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Why Iraq went wrong. Commented on: 4 years ago (February 11, 2010)

I'm a veteran and I supported GW up until the last two years of his presidency. I feel that we were misled by our leaders, who proved to be incompetent. I hoped that the mission in Iraq would...

Top 5/Bottom 5 Indy BD Choices Commented on: 4 years ago (February 3, 2010)

Have any of you had any dealings with Centaurus?

30 Second Elevator Pitch Commented on: 4 years ago (February 2, 2010)

I have found that the title Financial Advisor means different things to different people. Some think I help them with debt consolidation, some think insurance or real estate. The title Investment...

EJ preferred fund families Commented on: 4 years ago (January 28, 2010)

I've used mostly American funds, with some Lord Abbett and Frank/Temp. I have sold mostly A-shares, but I am looking more at C shares to help overcome customer sticker shock and provide a livable...

Edward Jones worth it? Commented on: 4 years ago (January 28, 2010)

The best method is to find a legacy or goodnight with Jones. They will train better than anyone else. That's not necessarily a compliment, sine all training is piss poor, in my opinion. However,...

Edward Jones/MFS Commented on: 4 years ago (January 26, 2010)

I'm curious. If a segment 5 has $50,000,000 in A-share mutual funds, he makes about $50,000 per year in trails(10 basis points). How does he survive on that payout? Where do the big bucks come...

EJ Contract, 1 year no solicit Commented on: 4 years ago (January 25, 2010)

It's interesting how E/J attempts to "own" it's FA's book, all while actively soliciting transfer rep's. And E/J doesn't seem to mind the no-compete terms of those xfer contracts at all. Keep a...

Commission to Fee Based Commented on: 4 years ago (January 23, 2010)

Since Jones only has one fee based account, I'm looking at things like the Frank/Temp Moderate Target Fund, C share. Customers prefer the 1% commission, I prefer the 40bp trail over the 10bp on A...

Roth IRA conversion Commented on: 4 years ago (January 21, 2010)

I have a couple problems with Roth conversions. The first one is, what is the benefit to the FA? I know that is self centered, but we all need to pay the bills. The other question is what is the...

Bonds, Muni's and BAB's Commented on: 4 years ago (January 15, 2010)

I've been following this thread and several others on this blog. I want to thank you all for your comments. I've learned a lot here and I'm very impressed with your knowledge. I noticed a few of...

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