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    Climate change could impact client portfolios

    Advisers need to address environmental issues and how they will affect investments

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    Rarity and star value help some collectibles outperform stocks and bonds

    From movie posters and Hermes Birkin handbags to Apple 1 computers and Nobel Prize medals, these alternative investments score big.

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    A better way to get China exposure

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Investing in China stocks is a scary proposition right now but there's an ETF that uses a smart approach. It's down, but not like the Shanghai market.

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    Donald Trump's investment portfolio a messy hodgepodge: advisers

    Advisers say the presidential hopeful and real estate mogul's investments reveal a scattered approach to money management. (See the top five fund companies holding Mr. Trump's money.)

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    MLPs yield headaches for advisers who bought them for income

    Top analysts in the sector see a bear market as investors pumped $10.5 billion into energy funds over the last year.

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    Forget gold, oil could be on its way back to $100

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The oil guru who predicted last year's rout said $100-a-barrel crude is likely to return within five years as faltering supply fails to meet demand.

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    9 things companies do during earnings season that investors hate

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Some things companies do during earnings season that can really rub investors the wrong way.

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    Goldman pares down liquid alts, presses Morningstar to follow suit

    The evolution of the alternative-strategy mutual fund universe continues with an effort by Goldman Sachs Asset Management to reduce, redefine and generally re-categorize the way Morningstar Inc. has been cataloging these funds over the past half-dozen years.From certain angles, it might look like

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    Massachusetts' Galvin to investigate alternative fund sales by advisers

    Sales of 25 top 'liquid alts' mutual funds will come under greater scrutiny from the state regulator.

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    No reason to assume REITs can't thrive when rates rise

    Rising rates might hurt REITs initially, but they could benefit from a strengthening economy. (Plus: Our Focus on REITs special report)

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    Specialty REITs offer something for everyone

    Most investors who are looking to diversify their portfolios with real estate know they can turn to real estate investment trusts for access to fairly standard holdings such as office buildings, multifamily homes or hotels. But beyond that is a second layer of publicly traded REITs focused

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    Lynn Tilton, the "Wonder Woman of Wall Street," goes from corporate savior to SEC target

    Agency claims private equity maven defrauded investors, breached fiduciary duty. She says action is illegal and she's out to save companies, jobs.

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    You know investors are getting nervous when oil becomes a safe-haven play

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Oil stocks are starting to attract investors seeking safety, and that should be cause for concern.

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    Real estate crowdfunding trend presents new challenges, opportunities for financial advisers

    The proliferation of digital platforms puts added emphasis on due diligence.

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    REITs ranked by one-year total return

    Company/Ticker symbolProperty focus/ # of propertiesOne-year total return*Dividend yield*Implied market capitalization ($M)*2014 funds from operations per share/growthDebt-to-total capitalization 2014/2013Fixed-charge coverage ratio (multiple) 2014/2013Associated Estates Realty Corp.