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Money managers to redraw battle plans after SEC nixes batch of nontransparent ETFs
In a preliminary decision, the Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected applications for nontransparent ETFs from BlackRock, Inc. and Precidian Investments, determining that the proposals are not in the public interest.
The Fed struts its market-timing skills to inject a sense of calm
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed tries to inject a sense of calm in the market, Mohamed El-Erian passes on Pimco, all economists get it wrong, a global currency war is unfolding before our eyes, and more.
Are online investors actually panicking at the sight of market volatility?
Covestor sees investors tinkering around the edges of their allocations, but not much actual fear
The bitter economic costs of cheap oil
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bitter economic costs of cheap oil, plus notes on taking advantage of the rising dollar, avoiding bond funds like the plague, and running toward market volatility.
How are REIT dividends taxed?
My recent column talked about companies lowering their overall tax burden by spinning off or be¬coming REITs that pay no corporate level of tax. Readers have asked if these real estate investment trusts pay qualifying dividends or are REIT investors taxed like MLP investors. The answers might
Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains
Weak economic numbers and an Ebola panic spurred a pullback, causing the S&P 500 to give back the year's gains.
Reps selling nontraded REITs could be swimming in liquidity
Up to $13.6 billion in fresh equity expected to flow from listings, mergers and special distributions.
Schorsch empire strikes back on perception of illiquid investments
Nicholas Schorsch's camp opposes regulatory efforts to limit investor exposure to illiquid products such as nontraded REITs.
The regulatory hits keep coming for LPL Financial
The rest of this week's must-read stories include Betterment's robo-adviser for humans, big changes afoot in Social Security, and a focus on picking the right alternatives for clients
Cliff Asness says market volatility is a good reason to diversify
The recent jolt in market volatility should be viewed as a return to normal, but that means it can get worse from here, according to Cliff Asness, founder, managing principal and chief investment officer at AQR Capital Management. Speaking Thursday in Chicago at the Investment News Alternative
How to explain alternative investments to clients
Talking clients through the complexities of alternative investments requires simplicity and a focus on function.
Market volatility gives liquid alts first real test
One upside to the stock market carnage of the past week or two is that the wildly popular alternative-strategy mutual funds, better known as liquid alts, have finally been tested on the open road.
Buckle up for more volatility
Breakfast with Benjamin today features: More market volatility on the way and not just for stocks. Plus: Consumers' bad attitudes, Fed chief Janet Yellen's first big test, and more.
Fattened by the Federal Reserve, the markets want more
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fresh talk of extending QE is a sign that the markets just want more. Plus, gold shines bright among the carnage, learning to love leverage, and more.
Wintrob to join Oaktree Capital as CEO
Former AIG Life and Retirement executive to oversee nonfinancial operations at alternative investment shop.