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Jun 7, 2008 7:40 pm

I am doing some research on the regionals not in the news every day due to wirtedowns on subprime asbestos. It seems that Janney and Stiefel are pretty unscathed in all this mess. Does anyone have positives or negatives about either? I think Morgan Keegan has issues with their bond funds/bank ownership and I've done some homework on Ray Jay.

Jun 7, 2008 10:58 pm

+1 on Morgan Keegan I think the other 3 are clean...but who knows how long they will be indy.

Jun 8, 2008 9:18 am

Jones has no involvement in the writedown mess.

Jun 8, 2008 1:16 pm

That's the big question- how long before they are gobbled? I think if the housing mess hadn't been so bad, some would have happened already. I don't worry too much about name recognition as all the biggies' reputations are garbage right now. By +1 on Morgan Keegan, what do you mean?

Jun 8, 2008 5:36 pm

I've heard good things about D A Davidson if you're in the Rocky Mountain area. SWS is Texas based and growing.

Jun 8, 2008 7:21 pm

Southeast area, looks like some of the regionals are starting a presence here.

Jun 8, 2008 10:00 pm
Gordon Gekko:

I am doing some research on the regionals not in the news every day due to wirtedowns on subprime asbestos. It seems that Janney and Stiefel are pretty unscathed in all this mess. Does anyone have positives or negatives about either? I think Morgan Keegan has issues with their bond funds/bank ownership and I've done some homework on Ray Jay.

 
What's the story on Morgan Keegan? I've got accounts with them.