11 Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week!

1. The Fed Has Inflated Another Asset Bubble

It didn’t take long. Over the last several years, we have discussed the risk of excessive monetary policy inflating a bubble in a variety of assets from debt, to real estate, to stocks. — Lance Roberts

2. How Can Advisors Most Benefit from Wholesalers?

Advisors and wholesalers often have a complicated relationship.  There’s much value each can bring the other. — Bryce Sanders

3. 7 Ingredients that Make You Truly Authoritative in Your Clients’ Eyes

Do Your Clients See You as an Authority? One of the greatest accolades you can receive from a client is the declaration that you are an authority in your field. Even better still is to hear you are a “leading authority” or even “the leading authority.” — Andrew Sobel

4. The Stock Market Begins To Internalize Reality

The stars are aligned for a nasty and protracted bear market. Timing is anyone’s guess. — Global Macro Monitor

5. Rebuilding Our Economy After COVID-19

Defining what is "better" is too important a task to be left only to economists or politicians. All of us who are coping with the current crisis have a stake in shaping what kind of society we want to create as our "new normal." — Rick Kahler

6. How Financial Advisors Are Reaping Benefits from Online Calls

Speaking to financial advisors during Covid-19, there seem to be two types of advisors. Financial advisors who are not doing any online activities and waiting for Covid-19 to end and not prospecting. Then there are financial advisors who are excited about the new networking and communications they are delivering to clients and prospects and the opportunities it brings. — Grant Hicks

7. How Coronavirus Impacts Retiree Confidence

People have lost jobs, people have had jobs altered, and many people have seen the value of their investments negatively impacted. Retirement accounts, which often hinge on the performance of stock mutual funds for income, were a most visible victim of the economic downturn caused by the virus. — Catherine McBreen

8. The S&P 500 Is A Knucklehead, So Stop Treating It Like An Aristocrat

The key to investment performance is being skeptical of the crowd The stock market is a knucklehead. You heard me correctly. The S&P 500 Index and the stock market are acting erratically. Moreover, they are as indecisive as I have seen in over 30 years of watching them. — Rob Isbitts

9. The Highest Converting Websites Have These 5 Elements in Common

When creating an advisor website, you want it to not only be unique and stand out from the competition but to drive more quality leads, which in turn will generate more revenue. — Samantha Russell

10. How to Connect With Prospective and Current Clients in a Post-Pandemic World

All of us are affected by the coronavirus and the shutdowns. The virus is slowly running its course but social distancing will be with us for a very long time to come. That means most of us are going to have to change the way we market and sell our services. — Don Connelly

11. My "Script" for the Stock Market for the Rest of 2020

Believe It or not, most investors still hate stocks today. That might seem hard to believe after the big rally US markets have staged off their March bottom. But the data doesn’t lie. According to the most recent survey by the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII), just 24% of investors are bullish. — Justin Spittler