Research Magazine-November 2010

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  • Broken Jobs Machine

    Alexei Bayer

    In the early 1990s, when I was setting up the office of my consulting firm, we had a friend from Paris staying with us. He...

  • Managing Problem Clients

    Raphael Lapin

    Advisors are a unique breed! In addition to their core competencies, they also often need to be economists, communicators, educators, therapists and magicians in order...

  • More Index ETFs Debut

    Ron DeLegge

    It was a busy third quarter for the Vanguard Group. The Valley Forge, Pa.-based fund giant expanded its ETF menu by adding 16 equity ETFs...

  • PIMCO Adds Active Munis

    Ron DeLegge

    PIMCO introduced the PIMCO Build America Bond Strategy Fund (BABZ) and the PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Fund (CORP). BABZ is an actively managed ETF...

  • Getting Back to Fun

    Bill Miller

    Every financial advisor on the planet knows just how difficult the past few years have been. Tremendous amounts of wealth have vanished. Some of it...

  • Financial Literacy Brigades

    Gil Weinreich

    I usually look forward to long plane rides as an opportunity to catch up on some reading. And so it was on a recent cross-country...

  • New Zealand Gets Its Own ETF

    Ron DeLegge

    BlackRock launched the iShares MSCI New Zealand Investable Market Index Fund (ENZL), adding to its deep stable of single-country ETFs. ENZL owns 23 New Zealand-based stocks...

  • Cetera Adds to Leadership Team

    Janet Levaux

    Cetera Financial Group, based in El Segundo, Calif., said Oct. 12 that Jon Frojen joined the firm as its chief financial officer. He replaces Ashley...

  • Unearthing Resources

    Ron DeLegge

    If you're among the advisors digging for a natural resources component to place inside client portfolios, dig no more. A new ETF targeting the natural...

  • Sustainability: Strategically Profitable

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    For companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), sustainable business practices represent a comprehensive approach to doing business. For investors, a company's inclusion in...

  • ‘Retirewent’…and how to get it back.

    Ellen Uzelac

    It's a dynamic and distinct discipline, yet retirement income planning continues to mystify many financial advisors, who are relying on classic investment advice to solve issues that require new thinking.

  • Vetting Advisors

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Saul Nirenberg Founder, Saul Nirenberg & Co. (www.portfoliostrategy.com); New York Advice on 401(k) Business: "First, put together the best investment options.... Second, make sure [your] fees are...

  • Fund Results: Strong Third Quarter

    Janet Levaux

    The KBW Fund Performance Tracker found that equity funds for the 21 asset managers it followed were up about 9.1 percent in September and roughly...

  • Aerospace & Defense: Growth Seekers

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    Troy J. Lahr Stifel Nicolaus (443) 224-1319 tjlahr@stifel.com Northrop Grumman (NOC) reported Q2:2010 EPS of $2.34 compared to our estimate of $2.26 and consensus of $2.19. The stronger results...

  • Assessing ETP Integrity

    Ron DeLegge

    Having surpassed the $800 billion mark, the exchange-traded products (ETP) market (including both funds and notes) is now officially an 800 pound gorilla. But as...

  • The Birth of Hedge Funds

    Kenneth Silber

    Alfred Winslow Jones was a financial journalist before he became a wildly successful investor who would be known as the father of the hedge fund...

  • Barclays Boosting Advisor, Exec Force

    Janet Levaux

    Barclays Wealth said recently that it hired three executives from rival firms, including Donald Gershuny, formerly a BofA general counsel, who joined Barclays Wealth as general counsel for the Americas.

  • Taxes: Up, Up and Away

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    The fierce Congressional floor debate over extending expiring Bush tax cuts except for the nation's top two percent of wage earners was postponed in September....

  • How to Get an A on the Exam

    Moshe A. Milevsky

    In the last few issues of Research magazine, I have been "grading" different variable annuity products and focusing on the value of promises associated with...

  • ETN Embraces Volatility

    Ron DeLegge

    The Barclays ETN+VEQTOR ETN (VQT) debuted. The new ETN will follow the S&P 500 Dynamic VEQTOR Total Return Index, which divides its notional investments across...

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