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ETF Investing: Falling ETF and mutual-fund fees saved investors $4 billion last year

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The “race to zero” is saving investors a ton of money.
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Market Extra: Investing a lump sum all at once is what research says—but that isn’t always the best plan

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The textbook answer is always to invest all at once. But that’s not always realistic, advisers say.

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Capitol Report: AGs want new hearing on DOL fiduciary rule to protect retirees

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The attorneys general from California, New York, and Oregon filed a motion at an appeals court Thursday, seeking to protect the interests of millions of their current and future retirees after the court vacated the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule on March.
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Metals Stocks: Gold ends lower, holds ground at a 5-week low

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Gold prices on Thursday fall for a second straight session, holding mark another settlement at a five-week low.
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CryptoWatch: Bitcoin sees muted action, again falls short of key long-term trend line

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Digital currencies took a pause Thursday, with most major assets trading in relatively tight ranges.
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Wells Fargo probed for possible 401(k) violations

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More bad headlines for Wells Fargo, which is now being investigated by the Labor Department for possibly steering participants in 401(K) plans into more expensive individual retirement accounts.

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Europe Markets: European stocks jump as euro slides on lack of tightening signals from Draghi

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European stocks leapt Thursday, strengthened by a slide in the euro after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi offered little in the way of providing further insight into when the central bank will wind down bond purchases and hike rates.
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Market Extra: Stock volatility and changing Fed policy have killed the ‘buy the dip’ mentality

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One of the most powerful trends supporting the U.S. equity market seems to have come to a quiet end.

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Activist fund Elliott buys British bookstore Waterstones

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James Daunt to stay on as chief executive after leading turnround of chain
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Activist fund Elliott buys British bookstore Waterstones

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James Daunt to stay on as chief executive after leading turnround of chain
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