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

AdvoKate: Where you start the race matters

While it’s been a few weeks since we wrapped up this year’s National LINC, there’s one voice I can hear as if she’s still right in front of me. We had the pleasure and privilege to hear Viola Davis, award-winning actress of film, television and theater, share her personal, powerful story of overcoming adversity and preconceived restrictions.

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Forecasting Price Targets with Fibonacci Drawings

Most people involved in the financial markets have probably heard of Fibonacci retracements, or at least the general term Fibonaccis.  But Fibonaccis can be a lot like modern art, Bitcoin, or CrossFit; it sounds cool but they don’t necessarily understand it.  I mean try saying it out loud – fih-boh-nah-chee – see? Fun.

Others may have even drawn a few on their charts to help identify upcoming support but still don’t quite know how to read it.  We’ll take a look at how it’s done and why it works, but we’ll also take it a step further and use multiple drawings on the same chart to increase the probabilities of finding the right levels.

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  • by Scott Collins
  • Director, Brokerage Independence, TD Ameritrade Institutional

It’s Time to Take Off the Training Wheels

Day in and day out, I talk to advisors about making the move to the independent registered investment advisor (“RIA”) channel. I’ve seen advisors from all different backgrounds and business models make the transition to the independent RIA model and never look back.

The momentum toward the independent RIA channel doesn’t show signs of slowing down, thanks in part to constant disruption in the independent broker-dealer (“IBD”) world:

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