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    Vanguard urges caution on liquid alts

    The fund company says performance of liquid alts has not been living up to the hype.

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    Ignore the bond bubble at your own risk

    Breakfast wtih Benjamin: The case for reducing fixed income exposure gets more vivid, markets react to Pres. Obama's 'no strategy' remarks regarding ISIS, another perspective on income inequality, and more.

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    Smart beta, by any other name, is still smart

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, a look at how smart beta has grown in prominence despite criticism, the performance-killing fees of active management, another type of corporate inversion, and more.

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    The Fed should raise rates, but it won't

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed should raise rates but... Plus: Financial advisers turn to options investing; the French government calls it quits; the SEC goes after asset-backed bonds; another Obamacare surprise; and what is really the most important meal of the day

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    Schorsch REIT board member recommends 30% alts exposure for retirees

    Bob Froehlich says the industry needs to catch up with the pressing demands of a yield-starved world.

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    Warren Buffett's tax fairness doublespeak

    In today's Breakfast with Benjamin, Warren Buffett's fails to put his money where his mouth is, Canada finds a sensible way to stop corporate inversions, the Fed pushes rate-hike rumors out to the end of next year, and more.

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    Greenback rallies ahead of the Fed minutes

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The dollar rallies ahead of Fed news. Plus: Stocks historically love the Fed's Jackson Hole meeting; Argentina's latest gambit; insurance companies create new asset management opportunities; and regretting not buying Google at the IPO.

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    REITs, RIA regulation, retirement planning and risk grab advisers' attention

    InvestmentNews' four must-read stories of the week cover this ecclectic set of 'R' subjects.

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    Fed watchers are spinning over Janet Yellen's mixed messages

    Breakfast with Benjamin brings you up to speed on reactions to Janet Yellen's mixed messages on the U.S. job market, gold's surge, and Russian mutual funds' fall.

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    MLP investors face prospect of new taxes after Kinder Morgan deal

    New entity likely to benefit, though the firm's acquisition could leave MLP investors with an unexpected tax consequence.

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    Liquid alts to get their own benchmarks

    New measures aim to combat challenge of assessing performance; investible products may not be far behind.

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    Private credit markets offer investors double-digit returns

    Private credit markets offer investors double-digit returns. Seen as an alternative to bonds, one direct lending fund returned 12.7% last year.

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    Bill Gross disciple takes down the 'Bond King'

    This edition of Breakfast with Benjamin covers Bill Gross getting beaten at his own game, the SEC's focus on liquid alt funds, Obama's attack on corporate inversions, and more.

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    Rise of alternatives should give advisers night sweats

    As alternative products proliferate, picking winners is more challenging than ever. Plus: Infographic on why alts are no passing fad

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    Barclays rains on the equity market parade

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Barclays warns on stocks. Plus: Gold finds some safe-haven love; how the Fed is off target; Argentina uses social media to attack creditors; Nasdaq's version of déjà vu; and what people buy when money is no object.