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11 Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week!


11 Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week!

1. Trump’s Trade War Is Good for These 3 Dividend Stocks

The US v. China trade war is heating up. Until recently, the nations appeared to be making progress. That was until President Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports from 10% to 25%. — Robert Ross

2. The Passive Bubble: Buybacks and ETFs

Perusing my charts over the weekend, it dawned on me that two current market phenomena are coming to a head →Buybacks & ETFs. Both are very prominent trends … — Joe McNay and Alex Forse

3. Nasdaq De-FAANGed?

We generally chart the regular NASDAQ — the NDX, QQQ, and the futures — but when you consider that a mere five momentum names … — Zac Mannes

4. The Truth About Getting to the Next Level as an Advisor

A lot of advisors think that the key to success is doing more stuff. In other words, I need a marketing program, a better website, practice management or I need technology, and those are all true. — Joseph Lukacs

5. How to Get Your Network Working For You

People do things for people they know and like.  You’ve seen the “Old Boy Network” in the movies: “I called my old buddies in the Pentagon…”  James Bond in Dr. No and “Our man in Nassau.” — Bryce Sanders

6. When Did You Own Facebook?

The Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM (“U.S. Moat Index”) finished the month of April ahead of the broad U.S. equity markets as represented by the S&P 500 Index (4.65% vs. 4.05%, respectively). — Brandon Rakszawski

7. Building the Case for Small Caps

Small cap stocks, as represented by the Russell 2000, have lagged large caps so far this year and remain well below the record level set last August, even as the S&P 500 and the Dow reached new highs. — Sal Bruno

8. 7 Things Advisors Need to Know About Succession Planning

Actionable advice for all advisors – no matter what stage of your career or whether you’re seated at a wirehouse or are an independent business owner — Mindy Diamond

9. How Advisors Can Keep Their Motivation Going Long Term

Whether you’re a business owner or financial advisor feeling under pressure to keep your motivation and work output high, it’s normal for enthusiasm to falter on occasion. — Susan Danzig

10. 5 Ways to PROVE Your Value

When a business states that they “provide exemplary service” do you think people actually believe this? It is like saying, “trust me” or “the check is in the mail.” Empty statements void of facts are a waste of words today. — Maribeth Kuzmenski

11. Do Strong Investment Returns Equal Happiness?

The media and popular culture and literature provide mixed messages about wealth and happiness.  While it is often said that money does not lead to happiness, the follow up is generally – but it’s a lot easier to be happy if you have money. — Catherine McBreen

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