The Dead Horse Bounce. And Another Thing About Flat Fees…
Why have the vast majority of independent advisors not adopted flat fees while those who did eventually switched back to AUM fees?
5 Keys to Bringing Value to Clients Now
Market volatility, increasing regulatory scrutiny, a continued desire for cost transparency and other factors have advisor-client relationships shifting.
5 Ways to Get Millennials Out of the House
An advisor explains how financial professionals can help young clients move ahead (and away from their parents' homes).
Bond Ratings: 3 Mistakes Investors Make
While bond ratings can be useful, they can also lead inexperienced or naïve investors to have a false sense of security.
The Truth About Fiduciary Duty Delegation
Regardless of the DOL fiduciary rule’s fate, the 401(k) market is full of opportunity for advisors, if approached in the right way.
The Dumb Money Isn't So Dumb
Retail investors have moved from active to passive funds, from high to low cost, and from commission-based brokerage accounts to fee-based managed accounts.
In the Eye of the Perfect Storm, the Future Is Forms
If the financial advisory industry had the equivalent of meteorologists, they would be ringing alarm bells.
What DOL Fiduciary Victory Feels Like: The Texas Court Decision
Seven challenges to the DOL fiduciary rule were noted and refuted in Judge Barbara Lynn's decision.
Debating Whether Dodd-Frank Is Worth Saving
Is Dodd-Frank an over-regulating recovery killer, or a necessary solution to avoiding future financial crises?
Trump Is Repeating Obama's Rookie Mistakes
Like Obama with the ACA, out of the gate Trump is focusing on the wrong issue when he should be pushing tax reform.