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Higher tax rates fail to dent economic growth

894 views | Apr 13, 2014

As the political fight over raising taxes for high-income Americans fades, so are predictions for negative economic fallout. The first boost in marginal income rates in 20 years is already reducing the U.S. budget deficit without tipping the economy into recession.

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A better TIC?

2,015 views | Apr 13, 2014

Newfangled private placements called DSTs offer some improvements to TICs, many of which backfired during the financial crisis, but DSTs still carry high costs and are illiquid. Bruce Kelly has the story.

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SEC turns gaze to municipals

859 views | Apr 13, 2014

Scrutiny is welcome as muni bonds have long been a choice vehicle for tax-free income.

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Environmental services draws investor attention

661 views | Apr 13, 2014

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.

stocks, equities, international equities, alternatives, legg mason

Investors warming up to equities a little late in the game

707 views | Apr 14, 2014

They're even interested in international stocks, survey finds.

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Finra gets arbitration process back on track in Puerto Rico

1,423 views | Apr 14, 2014

After several months of deliberations, Finra has expanded its pool of arbitrators and is ready to move forward with the hundreds of complaints related to collapses in Puerto Rico bond funds. That doesn't necessarily mean smooth sailing.

Nontraded REITs, publicly traded REITS, equity market, interest rates, fixed income

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

1,289 views | Apr 15, 2014

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

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