The Signal: 5 Must-Reads for Financial Advisors – March 14 Edition

by on March 14, 2014

This week: Are we close to a market top? And how does Buffet do it? And does oxytocin make us more generous with our money? Check out these must-read articles to find out.

How Market Tops Get Made

According to Barry Ritholtz, a convincing case can be made that “this bull market still has a ways to go before it tops out.”

Have Researchers Uncovered Buffett’s Secret?

Buffett has outperformed every stock and mutual fund on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis over the last 30 years. But no one is really sure why.

Why do we spend? What science says about our personal finances

No matter how much money people have, they associate happiness with wanting about three times more. According to the research, money doesn’t buy happiness.

Financial Advisors Build Business with LinkedIn

In one year this advisor acquired 33 clients using LinkedIn, 24 of them are associated with life insurance totalling more than $15 million in coverage

Tesla Takes on Car Dealers in a Fight to the Death

Not only is Telsa taking on the internal combustion engine, it’s taking on the entire distribution model for motor vehicles as we know it.


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