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  1. 5 Must-Read Blogs for Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors should know what industry experts are dishing about. Here are five blogs to bookmark.
  2. Succession Planning for Financial Advisory Practices

    Just as you would recommend a succession plan to your clients who own businesses, you should also have a plan for your financial ...
  3. Maximizer

    Maximizer is a brand of customer relationship management software popularly used by brokers and investment advisors for tracking ...
  4. 3 Stocks Poised To Rise On Apple's Supercycle

    Apple suppliers may be big winners as sales surge for Apple's latest iPhones.
  5. Know Your Financial Advisor Designations

    Professional designations are a popular way to show subject expertise, but not all financial advisory designations are the ...
  6. S&P 500 Will Break Past 3,000 Quickly, Keep Rising: Blackstone

    Blackstone's Zidle sees big market gains fueled by the midterm elections.
  7. Qualcomm Seen Rising 10% Amid Giant Stock Buyback

    Qualcomm's stock aleady has soared 50% since in recent months.
  8. If The Bull is Still Running, Why Diversify?

    In a bull market environment, efforts by financial advisors to talk to their clients about diversification often falls on ...
  9. Impact ETFs Offer Advisors New ESG Opportunities

    Advisors have a growing number of options to help clients meet their socially responsible investing goals.
  10. Advisors: What Will Your Clients Regret Most?

    A new Schwab survey shows retirees wish they'd saved more, spent less on impulse purchases.
  11. What do hedge fund analysts do?

    Discover what a hedge fund analyst does by learning about the major day-to-day responsibilities are that are required for ...
  12. Commercial Property Insurance

    Commercial property insurance is used to cover any type of commercial property against such perils as fire, theft and natural ...
  13. How RIAs Can Avoid Discrimination in Hiring

    RIAs that operate their own small businesses may have HR departments with different experience than corporations, and may ...
  14. Three Strikes: Investors at Bat Against Volatility

    Are recent market spikes a temporary phenomenon or a harbinger of longer-term shifts?
  15. Reforming the Fiduciary Standard

    Although the fiduciary rule is gone, implementation of an industry-wide fiduciary standard remains a priority for many in ...
  16. Do financial advisors have a base salary?

    Find out how self-employed and corporate financial advisors make a living. Find out whether they get paid based on commission ...
  17. Walking the Walk Lets You Talk the talk

    In the blog series, “Five Disciplines of a Successful Fiduciary,” Danielle and Rob discuss the art of articulation in client ...
  18. Accounting Equation

    The accounting equation, also known as the balance sheet equation, is Assets = Liabilities + Equity and underpins the balance ...
  19. Understanding How Fiduciary Advisors Work

    There are many different designations and titles advisors can hold. Those who work in a fiduciary capacity are held to a ...
  20. How Hard are the CFA Exams?

    Learn about the difficulty of the CFA exams with a description of the tests, some statistics on pass rates and suggestions ...
  21. Study Does Not End After the CFA

    Getting your CFA is an admirable achievement, but it doesn't end there. Find out what comes next.
  22. How RESA Could Reform Workplace Retirement Plans

    Seven bills introduced in the House and Senate signal a desire from Congress to make significant changes to workplace retirement ...
  23. Successful Fiduciaries Write Things Down

    In part five of the blog series, “Five Disciplines of a Successful Fiduciary,” we talk about the importance of consistency. ...
  24. Series 7

    The Series 7 is an exam and license that entitles the holder to sell all types of securities products with the exception ...
  25. Breaking Down Financial Securities Licenses

    Find out which exam you need to begin your career as an investment professional.
  26. The 4 Best S&P 500 Index Funds

    Discover detailed analysis of the best S&P 500 Index funds, and learn about their characteristics, historical statistics ...
  27. Do financial advisors get drug tested?

    Financial advisor regulatory bodies do not require drug testing, but many individual firms that hire advisors do.
  28. What fees do financial advisors charge?

    Learn how much financial advisors charge clients and discover the various payment plans available to customers seeking financial ...
  29. Advance Funding

    Advance funding is an early payment made on a future commitment or appropriation.
  30. Find Your Niche Market

    Determine which clients suit you and build your financial-advice practice around them.
  31. Changing the Definition of Risk in Retirement Planning

    For retirement savers, risk is about more than seeing your investments fall short of a benchmark.
  32. What does a 'Chief Economist' do?

    Vanguard's Chief Economist Joe Davis discusses his role helping portfolio managers and clients.
  33. Are Your Clients Moving Away from Value Investing?

    Experienced investors are questioning value investing as a strategy, and many beginners have abandoned it completely in favor ...
  34. What licenses do financial advisors need to have?

    While not all financial advisors are required to be licensed, they must obtain certain licenses in order to sell investment ...
  35. Bank Rate Monitor Index

    The Bank Rate Monitor Index began publishing in 1982 as an index of money market interest rates paid on deposits at 100 banks ...
  36. U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)

    The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is responsible for printing paper currency, Treasury securities and specialty ...
  37. This is how financial advisors can help with debt

    Learn how a financial advisor can help you analyze and structure your finances to bring down — and how to find the right ...
  38. Know How Much You Are Paying for Financial Advice

    Depending on the type of financial advisor you are working with, you may be paying more in fees than you realize.
  39. Strategies for Clients in Rising Rates Environment

    Any time there are rising rates it creates risks for investors. Fortunately, there are severa strategies that can help investors ...
  40. Ignoring Bitcoin Is No Longer an Option for FAs

    It'd be hard to find an investment that’s captivated everyday investors as much as cryptocurrencies. The majority of financial ...
  41. Patrick J. Moore

    Patrick J. Moore became chairman and CEO of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation in 2002.
  42. Presidential Election Cycle Theory

    The Presidential Election Cycle Theory states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
  43. The Great Moderation

    The Great Moderation is the name given to the period of decreased macroeconomic volatility experienced in the United States ...
  44. Jackson Hole Economic Symposium

    The Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, sponsored annually by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, has been held in Jackson ...
  45. Baby Boomers Represent Untapped Business Potential

    Millennials are receiving the most attention from financial advisors, but boomers share the same problems, including a need ...
  46. What You Need to Know About Frontier Markets

    In 2014, frontier markets, like Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates, ignited investors' imaginations. Since then, they have ...
  47. The Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)

    The Government Pension Investment Fund is the pension fund for Japanese public employees.
  48. Overfunded Pension Plan

    An overfunded pension plan is a company retirement plan that has more assets than liabilities.
  49. Pension Plan Administrator

    A pension plan administrator manages the day-to-day affairs and the strategic decisions involved with a group's pension fund/plan. ...
  50. Registered Pension Plan (RPP)

    A registered pension plan is a form of trust that provides pension benefits for an employee of a company upon retirement.
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