How Seeking Alpha Seeks Alpha—from Israel

At Seeking Alpha’s Tel Aviv headquarters, RIJ talked to the firm’s CEO, Eli Hoffmann, about how the blogger-clearinghouse makes a ton of money helping people who are trying to make a ton of money in the markets. (Photo of Hoffmann by RIJ.)
Anecdotal Evidence

Taken to the Cleaners, in Yehud

A better prime minister than Bibi Netanyahu would be Duke University behavioral economist Dan Ariely, said Aviram, who with his mother operates the laundry that I've frequented in Yehud, Israel.
Public Pensions

Public pensions suffer in 4Q2018

'For plans in which benefits paid out exceed contributions coming in, (fourth quarter losses are) difficult news, as investment returns are critical to slow the outflow of funding,' a Milliman release said. 

Why People Should Work Longer, but Don’t

New research from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College and the National Bureau of Economic Research looks at the economic and situational factors that affect individual decisions about when to retire.

Inside Seeking Alpha’s Money Machine

Content is currency for Seeking Alpha, as long as the editors (and their algorithms) keep making smart decisions about which content readers will be willing to pay for.
Earnings Reports

Allianz Life and AIG report 2018 results

Allianz Life's fixed indexed annuity (FIA) sales reached $9.2 billion, up 23% over the previous year. AIG's Individual Retirement unit reported $1.68 billion in adjusted pre-tax profit in 2018, down 27% from 2017, according to the latest 10-K report.


February 14, 2019

Shekel by Shekel: How Israelis Save

For the last decade, Israeli workers have contributed to mandatory defined contribution savings plans at work and must convert at least part of their savings to a lifetime income stream in retirement. (Photo: The...
February 7, 2019

A Genuine ‘Value Fund’ Is Hard to Find

"Even if the fund says ‘value,’ there’s no likelihood that it’s a value fund,” said Martin Lettau of UC-Berkeley, co-author of a study showing that Dimensional's value funds may be the only funds in...
January 31, 2019

An FIA Designed By RIAs

The "ClearLine" fixed indexed annuity was developed by Security Benefit Life and DPL Financial Partners with input from the registered investment advisors who use DPL's no-commission annuity purchasing platform.