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    Advisers using alternative investments still struggle with allocations

    How much to allocate is both an unanswerable question in general and one that absolutely needs to be addressed for each client. (More: IN's Spotlight on Alternative Investments special report)

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    Wall Street is now fretting over the threat of another recession

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The word 'recession' is being used openly on Wall Street, in case you needed more proof that the U.S. economy is barely moving forward.

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    Bank of America isn't banking on a 4Q stock market rally

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The lack of corporate outlooks this earnings season could be a bad sign for stocks over the next few months.

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    Bubble? What bubble? Fed's Fischer doesn't see any

    Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer doesn't see immediate risks of financial bubbles but is concerned that the central bank's policy tool kit to deal with them is limited and untested.

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    Emerging-market investors ran to the exits in the third quarter

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors gave no love to emerging market economies in the third quarter, as they saw the biggest quarterly outflows since 2008.

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    Cash rises above stocks and bonds

    Breakfast with Benjamin: A flat return for cash is turning out to be the best bet out there, which should send a message to the Fed and the markets.

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    3 allocation strategies that can help clients navigate through volatility

    Strategies designed to ride market waves provide the best upside in a market that points down.

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    The Fed tosses out another teaser that rates could still be hiked this year

    Breakfast with Benjamin: If you can believe it, Janet Yellen is still teasing the markets with the idea of rate hike this year.

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    Financial advisers get more tools for navigating the liquid alts space

    As stock market volatility continues to tick higher, another player is emerging to help financial advisers navigate the alternative investments space for portfolio diversification.Launched eight months ago and recently upgraded to make it more user-friendly for advisers, the Liquid Alternative

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    What advisers should know about managed-futures funds

    Often overlooked by advisers, these noncorrelated strategies can fit well in a thoughtfully constructed portfolio

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    Gross pushes Fed to lift rates, says Americans 'cooked alive' as central bankers dally

    Janus bond manager says market jolt from hike would be fair trade for long-term health

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    When interest rates rise, alternative strategies have chance to shine for income, diversification

    As clients clamor for more income, there are eight alternative assets that emerge as viable options

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    The rise and fall of commodities puts some advanced economies on the ropes

    Breakfast with Benjamin The atrophy of the manufacturing sector as commodity prices wane is wreaking havoc on a number of advanced economies.

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    Why the upward trend for stocks is no more

    Plus: Goldman's Cohen says don't chase high-dividend stocks, university endowments become hedge funds, and companies are taking the carbon tax threat seriously

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    The Federal Reserve's focus on global economic strength radically alters the rate-hike odds

    Change in focus away from jobs and inflation could mean increase is off the table until global economies recover.