Investment Advisor-November 2004

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  • THE GLUCK REPORT, Part II: Advisors Still Upbeat

    Staff Writer

    Advisors are overwhelmingly optimistic about the stock market and economy. The advisor market is segmented with RIAs targeting much wealthier clients than registered reps. About...

  • Post-Retirement Planning

    Staff Writer

    After a long, hard struggle, millions of Americans are just about to reach the promised land of retirement--a time when they can sit back, relax,...

  • The Sixth Sector

    Staff Writer

    Like most financial planners, I have been tutored in the five traditional facets of planning: retirement, estate, insurance, tax, and investment planning. Recent events in...

  • Making Life Simple

    Staff Writer

    Amid the lush, rolling cornfields of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, it often seems as if time has stood still for at least a hundred years. Instead...

  • Fund Cop

    Melanie Waddell

    Jerry Wade is fed up with mutual funds. He's become so leery of the scandal-ridden fund industry that he recently launched a Web site, www.fundpolice.com,...

  • Merger Arb Returns Mirror Rate Hikes

    Staff Writer

    Federal Reserve policy makers raised the federal funds rate to 1.75% with three hikes in the period from June through September and indicated a continuation...

  • The Gift of Simplicity

    James J. Green

    There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness, and truth are absent," wrote Leo Tolstoy in his anything-but-simple 19th century novel War and Peace, which in...

  • PAUL NOLT

    Staff Writer

    Paul Nolt Precision Financial Services 145 Linden Grove New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557 717-354-8218 paul-pfs@hydrosoft.net Year practice began: 1981 Number of advisors in office: 1 advisor, 2 full-time employees. Additional part-time employees are...

  • Long-Term Potential Rises in the East

    Staff Writer

    Compared with American stocks, mutual funds that invest in Asia and the Pacific Rim have slightly underperformed over the recent one-year period, but the region...

  • International to the Core

    Bob Keane

    Benjamin Segal brings a background to his job as portfolio manager for Neuberger Berman International/Investor Fund (NBISX) that is nothing if not international. He grew...

  • Sign Language

    Staff Writer

    When prospecting for new clients, the first step is to gain their trust so you can build a relationship and, ultimately, close the sale. How...

  • The Present, Tense

    Staff Writer

    Helping professions are notoriously stressful. As a financial advisor, you have to help your clients deal with highly charged and taboo areas such as control,...

  • Complicated Gifts

    Staff Writer

    First there was the guy who wanted to donate his banana tree to charity--he insisted that it was worth $35,000, but demanded that the charity's...

  • What Do Clients Want?

    Staff Writer

    The annual Securities Industry Association Sales and Marketing conference in New York in early October gave marketing big shots at some of the largest wirehouses...

  • Custom Tailored

    Savita Iyer-Ahrestani, Savita Iyer-Ahrestani

    Ken Robinson had a question about his mortgage. After meeting with his banker, Robinson--an independent financial advisor and founder of Cleveland-based Practical Financial Planning--decided to...

  • Partners for Life

    Melanie Waddell

    While retirement plan providers are paying close attention to the Securities & Exchange Com-mission's proposed rules to impose a 2% redemption fee on mutual fund...

  • The New Critical Mass

    Mark Tibergien

    In the late 1980s, I had a conversation with Larry Carroll, a financial planner in Charlotte, North Carolina, whom I regard as one of the...

  • The Rewards of Dividends

    Staff Writer

    Scandalous accounting methods, massive corporate failures, and increased global economic and political instability over the past four years have produced one of the most volatile...

  • About The Manager

    Staff Writer

    In the case of Benjamin Segal and the Neuberger Berman International/Investor Fund, both manager and fund boast international backgrounds. Mr. Segal grew up in the...

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