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Past articles by Steve:

It’s Time to Take Another Look at Energy Stocks, a Top Advisor Says

Edward Jones’ Jennifer Marcontell recommends energy stocks as long-term plays. She sees inexpensive shares and solid yields, and demand has never really been the problem. → Read More

You Can Slash Your State Tax Bill in Half by Moving. Here’s How.

You can cut your state and local taxes by relocating from places like New York and California to Florida and Nevada. Financial advisor Grant Rawin of Wescott Financial explains how to do it—and avoid an IRS audit. → Read More

Financial Scams Targeting the Elderly Are Rising. Advisors Offer Precautions.

Scammers relieve elderly Americans of an estimated $36.5 billion annually. To help aging parents protect themselves, their grown kids must tactfully broach the subject, experts say. → Read More

Are RIA Firms Growing Too Fast? The Story Behind The Trend

RIA firms are acquiring and merging and consolidating at a rapid pace. Sometimes that’s good for both the firm and the clients. Sometimes there are problems. → Read More

How to Safely Beef Up Bond Returns

Depressed by the pathetic yields on most fixed-income investments? Top-rated financial advisor Ira Mark’s strategy offers some cheer. → Read More

4 Ways to Reduce Your Student Loan Debt

Cassaday & Co. financial advisor Sarah Mouser counsels families to proceed with caution when seeking to limit student-loan debt. → Read More

A Road Map for More Retirement Income

The conventional wisdom favors increasingly relying on bonds after your working years. Why that approach might be wrong. → Read More

Women Make Great Financial Advisors. So Why Aren’t There More?

The Barron’s ranking of the top women advisors brings together some top-notch talent. But women make up less than 15% of financial advisors. Why that’s a problem, and how the industry is trying to fix it. → Read More

How Fund Companies Are Tackling Financial Literacy

BlackRock, Fidelity, and OppenheimerFunds are financing innovative ways to teach Americans of all ages how to handle money. → Read More

Week’s Best: Lucrative Deal for Advisor Group

Barron’s Advisor wraps up the week that was in wealth management--from bitcoin to Bogle to a new boss at Pershing. → Read More

Where to Stash Your Cash Now That Interest Rates Have Risen

After generating paltry income for more than a decade, Treasuries make sense again for investors seeking riskless gains. → Read More

Why Teams Dominate at the Top Financial Advisors

Taking a more integrated approach to financial stewardship, advisory firms are relying on teams offering both investment advice and related services. It’s paying off nicely for advisory practices and their clients. → Read More

How to Diversify Your Portfolio, According to a Private Wealth Manager

Many investors have too much of their wealth in a single stock. Diversifying that risk may involve selling, dealing with taxes, and then rebuilding new portfolios. → Read More

Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors

Barron’s Exclusive Ranking of America’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors → Read More

Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson Sees a Buying Opportunity Ahead

Mike Wilson, the market strategist who accurately predicted last year’s volatility, sees a buying opportunity in the near future → Read More

‘Living together agreements’ can prevent a lot of financial angst when couples split.

While advice on living together agreements may strike romantic idealists as cynical, financial advisor Stephanie Stiefel has found they can be an important part of putting clients on a path toward a secure and happy retirement. → Read More

Week’s Best: Farewell, Jack

Barron’s Advisor presents highlights from the week in wealth management. → Read More

Wells Fargo’s Heather Hunt-Ruddy: Don’t Be a Tater Tot

A Barron’s Advisor Q&A with the head of client experience and growth at Wells Fargo Advisors. → Read More

Mary Ann Bartels: S&P 2,900 in 2019

Merrill Lynch investments executive says we’re in solid shape—but also sees “baby bear” market ahead → Read More

Merrill’s Mary Ann Bartels: S&P 2900 in 2019

Merrill Lynch investments executive says we’re in solid shape—but also sees “baby bear” market ahead → Read More