The Signal: 5 Must-Reads For Financial Advisors – Feb. 28 Edition

by on February 28, 2014

This week: Clients want perfection, then they whine about your fees. Well, striving for perfection is dangerous and you’re worth more than your fees. Plus, why does your probability of dying in a given day double every eight years?

The Perfectly Dangerous Thing Your Clients Want

“No diversified portfolio is full of winners all the time. Such an expectation isn’t just unrealistic—it’s nuts.” Yet, that is what clients seem to want.

The Value of an Advisor Is Still More Than 1%

Russell Investments does the math and your 1% fee turns out to be a great deal for your clients.

@GSElevator Tattletale Exposed

The notoriously engaging Twitter handle @GSElevator has been exposed and he’s not a Goldman employee. The good news: Goldman is lifting their ban on conversations in elevators.

Am I Going to Die this Year? A Mathematical Puzzle

We know death is approaching, but why does it like the number eight?

Business Cliches Lazy Bosses Love to Use

You’ve heard these before. Maybe you have a boss that uses them. Maybe you use them yourself.


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