Research Magazine-October 2010

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  • Will Treasuries Plunge?

    Ron DeLegge

    With the Federal Reserve reiterating its stance on a low interest rate environment, falling bond yields have been a major investment theme so far this...

  • Morgan Stanley Adds Exec, Tech

    Janet Levaux

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, which has 18,087 financial advisors, tapped managing director James F. Walker to head its consulting services, which provides investment consulting and...

  • Fireproof Your Practice

    Bill Miller

    Every advisor I know has at least one good story about firing a client. We all know the client in these stories... He has millions...

  • Water: Refreshing Opportunities

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    SAM Sustainable Asset Management Zurich, Switzerland www.sam-group.com The global water market continues to experience above-average growth rates, with the overall size of the global water market estimated at...

  • Baird Maintains Momentum with FA Growth

    Janet Levaux

    Baird recently hired nine financial advisors from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Charleston, S.C., and Fort Worth, Texas, with about $1.3 billion in total client...

  • Grail Liquidates Sector ETFs

    Ron DeLegge

    Grail Advisors pulled the plug on the RP Technology ETF (RPQ) and RP Financials ETF (RFF) because of a lack of investor interest. Both funds...

  • Energy: Heating Up

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    Ronald J. Barone UBS 212-713-3848 ronald.barone@ubs.com Southwest Gas Corporation (SWX) realized recurring 2Q10 EPS of $0.06 (excluding $3.6 million in corporate owned life insurance policy charges), surpassing our $0.02...

  • A Project Worthy of Erasmus

    Robert Tyndall

    Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, the great scholar of the Dutch Renaissance, demonstrated 150 ways of phrasing the Latin sentence, Tuae literae me magnopere delectarunt ("Your...

  • Fund Flows Continue into Bonds

    Janet Levaux

    Stock and bond funds in the United States experienced net inflows of $15.4 billion in July, reports the Financial Research Corporation. This is down 34...

  • The Reinvented Advisor

    Ellen Uzelac

    John Ludwig Owner, LHDretirement; Indianapolis FUN FACT: As a sophomore at Iowa State University, where he majored in agriculture business finance, Ludwig moonlighted as a registered rep...

  • The Myth of Growth

    Alexei Bayer

    Over the past two years, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has been one of the most vocal and noticeable advocates...

  • 2010 ETF Advisor Hall of Fame

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    We're happy indeed to welcome you to Research magazine's fourth annual ETF Hall of Fame. It's no wonder that exchange-traded funds are the industry's fastest growing...

  • The Paycheck Question

    Ellen Uzelac

    Advisors will make slightly more money in 2010 than they did last year -- but then that's not saying a whole lot, is it? And,...

  • Evaluating Client Goodness

    Bill Good

    If you have not yet read my September Research article, "Brace for Impact," I strongly recommend you do so immediately. "Impact" is an interview with...

  • Just Technicalities?

    Kenneth Silber

    The late Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Samuelson, key figure in his profession and author of its biggest-selling textbook, wrote scornfully about "gypsy tea-leaf readers, Wall...

  • How's Your Bedside Manner?

    Raphael Lapin

    While working with our healthcare clients to reduce the incident-rate of malpractice suits, we discovered that there is little correlation between the competency of doctors...

  • PowerShares Embraces Fundamentals

    Ron DeLegge

    In what could signal a new trend in the indexing world, Invesco PowerShares revamped one of its bond ETFs to follow a fundamentally weighted bond...

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