Investment Advisor June 2005

Features

Beginnings

  • Let's Call a Broker, a Broker

    Regarding the SEC's "Merrill" rule ("Brokers Win a Round," May 2005), of course it is confusing to investors when they try to decide who will...

  • The Chilling Effect of Rumors

    This year marks the seventh anni-versary of the Long-Term Capital Management meltdown, but the shadow cast by the collapse of the highly leveraged bond hedge...

  • Global Funds Exhibit Latitude

    Unlike international stock funds, global equity funds can invest in the U.S. markets, which can often provide them with protection from the volatility and uncertainty...

  • Nixon in China

    There are many worried conversations these days in financial and political circles about China--the demographic, economic, and military behemoth. To feed its red-hot economy, China...

Columns

Conclusions

Sidebar Stories

  • You Can Fight the SEC

    On April 14, the Securities & Exchange Commission agreed to pay $102,969 in attorney's fees incurred by one Charles D. Elliot III in fighting an...

  • About The Manager

    Harindra de Silva is manager of the Analytic Defensive Equity Fund, but he plays a much larger role within Analytic Investors Inc. He is responsible...

  • Shift to Save

    Here are two examples of how income shifting helps clients pay for a child's education: Example #1: A student's college expenses are $20,000 per year In this...

  • About The Planners

    Norman M. Boone, MBA, CFP President, founder Boone Financial Advisors, Inc. 433 California Street, Suite 520 San Francisco, California 94104 415-788-1952 www.booneadvisors.com nboone@booneadvisors.com Year practice began: 1987 Number of advisors in office: 6 CFPs,...

  • A B/D Where Technology is King

    Lon Dolber, the founder and CEO of American Portfolios Financial Services in Holbrook, New York, sees himself not only as the head of a broker/dealer,...

  • Looking Back

    Bob Clark points out in his column this month (page 53) that the limited partnerships of yore weren't the first, or last, alternative investment that...

  • Behind the Numbers, with Gary Thayer

    "We're cautious about the [stock] market," says the chief economist for A.G. Edwards & Sons. "We believe the market is undervalued, but we recognize that...

  • Advisors' New Role: Matchmaker

    As "Am I going to outlive my assets?" becomes the overriding concern of your clients, rather than "How can I grow my assets?" your role...

  • Fidelity Still Gaining on Schwab

    Schwab virtually invented the custodian business for RIAs serving high-net worth individuals. In the late 1990s, about 75% of the all new assets flowing into...

  • Reg Rigmarole Crippling Fund Firms

    Mutual fund officials told Congress last month that fund firms are drowning in the deluge of SEC rules they've come under in the last year...

  • Where do I start?

    The first step in setting up a QDOT, as with any estate planning, would be to seek out an experienced attorney to draft the trust....

  • Skill or Luck?

    To illustrate the idea of market predictability--or unpredictability--imagine that you held a national coin-flipping competition, and enlisted exactly 200 million participants. To play the game,...