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Fiduciary Rule Already Making a Comeback?

Well, here we go again. Last week, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta seemed to confirm the DOL is working to revive the department’s fiduciary rule. Barely a year ago, the previous fiduciary rule was struck down by the 5th Circuit Court. The rule would have required brokers to act in the best interest […]

SEC Comments on Crypto, Accredited Investors

Two interesting developments have recently come out of communication from the Securities & Exchange Committee (SEC). The developments, generally viewed as positive by industry commentators, could have lasting impacts in the investment industry. In separate communications, the SEC released guidance on how and when crypto may fall under a securities classification and Chairman Jay Clayton […]

6 Potential Legislative Changes to Retirement Plans

Even though one house of Congress is under different leadership, 2019 may continue the recent focus on retirement savings-related legislation. A major bill, the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) of 2019, would cause many of the changes. However, other potential legislative changes may impact the average retirement investor and employers just as much. So, […]

2019 Adjustments to Retirement Plan Limits

2019 is almost here! And with every new year, retirement account holders wonder what cost-of-living adjustments will be made to their account types. So, with that in mind, let’s briefly go over the changes for this new year. While we saw few changes in recent years, you will see multiple cost-of-living adjustments to retirement plan […]

The Official End of the DOL Fiduciary Rule

Since 2016, the investing industry has anticipated a vastly different post-Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule world than that which came before. However, and as we’ve reported, the regulations and guidance have been met with confusion, delay and conflict. Recent attempts to save the Fiduciary Rule, in fact, all failed. And last month, the Fifth […]

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