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    Legg Mason adds global equity specialist

    Legg plans to work with UK-based institutional investor to develop retail funds

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    Claiming bad oversight, ex-rep urges investors reject REIT offer

    A former registered representative who sold $1.6 million of a now-moribund private real estate investment trust is frustrated with the REIT's history of related-party transactions and thinks results could be better if the REIT were managed better.The ex-rep, Byron Meo, wants investors in the

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    Nontraded REIT signals liquidity on the way

    Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping Center REIT Inc. has hired advisers to evaluate alternatives.

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    Multialt fund: A hedge with its own risks

    Multialternative strategy mutual funds have become one of the fastest-growing fund subcategories, and that should be a red flag for financial advisers to sharpen their due diligence on these products.

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    Giddy markets continue to look blissfully past mounting geopolitical unrest

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Looking past all the geopolitical risk. Plus: U.S. investors finally start diversifying overseas, what's not to like about a marijuana ETF, how the Millennial generation slept through the bull market run, and a tribute to a fund industry critic.

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    Multialternative mutual funds gain in popularity

    As the stock market continues its push to new record levels, multialternative mutual funds have been enticing investors and advisers with the chance to hedge some of the mounting risk.The broad category, represented by 120 mutual funds, almost a third of which have been launched in the past 18

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    Junk-bond investors are jumping ship

    Breakfast with Benjamin: What's up with junk bond investors? Plus: Four sorry years of Dodd-Frank, ignore the Fed's warnings at your own risk, mathematical excuses for sluggish wage growth, and it's not too late for a mid-year portfolio checkup.

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    Schorsch's RCS Capital moves into crowdfunding

    With acquisition of Trupoly portal, RCS will run the 'We R Crowdfunding' investment platform.

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    Global consumer confidence soars

    Plus: Credit Suisse exits the commodities trading business, Allianz stands by Bill Gross, silver has a golden summer run, three taxes we can all dislike together, and don't let tourist scams rain on your vacation

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    Thompson's former nontraded REIT drops nearly 30%

    Investors in a nontraded REIT launched by Tony Thompson, the one-time noted real estate sponsor, were told last week that the net asset value of the REIT had eroded by nearly 30%.

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    Some advisers using ill-suited benchmarks to measure alts performance

    Morningstar survey shows a quarter of advisers look to standard index benchmarks to evaluate 'liquid alts.'

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    Markets brace for the Fed's big talk about normalization

    Plus: Individual investors zig as professionals zag, hedging the U.S. market by going global, Citigroup in the spotlight, and futbol mania

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    No inflation in energy prices – yet

    While there is no inflation in energy prices just yet, consumers could cope with higher energy prices as long as they occur over time and don't hit in the form of a shock. But the tipping point is not too far away.

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    MainStay jumps into MLP space with mutual funds

    A mutual fund wrap provides easier access to MLPs but mutes their tax advantages.

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    Carl Icahn advises caution in the equity markets

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Carl Icahn warns that stocks are on risky ground. Plus: Interest rates and volatility are raising red flags, one man's take on the Fed-fueled bubble, the SEC is watching for political-donation conflicts, gold gets no respect, and institutional money is chasing solar energy