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  1. Slow Progress on a Very Long Arc

    Women make small gains in an industry that needs them.

  2. A Hurricane of Disintermediation

    Advisors, mutual fund managers are in a dangerous season.

  3. How to Use a Business Assessment to Grow Your Practice

    This is the first in a series called The Financial Advisor's Business Bootcamp, which will help you analyze, organize, and grow your business.

  4. Marty Bannon’s Biggest Investment Mistake (and Mine)

    Not realizing when to hire professional help.

  5. Understanding Behavioral Finance Macro

    Inspired by the positive market response to the Trump presidency, this series explores the effect that behavior has on markets and the economy.

  6. The Ins and Outs of the DOL’s Best Interest Contract Exemption

    The BICE gives some advisors a broad mandate in how they want to be compensated. Here's what you need to know.

  7. How to Help Clients Overcome Regret Aversion Bias

    Advisors not only help clients make good decisions, but they help them avoid making bad ones, too.

  8. IRA Annuities: Beware of Death Benefit Taxation

    When an immediate annuity is purchased inside an IRA, the IRA becomes subject to an entirely different set of RMD rules.

  9. How to Reduce Your Key-Person Risk

    Be prepared for inevitable change down the road by building flexibility and depth into your organization today.

  10. Low-Cost Exposure to the Consumer Discretionary Sector

    Its narrow focus and sector concentration make this ETF best-suited for use as a tactical tool to complement a diversified portfolio.

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  1. 3 Funds Likely to Suffer if Consumer Staples Falter

    With high stakes in the sector, headwinds could be on the horizon for these funds.

  2. An Upgrade for This PIMCO Fund

    It's only a matter of time before Silver-rated PIMCO Low Duration's advantages make more of a mark.

  3. A Different Way to Frame Fees

    Investors know what they are paying in fees, but more should be asking if they are getting what they pay for.

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