Research Magazine August 2009

Features

Editor's Note

  • Waiting for Wall Street

    As Congress considers a national health-care overhaul partly financed through a millionaire's tax, combined rates on New York's wealthiest citizens could reach an astonishing 57...

News

Voices/Columnists

  • Mastering Cold Calling

    In recent columns, I've discussed how to cold call and I've analyzed calling scripts sent to me by readers. You can pick up your copy...

  • How To Measure Risk Tolerance

    By now we all know that clients are not behaving in the familiar ways that we have grown accustomed to. Losing boatloads of money can...

  • Valuable Lessons

    For months now, serious troubles with the American auto industry have been front page news. This gives us reason to pause and ask, "What went...

  • The High Cost of Going Bankrupt

    Who: Martha Solinger, Co-General Counsel, Lehman Brothers Holdings Where: Bombay Palace, 30 West 52nd Street, New York When: June 25, 2009 On the Menu: Chicken curry and financial...

  • The Obama Bubble

    The Obama Bubble The late 1990s were marked by a stock market bubble, when "irrational exuberance" boosted the value of technology shares in stock portfolios and...

Investment Spotlight

  • A Disciplined Approach: Dividend Achievers

    Research Dividend Achiever's Index As tracked by Mergent Inc., these companies have increased annual regular dividends for at least the past 10 consecutive years while meeting certain...

  • A Time to Shine

    Frank Holmes U.S. Global Investors 800-873-8637 shsvc@usfunds.com Conditions have improved for gold equities, and economic policy decisions being made in Washington could further increase the investment appeal of these...