One firm's channel checks hit some of the market's biggest giants -- meaning investors should keep an eye on the Midwest.
Listed options did not cause the 2008 financial crisis, but were still swept up in the regulatory reform and the regulation may be preventing risk-taking.
Municipal bonds have regained their safe haven status as volatility returns to the stock and bond markets. They have also been getting a boost from yield-starved, go-anywhere overseas investors.
After the Brexit shock, investors may be wary of international stock markets.
Give closed-end funds a chance.
International Value Advisers' funds have long trailed the S&P 500.
Given all the post Brexit volatility there is no better time to be in a long/short bond fund, according to one portfolio manager.
Hedge funds and the less-pricey liquid alternative funds that attempt to mimic them have generally underperformed thus far in 2016.
The liquid alternatives movement is trying to bring hedge fund strategies to ordinary investors.
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