Research Magazine-May 2010

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  • Truth About Power

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Andrew H. Friedman Financial Policy Expert: TheWashingtonUpdate.com; Washington, D.C. What he expects; "You're going to [hear] a drumbeat of bringing power to bear against the financial services...

  • Fidelity Shares 401(k) Success Story

    Janet Levaux

    Fidelity Investments says it has had good success with its Advisor 401(k) business in 2009; these plans are offered through third-party financial advisors to small...

  • It's OK to Stay

    Bill Miller

    Have you ever thought about leaving your broker-dealer? Who hasn't at some point or another, right? Eventually, every broker-dealer screws up. When they do, financial...

  • Invesco Aim Gives Update on Van Kampen Purchase

    Janet Levaux

    As Invesco Aim moves toward the planned second-quarter close of its purchase of Morgan Stanley's asset-management business, including Van Kampen, the company has developed...

  • How to Quietly Achieve Excellence

    Gil Weinreich, Gil Weinreich

    Recently, a recruiter who spends lots of time in the offices of financial advisors told me he has consistently found Research magazine on his prospects'...

  • PowerShares Introduces Closed-End Funds ETF

    Ron DeLegge

    Invesco PowerShares has just introduced the PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio (PCEF). The new ETF will invest in a portfolio of around 70 closed-end funds...

  • Risky Funds Dominate

    Janet Levaux

    Fund strategies of all types in the taxable-fixed income arena posted positive gains for the first quarter in 2010 and were led by the riskiest...

  • Positive Returns: Four Quarters in a Row

    Janet Levaux

    "Equity funds strung together their fourth consecutive quarter of plus-side returns during first quarter 2010, posting a 4.64 percent return despite losing ground in January,"...

  • Chase, Citigroup Eye ETF Business

    Ron DeLegge

    Not satisfied with just watching the ETF marketplace rapidly grow, more financial firms are making ETFs a priority. According to recent filings with the Securities...

  • What's Your Advice Worth

    Ellen Uzelac

    With the advisory role expanding and profit margins shrinking, industry chatter has turned to a touchy topic: the advisor's price tag. As Dennis Gallant, president of...

  • The Biggest Winners

    Patricia J. Abram

    The TV show The Biggest Loser provides us with a window into the success of those who set out to substantially change their lives. The...

  • Russia's Power Failure

    Alexei Bayer

    When commodity prices were at a peak in 2007-08, and oil prices in particular hit $147 per barrel, Russian leaders declared their intention to make...

  • What's Next for Health Care?

    Staff Writer

    The health care sector has never seen anything like this and neither has the American public. After months of political wrangling, the Affordable Health Care for...

  • Sick of Recruiters

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    In the Wall Street jungle, advisor headhunters could be an endangered species. Sounds far-fetched? Just listen to one top veteran recruiter: "The recruiting model is essentially dead...

  • The Checklist Solution

    Bill Good

    I've just finished reading a wonderful book. It's really helped me pull together my thinking on "best practices." Before I tell you about it, let's...

  • The Great Unfixing

    Kenneth Silber

    It was known as "May Day" or "Mayday," the latter spelling suggesting the distress with which it was regarded in some financial circles. On May...

  • Aerospace & Defense: Clear Skies Ahead

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    Howard A. Rubel Jefferies & Company Inc. hrubel@Jefferies.com 212-284-2126 We believe aerospace stocks are likely to benefit from the ongoing recovery in global traffic and yields. While the Obama...

  • Does Revenue Weighting Work?

    Ron DeLegge

    After touching market lows on March 9th, 2009, major stock indexes were on an absolute tear until early May. And certain ETFs that weight...

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