Advisor Confidence Hits New High

Latest news from InfluenceAdvisorResults of the Advisor Confidence Index released at the end of December are very encouraging. Independent advisors queried for the monthly survey expressed their highest vote of confidence in the economy since 2007. This reflects a general sense that the economy is improving and primed for sustained growth.

Also related: Economists forecast U.S. growth on upswing in 2011 (USA Today) and Poll: Hiring plans top layoffs by most in 12 years (USA Today)

More than ever planners, advisors and RIAs need creative ways to market their services and target potential clients as the economy improves.

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Gold Markets – Pros Weigh In

Global Politics, Commodities Markets and the Ukraine – a special one hour New York Markets Live

George Milling-Stanley, gold market veteran and consultant to Central Banks

George Milling-Stanley

Miguel Perez-Santalla, Vice President of BullionVault, compiled an All-Star cast to discuss global politics and its impact on commodities markets.  Recent events in the Ukraine have made this an urgent topic.

The special one hour show, available on-demand at BlogTalkRadio, features Andrew Hecht, author of “How to Make Money with Commodities” and an active commodities trader; Dennis Gartman, author of the popular newsletter “The Gartman Letter” and an active professional trader; George Milling-Stanley, gold market veteran and consultant to Central Banks; William O’Neill, commodities veteran, analyst and partner at Logic Advisors.

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Advisor Weekly News Wrap

Latest news from InfluenceAdvisorIt was a wild week, with a critical vote on gun legislation, bombing and a manhunt in Boston, deadly explosion in Texas, gold tanking, and stocks suffering the worst week of 2013, with all three major indexes dropping more than 2%. Tax filing deadline passed on Monday but a MarketWatch story cautions you to save your tax records forever. That’s a long time, and a lot of paper to lug around.

Follow us on Twitter: @prforadvisors for daily updates.

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