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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: Feb 12-16


Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: Feb 12-16

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on, Feb 12-16, 2018

Click the headline to read the full article.  Enjoy!

1. Market Catharsis and Time to Buy

I believe the primary explanation for the dramatic moves in the market have been an implosion of “short volatility” products. I have seen estimates that volatility linked products that were at the heart of the selloff were estimated to have between $1.5-3 trillion in market exposure. — John Derrick

2. Warning: Suppressed Volatility Ultimately Leads to Hyper-Volatility

Holy cow! The hyper volatility that we’ve been warning was on the horizon has stormed in sending, shocks through the previously complacent markets. — Lenore Elle Hawkins

3. With the Market Mania Is There Sanity in Gold?

Driven by U.S. Dollar Weakness, Gold Market Gained in January The gold price continued to move higher after becoming oversold ahead of the December 13 Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) rate announcement. — Ed Lopez

4. Are There Blindspots in Your Clients’ Portfolios?

Retail investors want three things: asset growth, liquidity at specific points of time in the investment lifecycle, and protection against losses when they capitalize on that liquidity. It doesn’t sound unreasonable, does it? — Karan Sood

5. Getting Paid to Play The Energy Patch

The energy sector lagged the broader market in 2017, but the group cobbled together some momentum late in the year. On the back of rebounding oil prices and soaring U.S. output … Tom Lydon

6. This Fee Conversation Had Me Mad As Hell

So I’m not a “get mad” kinda person, and certainly not in a professional sense. This question though had me simmering in my own juices all the way over Christmas. Stewart Bell

7. 5 Ways Advisors Leave Money on the Table, and What to Do About It

My hope is that this article points out some opportunities for you to make more money and serve your clients at a higher level and that you decide to do something about it. — Bill Bachrach

8. Why Average Investors Don’t Beat the Market

Most people invest in order to grow wealth over time. It’s only natural to want the biggest returns possible as part of that process. — Michael G Rivas

9. The Market Has Gone Wild! Is It Time to Change Your Investment Strategy?

Whether the market is flying high or taunting your emotions with new lows and some bumpy volatility, here are four things every investor should keep in mind … — Lauren Klein

10. Don’t Let These Voices Affect Your Ability to Believe in Yourself

We all hear the voices in our minds, and we usually hear them when we’re alone. They wait until they sense a vulnerable opening, and then they become louder and louder. — Rob Jolles​​​​​​​

11. 10 Questions and Answers About Bitcoin and the Blockchain

When I talk to people about Bitcoin, the first question I am asked is typically, “Is Bitcoin just a scam or a bubble?”, which is a great question. To me, there are two key point to consider when considering that question. — Karl Maier

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