Traditional IPOs – already facing tough competition from special purpose acquisition companies – are expected to encounter further challenges in 2021 as new rules for direct listings

Many investment decisions made by retail investors during the pandemic have been for ‘emotional comfort’ and will cost them dearly

While the pandemic-induced investor panic of March 2020 has largely subsided given a rebound in stock markets, some financial advisors maintain that clients’ anxieties are now focused on something else: political uncertainty.

Do retail investors move markets? Did an influx of funds from retail investors drive the recent stock market rebound?

While the debate continues over how big a role private investment played in the recovery, San Francisco-based lender Stilt, Inc., has added its own analysis indicating a direct correlation between investments through the Robinhood app and the spring 2020 rebound of the S&P 500.

Broker dealers pivot quickly to protection-based solutions

Total annuity sales were $48.6 billion in the second quarter, down 24% from second quarter 2019, according to final results from the Secure Retirement Institute® (SRI®) U.S. Individual Annuity Sales Survey.

“The global pandemic presented unique challenges to annuity distribution in the second quarter. Aside from the economic impact, social distancing

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