Research Magazine April 2010

Features

  • The Financial Reform Fiasco

    In late February, Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, announced the showpiece of his financial-regulatory reform plan: a...

  • Efficiently Controversial

    Financial theory is in flux. Ideas that once were widely accepted among financial economists are in dispute. In particular, the efficient-markets hypothesis -- which dominated...

  • Dynamic Clearing

    Tighter financial industry rules and regulations en route via the Obama administration have clearing firms psyched up and ready: They see the developments as a...

  • Annuity Analytics: Presidential Life's Sentinel Annuity

    PRODUCT REVIEW As I was Contemplating the content for this column on President's Day 2010, I realized that one of the numerous product descriptions sitting on...

  • Stepping Out

    JIM HAYS: PRESIDENT; PRIVATE CLIENT GROUP; WELLS FARGO ADVISORS; ST. LOUIS, MO. SOUND BITE: "The Wells Fargo brand has been phenomenal. It's been a big win-win." Sometime...

Editor's Note

News

Voices/Columnists

  • Further Recovery

    In my last column, I detailed the steps I would go through to pencil in offensive and defensive business goals. I created a spreadsheet to...

  • Memories

    Having been fixated on financial news ever since my 401(k) mysteriously disappeared, I can't help but think back to some truly awful memories from the...

  • Five and Five

    In today's turbulent times we all want something we can really count on. Well, since we can always count on our fingers, let's assign each...

  • If the U.S. No Longer Leads, Who Will?

    These days, American economic leadership is being repeatedly thrust into question. Surely, the likes of China and Russia have long been complaining about a "uni-polar" world...

Investment Spotlight

  • Utilities: Growth Drivers

    James O. Lykins J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC 502-588-1799 jlykins@hilliard.com We are currently recommending American Water Works (AWK), Aqua America (WTR), Artesian Resources (ARTNA), and California Water Service Group...

  • Coal: Clearer Picture

    David M. Khani, CFA FBR Capital Markets 703-469-1179 dkhani@fbr.com Heading into 2010, we continue to be optimistic on the coal space in general and believe that most companies under...