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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week (December 19-23)

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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week (December 19-23)

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on IRIS.xyz, December 19 – 23, 2016. 

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1. Everything That’s Rotten In Our Industry In One Story

I had an experience last month that left me furious, yet more determined than ever. It revolved around an adviser, the kind that should no longer exist in our world. — Stewart Bell

2. What Traveling the World Tells Us About the Future of Emerging Markets

A cloud of skepticism still appears to be hanging over emerging markets, but we think it’s now time to focus on fundamental economic realities. Short-term market volatility aside … — Carlos Hardenberg

3. “You’re Welcome.” Little Words Can Make a Big Difference to Your Clients

“You’re welcome.”  It’s a phrase that every one of us learned to say when we were young. Not just to be polite, but to express our willingness to give something—our time, money, or thought— to someone else. — Bill Acheson

4. How Will You Be Better in 2017?

Just one question should be dominating practitioners minds at this stage of the year: How will next year be better? HOW is the critical word here. — Tony Vidler

5. What a Trump Presidency Means for Muni Bonds

Donald Trump’s upset win over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election caught many people in the investment community by surprise. We will examine what the aftermath of the 2016 election may portend for municipal bonds going forward. — Michael Cohick

6. Virtual Advisors: The Robo Threat is Real

There are so many robo articles out there, talking about different types of robos and the sliver of your business that they may help you with. — Raef Lee

7. It’s Time to Take Social Media and Digital Marketing off the “Back Burner”

The world has undeniably changed and it continues to change at a rapid pace.  I wouldn’t be the only one to contend that it is a bad idea to wait any longer. — Jeff Gibbard

8. Income and Happiness – Where Do You Stand?

Most of those studies find that the more money people bring in, the happier they are—until earnings exceed $75,000, at which time the correlation declines. — Rick Kahler

9. Predict Your Marketing Success In 2017

Take this quick assessment to predict your success in 2017 and find areas to improve. — Maribeth Kuzmeski

10. Is Alpha Dead?

Life is hard if you’re a stock picker.  Really hard.  Active fund average annualized returns have lagged further and further behind their passive benchmarks for the domestic large cap and small cap equity categories. — Maz Jadallah

11. 3 Ways to Navigate the Risk of Rising Interest Rates

It’s been a long time coming, and the mere idea of higher rates has some investors feeling more than a little wary. It’s no wonder, considering that the near-zero-interest rate policy has been in place for so long now that it’s begun to feel almost normal. — Ed Lopez

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