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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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    SEC warns brokerages to monitor risky products better

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is warning brokerages to better monitor the sales of risky complex investments to retail clients.In an alert issued Monday, the agency said an analysis of 26,600 transactions totaling $1.25 billion of structured securities products revealed a significant

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    Investors trimming bets on September interest rate hike

    Options prices indicate skepticism but Pimco says Federal Reserve's rate increase bar is 'fairly low.'

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    Bill Gross tweaks 'shorts of a lifetime' — causing Janus fund to rise

    China's Shenzhen Composite Index, having more than doubled in 2015, began declining about a week after the legendary bond manager made a prediction that Chinese stocks were overheated and poised to fall, and it has since plunged about 27%.

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    Finra arbitrators award couple $16.6 million from BNP Paribas

    In longest-running arbitration case in 20 years, panel rules leveraged derivative investment was unsuitable.

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    Suppressing volatility? Easy. Eliminating risk? Not so easy

    For advisers and investors concerned that all this market intervention will end badly, there are ways to hedge that risk.

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    Credit Suisse: Low U.S. stock volatility may be calm before storm

    Relative calm in U.S. equities trading is an indication that the current bull market may become a bubble.

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    Dynasty hires Scott D. Welch to be chief investment officer

    Service provide plans to expand investment opportunities for its network of advisory firms

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    Trekking to Europe and Japan for attractive dividend income

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Where to look when it's time to go beyond the traditional hunting grounds for dividend income.

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    Bill Gross has a winning strategy to profit from range-bound Treasuries

    Janus fund manager using options, or what he calls 'selling insurance' against volatility to benefit if 10-year Treasury yield stays in tight band.

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    Big banks are stressing over the Fed's stress tests

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The bar will keep rising for banks as mixed stress test results come in for some of the world's largest banks.

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    Senator questions widespread tax dodges used by wealthy

    Calls for curb to 'egregious tax loopholes' that enable varying tax bills for investors with the same underlying assets.

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    Bill Gross a victim of the plunge in oil prices

    Manager's $1.46 billion fund at Janus hit by investments in debt issued by U.S., Russian and Brazilian energy companies.

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    Due diligence in the age of flash crashes

    The dominance of algorithms in trading means advisers need to re-evaluate their processes

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    Investors can control volatility, but the tools are not for novices

    Options and products using options, such as structured notes, can provide a defined level of control in equity investments.