a "safe haven" is a "charlatan at best" and "a liar at worst," Dennis Gartman said this morning at the annual Inside Commodities conference.

Gundlach: Emerging Market Investors Getting Carried Out In "Body Bags"

by FA Staff

Shortly after the Fed proclaimed a variant of QE Infinity in late 2012, emerging market equities started a free fall...

Who And What Are An RIA Firm's Assets?

by Evan Simonoff

An economist’s assets can be an accountant’s liability and vice versa. In the RIA business, it's a little more complicated.

Global Correlations Are Diverging To Extreme Levels, Guggenheim Investment Advisory Says


The huge gap between U.S. and emerging market equity performance this year may signal more volatility in the second half.

Jim Rogers Wary On The U.S. Bull Market -- Agriculture Shines But Fracking Could Flop


Growing up in Alabama, famed hedge fund manager Jim Rogers heard countless jokes about the farmer’s daughter...

Fuss Says Bond Market Liquidity Back To 2008 Levels


Liquidity in the bond market has dried up to levels not seen since 2008, says Loomis Sayles vice chairman Dan Fuss, who believes it’s almost inevitable that bond market chaos will spill over into...

28,000 Dow Could Steamroll Non-Believing Advisors


This morning BlackRock CEO Larry Fink told CNBC that he was convinced equities were still fairly cheap and could realize 8 to 10 percent returns in the next 5 or 6 years, taking the Dow to the 28,000...

Keynes, Ferguson And Mad Men Economists


Historians have every right to examine the personal lives of famous economists, but Niall Ferguson fails to consider historical context when he singles out John Maynard Keynes.

A Talk With Ron Paul


When one meets Ron Paul, two characteristics are immediately evident. The first is that he is a gentleman. The second is that he is a skilled politician, however unorthodox he may be.

Gundlach On Japanese Stocks' QE Watusi; A 'Jerk Tax' For NYC Real Estate


When DoubleLine CEO Jeffrey Gundlach recommended buying Japanese equities earlier this year, he was called an idiot. He expected Japan's Nikkei stock index to rise to 13,000 in yen by year-end 2013...

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