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    How currency hedging saved portfolios in 2014

    Financial advisers who found ways to mute the effect of the surging U.S. dollar on clients' foreign investments weathered the last year well. Those who didn't suffered.

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    Managed futures funds shine anew, but mystery remains

    As market volatility spikes and correlation between various asset classes breaks down, managed futures strategies are enjoying their day in the sun once again. But advisers need to do some heavy lifting before jumping in, because performance varies widely and fees can be extreme.

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    Volatility in stocks expected to climb amid anxiety over oil, global growth, rates

    S&P 500 caps first four-session loss in 13 months Monday with big decline as fear gauge spikes.

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    Advisers and analysts scramble to make sense of a wild market ride

    As the dust began to settle Friday on a wild week for stocks, financial advisers and market analysts scrambled to make sense of it all.Despite a two-day run in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained nearly 700 points, the blue chip benchmark is essentially where it was the day after

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    New platforms for alternatives trading miss the mark

    Smart money should be focused on finding ways to help advisers first navigate the liquid alts world.

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    Stock futures little changed after big jump as jobs data looms

    After equities rose the most in a month, investors await key reports on jobs and the economy

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    Stocks still 'best game in town' as energy prices decline

    European shares rally on stimulus hope while U.S. Stock futures trade flat.

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    After November gains, stocks expected to slip as oil prices extend decline

    Investors focusing on retail sales numbers after Black Friday and signs that China's manufacturing slowed

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    Stocks edge up as focus turns to jobless claims, new home sales

    European shares gain from cash moving off the sidelines, central bank stimulus.

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    Oil traders are liquidating positions as oil prices drop and uncertainty mounts

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Oil traders put on their seatbelts. Plus: Hedge funds becoming mutual funds; it's going to be a good holiday for tech gadget junkies; and the big difference between a purebred heritage turkey and the one you'll probably be eating tomorrow.

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    Economic recovery optimism boosts stock index futures

    S&P 500 up 11% from October lows; trading slows ahead of Thanksgiving holiday.

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    U.S. stocks climb slowly as European shares rally on stimulus hope

    European stocks extended a two-month high as lenders rallied on speculation the European Central Bank will step up stimulus. U.S. index futures and Asian shares rose.S&P 500 Index futures expiring in December rose 0.2% Monday, while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index advanced 0.4%.The Stoxx Europe 600

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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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    Soros' Quantum puts $500 million with Gross at Janus

    Bill Gross, the bond manager who joined Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS) in September, won a $500 million mandate from a vehicle managed by George Soros's investment firm.Quantum Partners LP, a private vehicle managed by Soros Fund Management, invested in a separate account with a strategy similar to

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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.