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Financial Industry

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Why Stock Market News Might Be Misleading You

Why Stock Market News Might Be Misleading You

Learn to separate the meaningful information from the noise. Knowing the right way to interpret market news can help us to make smarter decisions about how to manage our investments.

How Banks Fail in Helping You Save Money

How Banks Fail in Helping You Save Money

You may not realize it, but our financial lives are shaped by a great divide: banking vs. investment managers. In between lies most people’s pinnacle challenge: saving for the future.

Bogle on the Retirement Industry, 401(k)s and IRAs Today

Bogle on the Retirement Industry, 401(k)s and IRAs Today

Jack Bogle discusses why indexing works and why it was important for the financial industry. And he and Betterment CEO Jon Stein look to the future of indexing and ETFs.

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Bogle on the Importance of a Fiduciary Duty for Money Managers

Jack Bogle describes his strongly held views on fiduciary duty. In his words: “If you touch another person’s money, you [should be] a fiduciary.”

Bogle on Indexing and the Future of Investing

Jack Bogle discusses why indexing works and why it was important for the financial industry. And he and Betterment CEO Jon Stein look to the future of indexing and ETFs.

Bogle on Building Vanguard and Changing an Industry

Jack Bogle describes the challenges and thrill of building Vanguard, and what kept his team centered through tumultuous change. The first in our four-part Q&A series between Jack Bogle and Betterment’s Jon Stein.

Remembering Jack: Why There Is No Betterment without Bogle

Without Jack Bogle, Betterment probably wouldn’t have ever been. He leaves a legacy of customer-centricity to live up to.

Betterment Encourages SEC to Adopt Investor-Friendly Disclosure

As the SEC considers new rules to better protect and inform investors, Betterment formally suggests ways to improve a new disclosure, Form CRS, based on actual investor research.

How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve

Author Mark Spindel, expert on the Federal Reserve offers an account of Congress’s role in steering the evolution of the Federal Reserve and challenges the myth of its independence.

Understanding the Case for Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income is the idea of giving all citizens a regular, live-able and unconditional sum of money, from the government.

New Tax Bill: How to Plan During Tax Reform Ups and Downs

The financial world is known for generating news headlines, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is no exception. Before the bill passed, speculation…

The Senate Is Planning a Tax Hike on Retail Investors. It Should Be Removed.

The Senate’s current tax bill includes a mandate that would be punitive for everyday investors. Without a doubt, the FIFO mandate should be removed from consideration.

Investors Lose Out When Advisors Use Soft Dollars

Often called “the investment industry’s answer to frequent-flyer miles,” soft dollar transactions allow managers to get luxury services, while investors foot the bill.

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