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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: August 21-25


Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: August 21-25

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on, August 21-25, 2017 

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1. Earnings Growth? Look No Further Than Robotics Automation

For investors looking for a shining star within a stock market that many consider to be overvalued and possibly poised for a slide, it’s time to take a closer look at today’s hottest sector … — Jeremie Capron

2. Are Your Clients Failing to Plan for the Costs of Long-Term Care?

The good news is that even for those who feel there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, there are options that can help seniors who are struggling to pay for their post-retirement care to not only cover those rising expenses, but to do so in a way that gives them the freedom of choice. — Matthew Paine

3. 5 Questions Advisors Ask About Connecting with HNW Prospects

Matt and Kirk chat with John Frankot of Triple-R-Media about five common questions advisors ask John about connecting with and attracting high net worth prospects. — Kirk Lowe and Matt Halloran

4. Here’s How Cryptocurrency Is Changing the Financial Landscape

The past months have seen nations declare Bitcoin as a legal method of payment – Japan, Russia and other prominent world countries who have previously doubted the reliability of this new monetary system.  — Mariam Nishanian

5. Why Most Americans Continue Along a Self Destructive Course Towards Financial Disaster

The reason most Americans continue along a self destructive course towards financial disaster has nothing to do with investment returns. — James E. Wilson

6. Beta Gets Strategic

Refining a traditional concept to blaze new trails to portfolio diversification Portfolio management relies heavily on a single premise: asset returns may vary but diversification rarely fails. — Yazann Romahi

7. The 7 Real Costs of Owning a Mutual Fund

I see it every week, when I ask investors questions.  Whether in a meeting, video conference call or on the phone, I ask questions about their current investments.  I ask if the know the risk they truly hold and what do these investments cost them?  The answer is the same.  They don’t know. — Scott Krase

8. Price Cutting is Insanity and Not Good Marketing

The benefits of slashing prices are illusory or short term at best. Sales revenue may spike up in the short term but it comes at the expense of lower margins unless costs can be reduced at the same time (which rarely happens). — Roy Osing

9. Do Current Market Conditions Parallel Recent Financial Meltdowns?

In June, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) and I want to look back at the last couple of financial meltdowns to see if there are any parallels today. — Gary I. Furukawa

10. Don’t Try to Outguess the Market

In this podcast, Scott shares how trying to outguess the market, can be related to a jar of jellybeans, and how we need to change our mindset from what we have originally been taught when it comes to investments. — Scott Stauffer

11. 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

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