Research Magazine-February 2013

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  • Are You Listening? Read This Book

    Bill Good

    A veteran who reads and applies the insights rendered in each chapter of a new book by Robert Finder can add polish to a successful career; a rookie will have a better chance to survive.

  • Gold Run Continues

    Ron DeLegge

    Despite hitting a speed bump in the final month of 2012, gold continued its incredible run of 12 consecutive yearly gains

  • What Investors Need to Know About MLPs


    What is an MLP? A master limited partnership is more accurately called a publicly traded partnership; it is a limited partnership or LLC taxed as a partnership.

  • Post-Doomsday

    Bill Miller

    If youre reading this, congratulations, you survived.

  • Be the Bulwark

    Robert Tyndall

    It was common in the immediate aftermath of the horrific Newtown massacre for people to talk about hugging their kids a little tighter.

  • Was Madoff a Ponzi?

    Ron DeLegge

    Dec. 11, 2012 marked the four-year anniversary of when Bernard Madoffs multi-billion dollar heist was exposed.

  • Volatility Ahead

    Janet Levaux

    When it comes to the markets expected performance in 2013, Morningstar doesnt see smooth sailing ahead.

  • Gems, Metals Gleam

    Ron DeLegge

    Factor Advisors launched three new equity ETFs that invest in stocks linked to gemstones and metals mining.

  • How LIBOR Settlement Could Hurt UBS

    Janet Levaux

    UBS, which has more than 7,000 advisors in the Americas, recently agreed to pay more than $1.5 billion over LIBOR manipulation and related charges. Will its troubles drive away clients and recruits?

  • My Resolutions

    Bob Seawright

    A few weeks into the New Year, its not uncommon for New Years resolutions to have gone by the wayside.

  • Excelling With ETFs

    Ron DeLegge

    Financial advisors should know by now that theres more to successful ETF investing than simply buying the right funds at the right price.

  • Political Stand-Offs

    Kenneth Silber

    Polarization has become a pervasive and much-noted feature of American politics.

  • Here’s Your Lead Generation Machine

    Ellen Uzelac

    Heres a storyboard youll love: Investor checks out financial advisor online and likes what he sees. Investor hires financial advisor.

  • What’s an Advisor’s Value?

    Michael Finke

    A recent survey conducted by Fidelity Investments found that only 57% of clients felt their advisor provided value during recent market conditions.

  • Wirehouses Roll Out ’13 Comp Plans

    Janet Levaux

    After getting feedback from top advisors, Morgan Stanley said in December that it will share a new stock-ownership plan with reps in 2013.

  • A Broker Who Broke Bad

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Serving nearly 400 days in federal prison wasn't what Justin M. Paperny had in mind when he became a stockbroker fresh out of the University of Southern California, psychology degree in hand.

  • Housing ETFs Gain

    Ron DeLegge

    Home prices in the U.S. recorded a 4.3% gain in the 12 months ending in October, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

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