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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: August 14-18


Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: August 14-18

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on, August 14-18, 2017 

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1. Rosie the Robot, Amazon, and the Future of RAAI

It’s tough to find a kid out there who hasn’t dreamed about robots. Long before artificial intelligence existed in the real world, the idea of a non-human entity that could act and think like a human has been rooted in our imaginations. — Travis Briggs

2. Maybe It’s a Good Thing That the Industry Fights the Fiduciary Standard

The headline reads: “Wall Street wins big as Dodd drops fiduciary provision.” And the first line of that article is “Chalk it up as a win for the securities and insurance industries.” — Bill Bachrach

3. Views on Global Fixed Income

We are more cautious on growth in the emerging markets, but as a whole EM fundamentals are good and countries have better balance sheets with which to survive external shocks. — Bob Michele

4. NBA Player Carl Landry Demonstrates the Value of Persistence in Life and Work

When you meet Carl Landry, stand-out college basketball player and nine-year NBA player, you imagine that becoming a professional basketball star was a straight forward run for the 6-foot-nine-inch power forward. — Jon Sabes

5. 6 Common DIY Portfolio Mistakes

DIYing has grown in popularity over the years. And, why not? There’s a high level of satisfaction to building, fixing, and installing projects on your own (and subsequently showing off the completed project on social media, of course). — Michael Kay

6. Going Global With a Hedge

With US equities continuing to swim near all-time highs this summer, many investors are seeking growth opportunities in other markets. — Salvatore Bruno

7. What To Do When the IRS Comes Knocking

One of the first steps you should take is to get a representative involved, who will begin working on your behalf to resolve the issue as soon as possible and determine the proper strategy to have in place for an optimal outcome. — Matthew Wheeler​​​​​​​

8. The Next Strategic Evolution For Advisory Firms

For many advice firms their focus is on generating revenue, and has been for a little while.  Revenue is not the same thing as profit though, which of course we would expect financial advisers to grasp. — Tony Vidler

9. Better Experiences Win More Referrals

When your client has a smooth and enjoyable experience from start to finish, you give them something to talk about with their friends and family. — Jud Mackrill​​​​​​​

10. 7 Fabulous Technology Tools for Financial Advisors

If you’re a financial advisor who is serious about building your business, you need to leverage every possible advantage you can get in the marketplace. — James Pollard​​​​​​​

11. How to Invest in China’s New High-Tech Economy

It’s not hard to see what’s driving this rapid digitalization. Today’s China, with a relatively youthful median age of 37 and high urbanization rate, has 731 million internet-users—more than the U.S. and European Union combined. — Frank Holmes

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