Investment Advisor-July 2005

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  • Rebels Without a Cause

    Bob Clark, Bob Clark

    It's always dangerous to ask a writer what he thinks about anything. You're likely to hear something you don't want to, for longer than you...

  • Are Mutual Funds or ETFs Best?

    Ben Warwick

    What's not to like about exchange traded funds (ETFs)? These nifty investments trade like stocks, are based on the most popular market indexes around, and...

  • Step Up to the Plate

    Staff Writer

    Political pundits are wringing their hands these days about blue states and red, about the yawning partisan chasm that has opened up in this country....

  • FPA: The Next Generation

    Staff Writer

    In your article "A Full Plate for the FPA" (June 2005), you indicated that the establishment of NexGen is a major reason why the FPA...

  • Looking Back

    Staff Writer

    Robert F. Keane's cover story this month explores how the science of behavioral finance can be applied to investment advice. In the November 1999 cover...

  • Energy Funds Power Upwards

    Staff Writer

    Recent energy prices have spurred more than just conversation--in the last year, mutual funds focused on energy stocks have soared an average 38%. Moreover, energy...

  • About The Manager

    Staff Writer

    As Chairman, CEO, and CIO of U.S. Global Investors, Inc., Frank E. Holmes manages $2.2 billion in assets in 13 no-load funds in the U.S....

  • Defining Behavioral Finance Terms

    Staff Writer

    Anchoring. The tendency of investors to become attached to a specific price as the fair value of a holding. Attachment bias. Holding onto an investment for...

  • To Learn More About Behavioral Finance . . .

    Staff Writer

    BOOKS Advances in Behavioral Finance by Richard Thaler (Russell Sage Foundation, 1993) Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein (John Wiley & Sons, 1996) Choices, Values,...

  • The Prospects for Convertible Arb

    Staff Writer

    Two fundamentally opposed views on hedge fund performance are going head-to-head. According to one, convertible arbitrage is a hedge fund strategy that is a victim...

  • Paul Hixson

    Staff Writer

    Financial Management Professionals 4841 Ihles Road Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605 337-433-4334 www.fmprofessionals.com Year Practice Began: 1987 Number of advisors in firm: 7 Number of clients: 500 (approximately) Compensation method: fee-only Fee for managing assets:...

  • Sticker Shock

    Mark Tibergien

    With today's focus on growing advisory practices while managing costs, more advisors are entering into joint-venture or referral relationships with other professionals. In some cases,...

  • Navigation Aids

    Staff Writer

    Separately managed accounts were dreamed up years ago at a wirehouse--E.F. Hutton--and to this day they remain a key weapon in the arsenal of the...

  • Family Planning

    Bob Keane

    Faith and family are the cornerstones of Paul Hixson's life and, by extension, the financial planning profession. The family part is easy to see, since...

  • Assessing the Roth 401(k)

    Kate McBride

    By now you've probably started to think about the new Roth 401(k), which begins on January 1, 2006. Part of the Economic Growth and Tax...

  • Forces of Nature

    Kate McBride

    Can a global resources fund be right for some of your clients? While the mere mention of digging for oil, copper, coal, or gold makes...

  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    Olivia Mellan

    Several years ago, a friend of mine objected to higher-ups about an ongoing affair at his company between a senior executive and a lower-level employee. The...

  • THE GLUCK REPORT, Part III: Orion Rising?

    Staff Writer

    For RIAs, the choice among portfolio management software (PMS) programs keeps growing. This month, we'll take a look at one of the newer offerings, from...

  • All In Your Head

    Bob Keane

    Albert Einstein once reportedly said, "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." While the great...

  • Power Shift

    Angie Herbers

    My articles in the February and March issues of this magazine about the lack of a career path for young planners ("Great Divide") certainly struck...

  • Advice to the Masses

    Melanie Waddell

    Financial Finesse is blazing a trail as the first full-service financial education firm providing unbiased advice to its client companies' employees on everything from retirement...

  • Mini-Sweeps Season

    Melanie Waddell

    Investment advisors and mutual funds are prodding the Securities and Exchange Commission to revamp and curtail its use of its new two-year examination schedule called...

  • At Your Service

    James J. Green

    If Jonathan Blattmachr had his way, there would be plenty more trusts in this country. That's not just because Blattmachr, an attorney with Millbank Tweed...

  • Behind the Numbers,with Sam Stovall

    Staff Writer

    "Just when I thought it was safe to become defensive, the economy takes off," jokes S & P's chief investment strategist, noting that based on...

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