This is the third in our series of posts focusing on the four pillars of a sustainable advisory business in response to the DOL’s new “fiduciary” rule and other factors shifting the competitive landscape for advisors. In this post, we focus on the importance of advisors documenting their key processes.
When market volatility rears its head, many investors are tempted to reduce their stock holdings. Defensive stocks may help those nervous investors who cannot afford to shrink their equity exposure to weather periods of volatility.
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The Economic Indicators Dashboard’s latest readings on the VIX, housing, and consumer sentiment suggest the U.S. economy remains on a path of moderate growth.
Help your clients recognize the silver lining of market volatility: The opportunity to invest more at a lower price and reap the potential rewards in retirement.
The DOL’s new “fiduciary” rule is just the latest factor shifting the competitive landscape for advisors. Advisors who embrace the necessary changes as a result of the final DOL proposal—by streamlining their set of products – are likely to achieve the greatest degree of success in a post-DOL world.
The latest Financial Professional Outlook (FPO) survey suggests volatility may be impacting advisors’ ability to address aging client base, regulatory hurdles, succession planning, and other potential threats to the sustainability of their practice.
Russell Investments Chief Investment Officers offer their views of the key themes affecting market performance in March 2016.