It’s often easy to make New Year’s resolutions, but much harder to keep them once the ball drops. As January approaches, many advisors are thinking about what they want to accomplish in the New Year—whether business or personal. Here are a few.
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It’s easy to estimate the out-of-pocket expenses of setting up your own shop. It’s harder, but more important, to predict the opportunity costs....More
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All I want to know is how do they handle placement once you are accepted? Are you put in a local branch to where you live? Will they place you an hour away from home? I know there are a couple week long training sessions in St. Louis, but just curious what placement is like once you are accepted into the program....More
I have been with my current bank brokerage firm for almost 10 years.
After ignoring recruiting calls for years I decided to see what was out there.
I've been offered by WFA 60% of my trailing 12 as an upfront forgivble loan and a back end bonus of about 40% if I hit my current production numbers in the first two years.
For those who have transitioned I'd appreciate any valuable feedback.
For several years the FINRA enforcement arm grew bigger and bigger. Its staff increased. The number of actions increased. The number of fines increased. The number of bars and suspensions increased. And the number of litigations/arbitrations was on the rise. Last year, however, appears to have finally fared better for the brokers. What do those numbers mean?...More