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  1. Creating SOPs: You Can't Grow Without Them

    As your advisory grows, standard operating procedures become a necessity to maintain a high level of service.

  2. American Funds Adapts to Changing Markets

    Even the strongest have to evolve.

  3. There's More to Expected Return Than Risk

    Rethinking investment convention.

  4. Redefining 'Choice' in Retirement Plans

    Choice in the context of a retirement plan means something quite different to providers that aren't fiduciaries to a plan than to fiduciary plan providers.

  5. A Sustained Rebound Ahead for Homebuilders?

    This ETF offers the greatest exposure to homebuilding companies, which have significantly trailed the broader market since the start of 2013 but which recently have posted some good news.

  6. Where Are the Opportunities in U.S. Health Care?

    As the sector has continued to best the broader market, a look both at the dynamics that would drive further outperformance by the sector and at funds that investors can use to tap those themes.

  7. How to Deal with the Independent Client

    Independent-minded clients like to get involved in the investment process but are prone to certain cognitive biases that can torpedo their ability to reach their goals.

  8. Why Have an Annual Investment Review?

    Regularly reviewing the investments you use in client portfolios can be relevant even for advisors with a passive investment philosophy.

  9. How to Get Closure on IRA Mistakes

    Several recent cases reveal that IRA owners are exposed to IRS scrutiny for alleged IRA errors for a lot longer than they might have thought.

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  1. When Will Quality Bounce Back?

    These funds' lackluster recent performance doesn't tell the whole story.

  2. How Will Rising Rates Impact Bank-Loan CEFs?

     We examine the effect of short-term Treasury yields on these closed-end funds' discounts. 

  3. What You Need to Know About 'Strategic Beta'

    As a growing number of new ETFs straddle the line between active and passive, investors are faced with a dizzying array of increasingly complex choices. Here's the compass you need to navigate.

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