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  • by Clint Cowles, CMT

Breadth-taking views of the market’s health

Technical analysis offers a wide range of options to analyze the strength of a market trend. Many use price action and indicators, but when it comes to analyzing the strength of an index, it is helpful to look at the breadth underlying that index. This will help analyze how the stocks within the index are performing. It is particularly valuable at a potential market top, since many of the smaller companies in an index may start struggling before the larger companies. However, since the larger companies hold more weight in the index, its price can still show an uptrend.

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  • by Skip Schweiss
  • President, TD Ameritrade Trust Company
    Managing Director of Advisor Advocacy & Industry Affairs

Learn more about the SEC’s proposed advice standards

Hard to believe it’s been more than 13 years since TD Waterhouse submitted a comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission expressing its concerns about the “Merrill Lynch Rule,” which allowed brokers to charge fees for brokerage accounts yet not answer to fiduciary obligations under the ‘40 Act.

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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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