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    Classic car prices have surged but investing in them is another story

    Author of report on classic cars as alternative investment calls sector 'exceptionally' complex.

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    Gold not getting boost from investors seeking safe haven from Greek crisis

    The precious metal stays in trading range as Greece lives on the edge of default due to tepid inflation, muted demand for gold from China and a strong U.S. dollar.

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    How to explain alternatives' place in portfolios to your clients

    By viewing alternatives through the lens of the three primary colors, they can be demystified

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    Crazy as it might sound, the new all-in bet is going long on Greek stocks

    Breakfast with Benjamin: If you've got a really strong stomach, the time looks ripe to buy the fear and jump into Greek equities.

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    Advisers' crucial role in constructing smarter portfolios to combat volatility

    Vital that investors understand the expanded tool set now available to handle market swings

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    Blackstone and BlackRock are starting to cross over into each other's bread and butter

    Steve Schwarzman and Larry Fink, once partners, now vie for Wall Street dominance atop their wildly successful firms.

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    Bond fund alternative is turning heads with hot performance

    Income stream made of put options is up 12.7% so far this year, triple the S&P 500.

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    Goldman's Cohn: Dream on if you think the Fed is hiking rates in September

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Gary D. Cohn, president and COO of Goldman Sachs, believes the economy and markets are in no shape for higher rates.

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    Suppressing volatility? Easy. Eliminating risk? Not so easy

    For advisers and investors concerned that all this market intervention will end badly, there are ways to hedge that risk.

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    Private-equity investing made easy for financial advisers

    Due diligence and connectivity is expected to expand the market of PE investors

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    Losing edge in ETFs, State Street turns to hedge funds

    Firm is expanding hedge funds and alternative investment strategies that can be offered to individual investors, Ronald O'Hanley, the new chief of the the $2.45 trillion State Street Global Advisors.

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    Abandoning alternative investments at this point is based on twisted logic

    Just because your house hasn't burned down yet doesn't mean you can skip insurance.

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    How Fed policy is wrecking the bond market

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Welcome to the upside-down world of too much liquidity creating illiquidity.

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    The bond markets are mysteriously losing liquidity

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The worst part about the bond market selloffs in the U.S. and Europe is the not knowing why.

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    Go where the NBA finals go: Cleveland and Oakland looking better as investment destination

    Is there Examining the correlation between success in professional basketball and the economic performance and cultural dominance of particular cities.