Research Magazine-September 2009

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  • Outspoken Thinker

    Ellen Uzelac

    For years, Boston University economics professor Larry Kotlikoff has advocated for consumption smoothing -- essentially creating a sustainable living standard that "smooths" out over a...

  • Can Bonds Continue to Outperform?

    Janet Levaux

    Bonds have outperformed stocks by a large margin over the past year because of the financial crisis, and they've also roughly matched stocks over the...

  • Direxion Leverages Real Estate

    Staff Writer

    The Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x Shares (DRN) and the Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x Shares (DRV) are leveraged real estate ETFs that...

  • Marrying Long and Short

    Staff Writer

    The first two funds are linked to the Russell 3000, a barometer of the total U.S. stock market while CSM is linked to the Credit...

  • Commentary: Is It OK to Be Leveraged and Short?

    Staff Writer

    Despite ballooning assets and increased trading volume, leveraged and short ETFs are coming under attack. A mid-year regulatory alert sent to financial professionals by the Financial...

  • ALPS Goes for Equal Weights

    Staff Writer

    ALPS Equal Sector Weight (EQL) is benchmarked to the Banc of America Securities-Merrill Lynch Equal Sector Weight Index. It owns each of the nine Select...

  • Broad Fund Groups Up in '09

    Janet Levaux

    Lipper's latest performance data, through July 30, shows that the first half of 2009 has been kind to mutual funds. The performance in all major...

  • Growing Amid Turbulence

    Staff Writer

    Investing in your own backyard may be easy enough, but what about investing in backyards around the globe? One way to do this is with...

  • Prospecting for 'Hots'

    Bill Good

    There are three foundation stones necessary to sustain any serious effort to add new clients. Ignore one of them, and your efforts will fail, sooner...

  • Astute Interviewer

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Like a sharp journalist inducing a subject to open up in an interview or a doctor taking a patient's medical history, Eric Hutchinson knows how...

  • The Leveling Recession

    Alexei Bayer

    Economists often derive ironclad "laws of economics" from very small samples of data observed over a very short time period. Remember the Phillips curve, which...

  • Clearing a New Landscape

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    It's no secret that the global financial collapse has pushed vitally important risk management front and center. And perhaps no other segment of the financial services...

  • Best Practices Pay Off for Advisors

    Patricia J. Abram

    Thousands of financial advisors coached by CEG Worldwide have one thing in common: they want to improve their businesses and be more successful. We know...

  • The Top-Ranked Advisor Teams in America

    Ellen Uzelac

    Barron's "The Top 1,000 Advisers" recognizes the best financial advisors in the business. As always, Research joins in congratulating all the winners and this year...

  • Hard Times in Office Space

    Alexei Bayer

    Who: William E. Hartman, Executive Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield Where: Nocello, 257 West 55th Street, New York City, July 27, 2009 On the Menu: Gnocchi, salmon...

  • The Right Remedies

    Janet Levaux

    Research's Health Care Guide: Beckman Coulter Inc. (BEC) Roche Holding AG (RHHBY) Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. (WPI) --- Karen Andersen,...

  • The Shape of Things to Come

    Gil Weinreich, Gil Weinreich

    There have been lots of headlines recently about an emerging economic recovery. July unemployment ticked down to 9.4 percent from 9.5 percent, as the economy...

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