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  • November 20, 2015
    Will the SEC Ever Do What Dodd-Frank (Sort of) Told It to Do?

    Dodd-Frank, a wide-ranging body of financial-reform legislation that passed into law half a decade ago, ordered the SEC to study the option of making brokers adhere to the fiduciary standard — and, if it proves feasible, to make it a rule. Do you think the SEC will ever get around to the second part of this mandate? Tell us why or why not in the comments.

    Last Comment: November 20, 2015
  • November 11, 2015
    Tell Us What Channel You'd Really Prefer to Work In

    Let's pretend you've lost your job and have to join (or start) a rival firm. And let's suppose you have time to make the move you'd really like to make. What would you do? If you like, let us know why in the comments.

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  • November 3, 2015
    Would President Ben Carson Be Good for the Wealth Industry?

    Ben Carson, perhaps even more of a political outsider than Donald Trump, is now leading among Republican contenders in surveys seeking to forecast Iowa straw polls scheduled for early 2016. So it has to be asked: as U.S. president, would Carson be good for the financial-advice business?

    Last Comment: November 3, 2015
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  • October 26, 2015
    Does the Popular Personal-Finance Industry Help You?

    Suze Orman, Jim Cramer and a host of other pundits fill the air waves with financial advice and investing insights. Does that din make substantive conversations with clients any easier?

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  • September 29, 2015
    Do You Think Yellen's on the Right Track with Interest Rates?

    As everyone knows, the Federal Reserve left interest rates alone earlier this month. Now that the dust has settled a bit, was that the right move? Share your thinking in the comment section below.

    Last Comment: September 29, 2015
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  • September 23, 2015
    Is the Lingering Effect of 2008 on Investors Good or Bad?

    Many private clients are still reeling — not least psychologically — from the crash of 2008, according to an Allianz survey of boomer and Gen X investors. To the extent it's true, is this a good thing or not?

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  • September 15, 2015
    Do You Care Whether the Fed Raises Rates This Week?

    With markets in trouble and China on the ropes, it's now widely thought a toss-up whether the Federal Reserve will make the first interest-rate hike in nine years this week or maintain the status quo. How much does the Fed's decision mean to you?

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  • September 1, 2015
    Has the Stock Market Regained Its Legs After Last Week?

    Equities have seen some sharp session-to-session moves in recent weeks. Is the volatility dying down?

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  • August 26, 2015
    Do You Wish You Were Someplace Far Away?

    A lot of people take vacation in the last half of August. Do you wish you were out with them this week, or are you glad you're here to keep investors calm as the stock market tilts south?

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  • August 25, 2015
    How Bad Can This Market Downturn Really Get?

    Recent sessions have been routs — with the China bubble, uncertainty about the Fed’s next moves, and a global slide in commodity prices assigned most of the blame. In your coldest assessment, do we have anything major to worry about here?

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