Research Magazine-August 2010

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  • Income Annuities Demystified

    Lowell Aronoff

    By the time an investor is ready to purchase a life annuity, he has generally had experience with many financial products. Whether the vehicle is...

  • Funds Struggle in Second Quarter

    Janet Levaux

    With U.S. markets off roughly 6-13 percent in the second quarter of 2010, very few funds were able to carve out positive results, according to...

  • In Your Clients' Eyes

    Robert Tyndall

    In these challenging times, wirehouse firms aren't eager to retain smaller producers, many of whom are heading to more hospitable indie firms or just looking...

  • Maturity-Date Funds Arrive

    Ron DeLegge

    Seven corporate bond ETFs were launched by Claymore Securities. The new bond ETFs have maturity dates in the 2011-2017 range and follow indexes that mainly...

  • Targeting Brazilian MidCaps

    Ron DeLegge

    Global X Funds, a New York-based ETF provider, has launched the Global X Brazil Mid Cap ETF (BRAZ). The fund owns midcap stocks with market...

  • Take the Test

    Bill Miller

    As you may recall from last month, I hate taking tests. In fact, about the only way I take a test is if someone makes...

  • Vanguard Plans ETF Expansion

    Ron DeLegge

    According to a June 24 registration filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Vanguard is planning 19 new funds with corresponding ETF shares. The...

  • Precious/Base Metals: Still Shining

    Janet Levaux

    Frank Holmes U.S. Global Investors 800-873-8637 Gold: For the week ending July 9, spot gold closed at $1,211.60 per ounce down, unchanged for the week. Gold equities, as...

  • Planning Perfect Events

    Bill Good

    Author's Note: A perfect plan for a perfect event includes invitations, checklists, confirmation scripts, and much much more ... far more than I can include...

  • Europe's Debt Crisis -- And Ours

    Nicole Gelinas

    Europe nominally has a public debt crisis. But the Continent's real crisis is of central political and social planning, done not through overt decree but...

  • Reawakening the Dragon

    Kenneth Silber

    China's stock market was born in the 19th century, abolished and reborn in the 20th century and in the first decade of the 21st has...

  • What Goes Around Comes Around

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Bob Burg started out broadcasting the news on radio and television. But it is the information he has imparted for 18 years now as a...

  • Preparing for a Fiduciary Future

    Ellen Uzelac

    The almost certain expansion of the fiduciary standard will have a dramatic impact on traditional brokers -- affecting everything from how much money they make...

  • Have Munis Lost their Mojo?

    Ron DeLegge

    It's no secret that cities, states and counties across the U.S. are in dire straits. Budget deficits are up, tax revenues are down. What lies...

  • 'Intellectual Trust'

    Ellen Uzelac

    Robert S. Scherer Managing Director-Investments; The Scherer Group at Graystone Consulting; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Washington, D.C. Fun Fact: Scherer joined E.F. Hutton in 1983. His office...

  • How the Euro-Zone Affects U.S. Markets

    Alexei Bayer

    The government debt crisis involving Greece, Spain, Portugal and other European countries has been pretty good for the United States. It provided a moral satisfaction,...

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