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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: December 17-21

1. Why Is the Market So Sick?

It was another terrible week for stocks, any way you slice it, this market is sick, very sick (and I don’t mean that in a good way, like “Sick! Stocks are up again!”). — Leo Kolivakis

2. Building an RIA Firm for Maximum Value from an Investment Banker’s Perspective

What it means to build your business with the end in mind—and why it’s one of the most critical directives an RIA firm owner should follow. — Mindy Diamond

3. These Oil Stocks Are Ticking Time Bombs

I don’t blame you. The yields on energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) are very tempting.— Robert Ross

4. Debt Bombs Ticking Across the Globe

There are times when writing from the macro perspective can be challenging, particularly when macro takes a backseat as it is prone to do during parts of the business cycle. — Lenore Elle Hawkins

5. Congress Considers Using Life Insurance Policies to Pay for Long-Term Care as a Private Pay Solution to a Costly Public Expense

For many seniors, the skyrocketing cost of long-term care has reached a crisis level. — Chris Orestis

6. MarketCounsel Summit Series: Turn Fearful Clients into Fearless Investors with Aaron Klein

Riskalyze’s CEO and co-founder, Aaron Klein, is here to explain how this tool could be the differentiator between you and the advisor down the street. — Matt Halloran

7. How Do Bitcoin Futures Affect the Price?

This is a question worth examining. When looking at recent market trends through this lens, some interesting details emerge. — Jason Hamlin

8. How to Budget for the Holidays

Christmas with the Kranks, playing at any given time on a number of cable channels during the month of December, has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 5%. — Michael Rivas

9. As a Salesman I Taught Myself to Market … and You Should Too!

In the world of Sales there seems to be a view that certain activities are good and certain activities are bad. — Timothy Hughes

10. How Does Impact Investment Balance Financial Returns and Social Outcomes?

How do you define a successful business? Is it the one that performs well financially, or is it the one that has a positive impact on the society? — Nathan William

11. It’s Not About Perfection, It’s About Progression – With David Canter

How do you rise above when you’re in a wicked competitive environment? It starts with having a roundtable mentality. — Permission to Succeed