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Thursday, September 16, 2021
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Protecting Elderly Clients From Financial Abuse
Sources offer lessons learned from thousands of potential elder abuse investigations, highlighting red flags and revealing the harm that can befall clients; for example, those victimized by a loved one lose nearly three times as much on average to fraud or theft as those victimized by a stranger.
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Practice Progress: How to Lose a Client (or Not)—Lessons Learned From Unsuccessful Advisory Relationships
Julia Carlson and David J. Wright of Financial Freedom Wealth Management discuss how the loss of clients during the firm’s growth resulted in new opportunities for successes.   
Today’s Most Read
1. Experts Predict Major Growth in Retirement Coverage, Benefits
2. Why 529 Education Savings Plans Are More Valuable Than Ever
3. Advisers Recommend Fiduciary Outsourcing Services, Mostly for Small Plans
DOL, IRS and PBGC Call for Comments on Form 5500 Revisions
In addition to asking for input on the SECURE Act’s requirements and the current Form 5500, the DOL has published a notice of proposed changes to its implementation of regulations under Title I of ERISA.
Is Bond Fund Misclassification a Serious Problem?
PLANADVISER wades into the tricky and not uncontroversial topic of bond fund classification, or 'misclassification,' as it were.
PANC 2021: Explore the Agenda

Join us for a four-day live learning event crafted specifically for retirement plan advisers and designed to meet the moment. Attendees can earn continuing education (CE) credits* while engaging with leading experts in the retirement plan industry.

Virtual Event
Sept. 27 to 30

New WIPN Research Compares ‘Advocates’ and ‘Mentors’
Mentors are like gurus—they are critical sources of information and inspiration—but the group says a true workplace ‘advocate’ can do a lot more to help people from underrepresented groups succeed in the financial services industry.
CFP Board Partners With Two Firms to Establish Diversity-Focused Scholarship
The deadline to apply for a 2021 scholarship award is October 10, 2021, though plans for multiple years of scholarships sponsored by Ballentine Partners and Aspiriant are already in place.
Market Mirror Market Mirror Graph

Wednesday, the Dow gained 236.82 points (0.68%) to finish at 34,814.39, the Nasdaq closed 123.77 points (0.82%) higher at 15,161.53, and the S&P 500 increased 37.85 points (0.85%) to 4,480.70. The Russell 2000 was up 24.46 points (1.11%) at 2,234.45, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 396.23 points (0.86%) to 46,504.50.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 1.302%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 24/32, bringing its yield up to 1.869%.

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