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  1. Retirement Plan Riddles and Stumpers

    When is the same distribution both required and not required, and other tax-related enigmas.

  2. Is This Time Different for Value Investors?

    Jeremy Grantham broaches the subject.

  3. Creating a Structured Tax-Review Process

    Systematically reviewing your clients' tax returns can uncover additional financial planning opportunities and build a stronger relationship with their CPAs.

  4. For the Future of Financial Advice, Look to Mutual Funds

    Like it or not, the cost wars are coming.

  5. Do Active Funds Belong in the 'Too Hard' Pile?

    Investors should quit assuming choosing an active fund is easy (or just quit), writes Morningstar’s Jeff Ptak.

  6. Fiduciaries, Look to the Law of Trusts as Your Guide

    The legislative history of ERISA explains that the law governing qualified retirement plans is tied closely to trust investment law.

  7. 'Animal Spirits' and Business Cycles

    Emotions and behavior can affect economic output as much as, if not more than, core economic factors.

  8. Gaining Clients With Tax Return Reviews

    Advisors can set themselves apart by showing investors how to save money.

  9. Passive and Team-Managed Funds Prove More Inclusive

    Women have better odds of running funds in growing parts of the industry.

  10. Slow Progress on a Very Long Arc

    Women make small gains in an industry that needs them.

  11. A Hurricane of Disintermediation

    Advisors, mutual fund managers are in a dangerous season.

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