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11 Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week!


11 Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week!

1. Why Record-High Stock Prices Mean You Should Buy More

Did you check your 401(k) this week? If so, you surely noticed US stocks hit new all-time highs. And the S&P 500 is now on track for its best year since 1996. — Stephen McBride

2. Stocks Will Go up…Until They Don’t

September and October have reputations as vicious months for stock investors. This was not the case in 2019. This year, the S&P 500 Index gained roughly 2% in each of those months, which brings us to a November that is already looking higher at the start. — Rob Isbitts

3. Financial Advisors: You Don’t Need a Third Party to Manage Your Digital Marketing Efforts

To outsource your marketing efforts or not? It’s a difficult question and one we try to help Advisors answer on a regular basis. — Alex Cavalieri

4. Worried About the Current Stock Market Valuation? Here’s What to Do

We’re hitting all-time highs in all of the indexes, which means the market’s valuations are high. As an investor, you might be asking yourself, “Where do I go from here?” — Larry Heller

5. How Does Entertaining Lead to Business for Financial Advisors?

Many advisors love to entertain.  Who doesn’t like a party?  However, it costs money.  It takes time and effort.  Advisors wonder “Where does business come from?”  Specifically, where’s the payoff?  Let’s connect the dots. — Bryce Sanders

6. Fallen Angel Bonds: Resurrecting Value in High Yield

Fallen angel bonds are part of the overall high yield universe but unique in that they were originally issued with investment grade ratings and later downgraded to non-investment grade, or high yield. — Fran Rodilosso

7. Financial Advisors and Digital Transformation: Lessons from a Florist

We all need to be poised and ready to respond to digital movement, client demands, and demographic opportunities. The “Great Transfer of Wealth” is upon us. — John Tyers

8. Thank Kudlow It’s Friday

The housing market has really never heated up since the financial crisis, but instead has shown consistent modest improvement. Ask any realtor and they will certainly tell you there is no bubble in the housing market now. — Eric Kuby

9. Have You Missed the Boat on the Women’s Market?

I made a shocking discovery that surprised even me. If you are not focusing on the women’s market wake up because what I’m going to show you speaks louder than the undeniable statistics about the growth of the women’s market. — Adri Miller-Heckman

10. Paying Advisory Fees From Nonqualified Annuities

We examine the tax ramifications of paying investment management fees from a variety of sources and accounts, with a special focus on the new rules for certain nonqualified deferred annuities. — Thomas H. Duncan

11. To Attract Female Investors, You’ll Have to Do More Than Just Pink Your Practice

The ones we worry about are the advisors who think it’s easy to attract female investors – that all they have to do is slap a few pictures of women on their website or create a “for women” dropdown – they are the ones who confound us. — Paulette Filion and Judy Paradi

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