An ETF Strategist Can Help Build Stronger Portfolios, Blumenthal Tells ETF Trends

Steve Blumenthal, CEO, CMG Capital Management GroupSteve Blumenthal speaks to Tom Lydon at Inside ETFs in Hollywood, Florida.

CMG Capital Management Group (CMG) CEO and founder Stephen Blumenthal joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Fla. to discuss how financial advisors can better work with ETF strategists to bolster client portfolios.

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Master Closing With 3 Simple Approaches

Mike Sciortino, Head of Distribution, CMG Capital Management Group

Mike Sciortino, Head of Distribution, CMG Capital Management Group

We welcome a new contributor to the InfluenceAdvisor blog – Mike Sciortino, EVP and Head of Distribution at CMG Capital Management Group.

Mike Sciortino has more than 30 years experience in the investment management business. Mike speaks at Conferences and writes often about how advisors can differentiate themselves, grow their practice, and improve their lives through time-tested processes. See all of Mike’s stories for CMG Advisor Central. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.

By Mike Sciortino

Harvey Mackay said, ” You learn when you listen, you earn when you listen – not just money, but respect.”

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Monetary Moves In Japan Are A Game Changer, Blumenthal Tells IBD

Investor's Business Daily“It’s a game changer,” Steve Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital Management Group, told Investor’s Businsess Daily in the story Three Best Reasons To Invest In The Currency-Hedging ETFs.

Blumenthal was referring to Friday’s news that the Bank of Japan is massively scaling up its bond-buying program. Both the nation’s central bank and its state pension fund also plan to buy domestic and foreign stocks.

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Financial Advisors Deserve More dough

dough from the creators of tastytrade, the creators of thinkorswimWhat advisor wouldn’t like more dough? Maybe you can get it, if you follow the smart people at dough, the online trading and finance platform from the geniuses who also bring you tastytrade.

Investors are generally more active and involved with their investments now. They expect more from their advisor than a pre-packaged, pre-calibrated buy and hold strategy. dough and tastytrade can help you become an involved, self-directed, confident investor.

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What’s New In Financial Advisor Digital Marketing?

It was a weekend of hobnobbing with financial planners and investment managers at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. The annual Financial Planning Association Conference was revealing in several respects.

I was surprised by the new social media and marketing companies targeting financial planners. Finally, it seems like financial services is being pitched the same level of social engagement and digital marketing platforms we see for other industries. Three highlights:

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