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All-Time Highs Are Historically Bullish

The Big Picture

A quick note to answer this question: What happens after markets make a new all-time high (after a year w/o one)? Check out the table above, via Warren Pies. He spoke with Batnick and Josh earlier this month. Going back to 1954, markets are always higher one year later – the only exception was 2007. That was after housing had peaked, subprime mortgages were defaulting, and the great financial crisis was about to start.

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Thursday links: lost decades

Abnormal Returns

Japan The Nikkei 225 has reach an all-time high for the first time since year-end 1989. (axios.com) Just a reminder the Nikkei is still below its high on a real basis. (klementoninvesting.substack.com) ETFs Higher short term yield have been a tailwind for the innovative Alpha Architect 1-3 Month Box ETF ($BOXX). (bloomberg.com) The ECB isn't crazy about spot Bitcoin ETFs.

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Top clicks this week on Abnormal Returns

Abnormal Returns

Also on the site At a certain age it's time to just say no to more stuff. (abnormalreturns.com) There is no holy grail in investing. (abnormalreturns.com) It may take time, but markets eventually work. (abnormalreturns.com) Top clicks this week A look at five new finance books including "The Trading Game" by Gary Stevenson. (axios.com) Why you should diversify internationally.

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (February 17-18)

Nerd's Eye View

Enjoy the current installment of "Weekend Reading For Financial Planners" – this week's edition kicks off with the news that a study from Cerulli Associates indicates a lack of fee transparency represents a significant hurdle for many investors when considering working with a financial advisor. Which suggests that while advisors might be hesitant to publish their fees on their website before being able to meet face-to-face with prospects, doing so (and linking the fees to the value proposi

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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What’s Driving the Stock Market Returns?

A Wealth of Common Sense

There’s a cohort of people who think the stock market is rigged. They assume it’s a casino where only certain people win and everyone else loses. Or everything is manipulated by the Fed and the results are fake. If it weren’t for the bailouts or falling interest rates or government spending or the Taylor Swift Eras Tour, the whole house of cards would collapse.

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10 Weekend Reads

The Big Picture

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • NFL Succession Crisis Forces Teams to Let Private Equity In : Once treated as heirlooms, pro football franchises are now billion-dollar businesses, and a new class of investors is circling. ( Bloomberg ) • Boeing is a wake-up call : America’s businesses gambled that ‘greed is good.’ Now they’re losing that bet, big time. ( Business Insider ) • Offic

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Podcast links: the end of globalization

Abnormal Returns

The biz Podcasting now makes up some 50% of Slate's revenues. (semafor.com) Why audio companies are still laying off workers. (axios.com) Don't forget that modern podcasts are businesses, big businesses. (youtube.com) Economy Justin Carbonneau and Jack Forehand talk all things inflation with Cullen Roche. (youtube.com) Sean Illing talks with Brad Delong, author of "Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century" about the end of the globalization wave.

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FinCEN’s New 2024 Requirement For State-Registered RIAs (And Other Small Businesses) To Report Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI)

Nerd's Eye View

In 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act, which, for the first time, required small business entities such as LLCs and corporations to report identifying information on their "beneficial owners" (i.e., those who own at least 25% of, or who otherwise exercise substantial control over the business). The law's provisions became effective on January 1, 2024, and so many small businesses – including a good number of RIA firms – will be required to submit a Beneficial Owners

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Your 401(k) Will Be Gone Within a Decade

Advisor Perspectives

If you are among the 56% of US workers with a retirement plan, I have some bad news for you: Your 401(k) will be gone in 10 years, tops. Not the money, thank goodness — Americans have trillions of dollars in these accounts, and there is an entire industry built around them — but the plans themselves.

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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Adjusted for Risk: Opportunities Await Advisors to Enhance Client Relationships Through Security and Privacy

Wealth Management

BUNKR co-founder and CEO Kurt Long talks about the evolution of the wealth management space and how the relationship between advisor and client is becoming tighter.

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MiB: Bill Dudley, NY Fed Chief

The Big Picture

 This week, we speak with Bill Dudley , former president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York , where he also served as vice chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee. He was executive vice president of the Markets Group at the New York Fed, where he also managed the System Open Market Account.

