Congress’ Call for SEC to Shift Resources: Dangerous Gambit
The implication is that the SEC has got all its other areas of responsibility so well under control that it ought to cut back there to keep a better eye on those rascally RIAs.
Faith-Based Advisor Group Requires a Real Commitment
Gaining a Qualified Kingdom Advisor designation isn’t for advisors who “just want to put a fish on their business card,” says Rob West.
The Real Value of an Advisor: 'Risk' and 'Managing'
Are your conversations with your clients about the 2014 markets different than in 2008-2009? We focus on helping clients understand what we mean by risk and managing.
A 6-Point Advisor To-Do List for 2015
Love that bull market, but to succeed next year no matter how the markets behave, you'll need to follow these six steps.
The Value of Using Trailing Stop Orders: A How-To
TSOs can play a key role in protecting a portfolio if you use them correctly.
Emerging-Market Crises Show Way for Russia: El-Erian
Russia must take plenty of action and change course on Ukraine as well, the economist argues.
Tax Loss Harvesting: Beware of Unrealistic Expectations
Once an end-of-year tradition, tax loss harvesting can now be done year-round, and more efficiently. Beware of unrealistic expectations, however, especially from robo-advisors.
The Split-Dollar Triple Tax Savings Package for HNW Clients
For high-net-worth clients, a split-dollar lending strategy can provide an effective method for transferring wealth while taking advantage of the tax preferences of life insurance and the low interest rate environment.
No Room for Feelings in the Market
I want to discuss the rather annoying tendency of commentators to extrapolate market sentiment to well, infinity and beyond.
Why 401(k) Withdrawal Rules Are All Wrong
Conventional wisdom about how retirees withdraw assets is repeated as rote, and that’s a problem.