Research Magazine-March 2012

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  • Inflation ETFs Unveiled

    Ron DeLegge

    ProShares launched the ProShares 30 Year TIPS/TSY Spread (RINF) and the ProShares Short 30 Year TIPS/TSY Spread (FINF).

  • Building Steady Returns

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    Todd StenderWells Fargo Securities212-214-8067todd.stender@wellsfargo.comIn the third quarter of 2011, National Retail Properties (NNN) acquired 53 properties…

  • How to Advise the Entrepreneur

    Ellen Uzelac

    Entrepreneurs are a tricky bunch. Notorious risk takers, they are passionate, time-stretched and sometimes self-reliant to a fault.

  • The Oil Problem

    Alexei Bayer

    The year 2012 became the second in a row to start with a run-up in oil prices.

  • Is a Pension Annuity Worth It?

    Moshe A. Milevsky

    Towards the end of the 17th century, politicians and bureaucrats in the City of London were facing a problem not unlike the one faced by many aging cities in the early 21st century.

  • Vanguard Shares Long-Term Views

    Janet Levaux

    On Jan. 31, Vanguard released its outlook for U.S. economic growth, inflation, interest rates, and returns for stocks and bonds in the decade ahead.

  • Raymond James Courts Morgan Keegan FAs

    Janet Levaux

    Executives at Raymond James and Morgan Keegan say they expect the majority of Morgan Keegans roughly 1,000 employee advisors to stay with the firm after the merger is complete, despite some recruiters claims that the transition package being offered FAs isnt enticing enough.

  • Growth Checkup

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    Raj DenhoyJefferies212-336-7070rdenhoy@jefferies.comAccuray’s first full-quarter post the Tomotherapy acquisition was largely a success when viewed…

  • Seeking Lower Volatility

    Ron DeLegge

    Invesco PowerShares added an emerging markets ETF and an international developed equity ETF to its lineup. Both products are aimed at minimizing stock market volatility.

  • Targeting Asian Small Caps

    Ron DeLegge

    State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) launched the SPDR S&P Small Cap Emerging Asia Pacific ETF (GMFS), which is the first emerging Asia Pacific ETF to target small cap stocks in the region.

  • Diving for Dividends

    Ron DeLegge

    The aftermath of the credit crisis has dramatically changed the behavior of corporations.

  • Post-Tea Party

    Kenneth Silber

    The Tea Party movement burst onto the political scene three years ago.

  • Wirehouses Post Mixed Results for Q4’11

    Janet Levaux

    Bank of America said in mid-January that it had net income of $2 billion, or $0.15 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2011 vs. a net loss of $1.2 billion, or $0.16 per share in the same year-ago period, meeting analysts expectations.

  • A Reformer’s Rebuke

    Gil Weinreich

    Joshua Brown, the blogger known as the Reformed Broker, has a wide following among financial advisors, who start their day reading his leads on industry news, markets and actionable ideas.

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