Four Qualities OSJs Should Look for in Broker-Dealer Relationships

By Clive Slovin Lately, there’s been increased focus on the rise of offices of supervisory jurisdiction or OSJs – organizations that were originally created to provide independent advisors added scale by helping to manage the growing number of compliance obligations our industry has faced in recent years. Over the years, however, the role of the…

Four Qualities OSJs Should Look for in Broker-Dealer Relationships

By Clive Slovin Lately, there’s been increased focus on the rise of offices of supervisory jurisdiction or OSJs – organizations that were originally created to provide independent advisors added scale by helping to manage the growing number of compliance obligations our industry has faced in recent years. Over the years, however, the role of the…

Open Enrollment for Medicare

Contributed by Lewis J. Walker, CFP® This column is of interest to anyone on Medicare, about to apply for Medicare as you approach your 65th birthday, or have a loved one on Medicare. Medicare Open Enrollment season is upon us, from October 15 to December 10, 2016. Understanding and action is called for! All persons…

Dow 43,000: Good News or Bad?

Contributed by Lewis J. Walker, CFP®   The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 3rd quarter 2016 at 18,308, the S&P 500 Index at 2,168. Writing in Forbes magazine (10/4/16), investment strategist and columnist William Baldwin offered his forecast for 2036, opining that “stocks will do fairly well.” His targets: Dow at 43,000; S&P 500, 5,000,…