I just finished sending to my subscribers a report on the recent TD Ameritrade Conference -- Colin Powell on today's political and geopolitical environment, Jeremy Siegel on the current state of the stock market, some upbeat economic forecasts, and a truly remarkable presentation at the end by a National Geographic photographer, who basically said his philosophy of life is to look for what's right in any situation, fall in love with the world, and look for not one right answer to your challenges, but a first one, then a second one, a third and so on. It was one of the most transformative talks I've seen in a long time -- and the photographs were pretty remarkable too.
Looking back on the subjects that I've broached so fa in this spacer, the most popular, by far, was whether there should be a fiduciary standard for some advisors, and a suitability standard for others, and where we should draw that line. Second place: who are the real financial planners, which, based on the comments in the discussion forum, seems to be a related topic in the minds of many advisors. (You can join the "one standard or two" discussion here and the "real planner" conversation here.)
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