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11 Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week (October 17-21)

Here's a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on IRIS.xyz , October 17-21, 2016. Click the headline to read the full article. Enjoy!

1. Did the DOL Create a Buyer's Market for Advisory Firms?

Thanks to the DOL, the number of 'for sale' signs on advisory practices is likely to escalate in the next 12 months, and for the first time in ages, there may be more sellers than buyers. - Bill Acheson

2. Filter Out Financial Market Noise by Using Objective Tools in Your Practice

With so much noise threatening to affect the financial markets - Brexit, the US Election, instability in the Middle East, and Wikileaks - how do you filter what really matters to you and your clients? - Nasdaq Global Indexes

3. Build or Buy? To Truly Modernize Your RIA Practice's Technology, Choose the Latter

The question in the headline is one that entrepreneurs across all industries ask themselves as their businesses grow and compete. - John Kirkpatrick

4. ETFs and Mutual Funds-It's Not an Either/or Decision

When the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) launched in 1993, it was anything but clear that these funds would take off, and at first they didn't. - Adam Patti

5. Investing in Gold? The Truth About Gold Miners

Year-to-date gold mining stocks have surged, with the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Gold & Silver Index ("gold miners") up over 110% as of September 23rd, setting off a new "gold rush" in the eyes of investors. - Maxwell Gold

6. What Your Finances Have in Common With Kim and the Donald

What do Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and you have in common financially? Let's connect the dots. Kardashian gets robbed in Paris at gunpoint of jewelry worth $10 million-plus. - Ross Levin

7. 5 Reasons to Stay Away From Dividend Investing

Unfortunately, the allure of dividend investing is worse than smoke and mirrors; it's downright propaganda. Regardless of whether dividend investing has been trending lately, it's not the foolproof retirement answer it's made out to be. - Jon Luskin

8. How to Fill Your Advisor Blog with Great Financial Content

The most obvious obstacle impacting financial advisors struggle with content creation is that they don't have a process. Advisors need a process to be better at producing expert financial content. - Kirk Lowe

9. The Wall of Worry: Fear Provides the Best Equity Buying Opportunity

Most investors have heard that "bull markets climb the wall of worry." It's a phrase that refers to when investors continue to buy even when there's a little (or a lot) to worry about. And it usually pays off. - George Guerin

10. 7 Mental Hacks FBI Agents Learn to Boost Their Confidence

On my first day at the FBI Academy, I didn't feel like a superhero. In fact, it wasn't until after four grueling months of being placed in dangerous and awkward situations that I built the self-confidence necessary for my career. - LaRae Quy

11. Five Easy Steps to Becoming a Leader in the Financial Services Arena

Leaders are made, not born and you certainly can put yourself in the position to become a leader in your industry. This will also raise your self-esteem, which will supercharge your motivation to prospect for new clients and raise your self-confidence in servicing your existing clients! - Dr. Jack Singer

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.