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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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.

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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...

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Fuss Says Bond Market Liquidity Back To 2008 Levels

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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...

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28,000 Dow Could Steamroll Non-Believing Advisors

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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...

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Keynes, Ferguson And Mad Men Economists

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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.

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A Talk With Ron Paul

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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.

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

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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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Bogle: Buy And Hold Works Despite Prospect Of 50% Decline

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I've always admired Vanguard founder Jack Bogle, so it was amusing to see him on CNBC earlier this week reiterating his conviction that buy-and-hold will work even though it is entirely possible that...

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Patel: Could Commodities Cool Down Big Time?

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Conventional wisdom holds that commodities and commodity stocks typically outperform the rest of the pack in the late stages of a bull market...

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Milton Friedman, Libertarian Lunacy, And Unlicensed Brain Surgeons

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Advisor have long complained that one has to meet higher standards to become a hairdresser than to be a financial planner...

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When America Becomes Florida

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In only seven years, all of America will look exactly like Florida does today, at least on the age spectrum.

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Gundlach On Tax Polarization, Going Short The S&P 500, Apple

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If mean reversion is truly an immutable law of investing, then investors might want to consider shorting the S&P 500 and going long Japan’s Nikkei index, DoubleLine CEO Jeffrey Gundlach remarked...

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