TORONTO, Feb 25- Royal Bank of Canada, the country's top lender, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, driven by significant gains in its personal and commercial banking and capital markets businesses. The results could improve investor sentiment towards Canadian banks, which took a hit after Bank of Montreal, Canada's fourth-largest...» Read More
Consumers would do well to follow these financial survival skills, according to Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the CFP Board.
For financial advice, take the focus off the factors we can't control and move it to the things we can. It requires robust communication and periodic reassessment, according to Marilyn Capelli Dimitroff of Capelli Financial Services.
There are really no problem clients so much as there are clients in problematic situations, says adviser Dan Mathews of Stepp and Rothwell.
It may be a no-brainer to hire an adviser to manage your investment account, but what about your IRA and 401(k)?
When it's time to cut ties, make sure you know what to do and when to do it.
What’s best for you depends on the size of your portfolio, your risk tolerance and how your adviser gets paid.
The markets are trickier than ever, technology is a bear and the parade of complex products with odd names is enough to make your head spin.
It’s important to distinguish between high-maintenance clients (who need a lot of hand holding) and problem ones (who want the impossible).
Sure, investment returns grab the headlines, but fees fatten the top and bottom line, which makes expansion into other services tempting.
Wall Street’s shedding jobs, so why not start your own business. You may be an investment guru but are you a general manager?
Fund managers used to be able to charge high fees even if their mutual funds underperformed markets, but now they need to find new ways to win back investors who have piled out of traditional actively-managed funds in a big way over the past decade, research from HSBC shows.
Choosing an adviser could be the most important financial decision you make in your lifetime, so be thorough and smart.
Singapore investment fund Temasek has sounded out potential buyers for its £6 billion stake in Standard Chartered, potentially reigniting talk of a takeover of the emerging markets bank, The Financial Times reports.
So the inventor of the financial superstore has finally turned against his creation.
Banks are only lending money to those who don't need it, a trend that likely will be exacerbated by the recent JPMorgan Chase big trading loss, real estate magnate Donald Trump said.
Wedding insurance has become an increasingly popular option after several high-profile instances of severe weather disrupted bridal plans last year. A shaky economic climate has also fueled interest in the policies.
Like shifting sands, financial markets are rapidly realigning, and that trend will be the thing to watch Thursday, when inflation data and the latest jobless claims are released.
The Fed sounded the all clear for most major U.S. banks, and its stress test results could be positive for stocks Wednesday, even though four of the 19 institutions failed.
The management of UK-based Prudential has made no decision on whether to relocate outside of the European Union but is watching with apprehension Brussels' plans to introduce new regulation for insurers, CEO Tidjane Thiam told CNBC.
Hedge funds are cranking up their bets in equities and credit in 2012's buoyant markets in the belief that the euro zone, U.S. and Chinese economies will fare better than many were fearing last year.