Research Magazine-April 2010

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  • The Financial Reform Fiasco

    Staff Writer

    In late February, Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, announced the showpiece of his financial-regulatory reform plan: a...

  • UBS Adds Tax Overlay

    Janet Levaux

    UBS reports that it now offers a Personalized Tax Management Overlay for a selection of multi-asset portfolios on its Private Wealth Solutions separately managed...

  • Eagle Opens Bond Fund to Investors

    Janet Levaux

    Eagle Asset Management, a provider of equity and fixed-income investment strategies to institutional and individual investors, says its Eagle Investment Grade Bond Fund opened...

  • ProShares Moves to Add Leverage

    Staff Writer

    ProFunds Group has just introduced several new ProShares ETFs that employ high octane leverage. The funds will utilize triple daily long and short (inverse)...

  • Stock Brokers Bid for ETF Clients

    Staff Writer

    Online brokers are bidding for a greater share of online customer trades. And in some cases, they're taking some very aggressive measures. During the first quarter,...

  • Memories

    Bill Miller

    Having been fixated on financial news ever since my 401(k) mysteriously disappeared, I can't help but think back to some truly awful memories from the...

  • Grail, Pimco Activate Fixed Income ETFs

    Staff Writer

    Three newly introduced actively managed bond ETFs will compete in the growing fixed-income ETF marketplace. Grail Advisors added the Grail McDonnell Intermediate Municipal Bond ETF (GMMB)...

  • Janus' Funds Hit Five-Year Mark

    Janet Levaux

    Janus Capital Group has just celebrated the five-year anniversaries of Janus Triton Fund (JATTX) and Janus Global Research Fund (JARFX). The funds, which were...

  • Coal: Clearer Picture

    Janet Levaux

    David M. Khani, CFA FBR Capital Markets 703-469-1179 dkhani@fbr.com Heading into 2010, we continue to be optimistic on the coal space in general and believe that most companies under...

  • Wells Fargo to Stage Vote on Exec Comp

    Janet Levaux

    Wells Fargo's board of directors said in late February that its stockholders will have the opportunity to cast a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation...

  • The Advantages of a Laggard

    Robert Tyndall

    At only 37 years old, Jerry Padilla is already somewhat of a legend at Morgan Stanley and in the retirement community. Since he took on...

  • Van Eck Launches Egypt ETF

    Staff Writer

    Van Eck Global has added the Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (EGPT) to its fund lineup. The move came amid a flurry of international offerings...

  • Dodge & Cox Has New CEO

    Janet Levaux

    Dodge & Cox recently named Kenneth E. Olivier its CEO, while John A. Gunn remains chairman of Dodge & Cox. Olivier joined the firm in...

  • Further Recovery

    Bill Good

    In my last column, I detailed the steps I would go through to pencil in offensive and defensive business goals. I created a spreadsheet to...

  • If the U.S. No Longer Leads, Who Will?

    Alexei Bayer

    These days, American economic leadership is being repeatedly thrust into question. Surely, the likes of China and Russia have long been complaining about a "uni-polar" world...

  • Efficiently Controversial

    Kenneth Silber

    Financial theory is in flux. Ideas that once were widely accepted among financial economists are in dispute. In particular, the efficient-markets hypothesis -- which dominated...

  • Stepping Out

    Ellen Uzelac

    JIM HAYS: PRESIDENT; PRIVATE CLIENT GROUP; WELLS FARGO ADVISORS; ST. LOUIS, MO. SOUND BITE: "The Wells Fargo brand has been phenomenal. It's been a big win-win." Sometime...

  • Dynamic Clearing

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Tighter financial industry rules and regulations en route via the Obama administration have clearing firms psyched up and ready: They see the developments as a...

  • Utilities: Growth Drivers

    Janet Levaux

    James O. Lykins J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC 502-588-1799 jlykins@hilliard.com We are currently recommending American Water Works (AWK), Aqua America (WTR), Artesian Resources (ARTNA), and California Water Service Group...

  • Five and Five

    Patricia J. Abram

    In today's turbulent times we all want something we can really count on. Well, since we can always count on our fingers, let's assign each...

  • LPL Financial Upbeat On FA Recruiting in '10

    Janet Levaux

    This year, LPL Financial aims to build on its recruiting success in 2009 after "experiencing record levels of recruiting growth," said Bill Morrissey, executive vice...

  • The Accidental Wholesaler

    Ellen Uzelac

    No one dreams of becoming a wholesaler one day. Not even Jerry Padilla, who happens to be a very good one. Grueling, humbling, sometimes thankless...

  • New Rules Coming for 401(k)s

    Janet Levaux

    The White House organized a forum with the U.S. Department of Labor in late February to announce two new rules that it believes can "enhance...

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