Research Magazine October 2010

Features

  • The Paycheck Question

    Advisors will make slightly more money in 2010 than they did last year -- but then that's not saying a whole lot, is it? And,...

  • Just Technicalities?

    The late Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Samuelson, key figure in his profession and author of its biggest-selling textbook, wrote scornfully about "gypsy tea-leaf readers, Wall...

  • The Reinvented Advisor

    John Ludwig Owner, LHDretirement; Indianapolis FUN FACT: As a sophomore at Iowa State University, where he majored in agriculture business finance, Ludwig moonlighted as a registered rep...

  • Do Living Benefits on Indexed Annuities Make Sense?

    Given the success that the variable annuity industry has had with offering living benefits as riders on their products, we shouldn't be surprised that the...

Editor's Note

  • A Project Worthy of Erasmus

    Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, the great scholar of the Dutch Renaissance, demonstrated 150 ways of phrasing the Latin sentence, Tuae literae me magnopere delectarunt ("Your...

News

Voices/Columnists

  • Evaluating Client Goodness

    If you have not yet read my September Research article, "Brace for Impact," I strongly recommend you do so immediately. "Impact" is an interview with...

  • Fireproof Your Practice

    Every advisor I know has at least one good story about firing a client. We all know the client in these stories... He has millions...

  • How's Your Bedside Manner?

    While working with our healthcare clients to reduce the incident-rate of malpractice suits, we discovered that there is little correlation between the competency of doctors...

  • The Myth of Growth

    Over the past two years, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has been one of the most vocal and noticeable advocates...

Investment Spotlight

  • Energy: Heating Up

    Ronald J. Barone UBS 212-713-3848 ronald.barone@ubs.com Southwest Gas Corporation (SWX) realized recurring 2Q10 EPS of $0.06 (excluding $3.6 million in corporate owned life insurance policy charges), surpassing our $0.02...

  • Water: Refreshing Opportunities

    SAM Sustainable Asset Management Zurich, Switzerland www.sam-group.com The global water market continues to experience above-average growth rates, with the overall size of the global water market estimated at...