Shouldn’t we spend some time addressing our weaknesses and turning them into strengths rather than always dodging them and doing the same things we have become comfortable doing?
In my last article, I gave an overview of marketing funnels and their important role in marketing for financial advisers. This article will cover the first step – lead generation – and why sales is no longer about the calling list.
I want to outline a process I created many years ago that I teach to managers, leaders of firms and staff members so they can learn to solve their own problems.
The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for October released this morning showed a fractional increase over the September figures. Headline sales came in at 0.2% month-over-month to one decimal. Today's headline number was slightly above the Investing.com consensus of 0.1%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.1% MoM. August and September figures were revised.
This morning we got the latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The diffusion index for General Business Conditions at 19.4 was a decrease of 10.8 from the previous month's 30.2. The Investing.com forecast was for a reading of 26.0.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the October Consumer Price Index data this morning. The year-over-year non-seasonally adjusted Headline CPI came in at 2.04%, down from 2.23% the previous month. Year-over-year Core CPI (ex Food and Energy) came in at 1.77%, up fractionally from the previous month's 1.69%.
Global equities have risen 18% so far in 2017 and yet, until this month, fund managers have held significant amounts of cash and been, at best, only modestly bullish on equities. All of this has suggested lingering risk aversion. That has now changed.
A review of last month’s market-moving events across countries and asset classes
China’s latest National Party Congress wasn’t the model of transparency, but the market appreciated the overall sense of political stability and policy continuity – and the clear vote of confidence for the continued leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping, says Raymond Chan, CIO Equity Asia Pacific for Allianz Global Investors.