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Greenback rallies ahead of the Fed minutes
Breakfast with Benjamin: The dollar rallies ahead of Fed news. Plus: Stocks historically love the Fed's Jackson Hole meeting; Argentina's latest gambit; insurance companies create new asset management opportunities; and regretting not buying Google at the IPO.
Evaluating liquid alts? History offers some lessons
With so many funds out there, these four lessons are worth keeping in mind.
Barclays rains on the equity market parade
Breakfast with Benjamin: Barclays warns on stocks. Plus: Gold finds some safe-haven love; how the Fed is off target; Argentina uses social media to attack creditors; Nasdaq's version of déjà vu; and what people buy when money is no object.
Former Behringer Harvard apartment REIT seeking listing
For former fundraising powerhouse that fell on hard times after the real estate crash, a share listing could be “good event.”
Proliferation of ETFs both good and bad
A big issue for advisers and investors is the ever-expanding universe of ETFs.
Private credit markets offer investors double-digit returns
Private credit markets offer investors double-digit returns. Seen as an alternative to bonds, one direct lending fund returned 12.7% last year.
Fed watchers are spinning over Janet Yellen's mixed messages
Breakfast with Benjamin brings you up to speed on reactions to Janet Yellen's mixed messages on the U.S. job market, gold's surge, and Russian mutual funds' fall.
Schorsch picks up yet another midsize IBD
Nicholas Schorsch continues to add midsize independent broker-dealers to the Cetera Financial Group Network, and on Wednesday night announced plans to acquire Girard Securities Inc.
Hedge funds jumping into Puerto Rico muni bonds
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin on hedge funds owning $16 billion in Puerto Rican muni bond debt, the scary similarities between advisers and psychics, why deep-water drilling looks like a bargain, and more.
Bill Gross disciple takes down the 'Bond King'
This edition of Breakfast with Benjamin covers Bill Gross getting beaten at his own game, the SEC's focus on liquid alt funds, Obama's attack on corporate inversions, and more.
Integration of Schorsch BD empire gets underway
RCS Capital Corp. is beginning to tie together its nine disparate retail broker-dealers, and on Tuesday morning said it will offer services from one broker-dealer across the various platforms of the others. Included in those changes will be combining due diligence and research groups at the start
Fidelity quietly settles employee lawsuits
At issue was accusations the fund giant engaged in self-dealing in 401(k) plan.
Liquid alts to get their own benchmarks
New measures aim to combat challenge of assessing performance; investible products may not be far behind.
MLP investors face prospect of new taxes after Kinder Morgan deal
New entity likely to benefit, though the firm's acquisition could leave MLP investors with an unexpected tax consequence.
Rise of alternatives should give advisers night sweats
As alternative products proliferate, picking winners is more challenging than ever. Plus: Infographic on why alts are no passing fad