A premium subscription is required to access this article. Article Date: 02/19/2018 Blog - Do Investors Know the Difference Between a Broker and an Advisor? Do investors know the difference between a broker and an advisor? No, absolutely not. Why is this important? Because understanding the differences is a critical component of the new SEC advice proposal. The proposal was published on April 19th and is over 900 pages long. There is a 90- day comment period. ... Log in to view full article. If you already have a subscription, please log in with your email address and password. User Name (Email Address): Password: Forgot your password? Click here to have your password emailed to you. To purchase a premium subscription, please use the links below. One-year premium subscription with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $2,000.00. Monthly subscription (3 month minimum) with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $195/mo. CLICK TO VIEW Terms and Conditions I ACCEPT You must accept the 'Terms and Conditions' before purchasing this product.