Anytime there are moves, up or down, in the stock market, people NEED a reason WHY it happened. This time people are pointing to a trade war, or comments made by the President. Some people say it has to do with interest rates. Others say we just needed to cool off after a roughly 30%… [Read More] Tim’s Top Links – 4/11/18
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Here are some of our most recent articles:
The Fiduciary Rule, proposed by the Department of Labor (DOL) several years ago, and signed into law in April 2016 may be meeting a dead-end. And the Rule may be snuffed out before most individual investors even learned about it. But individuals ought to get an education in what this rule is all about. We… [Read More] Fiduciary Rule reaches a potential dead end
Last night, I drafted my fantasy baseball team. This can only mean one thing: MLB Opening Day is upon us. One thing I don’t have to worry about, that real baseball managers must consider, is filling out a lineup card. Is it too much pressure to hit the rookie leadoff? Who’s going to bat cleanup?… [Read More] Asset Location: Your Portfolio’s Lineup Card
Have you ever heard the saying “all good things come to an end?” Recently, two professional sports franchises had that happen to them. The Minnesota Vikings have recently parted ways with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater was the Vikings first round draft pick back in 2014, and most people thought he would be the franchise quarterback… [Read More] Cutting the Fan Favorites
We recently received an email from a friend of the firm and they asked, “While I am not a believer in the bitcoin currency, I keep hearing it getting pushed more and more upon us. I have a good number of friends at work who believe in this, but it seems like a pyramid scheme… [Read More] Bitcoin. Again.
Should acting in the client’s best interest be a requirement of all brokers and advisors? This topic stresses that individuals realize the differences between brokers and advisory firms, and the differences between “financial advisors” and “investment advisors.” There are important differences! Many investors believed “always acting in the client’s best interests” already WAS the case,… [Read More] Acting In the Client’s Best Interest