11 Most Read Articles of the Week!

1. Where Are the Stock Market Leaders?

What’s wrong with the stock market? After a brief rally this summer, stocks are slipping again. At the time of writing—the S&P 500 has dropped 15% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq has fallen 17% over the past six weeks. — Justin Spittler

2. Mild Recession Likely To Be Worse Than Expected

These are only a few of the analysts’ comments of late. As the Federal Reserve continues reiterating a more aggressive monetary policy stance, analysts are finally shifting from a “slow growth” to a “mild recession” view. The problem, however, is that analysts are almost always overly optimistic. Therefore, the risk of a recession becoming “worse than expected” is a rising probability. — Lance Roberts

3. 5 Steps to Ensure Your Tech Stack Effectively Serves Today’s Clients

Do you have your client data in spreadsheets, paper, and sticky notes all over your office? Are you overwhelmed with the number of technology options out there? Ready to improve client experience? Is your firm in growth mode? Trying to attract advisors to your firm? If you are asking yourself any of these questions, it might be time to update your technology. — Lisa Grefe

4. Turn Off CNBC and Watch Real Yields

Investors watch CNBC and CNBC’s competitors for guidance on where the markets are going. CNBC may provide insightful commentary from very qualified investors. Still, if one is watching CNBC to figure out where markets are headed, they may be better served to turn off the TV and look to the bond market for direction. — Michael P. Lebowitz

5. Social Media & Younger Clients: A Toxic Brew

It’s often said that advisors need to be attune to the technological predilections of young generations – namely millennials and Gen Z – but there’s more to the story than simply knowing that these demographics spend plenty of time consuming content via Instagram, Tik Tok and Twitter among, others. — Todd Shriber

6. Your Tech Ecosystem and Why It's Important

Choosing the right technology is critical to improving your firm’s productivity and efficiency, growing your business, and boosting your profitability. The challenge for many independent financial advisors is figuring out which digital tools belong in their tech ecosystem, making sure they are properly integrated, and learning how to use them most effectively. — Axos Advisor Services

7. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

An odd thing has been happening lately – people who should know better are blaming a variety of economic ills on an unlikely villain: the desire of investors to earn good returns on capital. Not enough oil wells being drilled, even with oil prices so high? Blame those pesky investors. — Steven D. Bleiberg

8. Has Growth of Key Tech Stocks Peaked

Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, and Microsoft have become dominant companies in the tech world and thus, stock market. In 2000 they had over $ 1 trillion of revenue and over $200 billion of profit. They have a market value of over $ 7 trillion and represent about 20 % of the value of the S&P 500. — Dr. Bert Shlensky

9. Which Industries Benefit the Most After a Hurricane?

Ian Could Cost Insurance Industry $20 Billion At The Least. As for the insurance industry, Hurricane Ian will be an “historic event,” potentially costing it upwards of $20 billion, says Andrew Siffert, senior meteorologist with global insurance broker BMS. “This does not count litigation amplification that could result,” he writes. — Frank Holmes

10. 8 Tips For Creating Amazing Blog Posts

Blog posts are an effective way to introduce yourself to new audiences, demonstrate your expertise, and grow your client base.  But they can also devour your time with nothing to show for it if you don’t know what you’re doing.  So how do you create blogs that help grow your business rather than blogs that eat up your free time?  There are a few simple rules you can follow to make your blogs your unpaid sales interns. — James Pollard

11. Re-Examining Tactical Asset Allocation

Tactical asset allocation as an investment strategy has engendered both strong proponents and tough detractors over the years. We can see varying results when reviewing different time frames for performance, but then many investment styles have similar in-favor and out-of-favor periods. — Bill Hortz