Research Magazine-July 2012

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  • Regulators Fueled Facebook Flop

    Ron DeLegge

    The fiasco surrounding the IPO of Facebook (FB) was a classic comedy of errors, with stock underwriters, exchange operators and the companys insiders denying everything and blaming everyone but themselves.

  • Retirement in a Yield-Free World

    Michael Finke

    Estimating a retirement income strategy requires a few assumptions including the expected return on invested assets.

  • Voter Discontent

    Alexei Bayer

    Several recent elections in Europe were seen as a referendum on fiscal austerity (and fiscal discipline) and their results were presented as a mood shift in favor of more government spending and economic stimulus.

  • LPL, Wells’ FiNet Tap New Execs

    Janet Levaux

    LPL FINANCIAL SAID IN EARLY JUNE THAT Dan Arnold, currently head of strategy for the largest independent broker-dealer, had been named chief financial officer of the company, the latest step in a management reorganization that has played out over the last few months.

  • ETP Assets Hit $1.2 Trillion

    Ron DeLegge

    The assets invested in exchange-traded products (ETPs) including both ETFs and ETNs rose by 6% at the end of April 2012 from the previous year to $1.2 trillion, according to the ETF Industry Association.

  • A Play for High Yield

    thinkadvisor

    Van Eck Global introduced a new fund called the Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (HYEM), which is linked to high yield emerging market corporate bonds.

  • MLPs Come into Sharp Focus

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    The young, tax-advantaged asset class of master limited partnerships, with its unique structure and method of return, has been picking up steam for the past several years.

  • Putnam Opens Office in China

    Janet Levaux

    Putnam Investments said in early June that it has opened an office in Beijing, representing the firms first foothold in China.

  • Aiming High—6 Strategies for Success

    Bill Good

    Lets say you are bringing home $250,000 a year, certainly a good living. But you want to go to the top. How do you get there? UBS's Ira Walker lays out a plan.

  • Advisor Camp

    Bill Miller

    Remember going away to summer camp as a kid?

  • A Seasoned Guide for Uncertain Times

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Allen D. Rutledge is a financial advisor for our uncertain times: the struggling economy, the high market volatility, the European debt crisiseverything holding back the post-global financial meltdowns comeback.

  • Alternatives Stay on Growth Path

    Janet Levaux

    Advisors, asset managers and institutions are increasingly turning to alternative investments to help clients boost returns while supporting the growth of assets under management.

  • Portfolio Fix: MLPs and Positive Returns

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Savvy financial advisors know that these days of high market volatility and low interest rates demand strategic thinking to help clients reap fruitful investment returns.

  • Unfinished Business: Dodd-Frank’s Many Questions

    Nicole Gelinas

    On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, known as Dodd-Frank, into law. Two years on, uncertainty abounds about the legislations meaning and impact.

  • Clinton, Other Speakers Headline Insite

    James J. Green and Joyce Hanson

    Insite 2012, Pershings 14th-annual conference, attracted more than 2,000 attendees, many of whom are broker-dealer home office personnel and BD reps who work through Pershings clearing business and use its technology.

  • What to Expect

    Kenneth Silber

    Traditionally, presidential races slip into a relatively quiet July doldrums, before the late-summer party conventions kick the race into a higher gear

  • Seeking Social Media’s Payoff

    Ellen Uzelac

    In less than one year, advisor Elle Kaplans online tribe, as she calls it, has surged from 10 to more than 2,400 Twitter followers. Not coincidentally, a dozen of them have signed on as clients.

  • Is Gold in Trouble?

    Ron DeLegge

    Goldbugs are nervous, and rightly so. Their beloved metalthe currency of last resorthas been acting more like a basket case than a bastion of safety.

  • Good Questions

    Gil Weinreich

    Two years after the passage of Dodd-Frank, I think it is fair to say the landmark financial reform legislation has not inspired a lot of love.

  • Direxion Adjusts Risk Controls

    Ron DeLegge

    Boston-based Direxion Shares made changes to the investment strategy for the Direxion S&P 1500 RC Volatility Response Shares (VSPR), Direxion S&P 500 RC Volatility Response Shares (VSPY) and Direxion S&P Latin America 40 RC Volatility Response Shares (VLAT).

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