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OUR VALUE (yes I"m yelling it out) Commented on: 10 years ago (September 20, 2006)

dude wrote:
Thank you TJC.  Your posts continue to make this board worthwhile to participate in.  Your words have been an antidote to the 'white noise' that seems to dominate this...

ACAT humor Commented on: 10 years ago (September 20, 2006)

If you make a statement like, "...happy with 8% a year...." you are a liar
and should be drummed out of the business.
Have you never heard that you cannot make statements...

Reform the NASD! Commented on: 10 years ago (September 20, 2006)

I agree completely, but I also feel that some of the blame has to fall on those who are fleeced. 
Blame the victim? Yeah, there's a defense strategy.

Janney Montgomery fallout? Commented on: 10 years ago (September 19, 2006)

JMS is a company in transition. Management keeps cutting payouts to keep their bosses at Penn Mutual happy. Local management is extremely inconsistant. I know of three producers who quit because...

Client Reviews Commented on: 10 years ago (September 19, 2006)

Knows Wall St. wrote:
I agree, that's a good outline of what needs to be covered--I suggest that you're on thin ice talking about estate planning unless you know your stuff.

Scorecard for rookies Commented on: 10 years ago (September 5, 2006)

Contacts are what count. Don't forget to keep track of that MOST IMPORTANT lost art of all lost arts, closes. You know, the part of the presentation where you ask the prospect/client to do...

buying a book Commented on: 10 years ago (September 5, 2006)

NASD Newbie wrote:
joedabrkr wrote:I have bought many books over the years, and found them to be a very good experience.  Lately I've bought most of them on Amazon as you can order them...

Importance or Help of Ivy League Degree Commented on: 10 years ago (September 1, 2006)

This biz is first and foremost a down and dirty sales job. Those who succeed are those who get that and are willing to get dirty in the trenches. It's the person, their work ethic,...

New here and have a question Commented on: 10 years ago (August 31, 2006)

Indyone wrote:
Certainly with a college degree in economics and some unrelated sales experience, you have a very good chance of breaking into the business, assuming you do a reasonable job...

Newly Hired at SB! Commented on: 10 years ago (August 31, 2006)

FA trainee, congratulations.
Opie hit it on the head. get some rest, you're going to need it.
SB, an excellent firm.

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