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Seven Tips for a Firm Name Prospects Won’t Forget
Most firm names are so bland and nondescript that it’s like having no name at all. There’s zero brand identity. Here are some of the worst mistakes advisors have made naming their firms.
Gundlach’s Top ETF Recommendation
The money to be made is in non-U.S. markets, according to Jeffrey Gundlach. For long-term investors, he recommends a specific ETF.
Ian Bremmer – The End of the Global Free Market
The U.S. is no longer fit to lead in global governance and that is driving a change in the world order. As a result, the coming decade will be vastly more unstable, according to Ian Bremmer.
Mohamed El-Erian – Which Asset Classes are Most Vulnerable
Which type of "smart-beta" investing will yield the best long-term results?
Five Calendar Seasons for a Great Year
Dealing with Weaknesses
Where, Oh Where is my Calling List?
How to Solve the Right Problem Every Time
Smart-Beta Poll: The Results
The Central Question for Your Business
One Question You Should Ask Every Couple
Skis And Bikes: The Untold Story Of Diversification
“The “free lunch” of diversification is that it allows investors to keep more of their money invested in high return assets while lowering the overall risk of the portfolio. Learn how to build explosion resistant, bulletproof portfolios to whether the markets’ most hostile environments. We guarantee you’ve never learned about diversification like this before.
The State of High Yield
Does the high yield bond market offer enough value at this point in the credit cycle?
The Case for International Dividend Quality – Offsetting Home Country Bias with Quality
For decades, dividend income has been a crucial component of a stock investor’s total return, often surpassing capital appreciation in volatile markets for many investors. However, blindly focusing on yield in the international sector could be dangerous to an investment portfolio’s health.
Often, a seemingly generous dividend yield may actually signify a weak share price tied to negative news not yet revealed in the quarterly dividend. This is why we believe investors in international dividend stocks must be confident that the dividend being paid is sustainable over the long term.
Pricing Your Advisory Business
Take a fresh look at pricing your advisory business. Download our free guide to learn how small changes to your fee structure can have a big impact on your bottom line, protect you against market downturns and withdrawals, and entice clients to consolidate more assets with your firm.