Research Magazine-February 2010

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  • ETF Investing: Risk Makes a Comeback

    Staff Writer

    The dynamics of investor behavior over the past 11 months have done a complete reversal. Formerly risk-averse investors have been re-converted into risk takers. ETF...

  • Presented with Opportunity

    Robert Tyndall

    Now that most of us have already blown our diets and other New Year resolutions, is there something of the determination we felt just a...

  • Janus Taps New CEO, Pimco Veteran

    Janet Levaux

    Janus Capital Group says Richard M. Weil has been appointed chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective February 1. Janus Chairman...

  • Blood in the Water

    Bill Miller

    Over the past few years, there has been a massive feeding frenzy among broker-dealers. Financial advisor recruiters (sharks), both independent and proprietary, are always out...

  • Fidelity Says 25-30% Growth is 'Doable'

    Janet Levaux

    Fidelity says that it has helped "a record number of brokers" transition to independence in 2009. At the end of November 2009, the number...

  • Target Investing: Emerging Markets

    Staff Writer

    Looking to quench investor's appetite for hot performing stocks in emerging market countries, more ETF providers are launching new funds targeting the area. Lisle, Ill.-based Claymore...

  • Bond Demand Grows

    Staff Writer

    After vacuuming around $42 billion over the past 12-months, it's been a good year for managers of bond ETFs. The credit market is slowly returning...

  • Values Based ETFs: Investing Faithfully

    Staff Writer

    A new lineup of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) proposes to follow the values of Baptists, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists and other Christians. The FaithShares Catholic Values...

  • Can You Trust Your Insurance Company?

    Ellen Uzelac

    Whenever annuity expert Moshe Milevsky headlines client appreciation events these days, one overarching concern inevitably bubbles up: the solvency of life insurance companies. "It's credit risk,...

  • Aiming High

    Bill Good

    The Holy Grail among many firms' coaches, seers, and gurus, not to mention FAs, is the high-net-worth (HNW) investor. With a wealthier clientele, other things being...

  • The Fed and Its Enemies

    Kenneth Silber

    The Federal Reserve is under siege. Proposals abound to curtail the institution's power, through stepped-up congressional involvement or the transfer of some of its responsibilities...

  • Package & Freight Transportation: Improving Trends

    Janet Levaux

    Thomas R. Wadewitz J.P.Morgan 212-622-6461 We continue to have a broadly constructive view of transports based on our expectation of growth in the economy and in transport volumes...

  • Midstream MLPs: Superior Returns

    Gabriel Hammond

    During 2009, the Alerian MLP Index (NYSE: AMZ) delivered a 76% total return. However, it is important to remember that the AMZ fell 37% in 2008....

  • Retirement Boot Camp

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    It's tough and intense, exacting and disciplined. It's retirement boot camp, and clients who don't get with the program could find themselves financially unfit...

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