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Saturday links: groundwater depletion

Abnormal Returns

EVs How automakers and buyers got out of sync in the EV space. (wsj.com) Hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever (vox.com) This indoor EV charging station will make you envious. (insidehook.com) Autos Higher income countries invest more in road safety. (vox.com) Why autonomous vehicles are not here yet. (theverge.com) Rivian ($RIVN) owners are pretty happy with their purchases.

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#FA Success Ep 373: Transitioning To Launch A New RIA By Taking On Passive Investors For Startup Capital, With Ben Hockema

Nerd's Eye View

Welcome back to the 373rd episode of the Financial Advisor Success Podcast ! My guest on today's podcast is Ben Hockema. Ben is the Founder of Illuminate Wealth Management, an RIA based in Barrington, Illinois that oversees $100M in assets under management for 55 client households. What's unique about Ben, though, is that he spent 13 years successfully working his way up the career track at a growing advisory firm, starting as an intern and eventually making partner… only to realize within

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Finding “The One:” The Ultimate Guide to Selecting Financial Software

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

As finance and accounting practitioners, you are expected to complete daily operations as well as to manage next generation tools and resources to support a business that is growing in complexity. Having the right software can be critical in juggling and meeting those high expectations. The path to the right software, however, is paved with challenging decisions.

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On the Persistence of Growth and Value Stocks

Alpha Architect

While analysts underwrite high growth for companies that have grown quickly and slow growth for companies that have grown slowly in the past, a large body of evidence demonstrates that reversion to the mean of both positive and negative abnormal earnings growth is the norm. On the Persistence of Growth and Value Stocks was originally published at Alpha Architect.

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JPMorgan's Exit From Climate Group Sparks 'Greenhushing' Debate

Wealth Management

After the bank’s asset-management arm said it was leaving Climate Action 100+, investors are questioning if this means money managers are growing fearful of anti-ESG backlash.

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At the Money: Why Self-Insight Is So Important  

The Big Picture

At the Money: David Dunning professor of psychology at the University of Michigan (January 10, 2024) How well do you understand yourself? For investors, it is an important question. We’re co-conspirators in self-deception and this prevents us from having accurate self-knowledge. This does not lead to good results in the markets. Full transcript below. ~~~ About this week’s guest: David Dunning is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan.

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Adviser links: helping clients feel secure

Abnormal Returns

Podcasts Peter Lazaroff dives deeper into equity compensation with Derek Jess of Plancorp. (peterlazaroff.com) Why older women are saying no to marriage, largely for money reasons. (washingtonpost.com) Daniel Crosby offers another sneak preview of an essay from his upcoming book, "The Soul of Wealth." (standarddeviationspod.com) Trends The wealth management industry is going to be slammed with demand.

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Transforming Lending: Understanding the Power of Digital Platforms

Digital platforms can provide you with plenty of solutions, yet many are still intimidated by them. It's time to end that worry and embrace what could make a major difference for your bank. Understanding how they work and how to best utilize them for your banks is key toward success. In this article, Biz2X breaks down all things digital platforms, including the many advantages of embracing them.

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Highlights From The 2024 T3 Advisor Conference

Nerd's Eye View

The 2024 Technology Tools for Today (T3) Advisor Conference, held last month in Las Vegas, Nevada, featured a large gathering of financial advisors and representatives from across the fintech industry. Hosted by Joel Bruckenstein and his team from T3 Consulting, the conference focused heavily on the relationship between financial advice and its accompanying fintech, covering everything from how AI and other tech developments are changing the advisor landscape in unprecedented ways to the importa

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Get the Big Things Right

The Irrelevant Investor

I did something dumb and irrational with my investments last week. Before I embarrass myself, let me say that I get the big things right, and it’s the big things that matter. I have a mortgage on a house that I can afford. My car situation, while not great and will expound on in a separate post, is fine. Let’s talk about my investments. I max out my 401(k) and don’t play any games in that account.

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401(k) Real Talk Episode 94: February 21, 2024

Wealth Management

Open, honest and candid discussion on a DC year-end results, Pontera's deal with Captrust, Michael Kitces on the DOL rule, EBSA recoveries and the awakening of plan sponsors.

