Research Magazine-April 2014

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  • Gold Miners Zoom

    Ron DeLegge

    The tremendous rebound in gold mining shares has been a pleasant surprise for gold bugs.From 2011 to 2013, ETFs tied to large-cap gold mining stocks (GDX)…

  • Profitable Production

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    Paul S. Forward, CFAStifel Nicolaus443-224-1379pforward@stifel.comNatural Resource Partners (NRP) reported earnings in Q4’13 were $0.42/share, above…

  • iShares Unveils Active Duo

    Ron DeLegge

    A new pair of actively managed funds, the iShares Enhanced International Large-Cap ETF (IEIL) and iShares Enhanced International Small-Cap ETF (IEIS),…

  • The Vital Alliance

    Robert Tyndall

    With a third of the aging financial advisor population set to retire within the decade, brokerage firms are scrambling to recruit and train younger advisors,…

  • Wall Street Bonuses Up 15% in ‘13

    Janet Levaux

    The average bonus paid to securities-industry employees in New York grew 15% to $164,530 in 2013, according to the office of the New York State Comptroller.Including…

  • TDFs to Jump to 75%

    Janet Levaux

    Vanguard says more than half, 55%, of its 401(k) participants hold a target-date fund, and TDFs accounted for one-third of total plan contributions in…

  • Steady Streams

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    Ryan M. ConnorsJanney Capital Markets215-665-1359rconnors@janney.comAmerican Water Works (AWK) reported Q4’13 EPS of $0.47, excluding a $0.14/share…

  • Social Media Good for Clients, Advisors

    Janet Levaux

    Just as advisors are being asked to do it all for clients in general, they are being asked to do it all on social media, experts say. The plus side? “There's…

  • The Dark Side of Investment Stories

    Marshall Jaffe

    To convert the messiness of the real world into a compelling narrative, some facts must be elevated in importance, some discounted and others ignored.

  • Fidelity Taps New Execs

    Janet Levaux

    Fidelity Investments has named former bond manager Charles Morrison to run its asset management unit. Morrison, 53, joined Fidelity in 1987 as a bond analyst.…

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