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Ron Pechtimaldjian
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Bill Gross' new zombie TV show: the "Walking Fed." +ThinkAdvisor +Bill Winterberg +Marty Morua +Marie Swift 
 
Bil Gross says "zombies" are roaming the economy thanks to low interest rates 
“Low interest rates are not the cure — they are part of the problem,” Gross writes in his latest outlook.
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Here are a few things Bill predicted:

In 2011, he famously called for an exit on Treasuries.
In 2012, he called the "cult of equities dead."
In 2013, he said stocks would be low 4-5% single digit returners.

In 2011, Treasuries continued to run far higher, prompting an apology from Gross to his clients — many of whom he had taken out of Treasuries and for whom he'd caused tremendous underperformance.

In 2012 equities ran up sharply in 2012, with the S&P 500 finishing the year 13.41% higher than when it started.

In 2013, adding insult to injury, the S & P had its best year in 16 years!!!

Thanks for sharing this post +Ron Pechtimaldjian and YES....Bill is not a dummy. He's one of the smartest speakers I've ever seen....but.......... he hasn't got the best crystal-ball predictions record :-/  
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I'm all in then--except I have to wait another 15-20 years. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua 
 
Harold Evensky used to shun annuities—but now sees them as vital for retirement 
‘Father of financial planning’ tells ThinkAdvisor about why he changed his mind on annuities and how investors can ensure they’re getting fiduciary advice
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Here's some good advice you wouldn't normally get from an advisor: Don't forget that looong messy part of life before retirement.
 
Maybe You Shouldn't Be Maxing Out Your 401k Contributions (Yet)

Maxing out your retirement account is usually a good call. However, if you're doing so without creating an emergency fund and assessing your cash flow first, you could be setting yourself up for a future mess.

#401k   #retirementplanning   #financialplanning  
Maxing out your retirement account is great, but you need to establish an emergency fund and assess your cash flow first. This helps avoid messy situations.
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+Marty Morua thanks very much for your kind words about the podcast! Much appreciated. Also, +Ron Pechtimaldjian thanks to you for sharing! 
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Finke goes on to say this is "insane" to treat the elderly this way. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua +Michael Kitces +Bill Winterberg
 
An industry without #fiduciary protections preys on the elderly, Michael Finke says.
The biggest risk to a retiree’s portfolio is a decline in cognitive ability, not a bear market
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Great. And I was just getting used to not expecting 6%. "No one should expect returns of 5%" RA Insights' Chris Brightman tells advisors. +ThinkAdvisor
 
Chris Brightman calls for advisors to lower client expectations.
At Research Affiliates’ event, Chris Brightman calls for advisors to lower client expectations
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Oh, right. That loooong period before retirement. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua +Amy McIlwain
 
+XY Planning Network co-founder Alan Moore says many advisors are too focused on retirement
XY Planning Network co-founder Alan Moore talks with ThinkAdvisor about his generation, his monthly fee model, and why many advisors are too focused on retirement
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Will these fees finally go away? Investors sure don't benefit from them. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua +Brendan Mullooly +Brent Hunsberger +Bill Winterberg
 
The SEC is reviewing the entire spectrum of 12b-1 fees 
Conflicts in the asset management industry are also a hot topic at DC Bar event
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+Ron Pechtimaldjian +ThinkAdvisor with so many no-load funds and ETFs to choose from, I can't believe funds with 1% 12b-1 fees aren't obsolete at this point. 
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Dang Robot Wars. I assume next Robo-Advisor will be a Terminator-based platform, designed to destroy rivals. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua +Bill Winterberg +Brendan Mullooly
 
Robo-advising competitors throw punches at Schwab's new platform 
The gloves have come off in the rock ’em, sock ’em field of robo-advice
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Things are getting very catty in the robo-advisor world, over a cash allocation of all things. I think new innovations in the advisory space are always interesting to observe and learn from. You can observe a lot just by watching. 
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Answer: A catapult that launches bears--duh.
 
What is a Bearish Catapult?

Tim explains the bearish catapult on this week's +Mullooly Asset Management video. This is an interesting point and figure pattern.

#PnF   #pointandfigure   #technicalanalysis   #investing  
The bearish catapult is a negative point and figure pattern that involves the triple and double bottom patterns.
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The name definitely speaks for itself! 
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I think El-Erian has the right take over the nay-sayers. Given the economic environment were in, this is pretty darn good. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua +Mike Patton 
 
El-Erian: The "wow jobs report" sets stage for a rate hike 
Allianz economist calls wage growth and participation rate ‘blemishes,’ focusing instead on the beauty of 12 consecutive months of significant jobs growth
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The past week I've read several articles quoting really sharp analysts saying rate hikes by June. Other economists say sooner and yet others say 2016. This week one Fed President said no sooner than 2016. Damn! Who do I believe +Ron Pechtimaldjian :-/
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Huh? The banks are hoarding treasuries?  Can you please just give me some of your cash and I'll store it under my mattress. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua 
 
U.S. banks hoard $2 trillion of ultra-safe #bonds 
Stash may indicate recovery isn’t as far along as many think
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So you're saying I should become a Cybog-visor--half human advisor, half robo-advisor.
AutoPilot aims to provide advisors with their own private-label automated asset management engine
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Ron joined ThinkAdvisor in 2010 and is its executive editor. Previously, he was a staff editor at The New York Times News Service for 18 years
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Ron joined ThinkAdvisor in 2010 and is its executive editor. Previously, he was a staff editor at The New York Times News Service for 18 years, editing TimesDigest, a daily digest of the paper distributed worldwide, and International Weeklies, a distilled broadsheet version of The Times included in foreign- and English-language papers across the globe.

Prior to working at The Times, he owned and operated Multi Vision Productions, a video production company in Washington, D.C., where he directed and edited a cable TV news magazine show called "Focal Point." Ron received a BS in Communications from University of Texas at Austin. He also attended University of London, studying Art, Architecture and Theater. Ron can be reached at rpechtimaldjian@summitpronets.com.

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