I’ve heard from a number of advisors who are asking themselves a simple question: are we living in a market bubble? What they’re really asking is: Am I the only person who sees this? Are things really as crazy as they seem to me? And the followup question, sometimes stated, sometimes not, is: My conservative portfolio has been underperforming the market for years. Am I hurting my clients by not going all-in on the market boom? And, of course, sometimes crypto questions creep into this internal dialogue. Any one of us could have bought bitcoins for pennies ten years ago. …
Category: Parting Thoughts
At the request of a subscriber, I asked readers of Inside Information to help me compile a checklist of the basic information that would need to be passed on to a successor of your business. Below is a checklist compiled from more than 100 messages that I received, many of them offering a piece of the overall puzzle. But before we get to that, you have to ask yourself: is it worth my time and trouble to fill out this long checklist for my successors? To answer that question, let me turn to Cindy Gleason, of Gleason Financial Group in…
If we want a fiduciary standard around investment advice, why stop at advisors?
Why are brokerage firms losing market share?
Why do I keep writing about all these newfangled investment strategies?
The next time somebody tries to tell you that FINRA regulation is superior to a fiduciary standard, show them this.
Our regulatory system is failing us not once but twice.
The FPA is losing members. The question here is: WHICH members.