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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: June 25-29


Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: June 25-29

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on, June 25-29, 2018

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1. How to Face the Next Bear Market with Confidence

We’re about nine years into the economic recovery following the Great Recession. It’s been an extraordinarily profitable period for the stock market—one of the best in U.S. history—and I hope you’ve participated. — Frank Holmes

2. How to Achieve the Most Sought After Level of Internet Success: Going Viral

One of the best ways to do this is to pay attention to how other viral pieces are blowing up and grab those important pieces content to formulate your own. But even with great thought leadership, you have to get your blogs out there! — Kirk Lowe and Matt Halloran

3. A Dozen Ways to Get Yourself Fired

No one wants to get fired, get sued or even get a client angry at them.  In many cases advisors get on with clients extremely well.  However, that “Do whatever you want” attitude can be turned upside down, especially when compliance and lawyers get involved. — Bryce Sanders

4. The Surprises Your Clients Must Avoid As They Near the Need for Long-Term Care

Late-life finances can be the toughest conversations for any financial advisor. Faced with the ramifications of decisions they made decades before, clients can only ask that they not be surprised by unexpected costs and expenses. — Chris Orestis

5. Facebook’s Lifting of Bitcoin Ban Will Boost Cryptocurrency Market

Facebook’s lifting of its controversial Bitcoin ban will prove to be another catalyst for the unstoppable cryptocurrency revolution, affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial services organizations. — Nigel Green

6. 9 Facts About Retirement

Retirement can have many meanings. For some, it will be a time to travel and spend time with family members. For others, it will be a time to start a new business or begin a charitable endeavor. — Heidi Pederson

7. The Fed: More Hawkish, but What Did You Expect?

As forecast for the unemployment rate. It is worth noting, however, that the expected, the Federal Reserve raised its target for the federal funds rate to a range of 1.75%-2.00% today. — Dr. David Kelly

8. Don’t Let the Wirehouses Lie to You About Technology

It has become widely acknowledged and accepted that the technologies available in the RIA channel are more sophisticated and up-to-date than the technologies offered by the large wirehouses. — Matt Sonnen

9. Is It Time for Ultra Short Duration Strategies?

It’s been almost ten years since short duration high quality fixed income earned more than inflation. The last decade has pretty much been a losing battle for the sector, as the Federal Reserve kept short-term interest rates artificially low to aid the U.S. economic recovery. — SNW Asset Mamagement

10. What You Really Need to Know About Monte Carlo Simulations

In this episode, Justin explains how this financial forecasting tool fits into a comprehensive planning process. Justin also outlines the limitations of Monte Carlo simulations and shares what he believes might be our best overall predictors of success. — Justin Bennett

11. Why Is It so Hard to Share Your Real Value?

More clients would want to work with a financial professional if they knew what they would receive. Why is it so hard to share (and don’t say compliance and regulations)? — Maribeth Kuzmeski

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