Building a Culture of Education with Jay Coulter

FEATURING: JAY COULTER @danielcrosby‘s ‘The Behavioral Investor’ & was reminded of @MebFaber‘s work on 10 Month SMAs. Think of all the headaches most have been through this year yet a simple 200-day or 10 month SMA risk management rule could have saved your portfolio and lowered your stress! pic.twitter.com/a9D3hvdGJX — Jay Coulter | Resilient Advisor™ … Continued

Survey Results: Pandemic, Volatility Push Advisors to Rethink Portfolio Management

Portfolio management has long been a cornerstone of relationships between financial advisors and their clients. During a global pandemic, a record-speed market downturn, followed by a record recovery, clients take special note of their portfolio’s performance—and their advisor’s advice. However, over the past decade’s bull market, client needs have evolved, holistic planning has become a … Continued

Understanding Your Risk Tolerance with Manish Khatta

FEATURING: MANISH KHATTA Q: Tell us about Potomac Fund Management. How does your team serve independent financial advisors? A: At Potomac Fund Management, we have a long history of being an investment strategist providing risk-managed, tactical model portfolios to independent financial advisors. We strongly believe that the best portfolios are diversified across trading strategies and … Continued

YCharts 101 For Mutual Fund Wholesalers

Just like different investing strategies, investment research and sales tools come in a range of shapes and sizes. When searching for a solution that meets your needs, you’ll likely consider ease of use, research capabilities, customization features and affordability, among other factors. YCharts combines all of the above—a modern and intuitive interface, high horsepower tools, … Continued

Accepting an Imperfect Portfolio with Nick Maggiulli

  FEATURING: NICK MAGGIULLI Q: Tell us about your role at Ritholtz Wealth Management and your “Of Dollars And Data” blog. How do you hope to educate investors about the importance of data when making investment decisions? A: I maintain my blog at “Of Dollars And Data” to help people make better financial decisions using … Continued

Zoom for Advisors: Saving Face Time with Clients and Prospects

Amid one of the fastest market sell-offs on record, financial advisors have been inundated with client concerns about coronavirus and questions surrounding the future of their investments. With most people smartly staying home in efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, advisors must adapt to the “new normal” of working remotely in order to connect … Continued

Resources for Client Communications on Coronavirus

The S&P 500 is nearly 20% off the all-time-high it set less than a month ago on February 19th, at times moving into the -20% bear market territory. Thursday, March 12th was the S&P 500’s worst day since Black Monday in 1987. The shock of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be felt not only in investors’ portfolios, but also … Continued

Portfolio Stress Testing for Prospect & Client Conversations

History tends to repeat itself—and the stock market is no exception. In fact, plenty of investors sincerely want this to be true. If history repeats itself, you can find securities you believe will follow a trend, invest in them, and watch as your bets pay off. (It’s almost never that easy.) On the flip side, … Continued

Alignment and Efficiency: 3 Ways YCharts Helps Wholesalers Collaborate

In light of fee compression and increased competition, many asset managers have a renewed emphasis on improving productivity and efficiency among distribution teams. As investor demands evolve and advisors become increasingly hard to reach, wholesalers may feel like they’re constantly playing defense; however, an offensively-minded approach could lead to more AUM and profitability by focusing … Continued

Feeling unproductive? YCharts aligns advisor teams for better collaboration

In light of fee compression and increased competition, many wealth management firms have a renewed emphasis on operational productivity metrics. Adding in factors such as evolving investor demands and impending retirements can leave advisors feeling like they’re constantly playing defense; however, you might consider an offensively-minded approach to improving firm-wide metrics such as advisor productivity, … Continued