FinTech Will Eat Older Advisors' Lunch

Having built a very successful practice for three decades, the advisor on the phone was sure he would not use a dashboard for communicating with clients and influencers. He delegated creating newsletters and client communications to his staff.

Seemingly oblivious to the revolution in building trusting relationships on the web, this mindset is common among older advisors, and it makes them increasingly susceptible to competitors who understand financial advisor technology. A 30-something  or 40-ish CFP, CIMA, CPA/PFS, CFA, who grew up texting and understands social is able to target your clients with campaigns about tax and financial planning, dripping on them weekly with inarguable facts and analysis that you are not providing to  them.  

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Fritz Meyer Was Right About Earnings

Two months ago, economist Fritz Meyer began using the phrase, "upward revisions to accelerating earnings," to describe the outlook for profits. The new tax law, he said, would gradually add eight percentage points to 2018 earnings growth on the S&P 500. 

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Amid Economic Growth and Record High Stock Prices, A Warning

 

The S&P 500 has broken record highs repeatedly for months, and profits expectations are smashing for 2017, 2018, and 2019, but William C. Dudley, vice-chair of the Federal Open Market Committee at the U.S. Federal Reserve and CEO of the New York District, in a speech in New York City last week, said the country's current fiscal course is unsustainable.  

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Introducing Harvey Rand

One of the many big mistakes I made in building the Advisor Products and Advisors4Advisors empire was in sales.  I have no regrets but I was a terrible salesman because I said exactly what I thought and would often tell advisors they did not know what they were talking about when it came to marketing and technology. I was correct but totally wrong for saying this and it was really bad for sales.

Thankfully, Harvey Rand started working full-time in sales a year ago. Like everything we do, it’s good for you.

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Last-Minute Tax Alerts Indicate Advisor Marketing Is Dead

The final year-end tax alerts for clients of CPA/PFS, CFP, CIMA, CFA, and other financial professionals are ready for Advisor Products subscribers to email. So are related videos, articles, scripts, and animated GIFs to share with clients and everyone you know. Here's a three-minute video about how to do that, if you're a subscriber to FAME 3.0 (Financial Advisor Marketing Engine).

Of all the tax reform Acts I’ve covered since TEFRA 35 years ago, this one was the most fun — not just because of the drama staged in the Capitol but also because of the pioneering work powered by our all-star team.   Here's the story in a nutshell.

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