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What advisers can take away from Google's annual i/o conference
A vision of how good virtual conferences — and possibly even prospect and client meetings — might look in the future.
What's now and what's next for Morgan Stanley's new trade tool
Trade Flow Insights provides brokers with across-the-board product sales data and insights about those who bought them.
Some secrets of social networking pros
Secrets to social media success tailored to financial advisers, straight from the experts. Be ready to make a time commitment, apply your smarts and provide valued content.
Need a social-media maven? Try your intern
Not sure what to instruct your intern to do at the office? Make him or her your social-media critic.
Financial firms using LinkedIn for content more than jobs
Financial service providers that have embraced social media increasingly are posting content on LinkedIn to communicate with clients and attract new customers.
The Takeaway: Bernanke says the play date needs to end
Portfolio What the S&P vs Gold may say about a New Age of America. ( Charts etc ) Michael Santoli sees echoes of 1995 in the market's behavior this year. I wasn't around then, was listening to a ton of Wu-Tang in a dorm room, so I'll take his word for it. ( Unexpected Returns ) Guys, Bernanke
Need expert — but cheap — advice on social networking? Talk to your intern
Vast storehouse of Twitter and Facebook knowledge on tap; 'it's the world young people live in'
Mining LinkedIn for rollover assets
There are very few financial advisers who aren't looking to capture additional assets. One of the quickest ways to identify some of these assets is, quite literally, at your fingertips.
The Takeaway: Oakmark is winning and Buffett is tweeting
Portfolio The May issue of the Mutual Fund Observer is out and includes: Oakmark alumni being such amazing managers and three messages from Rob Arnott. ( Mutual Fund Observer ) On the absurdity of Sell in May, defensive stock valuations and other items that may stick in your craw. I don't know what
Finect: They have built it (more or less). Will advisers come?
With the launch of Finect into beta, there is a new wrinkle — a new subspecies, really — in the social-media network options for financial services companies. | INTV: Davis talks Finect.
Internet searches can reveal which way the market is headed
New research shows that Google search results can predict movements in the market. Jeff Benjamin discusses.
BrokerCheck link dashed
Finra yanks proposal that would have required reps to post link to database on their web sites, social media pages
More advisers stay in touch by tweeting
Financial advisers are warming up to social media. More advisers are jumping onto Twitter and using social-networking platforms to communicate news and information to clients, according to a new survey from American Century Investments. About 34% of advisers have Twitter accounts, an increase from
Street appeal: Motif Investing attracts the interest of Goldman Sachs
Motif Investing has raised an additional $25 million in Series C financing from a number of investors, including, for the first time, Goldman Sachs & Co.Goldman's undisclosed investment in the firm joined existing investors including Foundation Capital, Ignition Partners and Norwest Venture
The Takeaway: Now coming to the main stage - emerging markets!
PortfolioJeff Gundlach unveiled his new short idea today at the DoubleLine luncheon: ( Barron's )Emerging markets may finally participate in the rally after drastic underperformance. ( Global Macro Monitor )Even the best managers in history have a surprisingly low margin of market outperformance
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