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Ken Fisher’s Foul Comments Get Him Banned From Tiburon Events

Tiburon Strategic Advisors has banned Ken Fisher from participating in future events after the financial advisor made sexist comments during a recent Tiburon CEO Summit. So reports Fox Business News.

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Which Advisory Firm is Top Ranked?

The CNBC FA 100 ranking has selected Salem Investment Counselors as top dog followed by Montag & Caldwell, Dana Investment Advisors, Century Management Financial Advisors and NorthStar Asset Management. So reports CNBC.

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Schwab Captures $9B in Dynasty Financial Assets

Charles Schwab has captured custody assignments from five teams managing almost $9 billion in assets that have left wirehouses this year to open RIA practices with Dynasty Financial Partners. So reports Financial Planning.

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Supersavers Tend to Be Frugal

More than 40% of individuals who either have a high personal savings rate or make large retirement plan contributions say they drive older vehicles, live in modest homes, travel less than they prefer, and do DIY projects instead of hiring outside help, according to a recent survey by Principal. So reports Business Insider.

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Cambridge Investment Advisors Among 'Broker-Dealer of the Year' Winners

Investment Advisor magazine has selected Cambridge Investment Advisors as the 2019 Broker-Dealer of the Year for firms with more than 1,000 representatives while American Portfolios Financial Services won the top slot for firms with 500 to 999 reps. So reports Think Advisor.

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Trump Reverses Course on Additional Tax Cuts

After floating the idea of cutting the payroll tax, President Trump said he is no longer considering the option because the U.S. economy is already strong enough. So reports the Associated Press.

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AssetMark’s Stock Price is Steady After Strong IPO

AssetMark’s stock price popped approximately 22% to $25.45 after the TAMP went public in mid-July and its price has been trading in a range of $23.63 to $28.62. So reports RIABiz.

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Ladenburg Thalmann Buys Stake in Impact Investing Robo-Advisor

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, which is a network of 4,000 advisors, has invested an undisclosed sum in Newday Financial Technologies, which is an impact investing robo-advisor. So reports ThinkAdvisor.

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Small Investors Should Embrace Advice-Only Advisors

Fee-only advisors are preferable to commission-based advisors, but may be unwilling to take on smaller investors, so advice-only professionals may be the best solution for individuals with limited wealth. So reports Forbes.

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Voodoo-Embracing Advisor Gets 20-Year Jail Sentence

Dawn Bennett, a high-profile advisor who reportedly dabbled in voodoo-style witchcraft, will serve a 20-year jail term for running a $20 million Ponzi scam. So reports Financial Planning.

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