Research Magazine-September 2010

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  • Space Commerce's New Dawn

    Kenneth Silber

    Space, long dominated by military and civilian government agencies, is becoming the target of an intense commercial competition. Companies are racing to be at the...

  • Biotech/Health Care: Growth Drivers

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    John T. Boris Citigroup Global Markets john.boris@citi.com 212-816-1635 The U.S. major pharmaceutical group is trading at 8.3x (times) 2011 estimated earnings per share (EPS), representing a 32 percent discount...

  • Got Emerging Market Bonds?

    Ron DeLegge

    It may have been a slow summer at the beach but it was a busy summer for many ETF providers as new exchange-traded products that...

  • Company Stock Equals Trouble

    Ron DeLegge

    Do your clients own company stock within their 401(k) plan? If they do then there's a good chance they're taking more financial risk than they...

  • Back to School

    Gil Weinreich, Gil Weinreich

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was on to something when in recent Congressional testimony he said the "economic outlook remains unusually uncertain." The lack of...

  • The Other Side

    Bill Miller

    In last month's column, you may recall my bravado front regarding my upcoming cancer surgery. Hopefully, by the end of this article you'll realize that...

  • Another Good Month for Bonds

    Janet Levaux

    Inflows into bond and equity funds in June were $25.5 billion, according to the Financial Research Corporation of Boston. Close to half of these flows,...

  • Leveraging Gas, Retail

    Ron DeLegge

    Direxion Shares has introduced four bull and bear ETFs linked to natural gas and retail stocks. The bull leveraged funds aim for 200 percent of...

  • Seeking Sector Performance

    Ron DeLegge

    With the stock market flat through much of 2010, more and more advisors are using sector investing strategies. Here's what they're banking on: If broader...

  • Bankrupting the State

    Alexei Bayer

    All imperial expansions in history were driven by some form of ideology. An ideology mobilizes and focuses national energies, but it can also be extremely...

  • Brace for Impact

    Bill Good

    Author's Note: As you read this article, you will see that within two years your life will change. To assist in your planning, I have...

  • Man on a Mission

    Ellen Uzelac

    Brian Gaffney CEO, Allianz Global Investors Distributors; New York City What he's about: "I have a passion for seeing people who have been working their tails off...

  • Advisor or Confidant?

    Raphael Lapin

    While on a late summer afternoon outing with my children, we suddenly came across an Apple Store in all its technological seduction and splendor. Upon...

  • Professionalizing Your Practice

    Ellen Uzelac

    John M. Ludwig knew he couldn't be all things to all clients -- but, like a lot of advisors, he tried. Three years ago, he...

  • Towers of Strength

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    In the aftermath of dreadful 2008 and 2009, staunch, stable clearing firms are not only being appreciated but touted by financial advisors to clients. Indeed, with...

  • Target-Date Funds in Focus

    Janet Levaux

    Morningstar has issued a series of target-date ratings and reports with data through the second quarter of 2010 for 20 of the largest target-date series...

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