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Advisors Load Clients’ Portfolios With Proprietary Products

<b>Question: So What?</b><p>Credo has concluded a two year research investigation into the subject of financial advisors loading their clients’ investment …

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Insights from Recent Market Disruption: Lessons Reinforced, Future Demand Clues - Strategic Insight

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The Differences Between Busy vs. Productive People

Are You a Busy Donkey or a Productive Unicorn?<p>The quest to being more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into …

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

Buffett says 'terrible mistake' for long-term investors to be in bonds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Warren Buffett prodded ordinary investors on Saturday to stay invested in U.S. stocks, ignoring price swings, guidance from people with fancy credentials and the temptation to load up on bonds.<p>Buffett said it is a "terrible mistake" for investors with long-term …

Whenever the market crashes, Warren Buffett turns to a 19th-century poem

When the market throws him for a loop, Warren Buffett looks to poetry. No, really.<p>The chairman and CEO of multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway today explained in his annual letter (pdf) to shareholders that some of the best market advice can be found in the words of 19th-century British …

Investing

The New Tax Law Has Made It a Great Time to Invest in Real Estate. Here's How to Get the Most From Your Investment.

Paying attention to both the investment and operational sides of the business will make it a success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Changes in the new tax law mean it's a great time to invest in real estate. Between lower effective tax rates for LLCs, potential drops …

Take It From A Tax Lawyer: The Canada Revenue Agency Is Broken

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These two men paid over $650,000 for lunch with Warren Buffett—here are 3 things they learned

The average American spends just over $1,000 a year getting lunch at restaurants. But investors Guy Spier, 52, and Mohnish Pabrai, 53, spent $650,100 …

Success

Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

It won't take even five minutes to do this.<p>You're probably losing at least a good chunk of your sales because of this. And it's right under your nose.<p>Here's the scenario I'm talking about: A customer calls you, and you respond two hours later. You might think that's not too bad, but I'm telling …

Tom Brady's Instagram Post Is A Master Class On How To Deal With Loss | Inc.com

It's been nearly three weeks. Super Bowl LII is history. Tom Brady and the Patriots lost. Of course, you knew that. What you may not know is what was going through Brady's mind in the aftermath of that loss.<p>I should get one thing out of the way before I go any further. I'm from Boston but I'm not a …

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What are ETFs? A beginner’s guide to exchange-traded funds

<b>Pop the champagne! Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, recently celebrated a milestone birthday: January marked 25 years since the world’s largest ETF</b> …

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Why Good Leaders Look To Share

If you want to get, then you've got to give<p>The fastest way to accumulate things is to take, take, take. You have to fight for your share, and if you don't get it, someone else will, right?<p>Wrong.<p>This is the way bad leaders operate. They believe there isn't enough to go around, so they spend all …

Longer-Term Trend Should Drown Out Inflation Noise

The latest US consumer price inflation (CPI) figures will do nothing to soothe market fears of higher interest rates. January CPI rose 0.5% for the …

Anyone can sue an HOA, and it can cost homeowners millions

Lamplight Village at Centennial Springs HOA must pay $20 million awarded to Plaintiff in personal injury lawsuit involving playground equipment<p>By …

Real Estate

Varcoe: Canada has lost $117B due to pipeline woes, says McKenna

The B.C. government talks a lot these days about the possibility of a catastrophic oil spill tied to pipeline expansion.The very idea evokes emotion …

Canada

Why futures and options matter to you

Experts everywhere tell you to buy a home—they're wrong

Chances are, you've gotten some version of the following advice at some point: " You should buy a house because it's a good investment ."<p>Even if it …

How to Increase Open Rates with These 7 Email Subject Lines

How long does it take you to write marketing emails?If you’re anything like me, you put lots of thought, effort, and time into each and every word in …

Marketing

The 10-minute six-pack abs workout

The quest for washboard abs doesn't begin and end with abdominal workouts, but they are of paramount importance.<p>The aim of this workout is to …

Everyone is scared and prices are down — and for long-term investors, it’s a beautiful thing

My grey hair and creaky knees should tip you off that I’ve been doing this awhile. I started as a stock analyst in 1983, which coincided with the …

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Why the Bond Market Trumps All

The bad news is that share prices have been plummeting, wiping billions in value off the holdings of investors and pension funds. The good news is …

US Treasurys and the dollar are falling in tandem

Treasury bond prices and the U.S. dollar have both been falling over the past year. The two markets don't usually move together in this way. Both markets appear to be responding to strengthening global growth as well as the prospect of rising U.S. deficits—factors that could mean higher bond yields …

Kevin O'Leary: Unless you can pass this two-question test, don't buy a home

While the classic advice from financial experts and possibly your parents is to figure out how to stop renting and buy a home, you won't hear it from …

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His 3-Step Formula for Success--and It's Absolutely Brilliant | Inc.com

Shockwaves were sent through the health care industry yesterday when three corporate powerhouses--Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase--announced they were teaming up in attempt to provide better health care for their collective employees (which currently number over a million people).<p>A …

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Clueless about bitcoin? Here’s your cryptocurrency crash course

Cryptocurrencies are a bit like the Kardashians: You’ve probably heard of them, but you may not really be sure why. They’re completely overexposed in …

Cryptocurrency

Bond Traders' Wild Ride in 2018 Is About to Kick Into Overdrive

You’ve traded on inflation data and the prospect of rising sovereign-debt supply. You’ve wagered on Federal Reserve meetings and what the next …

Creating an Influential Advisor Encounter with Michael Hoffman

It seems almost magical.When you experience a service or sales encounter that justs hits on all the right cylinders.And because of that you feel …