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Cambridge Investment Research’s DOL Response

Cambridge Investment Research’s DOL Response

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: In the News Investment Advisor - Last updated Jun 11, 2019

You may have seen recent media coverage regarding a new fiduciary rule approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This regulation will affect my business and the financial industry as we work under a new set of rules and disclosure requirements but it should not dramatically impact the most important thing to me, which is my relationship with you.

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Business Investment Shouldn’t Be a Four Letter Word

Business Investment Shouldn’t Be a Four Letter Word

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Jun 17, 2019

This morning a guest on CNBC said spending by companies on plant, equipment, software, etc. was just around the corner. I’ve heard this for five years. However, as long as short-term stock prices determine executive pay, companies will continue to use company cash to push up their stock price instead of investing.

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Stumbling Growth: Was the Negative 2.9% First Quarter GDP Really Just a Fluke?

Stumbling Growth: Was the Negative 2.9% First Quarter GDP Really Just a Fluke?

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Jun 17, 2019

For the past five to ten years, stock buybacks have been the preferred spending method. Stock buybacks reduce the amount of outstanding stock that boasts the earnings per share, thus causing companies to appear more profitable.

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About Financial Advisor Tim Hayes

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Registered with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer with over 3,000 Registered Representatives nationwide. Investment Adviser Representative at Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a $94B RIA based in Fairfield, IA. I've held an industry securities registration for 26 years and am subject to SEC and FINRA oversight.

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