The Signal: 5 Must-Reads For Financial Advisors – Dec. 13 Edition

by on December 13, 2013

This week: The economic trends of 2013 and the high-flying markets have many people fretting about a financial “end of days,” but you probably don’t want to be putting all your wealth into gold bars.

Why Clients Fire Their Advisors

“Talk to me,” could be the refrain of almost every investor who fires an advisor and goes in search of a new one.

Most Important Economic Stories in 2013 in 44 Graphs

A record year for stocks, but wages continue to lag behind.

Is a Financial Apocalypse Coming?

And should you buy as much gold as you can? No, says this keen observer of TEOTWAWKI* literature. (*TEOTWAWKI = “The end of the world as we know it”.)

Ten Books That Can Change Your Life

They also make for good gift ideas.

Can You Tell the Difference Between Modern Art and Paintings by Toddlers?

This is way harder than you think, but fun. Try the test then share it with a friend.


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