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  1. Age 69 1/2: The IRA Owner's Most Important Year?

    Surprise: 69 1/2 is a major year in the 'life planning calendar.'

  2. Seeking Contract Clarity for 403(b) Decision-Makers

    If investment experts cannot identify all the actual costs and beneficial relationships in a 403(b) contract, how can decision-makers at school districts ever do so?

  3. Taking a Strategic Approach to Currency Exposure

    A surging dollar aside, think risk first when it comes to currency exposure.

  4. No Boom, No Bust

    Manufacturing growth will slow in 2015.

  5. 'No, Like This...'

    When a simple drawing becomes a key tool to help clients understand complex information.

  6. A Costly Education

    Amid soaring prices, financial planners need a role in solving what ails U.S. universities.

  7. Buyer Beware With Managed-Futures Funds

    Investors have swiftly rushed into managed-futures funds this year, but the category isn't out of the woods yet.

  8. Changing Definition of Retirement: The Three P's

    Advisors who think of retirement planning only as calculating a client's 'dollars per month' will limit their power to act in the new realities of retirement.

  9. A Divergence of CEF Returns in February

    Europe's quantitative easing and a strong U.S. dollar lifted the eurozone and Japan, but negative headline news pushed the municipal market lower.

  10. Do Institutional Investment Consultants Add Value?

    Results were noisy, but a new paper shows consultants overall struggle to add value through fund selection, writes Morningstar's John Rekenthaler.

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