Donald Trump Illiteracy

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AdvisorCentral Top 2015 Stories

Top Stories 2015AdvisorCentral was created to keep advisors informed about investments, the markets and the economy. Every week AdvisorCentral posts analysis and market insight into tactical investing from CMG Capital Management Group CEO Steve Blumenthal, backed by the CMG research and portfolio management team.  See here for top 2015 posts on AdvisorCentral. . Want to get an email every Monday morning with the top stories from AdvisorCentral? Sign up here.

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Financial Advisor IQGoogle Tweak Reminds FAs to Get Mobile-Friendly

A change next month in how websites will show up in some Google searches could signal an opportunity for financial advisors to stand out from competitors in an increasingly mobile world, writes Thomas Coyle in Financial Advisor IQ. Excerpt:

Mark Rose counsels FAs to be sure their websites are mobile-friendly — in the name of plain utility as much as to conform to search-engine criteria. “You need to be seen on all three: PCs, tablets and phones,” he says. “It’s simply necessary” — and a potential competitive advantage over rivals who aren’t readily viewable on an iPhone or Android device.

In this sense, he thinks the news from Google may persuade advisors with old-line websites to join the mobile age. “That can be hard to do, especially if the website is only three years old and they think it should last seven,” Rose says.

Fortunately, while website design can set an advice firm back from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, not all sites will need a complete overhaul. “Some, you can make mobile-compatible,” says Rose — in fact, Google has a how-to for such cases. “But sometimes you just have to do it all over.”

See the full story in Financial Advisor IQ.

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Bad Bad HootSuite

Bad Bad Hoot SuiteI love HootSuite. I’ve been using it for years. It manages all my social media outlets very nicely and effectively. I pay $5.99 a month for the Premium version. Most everything was cool with HootSuite. Why did they have to screw it up?

Now they can choose content for you, and set it up to automatically Tweet for you. You too can become a Tweeting dummy and spam your audience with “relevant” Tweets many of which, I find, are completely irrelevant.  I know HootSuite’s intention. They want to make it easy for you and they want to increase involvement with their service. This is a “Beta” that I hope fails.

Think about this: Read or at least scan the links on Tweets before you re-Tweet. Take the time to engage, rather than simply pass along. Add something to the conversation rather than blah, blah, blah, Tweet, Tweet, Tweet.

Oh yeah – Make sure you re-Tweet this.

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Steve Blumenthal in Forbes

Forbes logoCMG Capital Management Group CEO Steve Blumenthal initiated his monthly analysis of the Zweig Bond Model in Forbes. See Zweig Bond Model Remains Bullish.

Created in the mid 1980’s by famed investor Marty Zweig, the Zweig Bond Model’s objective is to invest in bonds with longer maturities when interest rates are declining (a good environment for bond investments) and to invest in shorter-term instruments when interest rates are rising (a bad environment for bond investments).

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Trouble At Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha logoSeeking Alpha, the popular and respected online financial community, has been dumped by Yahoo Finance. In an awkward missive to the legions of Seeking Alpha aficionados, Eli Hoffman, SA’s Editor-in-Chief, says that this is actually good news for SA contributors and followers. Why? SA will now pay contributors more, while not having to pay Yahoo Finance for traffic.

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Twitter gets serious about content marketing

Twitter is ascending, with new, impressive content marketing applications. Time to Tweep up. See Digital Intelligence Today.

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tastytrade ascends

tastytrade crew (left to right) Woody Ma, Kristi Ross, Tom SosnoffA huge shout out to Tom, Kristi, Woody, Beth and the entire growing tastytrade crew in Chicago for their two recent awards, plus a new joint venture, and a new studio to house growing media production capabilities. tastytrade, the world’s fastest growing online financial media company, was honored as the 2013 People’s Choice by Chicago Innovation Awards, recognizing the company’s groundbreaking work in financial media and technology.

30,000 votes were tallied for 100 finalists for People’s Choice (out of 562 nominations), and tastytrade emerged on top. tastytrade was also awarded the Gold in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards competition for the most innovative small company in North America.

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