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Markets are roiling and stocks are off to their worst start to a New Year in history. With oil prices plunging and the Chinese stock market causing a global sell-off, clients may become increasingly agitated as they see their investment performance declining.

Concerned investors can easily lose track of the importance of maintaining a long-term outlook. We all know the damage a hasty response can wreak on an investment plan. The challenge for advisors is to keep anxious clients focused on their long-term goals while guiding them through the turbulent periods.

As an advisor, these challenging times can present unique opportunities. Now more than ever, clients will listen to you and heed your advice for diversification and prudent planning. Such times can provide you with the opportunity to help clients understand that market corrections, while unpleasant, are a natural and inevitable part of the market cycle.

And market downturns like the one we are currently...

How to Pick the Right Mobile Strategy for Your Business

By Dave CurryTexas Coral Snake

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Is Quantitative Easing the Silver Bullet to Economic Recovery?

By Joseph Giulitto

Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall.

– Shakespeare

I saw this quote recently while researching another topic. I found it to be appropriate to capture the challenge that professional money managers have in finding investments...

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Learn About a Service Model for Advisor Growth

Growing your practice requires the support of a custodian you trust along with the capabilities of an industry leading trading platform. With the right tools, knowledge, and support, you’re able to evolve your practice in a manner that best suits your...

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Is the US Going Greek? Protecting Investors in Times of High Debt

By Joseph Giulitto

No, the US is not switching from high fashion to togas. We are also probably not going to convert our economy to a fishing/tourism model anytime soon. However, like Greece, the US is assuming debt at a rapid pace. Two years ago, we were actively criticizing...

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