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    Schorsch's RCS buys majority stake in Docupace Technologies

    Company provides SEC- and Finra-compliant paperless processing systems to financial services firms.

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    Bill Gross rides derivatives around Fed policy

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The Bond King levers up. Plus: There is nothing smooth about the Fed's next move, the first nail in hedge funds' coffin and more.

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    Untangling Nicholas Schorsch's vast web of businesses

    The REIT czar's empire is broken down in this "simple" visual covering all entities under his purview

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    Biggest pension shunning hedge funds a green light for liquid alts

    Fees and performance are encouraging institutional investors to choose the less-expensive, more-regulated liquid route.

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    A user's guide to this week's "Fedspeak"

    On this morning's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, a guide to the Fed's upcoming comments, Calpers sends hedge funds out to pasture, getting on the stock-split bandwagon, and more.

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    Why managed futures aren't getting the job done

    Most advisers got involved in managed futures after stocks' poor performance in 2008 but walked right into another poor market environment, this time for managed futures themselves.

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    Markets wait on the Fed's next move

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors are waiting for Janet Yellen and the Fed to pull the trigger on rates. Plus: Buying Alibaba via ETFs; S&P and Nasdaq stocks start to separate; hedge funds ride the wave; and annuity product sales hitting double digits.

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    Are you prepared to make an exit from the stock market?

    If the Federal Reserve pursues an “exit” from its ultra-low interest rate policy, are you be prepared for an exit from the stock market, should things turn south?

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    Tiny long-short equity mutual fund delivers huge gains

    The phones rang a lot more than usual this summer at Biondo Group LLC, the small Pennsylvania investment firm tucked away near the Delaware Water Gap and the foothills of the Pocono Mountains.

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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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    Advisers take stock as ETF portfolio manager F-Squared faces legal action

    Wary advisers are taking a closer look at F-Squared Investments, the largest manager of exchange-traded-fund portfolios, which is under investigation for misrepresenting past returns.

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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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    Frustrated Fed calls out consumers for saving too much

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed now says consumers are saving too much. Plus: SEC reforms add risk to money market funds; considering a worst-case-scenario for economic growth; what Eric Cantor brings to Wall Street; and another case for long-short equity investing.

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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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    Second-quarter nonlisted REIT review

    While certain recently closed nonlisted REITs, such as Industrial Income, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Cole Credit Property Trust IV and Corporate Property Associates 17 Global have shown strong operating performance throughout their history, the majority of closed nonlisted REITs have seen