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  • John Hancock to Acquire Assets of Transamerica Broker Dealer Unit
    John Hancock to Acquire Assets of Transamerica Broker Dealer Unit

    1100 Advisors from 50 firm now affiliated

    John Hancock Financial Network, Inc.(JHFN), a distribution channel of John Hancock, today announced that it has agreed to acquire certain assets of St. Petersburg, FL-based Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. (TFA), a Transamerica company.
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  • A Chinese Yuan Revolution?
    A Chinese Yuan Revolution?

    It is a myth to assume that a currency must weaken simply because economic growth is weak

    by Axel Merk

    Once you think of China as a teenager in her "awkward stage," it may become easier to understand the unfolding dynamics. When it comes to foreign exchange, China's latest move may be best explained by her desire to play with the grown-ups. This may have implications that go far beyond the U.S. dollar and China’s…
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  • Spdr Dow Jones Industrial Average Etf Trust (DIA) Stock Price – Current Day
    You will need to put some text in the top here because the assumption is that we will always have a bit of text at the top of the page, for the image to wrap against. However, if this thing is interactive and loads fresh new content every day then it should be a Page,…
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  • Small Caps Feel the Summer Heat
    Small Caps Feel the Summer Heat

    Equity Market Implied Volatility Spikes Amid Growing Global Uncertainty

    While U.S. small cap stocks are still up 4.2% year-to-date as of July 7, they have lost 2.6% since June 29, when Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls and amid growing market uncertainty in China, suggesting that an index consisting primarily of US-oriented companies is not immune to the current global market tensions.
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  • How a DST 1031 Exchange Property
    How a DST 1031 Exchange Property
    Three Reasons a DST 1031 Exchange Property May Work For You A Viable Solution To The 1031 Exchange Time Crunch The real estate market entered 2015 on solid footing with many markets at or above pre-recession levels. Along with these prices come many owners interested in selling their properties and searching for a viable replacement…
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  • Catching Lightning in a Bottle
    Catching Lightning in a Bottle

    How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World

    In 1939, two innovative young men came up with a radical idea that would change the face of investing. Targeting the middle-class American, Charlie Merrill and Win Smith overcame a pervasive distrust of Wall Street following the Depression, developing new methods of doing business guided by a set of core principles.
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  • 3 Tips for Those Expecting  an Inheritance
    3 Tips for Those Expecting an Inheritance

    Good Planning Will Help Your Client Avoid Regrets

    The odds are good that you will inherit money or assets in the coming years. And, if you’re like most people, you’ll save only half.
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  • Advisors, Relationship-Building & Getting the Job Done
    Advisors, Relationship-Building & Getting the Job Done

    LeBron James' Return to Cleveland Illustrates the Importance of Personal Relationships in Financial Advising

    Pro Athlete Direct™, the company that connects financial advisors with professional athlete clients, thinks that advisors should take note of the recent news that basketball star LeBron James is returning home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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  • Wild Kingdom: Seven Creatures of the Concrete Jungle
    Wild Kingdom: Seven Creatures of the Concrete Jungle

    Coach Micheal J. Burt and Colby B. Jubenville reveal seven types of individuals who might have difficulty adapting to the new global economy

    This place is a jungle. As a leader, you might never utter those words aloud…but chances are you’ve thought them. And no wonder: In every office, cubicle, and conference space, there’s a frenzy of activity. Meetings are happening.
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