Advisers have been on pins and needles anticipating a release of the Department of Labor’s sweeping final fiduciary rule governing retirement plan investment advice, and all indications are that they’ll need to wait just a little longer. But it may be much ado about nothing, and in fact, could be a positive sign.

The DOL, along with White House staffers, “are making last-minute tweaks and adjustments to try and put out a rule that will quiet the critics but still achieve their ultimate goals,” notes Tom Clark, Jr., an ERISA attorney with the Wagner Law Group.

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