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The 10 Most Expensive Art Sales of 2013


What happens when international billionaires seeking trophy artworks meet sellers with the financial incentive to auction coveted works? A banner year in art sales. Here are the biggest.

 




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How to Buy a Ranch

Owning a piece of American wilderness: A dream come true—unless you buy without knowing what you're getting into. Here's what to know before going country.



 

 

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Over There

Economies in emerging-market nations have been jumpy of late, and equity prices have plunged. But as developers focus on meeting long-term needs and sovereign and institutional money increases real estate allocations, emerging-market real estate remains a bright spot. Here are several boomlets worth discussing with your financial advisor.



 

 

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Call of Duty

Why the financial services industry doesn’t like the idea of fiduciary duty.

 


 

 

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Degrees of Trust

For investors in search of an advisor, a long list of credentials can seal the deal. But sometimes those credentials spell trouble.

 

 

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The Investor’s Paradox

In periods of market volatility, the choice of a fund manager matters more than ever. But as our investment choices have grown from stocks and bonds to hedge funds and alternative investments, that choice has only become more complicated. Unless you follow these basic rules from one of the world's most experienced hedge fund analysts.

 

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The Problem with Pink

Wall Street firms are crafting their pitches to women, but when it comes to investing, it’s men who really need help.



 

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Rewriting History

BrokerCheck, the financial industry’s site allowing investors to check stockbroker records, is working. Which is why some brokers are trying to change it.


 

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Fishing for the Future

In the name of science, Todd Robinson is going fishing in one of the most remote and pristine places in the world. And for half a million dollars, you can join him.


 

 

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Smart Money

With program-related investments, private foundations can do good and make money at the same time.


 

 

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