3 Reasons to Go From Hedge to Mutual Fund
Why would a fund manager trade the freedom and fees of a hedge fund for the constraints of a mutual fund? Here's one manager's reasoning.
Once-Obscure Comic Book Collectibles Skyrocketing in Value
Next time you watch a movie based on a comic book, you might be looking at a profitable collectible investment opportunity.
SRI on the Rise
If your clients aren't already asking about sustainable investing, there's a good chance they will be soon.
Alternative Bond Funds: What Advisors Need to Know
Different funds have radically different strategies and management arrangements, experts say.
An Easy Way to Amass a Valuable Art Collection
In some art categories, building an investment-grade collection is impossible for all but the wealthiest. Here's a medium where prices are reasonable and profits achievable.
Coal: Energetic Results
Natural Resource Partners (NRP) is a master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, with its operations headquarters in Huntington, W. Va. NRP is principally engaged in the business of owning and managing mineral reserve properties. NRP primarily owns coal, aggregate, and oil & gas reserves across the United States that generate...
Energy: Powerful Production
On August 5, Southwest Gas Corp reported second quarter earnings of $0.21 per share vs. $0.22 per share last year. Excluding COLI, earnings were $0.16 per share versus $0.18 per share.
Water: Resourceful Growth
American States Water (AWR) of San Dimas, Calif., is the parent company for Golden States Water Company and American States Utility Services. AWR is a high-quality utility with a strong balance sheet (58% common equity) and high credit ratings (S&P: A+). In 2014, AWR expects to invest $80 million-$90 million...
Are Risk Parity Funds Back on Track?
Allocations based on risk can help boost portfolio diversification, one expert shares.
4 Tips for Tracking Precious Metals
While the relationships between economic trends and precious metals prices often make sense, sometimes obscure events can move these prices counterintuitively.