"This week's Barron cover piece is about the top 100 independent financial advisors."
You know Barrons also did a piece on the BCT study!
"Investors tend to split evenly on that question, half going with brokers, half going direct. But if a recent academic article is right, you might want to think twice before calling a broker."
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the site just opened... they are actively kicking out trolls. it is not the quantity of posts or posters, but quantity. The goal is a 24/7 forum without trolls.
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