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Sometimes You Should Retreat Before Pressing On

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Bookmark and Share

Before modern military tactics were developed, it was common for the General to move to an elevated position to observe the battle. Typically, soldiers fighting face-to-face with their enemy were so focused on survival that they lacked perspective on whether they were winning or losing until the battle was over. The General’s view, however, prompted adjustments to increase the likelihood of victory.  

36 Consortium Members Attended LPL Focus 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Bookmark and Share

36 consortium members from Integrated Financial Group recently attended Focus 2015, a leading financial services industry conference hosted by LPL Financial, the nation’s number one independent broker-dealer.* 

Retirement Rules: Myth vs Reality

Thursday, June 04, 2015 Bookmark and Share

If your goal is to save enough to fund a long retirement, and you’re not sure how to start or how to catch up, remember that there’s more than one path to success. Retirement rules that work for some may be a myth for others.

Here’s why knowing that some retirement rules are myths could potentially benefit you in your quest for long-term retirement success. 

VIDEO: Should I Include Stocks During Retirement? How Do I Manage Them?

Thursday, March 12, 2015 Bookmark and Share

Why should you include stocks during retirement, and how do you manage them? Find out in this 1-minute video on this week’s Advice For Life blog.


Video: Why Should I Continue Investing?

Thursday, February 26, 2015 Bookmark and Share

A question we hear a lot is: why should I continue investing? My returns are down. Shouldn’t I get out of the market? Learn what seasoned LPL financial advisors have to say in this quick 1-minute video from Integrated Financial Group.


Video: Go Independent, But Don’t Go It Alone

Thursday, January 22, 2015 Bookmark and Share

Integrated Financial Group is a consortium of independent financial planners who passionately support the idea that many minds are greater than one. As an advisor, find out how to take control of your future and get connected with The Brain Trust today

Photo Gallery: focus 2014 LPL Financial Conference

Thursday, August 14, 2014 Bookmark and Share

LPL Financial held their annual ‘focus’ conference in San Diego this week, and the Brain Trust was there with over 5,000 of the best and the brightest in our industry to discuss the most relevant opportunities and challenges facing our profession today. See Integrated Financial Group’s photo gallery from this memorable trip. 

5 Ways to Know If A Financial Advisor Puts Your Goals First

Thursday, June 26, 2014 Bookmark and Share

The decision to trust someone with your hard-earned money is very personal. And since you’re basically hiring someone to provide expertise that you don’t have, it can be tough to sort the good expertise from the fluff.

Whether you’re looking for a financial advisor on your own, or are referred by your loving uncle, consider these five criteria before you begin your relationship. 

The Long and The Short of High Frequency Trading

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Bookmark and Share

Photo courtesy of Carissa Rogers via Flickr

Is the stock market rigged in favor of high-speed electronic trading firms? Perhaps, but that shouldn’t matter to most investors. 

Advice For Life | Investor's Almanac 2014

Thursday, January 09, 2014 Bookmark and Share

by Integrated Financial Group

Investors Almanac A farming almanac is an annual publication containing a guide for the coming year and a forecast of the times and statistics of events and phenomena important to growing. Farmers' almanacs have been a source of wisdom, rooted in the core values of independence and simple living, for American growers for over 200 years. In LPL Financial Research's Outlook 2014: The Investor's Almanac, we seek to provide a trusted guide to the coming year filled with a wealth of wisdom for investors. 

The “Wall Street” Election Poll

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Bookmark and Share

In the past week ending Wednesday, the LPL Financial “Wall Street” Election Poll Index reflected little change relative to the impact of the first debate that resulted in a large move toward Republican-favored industries relative to those favored by Democrats.

Over the past week, most industries in the Republican index posted solid gains. However, Democrat-favored industries posted even stronger gains over the past week, with the most sizable gains in Homebuilding and Construction Materials. 

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