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    Pension giant CalSTRS ponders dumping $20B in stocks and bonds in favor of alt strategies

    Breakfast with Benjamin: CalSTRS, the country's second-largest pension fund, considers moving $20 billion out of traditional investments and into alternatives.

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    Pension giants out of sync with alternative investments

    Moves in and out of alts seem to be based on market volatility and fees rather than a long-term strategy.

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    Investors thinking about retirement should understand BDCs

    Traditional fixed-income holdings, such as bond funds, may not provide enough meaningful income as historically low interest rates have limited the yields available to investors.

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    Go-anywhere bond funds have failed to go anywhere positive over the past year

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Nontraditional bond funds that sounded too good to be true are looking like a bust, so far.

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    Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine opens its first alternatives fund

    In a year when its peers lost 15% investing in commodities, DoubleLine wades in with a long-short strategy.

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    How to think about alternatives

    Once the exclusive domain of institutional investors, alternatives have become widely available to advisers and investors. They've gained popularity in large part because they promise diversification beyond traditional stocks and bonds.

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    Gloom overshadows Wall Street, but some economists still see a September rate hike

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Despite the mood on Wall Street getting downright gloomy, some economists still think the Fed will raise interest rates next month.

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    Liquid alts funds pass first real test with flying colors

    Reducing downside risk as traditional strategies bite the dust amid market meltdown.

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    SEC warns brokerages to monitor risky products better

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is warning brokerages to better monitor the sales of risky complex investments to retail clients.In an alert issued Monday, the agency said an analysis of 26,600 transactions totaling $1.25 billion of structured securities products revealed a significant

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    Jeffrey Gundlach says the stock market pullback is just getting started

    Breakfast with Benjamin DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach thinks that as painful as it's been over the past week, the markets still need a thorough housecleaning.

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    How advisers can benefit as the cost of private-equity investing is driven down

    Those who understand this emerging shift early will be well-positioned to help their clients grow their portfolios.

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    Fear and greed swamp stocks as volatility spikes

    Panic selling off the opening bell leads to investors buying the drop but more losses possible as all eyes focus on China's problems.

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    Unwinding the Fed's giant bond portfolio might not hurt much

    Breakfast with Benjamin: For bond investors worried about what might happen when the Fed starts whittling down its $2.46 trillion of Treasuries, there's good news.

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    Which presidential candidate is most like you

    Candidates running for U.S. president have filed personal financial disclosures with the Federal Election Commission, revealing how they earn money, invest and wind up in debt. Which candidate are you most like when it comes to your personal finances?

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    China in the bull shop

    As China sorts through a serious market plunge and economic contraction, overexposure can slice into gains