Research Magazine-October 2014

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  • Powering Portfolios With Energy ETFs

    Ron DeLegge

    The energy sector is undergoing transformational changes that are already revolutionizing how we use transportation, electricity and fuel power. From an…

  • Water: Resourceful Growth

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    American States Water (AWR) of San Dimas, Calif., is the parent company for Golden States Water Company and American States Utility Services. AWR is a high-quality utility with a strong balance sheet (58% common equity) and high credit ratings (S&P: A+). In 2014, AWR expects to invest $80 million-$90 million...

  • Coal: Energetic Results

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    Natural Resource Partners (NRP) is a master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, with its operations headquarters in Huntington, W. Va. NRP is principally engaged in the business of owning and managing mineral reserve properties. NRP primarily owns coal, aggregate, and oil & gas reserves across the United States that generate...

  • A Time to Lose

    Robert Tyndall

    The wise King Solomon—and some would say the ’60s rock band the Byrds—said that to everything there is a season, including “a time…

  • FINRA Rejects Claim Tied to Departing Reps

    Janet Levaux

    FINRA arbitrators have rejected a $15 million claim by Charles Schwab against Morgan Stanley.The dispute centered on Schwab's accusations that Morgan Stanley…

  • Growth Stocks Beating Value

    Ron DeLegge

    Disagreement is the only thing value and growth equity investors can ever seemingly agree about. And thus far this year, it's investors who favor high-priced…

  • Cold Call Script Writing Lesson

    Bill Good

    Lets look closely at these two cold calling scripts. The first has a chance of success. The second has no chance.

  • RCS to Add Girard; Renames IBD Group

    Janet Levaux

    RCS Capital has said it is buying independent broker-dealer Girard Securities. The news came right after RCAP said its rapidly growing IBD network will…

  • Energy: Powerful Production

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    On August 5, Southwest Gas Corp reported second quarter earnings of $0.21 per share vs. $0.22 per share last year. Excluding COLI, earnings were $0.16 per share versus $0.18 per share.

  • Jeff Brown Tackles Tough Annuity Questions

    Michael Finke

    Why don't more people annuitize? How should retirees fund their health care? Economist Jeffrey Brown has studied these difficult questions and more, Michael Finke writes.

  • When History and Finance Go Wrong

    Bob Seawright

    The planning fallacy is our tendency to underestimate the time, costs and risks of future actions while overestimating the benefits.

  • Hot Coffee Anyone?

    Ron DeLegge

    A perfect storm of rising consumption and a bad harvest year has set coffee prizes ablaze.The iPath DJ-UBS Coffee ETN (JO) has jumped around 72% since…

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