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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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Quick Touches Toolbar Beta Release

A new toolbar for quick touches of clients is open to beta testers.  

Quick Touches is for fast sharing of articles, videos, and animated GIFs about wealth management as well as sharing your camera roll and posting blog entries. It’s designed to draw traffic to your website based on clients’ needs and interests.  Personalize a content stream from Fritz Meyer, Bob Keebler and Craig Israelsen. Put their slides and text in your own words, and add your keywords to improve search engine rankings. Send articles and videos with your spin.

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Year-End Tax Planning Content Schedule For Advisors

The Trump tax proposal radically changes year-end tax planning.  Since our user base is heavy on CPA financial planners and real financial professionals, here's what we are doing to assist you in moving clients toward proactive tax planning.

Our continuing education program for professionals, Advisors4Advisors.com, is all over it. Bob Keebler, one of the nation's leading educators of tax and legal professionals, is teaching a class today at 5 ET. Go to advisors4advisors.com to register if you are an A4A member. Otherwise join and replays will be available within hours of the live session. Giving planners the technical information within hours of the announcement by the Trump administration is a real achievement. We're covering breaking news all time now.  

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Manhattan Advisor Marketing Meetup Dinner With Andy Gluck Wednesday


The Metro NYC Society of Investment Specialists is hosting a presentation by me at a midtown restaurant in a prewar townhouse. A private room accommodating up to 20 is reserved, and 1290 Funds is sponsoring the event. A few seats are open.

It's $35 for dinner and drinks at Marchi's at 251 East 31st Street, off 2nd Avenue in Kips Bay, at 6 p.m. Please call 888-274-5755 Option 1 to reserve a seat.    

After a couple of drinks, I'll attempt to demo new technology for quick touches of clients digitally. The quick touches toolbar is part of a practice management system I've built with help from Fritz Meyer, Bob Keebler, Dr. Craig Israelsen and 3,000 users of Advisors4Advisors and Advisor Products. The platform enables investment and financial planning professionals to fulfill the obligations incumbent on an investment fiduciary at the lowest possible cost. It is customized to your personal strengths and specialities. Here's a 2-minute tour of the platform, and here's 2-minutes about quick touches

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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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Just Our Luck, CPA Planners Love Us!


Just my luck! I spend 20 years to build a business that winds up attracting professional penny pinchers! Advisor Products is seeing a surge in sign-ups by CPA financial planners.

Of course, I’m kidding — mostly. While CPA planners are frugal, I ‘m proud to serve them because they are real financial professionals. I worked at AICPA from 1983 to 1986, ghost-writing a newspaper column called, Money Management, that was published in a couple thousand newspapers across the country.

I had been a police beat reporter at the Clearwater Sun in Florida before moving to The Trenton Times, where I was fired after three months, shortly after refusing to write a story about the funeral of the father of a 400-pound rapist of a 13-year-old girl, who unsuccessfully had argued his imprisonment would be a death sentence because he was so fat and, thus cruel and unusual punishment. But that’s another story.

Before I left AICPA to cover Wall Street for The New York Daily News, I spent a lot of time around CPAs and was there to see the PFS designation and Personal Financial Planning practice section get started. So I have a long history with CPA planners.

Since we started making websites 20 years ago, Advisor Products has worked with CPA planners. The AICPA has ignored what we are doing.  But I stayed true to my values of working with real financial professionals. So CPA planners are showing up anyway, and these advisors have great practices. They broadly diversify a core portfolio in low-cost product, and offer financial planning to add value.  They love Fritz Meyer’s fundamental economic analysis, Craig Israelsen’s low-cost models, and Bob Keebler, CPA/PFS’s financial and tax planning strategies.    

If you are a CPA financial planner, see our 25-minute demo on YouTube or click on the chat box below and request a free trial.

 

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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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Unlocking The Strength Of Ensemble RIAs


Multi-professional firms are giving rave reviews to Financial Advisor Marketing Engine 3.0. (FAME).

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Cheeseheads Rule! Bob Keebler On Paul Ryan's Tax Reform Preferences


In addition to being one of the one of the nation's top educators of legal, tax and financial professionals for over three decades, Robert Keebler, CPA/PFS, is from Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Reince Priebus, President-elect Donald Trump's chief of staff, are also from Milwaukee, and they are local figures to Mr. Keebler.

Point is, Mr. Keebler, one of the nation's top tax policy wonks, has closely followed Mr. Ryan's tax policy preferences for many years, explaining why his analysis seems particularly insightful in this week's video.

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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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Social Advisor Solutions


We've been doing such advanced work with our content management system, I've given short-shrift to our Social Media Dashboard (SMD) for advisors.

SMD was initially developed and put into production on advisor website in 2013. It's simple.    

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The Joy Of Building The Best Advisor Websites


Advisors are calling me every day now and talking to me like we’ve known each other for years. A CPA financial planner, who manages $600 million in New York City, told me just yesterday that he’s been meaning to hire Advisor Products to build his website since he met me at a conference nearly 20 years ago.

He’s been reading my columns for nearly two decades and likes my ideas. Now, finally, he wants a website, email newsletter and everything else my company provides. It’s been a joy here lately! Admittedly, two decades is a long sales cycle, but I’m making the best advisor websites available anywhere for brilliant entrepreneurs who actually understand and appreciate my work and the Advisor Products team.  

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Three New One-Hour Presentations For Advisors Monthly


The Financial Advisor Marketing Engine (FAME) has been improved yet again with the addition of three one-hour slide presentations for advisors every month. Transcripts of two presentations about investing and one about financial planning are available in the Advisor Products Marketing Dashboard.

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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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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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