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    New managed volatility funds aim to protect client portfolios from market swings

    Value in managed volatility comes from potentially getting equity-like exposure with similar returns, lower volatility and better downside performance

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    Stocks set for fifth week of gains with the help of central bankers

    Efforts to stimulate economic growth boosts investor sentiment; S&P up 11% this year.

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    Global economic worries send stocks lower; focus turns to U.S. data

    Salesforce, Keurig knocked lower by weak forecasts; secondary offering sinks GoPro.

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    Investor appetite for China A-shares sends ETF assets toward record

    X-trackers Harvest, Market Vectors ChinaAMC exchange-traded funds get surge of cash as stock pipeline opens.

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    Investors hit pause button awaiting Fed minutes

    With massive bond buying program over, investors seek hints of rate hike plan.

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    Alan Greenspan dishes on fear and inertia

    On today's midweek Breakfast with Benjamin, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan talks fear of bubbles. Plus: Catching a ride on Japan's QE wave, Russia is sweating over low oil prices, and a union stalemate could lead to lower-cost Christmas trees.

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    Federal Reserve's next move might not be until 2016

    Tuesday Breakfast with Benjamin: Why the Fed's first interest rate hike could be pushed off even further. Plus: What happens when all asset classes stand still, cutting into timber investments, and a Goldman hedge fund swings and misses on interest rates

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    Stock market's October slingshot rebound impressive

    With several uncertainties resolved and technical indicators pointing in the right direction, Dow 18,500 by year end attainable.

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    Investor confidence boosts European stocks; U.S. shares flat

    European stocks rose for a second day as a report showed German investor confidence advanced for the first time this year. U.S. futures were little changed, while Asian shares rallied.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.6% to 339.23 at 10:16 a.m. in London. It has rebounded 9.4% from this year's

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    Despite wrong call this year, investors still forecasting bond bomb

    After the legions of market savants missed out on hundreds of billions of dollars in gains this year anticipating a tumble in bonds, you'd think they would have found another target. You'd be wrong.

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    Stocks decline as Japan falls into recession

    European stocks fell, after a third weekly gain in four, amid global economic growth concerns as Japan unexpectedly slipped into a recession. U.S. stock-index futures and Asian shares also declined.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 0.4% to 334.18 at 11:20 a.m. in London after sliding as much as 0.8%.

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    Financial scams hit a new low via adviser's Ponzi scheme on his mom

    Start the week off with Breakfast with Benjamin, featuring an adviser pulling a Ponzi scheme on his own mother. Plus: JPMorgan settles with mineral-rights owners, becoming a 'financial catch,' and using dividend stocks to be like Warren Buffett.

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    The long and short of it: Strategies not the same

    Significant, obvious differences among long/short equity strategies make it critical that investors understand what to expect

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    Financial advisers take note: Smart money is already hedging against inflation

    Just because inflation is still a mere blip on the economic radar screen is no reason to ignore the potential threat to investment portfolios. That's the message that institutional investors are delivering.Maybe it's time for financial advisers to start following suit.Quietly, but diligently,

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    Stocks, dollar climb but gold drops

    The dollar strengthened to a seven-year high against the yen and U.S. equity-index futures rose while gold declined. European bonds gained and stocks pared losses.The dollar appreciated 0.5% to 116.35 yen at 10:45 a.m. in London. Gold slid 0.7%. S&P 500 futures rose 0.2% while Stoxx Europe 600