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Brent Burns: A bond fund is simply a mutual fund that happens to own bonds (or in many cases derivatives) with no obligation to pay back anything.

Why unconstrained bond fund skepticism is justified (think 2008, not 2013) and why RIAs should say: None of the above
Brent Burns counter-dissects the Sanders Wommack vivisection of an article written by experts from LPL and Google

Friday 10.17.14
Brent Burns: I don't think I have ever seen conventional wisdom about an investment be so far off from reality.

Should RIAs buy gold now as a hedge?
When the US went off the gold standard in 1971, things changed

Friday 8.26.11
Brent Burns: The key to managing the downside is keeping the bond and equity portfolios separate in your client's mind.

What plunging equity prices say about bonds as a hedge for stocks
In a world of sophisticated hedges, the simplest way may still be best

Tuesday 8.9.11
Brent Burns: In a falling interest rate environment, rising prices can mask the added risk of taking bets ... the headwind of rising rates only magnifies them.

Bill Gross' commentary should be taken with a bigger grain of salt in this market
The PIMCO founder is a mutual fund manager and may view the market with a trader's eye

Monday 7.25.11
Nevin Freeman: The next decade in advisor tech will see radical new user interfaces that will make typing in a client's address seem like an arcane waste of time.

T3 reflections: Where to watch for the next big advances in RIA technology
Vendors are turning their attention to the part of the software that you see

Monday 2.28.11
Joel Bruckenstein and David Drucker welcome 450+ attendees to the official start of conference

T3 Friday Liveblog - updated every two hours - latest: RIA and vendor critiques
First day of official conference sessions kicks off bright and early at 8:00am

Friday 2.18.11
The real issue for investors and their financial advisors is not to worry if and when rates will rise, but what are they going to do now that the era of total return bond investing is over?

Why the only thing bigger than the bond bubble is the bubble of bond doom-sayers
Lost in the fear-mongering: It's not fixed income but the way that it's held that can lead to problems

Friday 10.22.10
Brent Burns, Stephen Huxley: Since 1927, the probability of rates rising sufficiently fast enough for the [wait-in-cash] decision to be break-even is 11.1%.

The cost of waiting for interest rates to rise
The unforeseen pitfalls of “staying short” with your client’s fixed income allocation

Friday 9.10.10
Andy Gill: Clients understand what they're going to get with purchases of new issues of municipal bonds.

Schwab gives investors seat at the table for new-issue municipal bonds with J.P. Morgan deal (updated)
San Francisco broker answers call of RIAs seeking to better serve retirement-minded Baby Boomers

Friday 4.23.10

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