Research Magazine-March 2010

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  • Outside the Box with Ken Fisher

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Redwood-rich Woodside, Calif., is geographically and aesthetically about as far away from Wall Street as you can get within the U.S. Yet this small town...

  • The Truth

    Bill Miller

    Honesty is the best policy. Apparently, even in business. At least that's what I learned two snowy Friday nights ago. A light snowfall had been falling...

  • Bonds: Strong in '09, Volatile in '10

    Janet Levaux

    Lipper's latest data show that most bond groups are in positive territory for the first month of 2010. In the beginning few weeks of the year,...

  • The FA Recovery Plan

    Bill Good

    We've just been through a punishing decade for this industry and the investing public. Now, let's do some planning so that 2010 completes the...

  • Conscious Retention

    Patricia J. Abram

    To be successful, it's vitally important that you put conscious focus on retaining your current clients, for three reasons. First, as people in many sales...

  • Schwab Tackles the ETF Business

    Staff Writer

    After months of behind-the-scenes planning, Charles Schwab finally has its own menu of proprietary ETFs. In November 2009, the San Francisco -based company began...

  • Health Care: Potent Pipelines

    Janet Levaux

    Damien Conover, CFA Karen Andersen, CFA Morningstar 312-696-6000 Pharmaceuticals: While the majority of pharmaceutical companies are losing patents on major blockbuster drugs over the next five years, strong pipelines...

  • The Gleam of Gold

    Kenneth Silber

    Gold's appeal as an investment is bound up with its historic role as a form of money and linchpin of the monetary system. Gold prices...

  • Pro-Consumer

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Laurence P. Greenberg President, Jefferson National Life Insurance Co., New York City What Drives Him: "One: To do something that no one has done before. Two: To...

  • Wirehouse Performance Takes Divergent Paths

    Janet Levaux

    With the latest earnings results, the varied strategies and performance of the remaining -- and transformed -- wirehouse firms are becoming clearer though not...

  • Land of Milk and Money

    Alexei Bayer

    In their recent book, Start-Up Nation, Dan Senor and Saul Singer argue that one of the main reasons Israel has had such success in starting...

  • REITs: Repositioning for Growth

    Janet Levaux

    David Fick, CPA Stifel Nicolaus dfick@stifel.com 443-224-1308 With two years of financial upheaval, investors are now dusting off and trying to figure out what to do with remaining assets....

  • Sensing Vulnerability

    Gil Weinreich, Gil Weinreich

    The Chinese military made headlines recently by calling on China to dump U.S. bonds in retaliation for a $6.4 billion U.S.-Taiwan arms deal. "Our retaliation should...

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