Finding Your Niche: It’s Not Just for Californians Anymore
Many of the most successful advisory firms I know were built around what the advisors liked to do and the kind of clients they wanted.
Time for Wall Street to Show Investors Their Trust Matters
Next week’s DOL hearings will provide firms with the public forum to demonstrate their support for a workable best interest standard.
3 Ways to Tell if a Stock Has Hit Bottom
As Ben Graham said, it's better to buy after a decline, but how do you tell if a stock has finished declining?
Is the Stand-Alone HRA Making a Comeback?
Stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements have been a casualty of the Affordable Care Act, but proposed legislation could allow some small businesses to keep using them.
To Help the Middle Class, Raise Interest Rates: Searching for Alpha for August 2015
Everything from corporate greed to the tax code has been blamed for the expanding wealth gap, but artificially low rates may be a bigger contributor.
Pay Attention, Ignore the Fed
There's a whole generation of traders who have never seen a rate increase, but normalization of interest rates can't get here soon enough for me.
Think FATCA Requirements Only Apply to Foreign Entities? Think Again
U.S. individuals and entities with foreign financial assets may be required to file Form 8938 with the IRS.
Court Rules There’s No 180-Day Limit on SEC Investigations
An appellate court has agreed with the SEC’s self-serving interpretation that Dodd-Frank's 180-day Wells notice limit was not an enforceable limit at all.
Robo-Advisors: 3 Signs You’re at Risk; 3 Ways to Respond
The parallels between the dot-com craze and today’s robo-advisors are many. We debunk claims, list which advisors are vulnerable and remind you of your advantages.
Summer Is an Ideal Time for Strategic Planning
Summer is the ideal time for owner-advisors to start getting their firms, and themselves, ready to grow.