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    REITS continue to be hot as first quarter flows top $4B

    Sputtering equity market, lackluster bond returns continue to drive investors.

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    Stocks search for direction on a data-rich day

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Which way for stocks on big data day? Plus: The downside of low rates; GM gets some love; Earth Day and earthy companies; the surging price of shrimp makes cheap food, well, less so; and reflection and hope in Boston.

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    Investors warming up to equities a little late in the game

    After watching the stock market climb from peak to peak last year, investors are finally starting to warm up to equities. More than 85% of investors are feeling optimistic about the investment landscape, and 74% think stocks have the greatest potential of any major asset class, according to a

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    Environmental services draws investor attention

    Progress, the needs of an expanding population and globalization bode well for the environmental services sector, which is a $55 billion industry, spanning everything from protecting the water supply to the disposal of nuclear waste.

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    S&P 500 caps worst two-day drop since June

    Stocks dropped amid disappointing results at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and signs hedge funds were dumping the bull market's best performers.

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    Pimco's Toloui nominated for Treasury Department role

    President Barack Obama has nominated Ramin Toloui, who co-heads Pacific Investment Management Co.'s emerging-market portfolio, for a role in the Treasury Department, according to the White House.

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    The power of purpose: Benefits of goals-based investing

    Consider the followings ways in which having deeper conversations about client goals might make your job easier and improve your clients' behavior.

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    Advisers warming to real assets as stock market volatility picks up

    Real estate, REITS and MLPs are increasingly on advisers' radar screen, but a new study finds allocations in just one of five portfolios. Jeff Benjamin explains.

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    Markets are bracing for a rough start to the week

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Why investors are bracing for a rough start to the week. Plus: The SEC hones in on hedge funds, rethinking stock buyback programs, trading stocks on your phone, and using your phone to break bad habits

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    Look before you leap into liquid alts

    Just as the time to buy homeowner's insurance isn't when the once-in-a-lifetime floodwaters crest the threshold of the front door, the time to insure client portfolios against declining stock prices or rising interest rates isn't when stocks are falling and rates are rising. With stocks continuing

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    Week in Review: Nasdaq Composite falls as tech selloff resumes

    A selloff in the bull market's biggest winners overshadowed optimism on Federal Reserve monetary stimulus.

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    How Lewis' "Flash Boys" will impact the financial advisory industry

    There are good books that make you think differently about the world, and occasionally great books that really make you question the underpinnings of what you think reality is. The new Michael Lewis book, “Flash Boys,” falls into the latter camp.

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    Berthel Fisher has new lease on life

    Since the credit crisis, the financial advice industry has been littered with the dead shells of IBDs that sold fraudulent private placements before the crash. Berthel Fisher has survived. Bruce Kelly has the story.

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    Awash in alt fund launches, Morningstar examines coverage standards

    Advisers aren't the only ones struggling to make heads or tails of the market for “liquid alts.” Morningstar Inc. is grappling with how to deal with a deluge of the highly popular alternative mutual funds. “It's a challenge on a number of levels … we have a certain, defined amount of alternative

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    MF Global starts final repayments of 100% of customer claims

    MF Global Inc., the defunct brokerage once led by Jon Corzine, will begin final distributions to satisfy $6.7 billion in claims from former customers, starting tomorrow and lasting several weeks, the trustee overseeing the repayments said.

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