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Markets are roiling and stocks are off to their worst start to a New Year in history. With oil prices plunging and the Chinese stock market causing a global sell-off, clients may become increasingly agitated as they see their investment performance declining.

Concerned investors can easily lose track of the importance of maintaining a long-term outlook. We all know the damage a hasty response can wreak on an investment plan. The challenge for advisors is to keep anxious clients focused on their long-term goals while guiding them through the turbulent periods.

As an advisor, these challenging times can present unique opportunities. Now more than ever, clients will listen to you and heed your advice for diversification and prudent planning. Such times can provide you with the opportunity to help clients understand that market corrections, while unpleasant, are a natural and inevitable part of the market cycle.

And market downturns like the one we are currently...

Consumers Prefer Human Advisors

Robo advisors have grabbed headlines in recent years with stories about how they represent the next wave of financial advice. Just two weeks ago, for instance, ...

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New Liberty Features in August

In July, Trust Company of America announced improvements to our technology platform, Liberty, which seamlessly connects desktop and mobile systems.

Earlier this month, we added even more functionality. Now advisors and reps can register accounts, execute block trades and process accounts...

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What You Need to Know About Succession Planning

As a financial advisor, you’re always thinking about your clients’ future. But what about your future? ...

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Trust Company of America Expands Industry-Leading Liberty Mobile Platform

Above: TCA's technology systems over the years

Yesterday, Trust Company of America unveiled the new and improved Liberty, its industry-leading mobile platform for RIAs.

Now all major functions, including model management, consolidated asset management and model...

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