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2024 Aston Martin Vantage

The Big Picture

Over the past few years, my automotive focus has been drawn from achingly beautiful classic cars , toward something newer: Hybrids, EVs, and assorted new technologies. I like to keep current, and that means tracking recent trends and developments in the automotive industry. But when the most beautiful car I have seen in decades comes along — and has a beastly 656+ HP — well, I revert to my default petrolhead status and drool something that sounds like arghgeghh … The photos are

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Banking on Loyalty: Holistic Financial Advice for Unparalleled Business Growth

Speaker: Joe Buhrmann, MBA, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC® Senior Financial Planning Practice Management Consultant eMoney Advisor

During an era of evolving consumer preferences, the banking sector is undergoing a profound shift. As customers continue to broaden their perspectives, banking professionals must support their customers' financial wellness by providing holistic financial advice that aligns with individual goals and circumstances. Without adapting, financial institutions will find that loyalty may crumble amid uncertainty.

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Wednesday links: selling certainty

Abnormal Returns

Markets The list of Europe's biggest stocks are filled with pharma companies. (euronews.com) Hedge funds have been underweight the Magnificent Seven. (ft.com) Strategy Certainty sells. Nuance is what matters. (downtownjoshbrown.com) Don't invest in alternatives unless you are in it for the long run. (morningstar.com) Private equity Private equity distributions are way off their highs.

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Market Commentary: Late February Bumps are Normal

Carson Wealth

Welcome to Late February The S&P 500 fell slightly last week, and it’s fair to say the market was due. The shift comes on the heels of the index being higher 14 out of 15 weeks while gaining more than 20% over that period for the first time in history. In other words, a pause is perfectly normal. Stocks fell slightly last week, but after the S&P 500 gained more than 20% in 15 weeks, consolidation is to be expected.

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Feb 16th COVID Update: Weekly Deaths Decreased

Calculated Risk

Note: Mortgage rates are from MortgageNewsDaily.com and are for top tier scenarios. Due to changes at the CDC, weekly cases are no longer updated. For deaths, I'm currently using 4 weeks ago for "now", since the most recent three weeks will be revised significantly. Hospitalizations have more than tripled from a low of 5,150 in June 2023, however, they have declined sharply from around 30,000 early this year.

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12 Investment Must Reads This Week

Wealth Management

Ethereum prices are rising with the anticipation that spot ETFs could emerge in the space. Opportunity Zone fundraising waned in 2023, according to data from Novogradac. These are among the investment must reads we found this week for wealth advisors.

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The Blueprint for a Customer-Centric Digital Lending Experience

Creating a winning digital lending experience requires plenty of focus on the needs of customers and more. Biz2X Chief Product Officer Aaron Traub covers everything from how to create such an experience, areas to hone in on, pitfalls to avoid, and plenty more in this insightful article. Discover how to utilize new technology without alienating existing customers, what to emphasize when working on your platform, and how to utilize the data at your disposal while not becoming overly reliant on it.

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Do What You Say You Will and Be Who You Say You Are

NAIFA Advisor Today

Glenn Crawford is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) and a licensed insurance agent holding a Series 65 Investment Advisor Representative distinction. His mission is to support better financial outcomes for clients by educating, enabling, and empowering them to make sound decisions about their financial well-being. Glenn has also dedicated a significant part of his practice to advising clients on the financial aspects of divorce.

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Understanding the Engulfing Candle Pattern: How to Trade & Types

Trade Brains

Engulfing Candle Pattern: Candlestick patterns are a basic yet important aspect of technical analysis that provides us with an insight into the potential trend in the price of the security. Among these patterns, the engulfing candle pattern is one of the significant patterns that help us identify the reversals in the market. In this article, we will understand what engulfing pattern looks like and how traders can use this pattern to identify the reversals in the market.

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Realtor.com Reports Active Inventory UP 13.9% YoY; New Listings up 9.5% YoY

Calculated Risk

Realtor.com has monthly and weekly data on the existing home market. Here is their weekly report: Weekly Housing Trends View — Data Week Ending February 10, 2024 • Active inventory increased, with for-sale homes 13.9% above year ago levels. For a 14th consecutive week, active listings registered above prior year level, which means that today’s home shoppers have more homes to choose from that aren’t already in the process of being sold.

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