Brokers are allowed to give you bad advice. The House wants to keep it that way.
Many novice investors often think being a successful investor is just about picking the "best" investments and maybe even timing the market perfectly. Realistically investing is about making smart decisions and avoiding making the big mistakes that can drag down you long term returns.
So many of today's financial advisors are stuck in the outmoded era of a Fred Flintstone, when they need to fast forward to the high-tech tomorrow of the Jetsons.
Financial advisors can be very creative about the fees they charge to clients in the distribution of investment instruments. Do you know what you are paying for? Are your advisor's interests aligned with yours?
September is here and there is no better season to celebrate the F word: F, in this case, for the fiduciary standard. For one thing, the month of September has just launched
Investing books may not sound like a thrilling beach read - it's no spy thriller or comedic novel - but you may still want to peruse a few investments books or articles while you're sitting on the deck or patio during these warm summer nights.
It's time to hop back in and investing there. We've rounded up the best investment advice from the people you should trust most -- renowned expert investors from Warren Buffett to Carl Icahn who have made millions (some, billions) by investing.