Research Magazine-October 2007

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  • Rules of the Close

    Bill Good

    I'm going to close this series on the "Good" way to sell with, appropriately, a look at closing the sale. "Closing" is highly overrated in...

  • Fidelity Study Shows Boomers Need for Advice

    Janet Levaux

    The Fidelity Research Institute has found that pre-retirees significantly underestimate the length of their retirement years and how long their savings will need to last....

  • Going the Distance

    Mary Scott

    How many of your clients refer to you as their "advisor for life?" Probably not as many as you would like. Acting as a financial...

  • China, Other Funds Prove Their 'Metal'

    Janet Levaux

    With market swings the name of the game since mid-July, there are positive year-to-date performance figures worthy of note. Equity markets in the world's developing...

  • AMEX Stays in the Game

    Staff Writer

    Despite growing competition from the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, the American Stock Exchange (Amex) continues to hold its own when it comes to...

  • The Prada, Coach ETF

    Staff Writer

    It was a busy summer for Claymore Securities. Besides introducing the Claymore/Zacks Country Rotation (CRO) and the Claymore/Zacks International Yield Hog Index (HGI) exchange-traded funds, the...

  • Saving for College

    Bill Good

    Speaking for emotionally repressed men across the country, there is nothing that evokes more pure feeling than having a child. The second he (or she)...

  • 2007-09-27T20:44:00Z

    Staff Writer

    As domestic real estate investment trust (REIT) indexes continue their downward slide, investors in funds tracking them are looking for cover. And international real estate...

  • Janus' Schoelzel Set to Move On

    Janet Levaux

    Janus Capital Group of Denver says Scott Schoelzel, portfolio manager of the Janus Twenty Fund, Janus Adviser Forty Fund, Janus Aspen Forty Portfolio and related...

  • Muni Bond ETFs Set for Launch

    Staff Writer

    If no one else beats them to the punch, PowerShares intends to offer the first family of municipal bond exchange-traded funds. The Lisle, Ill.-based ETF...

  • Vanguard Eyes Long/Short Fund

    Janet Levaux

    The Vanguard Group says it has been in talks with Charles Schwab Investment Management about the re-organization of the Laudus Rosenberg U.S. Large/Mid Capitalization Long/Short...

  • Morningstar Ratings Change Celebrate 5 Years

    Janet Levaux

    Russel Kinnel, Morningstar's director of mutual fund research and editor of Morningstar FundInvestor, says the investment-research provider made an important change five years ago that's...

  • Barclays Unveils World Real Estate ETF

    Staff Writer

    As domestic real estate investment trust (REIT) indexes continue their downward slide, investors in funds tracking them are looking for cover. And international real estate...

  • Greed and Fear

    Staff Writer

    History, including market history, does sometimes seem to repeat itself. Exactly one hundred years ago, the Panic of 1907, whose details are brilliantly recounted by...

  • FRC Gauges Use of Lifecycle Funds, Services

    Janet Levaux

    Financial Research Corporation (FRC) of Boston has examined whether investors favor the new or prefer the past. Its recent study "Evolution of the Solution: Investor...

  • Roth Moves Up AIG Executive Ladder

    Janet Levaux

    The AIG Advisor Group says Larry Roth is the new president and CEO of the 7,800-advisor organization, which includes Advantage Capital Corporation, AIG Financial Advisors,...

  • Mind Your Business, Part II

    Patricia J. Abram

    None of us lives forever. When you retire or otherwise exit your business, whether by actually selling it or transferring it to another advisor within...

  • T.R. vs. J.P.

    Kenneth Silber

    It would be called the Bankers' Panic, the Roosevelt Panic, or simply the Panic of 1907. A hundred years ago this month was the culmination...

  • Shopping the Bond Market

    Alexei Bayer

    It didn't seem this lunch was going to happen. Tom Ricketts, president and CEO of Incapital, was taking a morning flight from Chicago, where the private...

  • Risky Russia

    Alexei Bayer

    Soon after Russia's debt default and ruble devaluation in 1998, I had a talk with a money manager with expertise in emerging markets. Professionals know...

  • Vanguard Wins More Followers

    Staff Writer

    Sometime before 2001, when the Vanguard Group was still mulling the idea of offering exchange-traded funds (ETFs), there were a lot more questions than answers....

  • Mortgage Meltdowns

    Staff Writer

    For one of the most comprehensive perspectives on the subprime mortgage crisis, Research turns to Jeffrey E. Gundlach, Morningstar's 2006 Fixed Income Fund Manager of...

  • Anatomy of a Niche

    Marie Swift

    Financial advisors are always seeking to connect on a personal level with their clients and to uncover shared interests and beliefs. While this isn't the...

  • On Track

    Staff Writer

    Production growth, acquisitions and other factors are improving results for energy firms despite today's highly complex regulatory environment, analysts say. --- Robert Plexman, CFABC World Markets Inc.416-956-6218Rob.Plexman@cibc.ca Area...

  • The First Annual ETF Hall of Fame

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Welcome to Research Magazine's first annual ETF Hall of Fame. The three advisors who have won our competition not only use ETFs but are long-time...

  • Success or Excess?

    Alexei Bayer

    In mid-August, international financial markets began seriously to wobble. Initially, the subprime mortgage crisis, affecting only a small, risky portion of the enormous U.S. residential...

  • The Future of Fee-Based Accounts

    Ellen Uzelac

    A collision of regulatory events has given a boost to the industry's move toward a fee-based business model -- with some pundits predicting dramatic change...

  • Paying for Keeps

    Robert Scott Martin

    Research: Your 2007 Investor Research Survey delivered some interesting results about attitudes toward retirement. What did you find most exciting about the data?Greer: Our research...

  • Lesson 9: Moral Hazard

    Moshe A. Milevsky

    One of the theoretical foundations of modern insurance pricing is a principle called "moral hazard." It lies at the heart of many actuarial models, is...

  • Principal Protector

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Quick, now, what's the fastest growing investment class in the United States? Precisely right: structured products. Go ahead, fall in love with them -- but don't...

  • Cruising to Success

    Ellen Uzelac

    When Randy Carver first became an independent advisor, there was one thing he found lacking: meetings with colleagues where he could network, recharge and share...

  • Morgan Stanley Has New Advisory Account

    Janet Levaux

    Morgan Stanley Has New Advisory AccountMorgan Stanley's Global Wealth Management Group has a new non-discretionary advisory account, "Morgan Stanley Advisory." The company says it has...

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