Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week (January 30-February 3)

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on , January 30 — February 3, 2017

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1. The Democratization of Hedge Funds

The aura of mystery that surrounds hedge funds has allowed them to present their returns solely as a consequence of manager skill, or alpha. Recently, poor aggregate performance has challenged this perception. — Yazann Romahi

2. If Mark Cuban Lost His Billions, Here's How He Would Bounce Back

I read an article recently by Mark Cuban who said that if he lost everything, all his possessions and all his billions, he could be successful by doing two things. — Scott Messer

3. Advisors Delusional

So you think you’ve got strong relationships with all you clients, including all your female clients. And you think that clients really understand the value of the advice you provide and are clear on how much they pay for this advice. — Paulette Filion and Judy Paradi

4. Merger Arbitrage Too Complex?

With all the speculation about when, where and how to invest in 2017, there’s one thing everyone seems to agree on: we’re in for a wild ride. — Salvatore Bruno

5. Now What After Dow Jones Industrial Average Hits 20,000?

The positive stories prompted investors to buy more equities in expectation of more future gain; the cynics foretold the forthcoming correction with a warning: Get out of stocks. — Michael Kay

6. Return of the Cyclicals Following 2016's Roller Coaster Ride

U.S. equity investors in 2016 experienced a roller coaster ride. The U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union and the U.S. presidential election each resulted in sharp market moves. Together, the two events contributed to a shift in the underlying fabric of equity markets starting in the second half of the year. — Raman Aylur Subramanian

7. How to Successfully “Program” Clients to Give You Referrals

Getting referrals is usually a very hit and miss thing for professionals…If they remember to put the issue on the table at all. — Tony Vidler

8. Three Keys to Surviving the Next Correction

As most of us discovered in South Carolina’s historic flood, it is best to prepare for extreme conditions when everything is calm. The same principle applies to how we think about our investments. It is good to become emotionally prepared for market price variability when all is well. — James E. Wilson

9. Why Digital Downtime Is Mission Critical to Truly Thrive

I’ve always known I was hypersensitive. It was commonplace to see my parents dragging me out of movie theaters bawling like a baby; whether it be Bambi or Buffy I could always find a reason to cry. — Heidi Hanna

10. A Checklist to See if You're an Uninspiring Leader

Remember Ben Stein as the über-dull economics teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? He was the quintessence of uninspiring. His students slept with their eyes open while he answered his own questions addressed to no one. — Dr. Nicole Lipkin

11. Bitcoin: The Technology That Just Won't Die

According to 99 Bitcoins, Bitcoin has already died 119 times in the media. This number is, of course, the root cause of why so many people out there believe that Bitcoin has been a failed experiment. — Marco Streng