Research Magazine-September 2011

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  • Time for Active ETFs?

    Ron DeLegge

    Exchange-traded funds, having broken through the $1 trillion asset threshold, are no longer seen as esoteric products meant just for institutional investors.…

  • Philanthropy’s Cutting Edge

    Ellen Uzelac

    Helping clients develop their philanthropic impulse should be a slam dunk — but often it’s not. Why? For starters, experts say, many advisors…

  • WisdomTree Reshuffles Lineup

    Ron DeLegge

    WisdomTree Investments implemented changes to seven equity ETFs and added a new actively managed ETF called the WisdomTree Global Real Return Fund (RRF).RRF…

  • Deferred Liability

    Alexei Bayer

    American national debt held steady, in the $2-3 trillion range, for three decades until the early 1980s. It began to rise rapidly at that point, dipping briefly when it reached the $7 trillion mark in the late 1990s and then taking off in earnest after 2000.

  • Developing Sector Slices

    Ron DeLegge

    Emerging Global Advisors introduced 11 ETFs that provide exposure to emerging market stocks in various industry sectors.The New York-based investment firm…

  • UBS Debuts Energy Duo

    Ron DeLegge

    UBS introduced two new exchange-traded notes (ETNs) which track exposure to oil futures and natural gas futures prices. The new ETNs are based on two new…

  • Bill Gross Seeks ETF Glory

    Ron DeLegge

    Star fund managers are hard to come by in the ETF market, but that’s about to change. The PIMCO Total Return ETF, managed by none other than Bill…

  • Raymond James Upbeat on Recruiting

    Janet Levaux

    Raymond James Financial reported net income of $46.8 million, or $0.37 per share, for the period ended June 30 vs. income of $60.7 million, or $0.48 per…

  • Investors Cap Founder Sells Stake to FAs

    Janet Levaux

    Investors Capital said in early August that after that sale of his shares in a public offering, which represented a roughly 55 percent stake in the firm,…

  • Understanding Client Culture

    Raphael Lapin

    By methodically examining communications preferences, values, decision-making processes and management style, advisors can raise their level of service to clients.

  • Wall Street at War

    Kenneth Silber

    A decade ago, the financial industry acquitted itself well in confronting a terrorist attack. Such resilience is needed more than ever in todays and future challenges.

  • Scramble for Assets

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Though industry efforts will likely serve to soften the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act that President Obama signed into law…

  • What Does Retirement Really Cost?

    Moshe A. Milevsky

    Most answers to questions about the cost of retirement are dangerously misleading and mask a critical market signal.

  • PowerShares Folds Active Pair

    Ron DeLegge

    Kenny Rogers sang that “You gotta know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em.” And the PowerShares Active Alpha Multi-Cap…

  • How Much Is Too Much?

    Bill Miller

    As I’m sure is true for many of you, one of my favorite pastimes is reading up on the latest FINRA changes. Recently, I was reading an article about…

  • American Dream

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Earl Feldhorn; senior vice president; Wedbush Securities; Los Angeles, CA; AUM: About $300 million with partner Timary DeLormeWhy he likes his job: “The…

  • Does the Journey End Here?

    Gil Weinreich

    Today our economic woes grow more dismal by the day as if the ratings bomb dropped by S&P had more impact than al-Qaedas suicide planes. Why should a financial crisis be able to do to us what devastatingly effective terrorists could not?

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