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  • August 22, 2017
    Are You Preparing Clients for a Near-Term Recession?

    Or is the growing buzz of a coming correction just more background noise? Market corrections and economic recessions are inevitable. But despite (or maybe because of) new market tops, talk of a sharp and perhaps sustained downturn has recently been on the rise. Are you telling clients that a fall-off is likely in the next year or so?

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  • August 15, 2017
    Is the DOL Rule Delay Good or Bad?

    All things considered, do you view the latest Department of Labor fiduciary rule delay as good or bad for your practice? If you'd like, tell us why in the comment section below.

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  • August 8, 2017
    Will the Latest DOL Rule Comments Help or Hinder?

    Do you think the latest round of public comments on the Department of Labor's new fiduciary rule stand to help or hinder its progress toward full implementation? Tell us why or why not in the comment section.

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  • August 1, 2017
    How Will The Mooch's Ousting Affect Financial Regulation?

    Anthony Scaramucci was Donald Trump's White House communications director for a mere 10 days. The "Mooch" was a famous critic of the DOL's fiduciary rule and likely would not have been shy about telling the president his views on financial regulation. With Mooch apparently now out of the administration, how will this affect financial regulation policy generally, and the DOL rule in particular? Tell us your reasoning in the comments section.

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  • July 25, 2017
    Does New Snafu Spell Trouble for Wells Fargo?

    Wells Fargo is in trouble again. This time over an apparently mistaken data dump that supposedly identifies tens of thousands of wealthy retail brokerage clients by name, Social Security number and holdings. Will the Wells Fargo brand recover? Tell us why or why not in the comment section below.

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  • July 11, 2017
    Is the DOL Backing Down on its Fiduciary Rule?

    Last week, in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the DOL filed papers effectively dropping its defense of the fiduciary rule’s class-action lawsuit provision. While the department insists it will defend the rule against an onslaught of legal attacks, is this nonetheless a sign the DOL's support for the rule is diminishing?

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  • June 27, 2017
    How Are You Handling the Fourth of July Weekend?

    Since Independence Day is a Tuesday this year, many families are taking the Monday off to make a four-day weekend. What are your patriotic plans?

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  • June 20, 2017
    Are You a Tech Innovator?

    A new study suggests firms that keep ahead of tech innovations are more likely to enjoy faster growth. Do you consider yourself:

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  • June 13, 2017
    Are Clients Now Asking About the Fiduciary Rule?

    After a bumpy ride — and more sure to come — the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule finally rolled out for partial implementation last Friday. But do clients know or care about the definition of a fiduciary, new disclosure rules or best interest contract exemption forms? Have you had any queries from your clients about any of these things? Give us specifics in the comments section.

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  • June 6, 2017
    What Do Calls for a Joint SEC-DOL Fiduciary Standard Really Mean?

    Acting at the behest of the Department of Labor, the SEC last week asked for public input on its role in establishing an industry-wide fiduciary standard. What do you think that's about?

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