Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week (Feb 27- March 3)

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on , February 27-March 3, 2017

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1. Four Different Courts Have Upheld the DOL Fiduciary Rule. Why Does Trump Want To Kill It? Four Different Courts Have Upheld the DOL Fiduciary Rule. Is it in America's Best Interest for Donald Trump to Kill It? Definitely Not! Then Why Does he Want To? Follow. The. Money. — Kathleen McBride

2. Implementing the Five Second Rule

Thoughts are things. As true as the law of gravity, this is one of the fundamental laws in the universe. Whatever you believe with feeling, you bring into your life. — Mike Brooks

3. Smart Beta: Evolution, Not Revolution

The investment industry is abuzz with talk of smart beta, and many are touting it as a revolution in passive investing. In reality, it is simply the latest iteration in an evolution of a 100-year-old concept. It offers, in essence, an improvement on the first and most important property of an investment portfolio: diversification. — Yazann Romahi

4. 6 Daily Success Habits of World Class Advisors

When it comes to time mastery, the villain is the lack of what I call “daily success habits.” Things you should do everyday, simple things, that ensure you accomplish your most important goals. — Robert Brown

5. The Hedge of Least Regret

As US equities continue their bull run, many investors are seeking ways to lower the risk of a downturn while maintaining, or even increasing, opportunities for growth. One obvious place to mine that opportunity is in the international equities markets. — Adam Patti

6. Eight Ways to Build Marketing Muscle

There are organizations that are really good at marketing who they are and what value they create. They have marketing muscle. There are others, on the other hand, who struggle to get their message across and are not contenders. — Roy Osing

7. Top Low-Cost Educational Resources for Fund Marketers

When a boutique firm’s primary business is the institutional or high net-worth marketplace, some executives would rather manage portfolios than manage the product line of mutual funds. — Dan Sondhelm

8. The Greatest Risk to Your Financial Future Is...

There are a lot of risks to having financial success. One risk is spending too much. Even spending an extra $5,000 per year over your sustainable spend rate can have a significant impact on your long-term financial picture. — Grace Kvantas

9. Are Your Clients Continuously Self-Confirming They Made the Right Decision in Choosing You?

Just imagine if you were the Director of Sales for a private jet company. Would that be a dream job? — Shep Hyken

10. Ever Wonder... Why do Bad Things Keep Happening to Me?

If you’re superstitious, and even if you’re not, you’ve probably heard an axiom or two about bad things and the way they unfold. — Alli Polin

11. The Secret to Successful Networking

In general, networking to increase sales quickly can often be a frustrating undertaking. Many professionals join their local chamber of commerce or business-networking group, and are initially excited at the prospects. — Maribeth Kuzmeski​​​​​​​