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We are excited to share a collection of relevant, timely, and insightful articles that can help you grow and strengthen your business. TD Ameritrade and leading industry experts will be contributing their unique perspectives on the challenges and opportunities that RIAs are facing today. Thank you for joining our community and we look forward to connecting with you!

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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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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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