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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: July 24-28

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on IRIS.xyz , July 24-28 2017

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1. Your Clients Need More Than a Robo-Advisor!

The Internet is a powerful thing. Every day it seems like we gain access to more information, products, and technology. It’s transformed how we work, how we shop, and how we play. It’s also introduced a huge change to the financial services industry: the advent of the robo-advisor. — Laura McCarron

2. Advisors: 5 Tips for Getting a Blog Through Compliance

Whether they are a financial advisor at an RIA firm or a broker-dealer, the conversation always seems to go the same way. Immediately after a financial advisor agrees that writing a blog post with me would be a great way to improve branding, the next words out of their mouth are always, “But what about getting a blog through my compliance department? Sara Grillo

3. What's an Investor to Do When History Doesn't Repeat Itself?

We’re in an era of extremes. It seems a day doesn’t go by without the word “historical” popping up in the financial news. The equities market and consumer debt are at historical highs. Interest rates and high-yield credit spreads are at historical lows. We haven’t seen even a 5% pull-back in the market this year—for the first time since 1995—and the DJIA is exhibiting its narrowest trading range in history. — Bill Acheson

4. The 5 Big Questions for the Second Half of 2017

Equity markets continued their strong run in the second quarter of 2017, thanks to the global economy hitting its stride and registering the fastest level of growth in six years. For the first time since 2011, the U.S. is no longer the only shining star as economic momentum picked up across the globe. — Sonu Varghese

5. What Will Define The Most Valuable Advice Firms In The Future

If you want to make your advice business a super firm in the future, you need to focus on this ONE overlooked area. By shifting your focus, your firm will be following the strategy of Facebook, Google and even acorns investing. Here is how you can stand on the shoulder of giants. — Stewart Bell

6. Global Equity Views

For much of the eight years that have followed the financial crisis of 2008–09, U.S. equities have considerably outpaced most global equity markets, helped by superior profit growth and the strength of the U.S. dollar. — Paul Quinsee

7. How to Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes While Saving for College

For many, providing an education for your children is a core value. As parents, we want to launch our children with the tools necessary to live independent and productive lives. — Michael Kay

8. If the Value of an Advisor Is at 4.08%, Why Aren't People Lining Up?

How much value does a fiduciary financial planner add to your investment portfolio each year? Four percent, according to Russell Investments' 2017 update to the firm's annual "value of an advisor" analysis. — Rick Kahler

9. Why Successful Advisors in the Past May Not Be Successful Advisors in the Future

I believe that successful advisors in the past, will not be the same successful advisors in the future. They will be the complete opposite of successful advisors in the past. Let me explain. — Grant Hicks​​​​​​​

10. Why Biting the Dog Is the Key to Being Remarkable

When a dog bites a man, the world doesn’t suddenly sit up and take notice. After all, dogs unfortunately are known to occasionally bite people. — Roy Osing​​​​​​​

11. Trust Your Customers and They Will Trust You

Customers want to be trusted. After all, would you want to do business with a company that feels like they don’t trust you? Are we guilty of having a process or rules that send the message to the customer, “We don’t trust you.”? — Shep Hyken