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How to Pick a Great Financial Advisor

Created on Friday, 22 April 2016. Posted in content/blog

... an advisor. Has a well-defined process for helping clients. Problem solver. Analytical thinker. Positive attitude. Does not sell products. Has no conflicts of interest. Trustworthy. Listens. ...

Oil - Ignore It

Created on Tuesday, 29 December 2015. Posted in content/blog

... businesses.  Cheaper fuel results in less of a burden on businesses that must routinely buy fuel.  Cheaper fuel means consumers will have extra funds to spend on both services and products. Forget oil ...


Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. Posted in content/blog

... Some of the more savvy financial advisors have put their clients into bond products that are labeled “unconstrained bond funds” which give themselves wide latitude for investment decisions and imply that ...

Is my Financial Advisor a Fiduciary or a Stockbroker?

Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. Posted in content/blog

... their advice is merely incidental to the sale of their products.  Instead of being obligated to put their customers’ interests ahead of their own, brokers are instead expected to deal fairly with ...

How do Financial Advisors get Paid?

Created on Thursday, 18 October 2012. Posted in content/blog

...    But what if the stockbroker instead only sold the higher paying products like insurance, annuities, et al? Then her income would increase by $30,000 per year! Instead of getting paid 42%, she would ...

Conflicts of Interest in the Investment World

Created on Sunday, 22 January 2012. Posted in content/blog

... you receive may be something very different.  These firms are in the business of selling products and producing a profit.  These products can be in the form of traditional brokerage services or investment ...

Structured Products - Stay Away!

Created on Friday, 02 December 2011. Posted in content/blog

Structured Products – Stay Away!   What are structured products? As I write this memo, the major investment banks and the legions of stockbrokers they employ are pushing structured products out onto ...

What We Don't Do

Created on Monday, 07 November 2011. Posted in content/about

Sell Life Insurance Sell Annuities Sell Structured Products Sell Hedge Funds Sell Initial Public Offerings Sell Bonds with Mark-ups Sell Loans Sell Limited Partnerships Sell Pie Charts ...


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... of selling products and producing a profit. These products can be in the form of traditional brokerage services or investment advisory services (wrap accounts). Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, ...