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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: January 15-19

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on IRIS.xyz , January 15-19, 2018

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1. Why 2018 Will Be A More Interesting Year Than Many Are Expecting

Stocks continue to be on a tear while the dollar just experienced its fifth straight week of declines against a broad range of currencies, hitting a 3-year low against the euro. Make America Great Again (better known as MAGA) isn’t doing much for the greenback! — Christopher Versace

2. #MeToo: Should You Worry?

Chances are excellent that you are one of the countless decent men out there who are no more likely to sexually harass a woman than eat paste! However, there is no denying that the #metoo campaign has put fear into the heart of many a man (financial advisors included). — Paulette Filion and Judy Paradi

3. What's Today's Best Investment? Here's Your Answer

If you have investments in stocks (and I hope you do!), you know that the markets climbed in 2017. And climbed. With an incredible 71 new highs, the markets closed the year up 21% on average ... — Lauren Klein

4. Are All Americans Becoming Wealthier, or Just The "Millionaire Class"?

It isn't astounding news that people who invest in stocks and real estate increase their wealth faster than those who don't. These are the two asset classes that have the highest returns over almost any lengthy time period. — Rick Kahler

5. How Comp and Incentive Changes at the Wirehouses Are Affecting Advisors and the Clients They Serve

During the past few months, wirehouse advisors may feel as though they’re caught between a rock and a hard place. That is, they are being forced to choose between maintaining their income level or best serving their clients’ interests. Mindy Diamond

6. Why You Need to Segment Clients by More Than AUM

Every client counts, but some count more than others. Do you know who’s most valuable to your business? Paul Kingsman

7. How to Add Bitcoin and Cryptoassets Into Your Investment Portfolio

If you've tried to discuss bitcoin and cryptoassets with your financial advisor, you've probably been dismissed with comments about Ponzi schemes, tulips, and fraud. — Jack Tatar

8. Why the Bitcoin Rush Sends Me Three Warning Signs

If we consider Bitcoin a currency (albeit one no one is actually using), than we must realize it isn’t meant to increase 2,000% in a year. It actually makes using it virtually impossible. — Andrew Rosen

9. Are You Talking About This With Your Prospects?

Over the past few weeks, I consumed a fair number of commercials while watching college football bowl games. One campaign stood out to me above all the rest. — Jud Mackrill​​​​​​​

10. A Marketing System Dedicated to Helping Advisors Succeed

Long time marketing expert Bill Good joins Matt in our latest episode to discuss his Bill Good Marketing method. In addition to his marketing method, Bill is the author of "Hot Prospects", one of the pinnacle prospecting book in the financial world. — Kirk Lowe and Matt Halloran

11. 7 Experts Tell How the World Could Change in 2018​​​​​​​

"2018 will be a time to look at the world differently: we shall benefit from the first synchronized economic recovery in over 10 years. Central banks will phase out printing money, but interest rates will largely remain flat. Cash and liquidity will continue to abound, especially in sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions and companies. It will fuel more M&A and the restructuring of large players in several sectors." — Chris Skinner