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TD Ameritrade calms the RIA Twitter storm but not questions about the spreads on the ETFs replacing the super-liquid Vanguard and Core iShares

The additional 60-day extension lets advisors breathe but even Wall Street analysts wonder just how far TD Ameritrade should go in inflaming 'consternation' of 'golden goose' RIAs

Author Lisa Shidler October 27, 2017 at 12:45 AM
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David LaValle: ​There are so many factors. Some of them we can be very perceptive about and others are more difficult to estimate.



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October 27, 2017 — 6:43 PM
Unbelievable arrogrance. And huge screw up by TD. And scramble to recover is very defensive. Big ding to culture and relationship with RIA community. Pity.
Ben Grossbaum

Ben Grossbaum

October 27, 2017 — 6:53 PM
So RIA models sell Vanguard take the capital gains tax loss and switch into State? TD not concerned with Fiduciary implications? RIA on your own, baby?
Stephen Winks

Stephen Winks

October 27, 2017 — 8:30 PM
The RIA model and brokerage model are on a collision course. The treatment of trade execution as a cost center to be minimized and the technical support of expert fiduciary standing are not possible in conventional brokerage and represent a wonderful opportunity for transformational innovation which will reorder the financial services industry. There are several large scale RIAs with the potential of becoming a national RIA with a far lower cost, preemptive .value proposition affording expert fiduciary standing authenticated back to statutory fiduciary duty. SCW
Vang Schnorkelman

Vang Schnorkelman

October 30, 2017 — 3:31 PM
Just use mutual funds folks. No spreads.
Stephen Winks

Stephen Winks

October 30, 2017 — 9:56 PM
Vang, Mutual funds are the least appropriate investment vehicle for portfolio construction, they are very expensive, make it impossible to manage real time client holdings data, are tax inefficient all of which are important determinants of professional standing in advisory services. SCW

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