11 Most Read Articles of the Week!

1. The Long View: Russia-Ukraine War Has Lasting Implications for Investing

When Russian president Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine, he unraveled decades of efforts to cement peace in Europe after the Cold War. For investors, the new world order has shaken up broad issues that shape our analysis of asset classes and securities. — Chris Hogbin, Scott DiMaggio and Gershon Distenfeld

2. What the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Means for Your Portfolio

The Russia-Ukraine conflict is dominating news headlines. As the world watches how the situation unfolds, many investors may also be concerned about how their portfolios may be affected. — Eric Fine, Fran Rodilosso, David Semple, Roland Morris, Joe Foster, Matthew Sigel and Shawn Reynolds

3. How To Get To A Million In Revenue

Almost every adviser I speak to, no matter what their current revenue, thinks that the key to the growth of their business is marketing.  Well guess what? In most cases it’s not. Marketing is an important part of your business’s growth, but if you haven’t dealt successfully with the foundations of growth, your marketing efforts will never give you the results you’re hoping for. — Brett Davidson

4. Oil Spikes And Economic Outcomes

Oil spikes have historically negatively impacted economic outcomes. As the chart below shows, oil spikes typically are short-lived due to some exogenous geopolitical event. However, as was the case from 2003-2008, fundamental concerns, in this case, the fear of “peak oil,” can lead to more extended periods of higher prices. — Lance Roberts

5. What a Ukrainian Peace Deal Might Look Like

Russian and ukrainian negotiators are getting closer to a deal, perhaps by the end of this month, after more losses on each side. Experts believe russian troop fatalities now exceed 7,000 — an astonishing figure that includes at least three generals. — Greg Valliere

6. Is Your Target Market Talking About You?

While I am a fan of “measuring to manage well”, some things just can’t be measured accurately.  Like having an audience.  How do you even measure the ROI of an audience? That’s why I believe we should forget what the ROI of social media is, in the conventional sense. — Tony Vidler

7. 3 Equity Factors To Navigate a Challenging 2022

Negative returns and high volatility have been a wake-up call of sorts to investors who have become accustomed to the exceptional run of performance that we have witnessed over recent years. The reality of surging inflation coupled with slowing economic growth has started to settle in — trends that have accelerated in recent weeks as the implications of war in Ukraine begin to take shape. — Jacob Johnston

8. Should Mergers and Acquisitions Be Part of Your Growth Strategy?

Mergers and acquisitions have become a popular business strategy for companies looking to expand into new markets or territories, gain a competitive edge, or acquire new technologies and skill sets. M&As are especially popular in the professional services space with the growing wave of retiring Baby Boomers and a rapidly changing economy and marketplace. — Lee Frederiksen

9. The Authority Code: How to Position, Monetize & Sell Your Expertise with Rochelle Moulton

Rochelle Moulton is the President of Be Unforgettable Media, co-host of The Business of Authority podcast, and author of The Authority Code: How to Position, Monetize and Sell Your Expertise. In this episode of Power Your Advice, Doug and Rochelle talk about what it means to be an authority and how to capitalize on this superpower in managing your practice. — Power Your Advice

10. Commodities Can Continue to Impress

With support from gold, oil and many, many more, commodities are thrilling again in the first quarter after ranking as last year's best-performing asset class. At one point earlier this month, commodities were the only asset class in the green on a year-to-date basis. — Todd Schriber

11. How To Cash In on the “Big Shortage”

Have you been to the grocery store lately? If you have, you’ve probably noticed many of the shelves are half-stocked, or empty. In recent weeks, members of our team have had trouble getting everyday items like nursery water and pet food. According to the Consumer Brands Association, grocery stores usually have around 7–10% of items out of stock. But now it’s about 12% for all products. And 15% when it comes to food and drinks. — Justin Spittler