Hot Links: Racking Up Commissions

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

Brokers have sold more than $20 billion worth of non-traded REITs and have racked up hundreds of millions in private placement commissions so far this year. Probably because these were the best possible investments for their clients.  (InvestmentNews)

“Our investment team has a combined 138 years of experience.” Yeah, okay.  (ResearchPuzzle)

How foreign stocks can help reduce a portfolio’s volatility.  (RickFerri)

Seven reasons why Kass is Kautious.  (PragCap)

Why REITs have acted terribly this year, up just 2.2% in 2013.  (Morningstar)

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