Charles Schwab's model in the new low-fee 401(k) environment is to move to index fees, and hope customers will pay to take their advice.
Exchange-traded funds are the most important development for investors — and the fund industry — in decades.
The ETF price wars continue to heat up. Charles Schwab just announced it is offering a broad, free ETF trading program that is another sign that the ETF price wars are continuing.
More companies are popping up to help the vast majority of people who have at most several hundred thousand dollars to invest when they retire.
This earnings season, the U.S. technology industry is in an unusual position - dragging corporate America down, rather than lifting it up.
There's a lot at stake this earnings season, and the financial sector, the biggest stock market winner of the past year, will be put to the test Wednesday.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Following a surge in the financials sector in 2012, two analysts are divided over whether the stocks are now fully valued.
Bowing to intense competition among fund managers over the past few months, Vanguard announced reductions in fees on dozens of mutual funds and ETFs.
Knight Capital Group said it will be acquired by rival electronic trading firm Getco Holdings in a cash-and-stock deal that the companies valued at $1.4 billion.
Some small web-based firms are betting that young, tech-savvy savers won't pay for a traditional adviser to manage their money.
Investors are flocking to fixed income ETFs -- but they may be dangerous when rates rise.
Market musings with CNBC Market Guru Robert Hum.
Investors looking to buy corporate bonds must temper their expectations for 2013.
*Transocean shares up after results, Time Warner off on video demand. *Apple's stock gains 1.4 pct and bolsters the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq was the strongest of the three major U.S. stock indexes, helped by a rally in Apple Inc, the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company.
LONDON, Nov 2- Gold prices fell to their lowest level since late August on Friday, sliding more than 1 percent as the dollar jumped after better-than-expected U.S. jobs data in the last major signal on the state of the economy before elections next Tuesday. Spot gold was down 1.8 percent at $1,684.36 at 1509 GMT, having earlier hit an eight-week low of $1,682.89.
*Wall Street, crude oil retreat after strong payrolls report. Wall Street opened higher but faltered near break-even and Brent crude retreated after the Commerce Department reported new orders for manufactured goods climbed 4.8 percent, a sharp gain driven by volatile aircraft orders.
LONDON, Nov 2- Gold slid to an eight-week low on Friday as the dollar jumped after data showing higher-than-expected U.S. job creation, the last major signal on the state of the world's largest economy before elections next Tuesday. Spot gold was at $1,695.65 at 1325 GMT, down 1.42 percent, having touched an eight-week low of $1,692.19 after the data.
WASHINGTON, Nov 2- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and the jobless rate ticked higher as more workers restarted job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has been a drag on President Barack Obama's reelection chances. Employers added 171,000 people to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.
BOSTON-- BlackRock Inc.' s iShares unit is reducing the investment fees charged at six of its largest exchange-traded funds as the biggest ETF provider expands a fee-cutting war that's benefiting cost-conscious investors.