FIG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Most Successful New ETFs of 2013

    December 10, 2013
    The big story for 2013 has been the relentless bull market that has pushed markets to continually hit new highs. The positive ...
  2. Do You Own The 2 Top Stocks Held By 2013's Top Hedge Fund?

    October 30, 2013
    Allow me to let you in on a closely guarded secret among professional money managers. While they all talk a big game and ...
  3. RAFI ETFs YTD: Boom Or Bust?

    October 24, 2012
    As the ETF industry continues to develop, many investors have begun to move away from the more “traditional” funds in favor ...
  4. Profiling 5 Corporate Bond ETFs Besides LQD

    August 21, 2012
    When it comes to corporate bond ETFs, there is no fund more popular than iShares’ infamous iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate ...
  5. Buffett’s Continued Bet On Real Estate

    June 22, 2012
    Warren Buffett's latest big value bet is on the housing and real estate sector. For retail investors, his bullish stance ...
  6. 2 Outrageous Turnaround Stories

    March 16, 2012
    This year will have more than its fair share of amazing rebounds, says Hilary Kramer, but these two stocks are among her ...
  7. Is The Brokerage Industry On Death Watch?

    February 9, 2012
    Low trading volumes are causing big trouble for little brokerages.
  8. Avoid Whistler's Big Coming Out Party

    October 25, 2010
    Fortress Investment Group is looking to take Whistler/Blackcomb public, but taking a run at this IPO could be a mistake. ...
  9. Private Equity Providing Big Returns

    March 9, 2010
    Listed private equity firms have been burning up the market, but will their hot 1-year returns will continue?
  10. RiskMetrics Two Years After IPO

    March 4, 2010
    On March 1, 2010, MSCI announced it was buying RiskMetrics for $21.75 a share. We look at the winners and losers of this ...
  11. Analyzing The Analysts

    August 12, 2009
    Here's a look at two upgrades, two downgrades and one initiation. Are the analysts on track?
  12. Good IPO, Bad IPO

    June 17, 2009
    A good IPO will consider the needs of long-time investors as well as new ones. Here is the good the bad about two IPOs.
  13. GFI Group -- Loving The Volatility (GFI)

    April 30, 2007
    This Specialty broker is making money in niche derivatives. Find out why volatile markets bode well for GFI's earnings.
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