Research Magazine-October 2012

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  • EG Advisors Debuts Duo

    Ron DeLegge

    Emerging Global Advisors launched two equity emerging markets ETFs with a unique slant.

  • Agricultural ETPs Rally

    Ron DeLegge

    One of the worst droughts in 30 years has damaged U.S. corn crops and keeps lifting prices higher.

  • Beyond the Ivory Tower

    Ellen Uzelac

    For three decades, Jim Poterba has studied how taxation affects household and business decision-making. The big takeaway for financial advisors: one size does not fit all.

  • America’s Edge

    Alexei Bayer

    If the 2012 election campaign has plunged you into depression and convinced you that this country is going down the drain, an antidote could be a tour of a college or university campus.

  • The Hartford to Exit Retirement-Plans Biz

    Janet Levaux

    The Hartford Financial Services Group agreed to sell its Retirement Plans business to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. for $400 million in early September.

  • How John Bogle Really Sees ETFs

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    The investment visionary, long a skeptic of exchange-traded funds, gives his candid assessment of the fast-growing field.

  • Morgan Stanley, Citi Strike Deal on MSSB

    Janet Levaux

    Morgan Stanley and Citigroup have agreed on the valuation to be used in pricing Morgan Stanleys purchase of the remaining stake in the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture: $13.5 billion for the full business, which includes close to 17,000 advisors.

  • Don't Discount Muni Risks

    Ron DeLegge

    Municipal bonds have lower default rates and carry lower risk because credit raters say sohow many times have we heard that?

  • Thriving Amid Low Rates

    Ron DeLegge

    Income investors have been crushed by the depressed interest rate environment.

  • The Long View

    Robert Tyndall

    John Bogle was long a prophet without honor in the financial services industry.

  • Dividend Increases Hit the Mark

    Mark Agnew

    The shareholder-owned electric utility industry added to its eight-year-long trend of widespread dividend increases in Q2.

  • Advisors Feel Pinch of Compensation Squeeze

    Ellen Uzelac

    Many advisors expect to see a slight lift in pay in 2012, but with the sluggish economic recovery, ongoing global challenges and relentless cost-cutting, there is little reason to bring out the bubbly.

  • Bill Gross vs. the Equity Cult

    Michael Finke

    Asking PIMCO founder Bill Gross his opinion of stocks is like asking the late Steve Jobs his opinion of Windows.

  • Generating Strong Returns

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    Despite the overall markets swings from risk-on to risk-off in response to a slow U.S. recovery, Europes ongoing crisis and the Feds decision to hold rates at extraordinarily low levels, electric utilities have continued to provide solid total returns for growth-and-income investors seeking lower volatility.

  • Time to Rethink Bond Strategy?

    Janet Levaux

    With current bond yields low, interest rates lower and the economic outlook cloudy at best, Ken Volpert, head of Vanguards Taxable Bond Group, says the organization doesnt think future bond returns will be nearly as robust as theyve been.

  • I Wish

    Bill Miller

    Ive always been intrigued by financial advisors.

  • Running Out of Money

    Bob Seawright

    It is a major fear for many Americans. In fact, there is excellent research to support the idea that Americans fear running out of money in retirement more than they fear death.

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