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I’m glued to Andrew Cuomo’s press conferences every day. It’s not only because New York is the center of the coronavirus drama, it’s because this is an extraordinary lesson in how to be a chief executive in a time of......

The world economy and social fabric is being upended. It also extends to the public relations business. My Opinion piece in PR Week is provocatively titled The coronavirus will obliterate the traditional PR agency model .  I believe that. As......

Say it again. We will not participate in this recession. “Firms that do the right thing in dark times will be rewarded.”  Downtown Josh Brown lays it out for the troops at Ritholtz Wealth Management. “There is no recession. There......

Global economic meltdown in warp speed. That’s what the past couple of weeks has been like. I first wrote about the coronavirus threatening the global economy on February 12. Then, it was still concentrated in China. A month later and......

Bonds were supposed to be safe. If equities were crashing, bonds would stabilize losses, and maybe behave as a counter-balance. Not so in this extremely volatile market. What is going on? Let’s check in with John Lekas, portfolio manager of......

As of this writing, more than 1,100 are dead and tens of thousands are infected with the deadly, novel Coronavirus. Although mainly concentrated in China, the infection is rattling global markets and negatively impacting industries like aerospace and shipping. Because......

January 24, 2020 — SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are structures up to 1,200 square feet, on a homeowners property. ADUs are becoming popular throughout California, especially in the San Diego area. ADUs became a centerpiece of......

You don’t have to be boring to succeed in finance On the other hand, you don’t have to dress in satin, slick your hair down and lip sync like Abba (If you did, you might get 377M views, as Abba......

Vance Barse, Your Dedicated Fiduciary®, was ready to launch his business into the stratosphere. Vance was definitely a candidate for the Finsquared Quick Launch program. Since Vance didn’t have a web site we were dealing with a clean slate. We agreed on a......

Groups Are Bogus I belong to 42 LinkedIn groups. None of them are worth a damn. No Likes, Comments, or Shares on the posts.  A steady stream of self-serving hogwash. LinkedIn’s latest attempt to revamp groups doesn’t change that assessment.......

Finsquared is comprised of some of the most battle-tested, creative, and innovative pros in public relations. Combined, we’ve worked for more than a dozen New York PR agencies, and in-house at top consultancies and financial firms. We offer clients top-level......

I didn’t coin that phrase but I totally subscribe to it. The primary audience of PR is Google. Your authority as an individual or company, how you’re found, what people think of you before they speak to you, and possibly......

With investing becoming more automated, where do advisors add value? Behavioral coaching, says Tim Buckley, Vanguard’s CEO. At Inside ETFs, Buckley reported: 58% of  an advisors job is susceptible to automation, and fees are likely to continue to decline. In most......

You can’t write a press release, white paper, blog post, Tweet, or anything, without knowing the SEO of that piece of content. SEO comes before you write, or else what’s the point? You want content to be read, shared, and,......

Scanning my huge list of marketing, SEO, and social media blogs I came across this item which made me cheer.  In many ways Andy Borowitz breaks the mold of humorists. His alerts come like a splash of cold water and......

Sean Hanlon, CEO and CIO of Hanlon Investment Management, weighed in on the “Benefits and Challenges in Centralized Investment Decisions” in a recent story in Plan Adviser. “Given the pending Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule and increasing litigation risk,......

It’s a question most don’t dare to ask: Can you monetize public relations? I believe you can.  That’s where all PR measurement systems I’ve seen fail. The question can’t be answered because it’s not really asked. PR measurement systems can......

Caution ahead, says Steve Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital Management Group on “Countdown to the Closing Bell” on Fox Business.  Steve was interviewed by Ashley Webster, filling in for Liz Claman. Steve said that as a momentum investor, CMG is......

Hanlon Investment Management is profiled in Financial Advisor IQ. Says CEO Sean Hanlon: “It’s pretty well-known what the technology needs of firms are, and we touch them all. We are all an FA needs. We are their entire technology stack,......

The brick and mortar PR agency, built on a model that hasn’t changed since the 1930s, is ripe for disruption. In this digital / mobile age there’s no reason to pay for bureaucracy and overhead at the expense of creativity......

Are you positioned to benefit from the new LinkedIn as it ramps up integration with Microsoft? Microsoft paid $26.2 billion for LinkedIn earlier this year.  The symmetry between the two companies was not immediately apparent. How would Microsoft derive value......

Steve Blumenthal, CMG Capital Management Group CEO, was a guest on FOX Business’ “Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman.” Steve discusses the possibility of a significant correction in equity markets due to low GDP growth, negative corporate earnings, excessive......

We woke up this morning to a different world. What’s the case for Britain leaving the E.U.? Here’s a video from Real Vision Television that lays it out clearly. The Right Honourable Dr. Liam Fox MP, British politician and former Secretary......

John Carter is founder of Simpler Trading and author of the best-selling book Mastering the Trade. His third Forbes column, and his first as an official “contributor” to Forbes, discuss the negative interest rate environment we may be seeing in......

Steve Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital Management Group, talks with Gregg Greenberg about some of the ETFs in the CMG Total Portfolio. See the segment here: Four Hot ETFs With Strong Relative Momentum Gold has been shining so far in......

From the Austin Business Journal: Simpler Trading LLC has hired Justin Morris as its first chief technology officer and chief information officer. The Austin company said Monday it enlisted Morris to manage the increasing demand it is receiving from retail traders.......

John Carter, founder of SimplerTrading and author of the best-selling Mastering the Trade published his 2nd Forbes article last week. Says John: “Powerful forces are at work in the marketplace that are hidden from view. The “funding dollar carry trade”......

This excerpt from an infographic from Kissmetrics provides great insight into the mindset required for successful content marketing. How will it make my audience feel? Will it stand out? Does it tell a story? It needs to have that little......

Congratulations to John Carter, founder of SimplerOptions and SimplerTrading, and author of Mastering the Trade (now in 2nd edition) on his first Forbes column. John writes in a conversational way about important market signals investors should pay attention to. Read How......

Josh Brown gave an inspirational, gritty speech at #InsideETFs in Hollywood, Florida, as you’d expect if you follow Josh Brown aka The Reformed Broker. By force of will and chutzpah Josh created a big name for himself, his firm, and......

Inside ETFs wrapped up in Hollywood, Florida last Wednesday. Inside ETFs is the ultimate ETF conference, with 120 speakers, 1,700+ attendees. Inside ETFs offered critical macro insights and actionable portfolio strategies from the leading ETF institutions and ETF advisors. A high......

CMG Capital Management Group (@AskCMG) has been named one of the top six Twitter feeds to follow at #InsideETFs. by @GregoryFCA. To quote: See the Official @GregoryFCA Unofficial Twitter List for #InsideETFs Looking forward to get the latest intel from the......

By Mark Rose Content creation + distribution = PR for lasting impact Most finance companies by their nature produce steady streams of valuable content – market research, investment analysis, economic forecasts, etc. This is valuable intelligence that advisors, investors and asset......