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  • by Kate Healy
  • Managing Director, Generation Next, TD Ameritrade Institutional

AdvoKate: What we can do to increase diversity in financial planning

The RIA industry has continued to experience steady growth each year — and I can tell you, it’s not due to luck.

Individuals are looking for trusted financial advice more than ever and they want to work with someone they feel they can relate to. And right now, the RIA pool doesn’t look like the investors.

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Is King Dollar’s crown losing its luster?

Over the last two years, we have seen major changes in the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, unanticipated developments in U.S. fiscal policy reform and infrastructure plans, steady rises in U.S. Treasury yields, and tumultuous global geopolitical events. Yet these have largely been unable to sustain the 2013–2015 bull market in the U.S. dollar, which started after Ben Bernanke’s speech induced the infamous “taper tantrum.” In addition to the recent—and puzzling—inverse relationship between the  dollar and various fundamental factors, long-term charts suggest the dollar may be at risk of a notable decline as we approach 2019 and 2020.

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What’s happening in stocks? Let’s ask volatility.

We’ve been hearing a lot about the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) lately and how volatility is back in the stock market for 2018. That’s true to an extent, but is there enough fear in this market to tip the scales and bring back the bear? Let’s look at how its played out in the past.

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