Are Brokers Greedy Scumbags?
Despite bad press and widespread bias, FINRA statistics tell a much different story about the behavior of most financial advisors, recruiter Jon Henschen says.
One Thing: Why a Singular Focus Is Critical to Building an Advisory Business
Proud of your multitasking skills? Don't be. Instead, try focusing on one thing at a time.
Staying Compliant With the SEC’s Anti-Testimonial Rule
The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 explicitly prohibits client testimonials. What does that mean in 2013?
5 Time-Saving Tips to Get Started on Social Media Marketing
Don't look at social media marketing as another time drain, but rather as a replacement for marketing efforts you're already doing that are less successful.
Salary Removal: The Truth Behind Advisor Compensation
Clients don't need to know “how their advisor gets paid.” They need to know how they're paying their advisor.
Microsoft Up 6% Today, but as for Tomorrow …
As CEO Steve Ballmer makes his exit, it’s worth noting that Microsoft stock has outperformed the Dow, and market darlings like Google, recently.
Where to Find Wealthy Clients on Social Media
Spectrem's Millionaire Corner breaks down social media use by age and income.
Annuity Anomaly: EIA + GLB > SPIA?
A close look at the equity-indexed annuity market reveals an anomaly.
DOL, SEC Enforcement: CEO Steals Detroit Police, Firefighter Pension Cash to Buy Strip Malls
The CEO of MayfieldGentry Realty Advisors in Detroit was charged along with four others for stealing $3.1 million from the pension fund; meanwhile, Whittier Trust was slammed for insider trading.
Ignore the Talking Baby and the Green Line, eMoney Advisor Warns Investors
A YouTube video by eMoney Advisor takes aim at the argument that investors should make their own financial plans by following green lines and listening to talking babies.