Susan Antilla

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Vanguard Is Popular With Investors, but Not All Its Employees

Vanguard Is Popular With Investors, but Not All Its Employees

Vanguard will set a record this year for the most new funds coming into a mutual fund complex. Employees say the company's wins come at a big price.

Wall Street Has a Unique Way of 'Protecting' Small Investors

Wall Street Has a Unique Way of 'Protecting' Small Investors

The Department of Labor is in the final stages of writing a rule that would raise the standards for stockbrokers giving retirement advice. Wall Street is apoplectic over the idea.

Lost Money in the Markets? Wall Street Thinks It's Your Own Fault

Lost Money in the Markets? Wall Street Thinks It's Your Own Fault

Brokerage firms send a strong message that they are trusted advisers to small investors. But file a complaint against them and it's suddenly your fault.

7 Reasons Investors Should Often Avoid What Wall Street Is Selling

7 Reasons Investors Should Often Avoid What Wall Street Is Selling

Wall Street pitches some of its most complicated products to Mom and Pop investors. The customers don't understand how they work. Neither do some of the brokers who sell them.

Wall Street Wants to Protect Older Investors -- to a Point

Wall Street Wants to Protect Older Investors -- to a Point

Protecting senior investors from exploitation is all the rage these days. But Wall Street's push to protect its elderly customers is focused on bad guys outside the industry.

Arthur Levitt, Former SEC Chief, Blasts Lawmakers Who Attack Regulators

Arthur Levitt, Former SEC Chief, Blasts Lawmakers Who Attack Regulators

A former SEC chairman says he can remember no time in history when securities regulation was under so much attack. Regulation is out of fashion, he says.

Confused About Fees to Your Broker? A New Proposal Could Clear Things Up

Confused About Fees to Your Broker? A New Proposal Could Clear Things Up

There's no telling where an investor might learn what a brokerage firm's fees are, given the variety of places the information is buried. A new proposal might help.

Vanguard Group Fires Whistleblower Who Told TheStreet About Flaws in Customer Security

Vanguard Group Fires Whistleblower Who Told TheStreet About Flaws in Customer Security

Regulatory records show that the mutual fund giant has fired stockbroker Karen Brock for 'violation of Vanguard's Professional Conduct Policy.'

Here's Why You Should Carefully Read Your Brokerage Statements in Down Markets

Here's Why You Should Carefully Read Your Brokerage Statements in Down Markets

Market volatility led some advisers to tell clients to ignore their statements. That's dangerous advice in an era when hackers can steal from your account and reimbursement comes with caveats.

Here's Why You Should Read Your Brokerage Statements in Down Markets

Here's Why You Should Read Your Brokerage Statements in Down Markets

Brokers who tell clients to ignore their brokerage statements during times of market volatility are giving dangerous advice, according to Susan Antilla, Founding Fellow at TheStreet.