From Paper to Pixels: Three Steps to Digitize Your Practice
Just as we as a society have come to rely on certain technologies, I, too, as an experienced financial advisor, have come to rely on them for my practice as well.
Everyone Knew Trump Would Win All Along
As an example of hindsight bias and how outcomes affect narratives, consider the presidential election.
Deciphering ‘BICE-Lite’ in the DOL Fiduciary FAQs
DOL’s streamlined provision for recommendations of distributions and rollovers by “Level Fee Fiduciaries” is useful, but strings are attached.
For Late IRA Rollovers, IRS Offers a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card
Missing the 60-day rollover deadline for transfers between retirement accounts can cause problems, but the IRS has granted relief with a new self-certification process.
How to Implement a Factor-Based Portfolio
You’ve likely heard a lot about what factor-based investing is. Now, here’s how to do it.
What Trump Means for Interest Rates
Assuming several if's, a Trump administration has the potential to encourage interest-rate convergence consistent with higher economic growth and greater financial stability.
This Bull Market Has Room to Run
Are we in a cyclical bull market coming to an end or in the early years of a secular bull market? The answer could have a significant impact on the way portfolios perform.
The Alternatives to Chasing Yield
In looking for “bond-replacing” securities in client portfolios, consider the company’s growth prospects and valuation.
The Chilling Effect of an Over-Zealous FINRA's Gibbeting
As FINRA puts the regulatory thumbscrews on broker-dealers, stepped-up policing trickles down to the advisor level. It's not a good development.
Post-Election, Where Can Active Managers Add Alpha?
To begin, consider these 15 sectors and issues to find areas where an investment advisor can add value to client portfolios.