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 ETF.com 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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How Do You Talk to Clients About a Portfolio That Doesn’t Perform vs. a Common Benchmark

The Wall Street JournalIt’s a thorny issue all advisors face. What to say to the client when the portfolio, and investment plan you agreed on, doesn’t surpass or match a broad benchmark like the Dow or S&P 500? Steve Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital Management Group, writes in the Wall Street Journal Wealth Adviser (subscription required) about this delicate topic, and how to use the opportunity to educate clients about long-term investment strategy. Writes Steve:

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CMG Launches Tactical Investing LinkedIn Showcase Page

CMG Capital Management Group LinkedIn SHowcase Page on Tactical Investing

By Mark Rose, Partner, InfluenceAdvisor

CMG Capital Management Group is a leader in tactical investment strategies. This is an investment approach that is not widely discussed in the financial media. How can you educate advisors and the media about tactical investing (different than tactical asset allocation)?

An effective method is through a LinkedIn Showcase Page, a free service that highlights a particular product or service and attaches to your LinkedIn company page. Why not take advantage of all that LinkedIn has to offer? Here are 3 big benefits of a LinkedIn Showcase Page:

1.  SEO: LinkedIn is an important search engine, comprised of 300+ million highly qualified professionals. Owning keywords for your product or service has tremendous SEO benefits on LinkedIn and in Google searches.

Search "tactical investing" on LinkedIn and get the CMG Capital Management Group Tactical Investing Showcase Page

2.  Ownership:  Once you reserve the url for your product or service, you own it. Nobody can infringe on your valuable web address. (https://www.linkedin.com/company/tactical-investing | https://www.linkedin.com/company/financial-publicity)

3.  Content Distribution: A Showcase Page can be linked to and promoted organically or through LinkedIn sponsored updates or ads. A showcase page can amplify the value of blog posts, White Papers, images, or social shares.

The new PR landscape is about content creation + distribution = PR for lasting impact. Take advantage of LinkedIn Showcase pages to increase your distribution to a targeted audience.

Tactical Investment Strategies are trading strategies that make shorter-term decisions based on factors like price momentum or fundamental valuations. They provide an important source of risk diversification.

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Code Red on High Yield Says Blumenthal

Forbes logoCMG Capital Management Group CEO Steve Blumenthal sounds the alarm on high yield bonds in his latest Forbes article (excerpt below). See the whole article here: Code Red In High Yield.

Steve is off this week, enjoying a vacation in Nantucket. Read about that and his further discussion of the dangers/opportunity in the high yield market in his 7/25/2014 On My Radar: “Seen through my lens, another “once in a generation” buying opportunity is fast approaching. I remember saying the same thing in 1999 and 2007.  The lines between generations must be shrinking as such opportunities seem to appear about once every seven years or so.”

InfluenceAdvisor Develops Advisor Central

InfluenceAdvisor integrates blogs, White Papers, Landing Pages, social media, publicity and marketing for full-scale PR programs in the digital age. InfluenceAdvisor created Advisor Central web site. We produce and manage content, develop social media channels and train the client and sales team to use social media.

Advisor Central is built as a marketing platform to feed the growth and stature of CMG.

We generate coverage in major media and influential trade publications, and integrate publicity into the content marketing mix. We also support CMG Capital Management group with marketing for an active conference schedule.

We created a LinkedIn Showcase page on tactical investing and develop and manage a LinkedIn social campaign.

We arranged for Steve Blumenthal to become a Forbes contributor and assist with development and promotion of Forbes columns. We also placed editorial for CMG in Financial Advisor, Advisor Perspectives, The Wall Street Journal, and other outlets.

InfluenceAdvisor is the perfect platform for elite advisors, advisory firms, or investment managers who want to power their business to the next level. We can assist with a full-scale, integrated program or individual services.