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How rich are the rich, and how many are there?

The new World Wealth Report for 2015 was released last week from Cap Gemini and RBC Wealth Management. The focus is on the population of high-net-worth individuals, or HNWIs, as the report calls them. The report, based on a survey of more than 5,100 wealthy people in 23 major markets, is packed with fascinating data and graphics.

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IPO Market Heats Up After Slow Start to 2015

Investors checking stocks’ vitals got a reading from Fitbit Inc.’s public debut Thursday.

Shares in the maker of wearable fitness trackers surged almost 50% in first-day trading, even after it sharply raised the size of its deal, highlighting a renewed vigor for U.S. initial public offerings and easing fears that demand for new issues would drop sharply from last year’s highs.

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