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The No. 1 Year-End Tax Tip For Financial Advisors


It’s unlikely you’ll see this 2019 year-end tax tip in the financial press, and it has not in the trade press currently. However, as a CFP®, CPA, CFA, CIMA® or retirement-income professional, this is probably the best 2019 year-end strategy for building your reputation as a thought leader. It's a substantive way to engage clients and prospects who are thought leaders in their chosen fields. 

 

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When Advisor Email Newsletters Go To Junk, Spam, Or Clutter


Advisor email newsletters often never make it to the intended consumer's Inbox. They go to junk, spam, or clutter folder. What can you do to fight back?  Here's the answer.

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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. 

Since Fritz first made this observation in late December, earnings forecasts tracked by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S have been ratcheting higher fairly steadily. For weeks, advisors subscribing to our website platform have benefited from a weekly financial news stream with updaties on the unfolding earnings surge. Clients and contacts saw it in emails, videos, articles, tweets, scripts and animated GIFs, all of which are customized personally. 

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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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2017 Year-End Tax Planning Videos For Advisor Clients


Details of a proposed $1.5 trillion tax cut package are expected Wednesday, according to the White House.

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The Best Advisor Websites To Automate Client Engagement


Eighty-percent of advisors want to spend no time updating their website, but they still want a dynamic, engaging and cool presence online.

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Yes, Canned Content For Advisors Can Be Uncanned


 

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Advisor Websites For Growing RIAs

To grow your practice, it’s smart to allow clients and prospects to book a meeting with you from your email newsletter.

Integrating advisor calendars with advisor websites and email newsletters is an important business building feature of Build Advisor Websites (BAW), our content management system for financial planners and RIAs. 

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Pre-Review Added To Weekly Email Newsletters

Advisors can preview email newsletters using the  Build Advisor Websites (BAW) content managament system (CMS). For advisors, this allows you to send out email newsletters about breaking news we cover for you and to change anything you do not like.

BAW builds a workflow into weekly email newsletters for advisors. Every week, when a new video or investment updateis ready to be emailed, your email newsletter with your branding is emailed to you. So you can pre-review emails before they are sent to clients. If you don't like a headline, image or text, you can change it yourself. In addition,  the changes to the article in your email newsletter will also be posted to the article on your website. 

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A Watershed In Building The Best Damn Email Newsletters For Advisors


In the 20-year race to develop software for managing advisor websites and secure communications, Advisor Products has neither been a turtle nor a hare but a beaver, unceasingly building the best damn websites ever offered to advisors.

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Clients And Prospects Want Thought Leadership From You, Not Marketing

With terrorist attacks now a weekly event, the European Union facing an existential political threat, and the speed of news causing two double-digit stock price plunges in the past 11 months, communicating with your contacts is more important than ever, and more delicate.

Our breaking news coverage enables you to send your contacts a stream of information crafted with help from independent thought leaders, including economist Fritz Meyer, MPT-expert Dr. Craig Israelsen, tax and financial planning guru Robert Keebler, CPA/PFS.

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Illustrating A Client's Risk Of Outliving Their Money

Dr. Craig Israelsen, one of the nation's foremost experts on implementing low-cost potfolios based on Modern Portfolio Theory, has begun contributng his research to advisors through the Advisor Products video library.

The first video uses a new data visulaization method to illustrate the risk of running out of money in retirement. 

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The Holy Grail Of Advisor Websites And Email Newsletters Is Here

Advisor Products now enables advisors to edit articles we write for advisor websites and email newsletters onscreen. We're giving you financial journalism that you can edit onscreen on the fly whenever major financial news breaks. It's a financial advisor news service you can customize to your needs.

 

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Fighting Advisor Marketing Misperceptions, One Advisor At A Time


An advisor last week told me sending a weekly email to clients is a bad idea. “It sends a bad message by focusing on short-term news,” he said.

I understand why he said that, but then showed him why he was wrong.

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Covering The San Bernardino Terror Attack In Last Week's Client Update


At about 4 p.m. ET last Friday — 48 hours after the attack in San Bernardino — the FBI called the fatal shooting of 14 people an act of terror. Suddenly, performance of the stock market after the attack was a compelling story.

Immediately after the attack, late Wednesday afternoon, stocks prices fell, and they dropped again on Thursday. On Friday, however, by the end of trading, stocks had recouped those losses.

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Video: Jim Cramer Actually Said That Some Traders Knew In Advance Of Paris Attacks

On the Monday morning following the Friday, November 13, terrorist attacks in Paris, Jim Cramer said on TV that some traders appeared to have had knowledge in advance of the terrorist plots that killed at least 130. Cramer, in spinning his consipracy theory, exposes the true character of his coverage.   

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Explaining Modern Portfolio Theory To Advisor Clients In Pictures, Words, And Music

If you manage assets in diversified portfolios, your clients’ portfolios are probably trailing the S&P 500. Since the financial press reports on performance of the S&P 500, clients usually expect your advice to keep pace with the S&P 500, and you may not be meeting their expectations. Prudent financial professionals who rely on Modern Portfolio Theory are vulnerable to advisors peddling far less prudent advice.  

This video is what Advisor Products is doing to help professionals who doing the right thing to communicate about this issue effectively and inexpensively using modern Internet tools.

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How To Embed A Stream Of Advisor Videos In Any Advisor Website

With Advisor Video Library (AVL), financial advisors can post videos to ANY website.

The Advisor Video Library gives you a library of 15 FINRA-reviewed videos quarterly. You can narrate them using AVL or skip the narration and use the voiceover we provide. The content of these videos is uncommonly intelligent.

I mentioned in a recent blog entry that you can now post these FINRA-reviewed videos to any website and they will be automatically updated once you copy and paste an embed script on your blog or any web page. 

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New Advisor Video Explains Why Prudent Investors Trail S&P 500

Five new videos are now available for this quarter's edition of Advisor Video Library, including the one below, which explains why cilents should not expect diversified portfolios you provide to perform as well as the S&P 500.

While the video is only a minute and twenty-seconds in length, it communicates a lesson that clients need to be reminded of frequently, a lesson critical to client retention and keeping investors diversfied over the long run.

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Explain To Clients Why Their Portfolios Trail The S&P 500

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