REP. November 2012

Browse articles from the November 2012 edition of REP. Magazine.

Cover Story

Features

  • Nov 12, 2012
    data table

    Top 35 Independent Broker/Dealers  

    While some argue 2009 brought a “perfect storm” for recruiting for IBDs, recruiting is down from 2010, as margins are squeezed and the cost of compliance has risen significantly. But these firms, ranked by 2011 headcount, are still on top....More

Investing

The Practice

SPECIAL SECTION: The Independent Life

  • Nov 12, 2012
    data table

    Top 35 Independent Broker/Dealers  

    While some argue 2009 brought a “perfect storm” for recruiting for IBDs, recruiting is down from 2010, as margins are squeezed and the cost of compliance has risen significantly. But these firms, ranked by 2011 headcount, are still on top....More

REIT-Special Report

Opinion

REPorts

  • Oct 18, 2012
    blog

    The Worst Bull Market Ever?

    Okay, so retail investors did not totally miss this wild bull market (S&P up about 30% from Oct.4, 2011, lows). Again, retail investors have been yanking cash from U.S.-focused equity funds in favor of hybrid funds, bond funds, and, smartly, indexed ETFs. That said, Leuthold (as I wrote recently I have been wading through Leuthold's monthly gi-normous Green Book, 78 pages of heavy quant but also surprsingly funny, where possible. For an institutional research periodical, the researchers have personality!) ...More
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