There are big payoffs for advisors who plan carefully.

The discussion of what happens to an advisorís book is parallel to the conversations that advisors should be having with their clients: Prepare for the future and the unexpected, says recruiter Elizabeth McCourt.

Attorney Alan J. Foxman answers readers most pressing regulatory and compliance questions, including where the buck stops when a sales assistant makes a cybersecurity mistake.

If you want to increase referrals in the long run, donít always act in your own best interest in the short term, columnist Jonathan Clements says.

Advisors can get a leg up with a deeper understanding of the correlation between oil prices and natural resources funds.

Emotions might get the best of some investors in light of all the bad news. Here are the strategies I've used to guide my clients since the market correction began.

Clients, however, have been unnerved by the market's recent ups and downs.

"The more investments and account types a client has, the more complicated their tax picture can become. Add to that the variations between state and federal tax laws, and the complexity increases further," says Greg Steiger, manager of retirement income planning at RBC.

"It's like being Superman and Clark Kent," says Michael H. Jacobs, a producing branch manager at RBC.

With turbulent markets, clients may be rushing to buy gold. Here's how investing in the precious metal can improve on pretax and post-tax returns.

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