Research Magazine-December 2010

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  • 2010 Advisor Hall of Fame

    Ellen Uzelac

    Welcome to Research magazine's Advisor Hall of Fame, now in its 20th year. This eagerly anticipated annual feature has become a benchmark of excellence in...

  • Offering Commission-Free Carrots

    Ron DeLegge

    The battle for ETF investors just went from hot to hotter. In October, TD Ameritrade became the latest brokerage firm to offer commission free online...

  • 401(k) Prospects Brighten

    Ron DeLegge

    With almost $1 trillion in assets and growing, it's pretty clear financial professionals have embraced ETFs. But one place that has been slow to adopt...

  • Looking Far and Small

    Ron DeLegge

    Emerging market stocks are back in rally mode, which means more new funds targeting this category. It also has brought a growing focus on small...

  • Proof of Recovery

    Bill Miller

    As I am sure you will all recall from last month's column, I boldly proclaimed an official end to the downward spiraling economy. The worst...

  • Invesco Closing 10 ETFs

    Ron DeLegge

    InvescoPowerShares announced plans to eliminate 10 of the investment firm's ETFs. "We regularly review portfolios carefully evaluating numerous factors such as investment results, length of...

  • Metals Basket Debuts

    Ron DeLegge

    Want to own precious metals but aren't sure which ones? A new exchange-traded product called the ETFS Physical Precious Metal Basket Shares (GLTR) removes some of...

  • A Sense of Community

    Robert Tyndall

    This issue marks the 20th year of our annual Advisor Hall of Fame. A lot of very distinguished financial advisors have passed through these pages....

  • Lessons from a Service-Oriented Culture

    Raphael Lapin

    Every once in a while, one is fortunate enough to experience something that if not life-changing, certainly provides new perspectives, generates original thinking and creates...

  • Research Roundtable

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Death, taxes -- and stock market volatility. Of these we can be certain. Things aren't as clear when it comes to the persistently uncertain economy, a...

  • The Bond Bubble Debate is On

    Janet Levaux

    Bond markets have been on a tear. But given conditions in the economy and recent measures taken by the Federal Reserve, experts say, it may...

  • Excavating Finance’s Past

    Kenneth Silber

    For the past three years, Research magazine has been running "Historical Research," a regular feature on financial history. We've covered topics ranging from the dot-com...

  • Commodities vs. Companies

    Ron DeLegge

    Do commodity etfs belong in your clients' portfolios? Some advisors feel exposure to stocks, bonds, real estate and cash offers most people all the diversification...

  • The Specter of Japan

    Alexei Bayer

    Japan has become the boogeyman of U.S. monetary policymakers. A country which in the mid-1980s was on the march to conquer global consumer markets with...

  • Consumer Sectors: Strong Positioning

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    R.J. Hottovy, CFA, Morningstar Generally speaking, we believe consumer stock valuations appropriately reflect our turbulent spending outlook. However, pockets of value can still be found across...

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