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Speculators Disappear as Luxury Investments Lose Their Luster
The economy is firing on all cylinders, but why are luxury investments fading? Here's how the decline will affect you even if you're not invested, writes Steve Pomeranz, CFP, who is the host of an investment program on NPR affiliates.
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Alternative Assets Boost Ares
Based in Los Angeles, Ares Management (ARES) is a business development company (BDC) and one of the world's largest alternative asset managers, with nearly $100 billion in assets under management, suggests Mark Skousen, editor of High-Income Alert.
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Blackstone Group: Alternative Assets
Blackstone Group LP (BX) offers alternative asset management; it raises capital for, invests in and manages various investment vehicles, including private equity, real estate and hedge funds, notes Roy Ward, editor of Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Investor.
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Top Picks 2017: Oaktree Capital Group
Our Top Pick for 2017 for conservative or income-oriented investors is an investment management firm that focuses on alternative strategies, explains George Putnam, editor of The Turnaround Letter.
THE DAILY GURU
"Private Equity Style" for the Average Investor
Tim Courtney, CIO of Exencial Wealth Advisors, advises most clients against private equity investments; rather, he believes most investors would be better off leveraging small cap value funds to gain similar results. Here, he discusses the benefits of this strategy.
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Fortress for Yield
This featured company is a leading global alternative asset manager with $63.8 billion in assets under management; alternative investments include various types of options often used to reduce risk, explains J. Royden Ward, editor Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Investor.
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Blackstone: Bet on Private Equity
I've been a big fan of private equity ever since the major players went public right after the 2008 financial crisis, explains Mark Skousen, editor of Hedge Fund Trader Alert
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"Reshuffling" Buys in BDCs
We are watching like a hawk for any favorite stocks selling at particularly attractive prices; right now, there are good buys among the Business Development Companies (BDCs), explains Adrian Day, editor of The Global Analyst.
INVESTOR CLINIC
Keep Your Eye on the (Very) Long Term
Over long periods, dividends, dividend growth, and compounding can produce investment returns that most people wouldn't think possible, writes John Heinzl of Globe Investor.
GURUS' VIEWS & STRATEGIES
Is it a Time for 'Change?'
As the bond market's volatility kicks up, investors may want to consider currencies as alternative investments, writes Axel Merk of Merk Investments.
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4 Reasons to Buy This MLP

MLPs have been giving investors handsome returns, and the fun isn't over yet, writes Chuck Carlson of DRIP Investor.

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The Next Commodity Riches Run Deep
While the demand for metals and minerals is only going to grow, the land-based reserves of these crucial commodities are limited. However, beneath the waves there lies a treasure trove of resources, writes David Crossland of The National.
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UAE Law Could Benefit Global Investors
Businesses across the Arabian Gulf, and wider afield, will be watching the UAE with keen interest following the recent reports suggesting a new investment law permitting 100% foreign ownership could be promulgated before the end of the year, write Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout and Tim Watkins for The National.
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Getting Rich on the Poor Man's Meal
One Middle Eastern restaurant aims to sell 1,500 franchises worldwide this year...and it has already clocked up 600, with seven months to go, writes Gillian Duncan of The National.
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Predictive Analysis Pays Dividends
Companies are being drawn to a growing number of specialists who comb the Internet for patterns of information that help them to make strategic moves, writes Neil Parmar of The National.
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Invest Like Mitt for High Returns
Most investors don’t realize that they too can get in on private equity deals, just by buying shares of these special financing companies, says Keith Fitz-Gerald of Money Morning.
NO-NONSENSE INVESTING
Don't Be a 'Doomsday Prepper'
Too many investors are bypassing prudent money management to guard against a total market collapse that may never come, and the cost of that strategy may far outweigh any potential benefits, writes MoneyShow's Howard R. Gold, also of The Independent Agenda.
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A Premier 'Banker' Goes on Sale
This company knows how to do banking right, making money and rewarding their investors with a huge dividend, says Ian Wyatt of High-Yield Wealth.