By Sal Favarolo

Owners of small businesses with no employees, except perhaps a spouse, often use a simplified employee pension (SEP) plan, a business retirement plan that allows for larger contributions than a traditional individual retirement account (IRA) ...

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By Wendy Lanton

In their own way, words are nothing but metaphors indicating the objects they epitomize. Every word can be viewed as a metaphor representing something beyond its simple spelling and articulation. This is particularly true for some of the language featured in the industry standard new account form.

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Cultivating a long lasting client bond is crucial to both the longevity of the relationship and future generations.

Wed, 2015-09-30 12:42

Cultivating a long lasting client bond is crucial to both the longevity of the relationship and future generations.

Clients look to their financial services professionals as a resource for their financial needs. Whether it is a broad based conversation about their long-term financial needs, narrowly focused questions regarding their taxes or inquiring about the latest breaking news on CNBC, the financial professional is a trusted source.

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By Keith Lanton

September 10, 2015 at 11:25 AM EDT

Some leveraged Closed-end Funds are currently paying distribution rates as high as 10%.

Melville, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/10/2015 -- Hate to haggle for a bargain? You're not alone. So, imagine your excitement at having the opportunity to shop at a store where most prices are meaningfully discounted from where they were just a few weeks ago. Now, picture that a kind stranger just handed you a coupon to take an additional discount off the already reduced prices.

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by Wendy Lanton

Teaching investors the role their financial representatives play is a crucial component of the educational process.

The recent barrage of articles regarding the “fiduciary standard” is not bound to cease but rather to endure. At the crux of the debate is the Department of Labor’s [DOL] intention to adopt and enforce a new standard that would, among other things, force brokers who work with retirement accounts to become fiduciaries. 

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By Wendy Lanton

Communication is a two-way street.

There is a symbiotic relationship between broker-dealer, advisor and client. They all rely on each other to manage a relationship that can be effective only if each party is honest and provides complete information.

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Buying municipal bonds empowers investors to retain 100% of their interest income.
Melville, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/26/2015 -- A wise man once said, "Choose your friends wisely. Not everyone has your best interest." Investors, please take note.

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By Wendy Lanton

While almost all broker-dealer and investment advisory firms recognize they need a plan to deter, prevent and detect cyber invasions, most advisors don’t seem to realize the vital role they play.

Simple steps can make the difference between keeping client data secure and suffering a cyber attack

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By Wendy Lanton

Corporate culture is a top down approach. Management at member firms should take a close look at their corporate culture to ensure that what is being preached is actually being practiced.

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Melville, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/06/2015 -- "Don't judge a book by its cover and your investment performance by its brokerage statement!" cautions Keith Lanton, President of Lantern Investments.

Lanton warns that investors continue to inaccurately assess the performance of their investments, especially around this time of the year, tax season, when they review their 1099 Form.

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By Keith Lanton

Holding tax-free municipals to maturity can make otherwise skittish investors more confident

The only certain thing about investing is uncertainty. That theme was validated last year and humbled the wise men of Wall Street. Seventy-two out of 72 economists polled predicted that interest rates would rise. Yet the 10-year Treasury yield fell to 2.20% from 3.00%. In addition, none of the economists foresaw the price of oil tumbling to under $60 a barrel from $110, yet it did.

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By Wendy Lanton

Lately, registered representatives at FINRA registered broker dealer firms seem to be quickly heading for the doors to join RIA firms.

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By Keith Lanton

Zero-coupon tax-free bonds may offer the best investment opportunity in today’s fixed-income market. Intermediate- and longer-term tax-free zeros are currently yielding about 20% more than comparable coupon-paying bonds. For example, an investor in a high-tax state can earn 3.50% to 3.75% on a 20-year tax-free muni. A client in a high federal and state tax bracket could see a tax-equivalent yield of 7.00% to 7.50%.

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By Wendy Lanton

It's that time of year when the compliance department hands out the annual compliance questionnaire. It comes with an overwhelming sense of anxiety to many advisors even if they have nothing to fear. Why is it so dreaded? Here are the top five reasons why it is so feared:

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By Keith Lanton
A recent DALBAR study reveals that from 1990-2010 the average investor earned a 3.49% equity profit. Over the same time period the S&P returned 7.81%. Why has the average investor underperformed the S&P by 4%? I believe the answer lies within.

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(Melville, New York) January 28, 2013 Lantern Investments, Inc. announces the appointment of Jonathan A. Heimowitz to Senior Vice President of Investments. Mr. Heimowitz is a twenty year veteran of the investment industry with a specialized expertise in retirement planning. Mr. Heimowitz is involved in a broad range of fixed income products including annuities. 

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By Sal Favarolo

The Federal Reserve, in keeping with its dual mandate of pursuing full employment and stable prices, has been conducting aggressive monetary policy driving interest rates to historically, low levels. This action by the Fed has resulted in large gains in bond prices. As such, most bonds are now trading at what is referred to as a “premium”. 

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