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Carlyle Group misses the mark with liquid alts
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Carlyle Group is shutting down two liquid alternative mutual funds it launched last year.
Dividend stocks might be a better than annuities for income investors
Breakfast with Benjamin: Could dividend stocks actually be a better deal than an annuity for income investors?
BlackRock shrinks money market lineup, affecting $200B in assets
Breakfast with Benjamin: The firm is closing or consolidating 20 money market funds with $200 billion in assets.
Job growth is the economy's only bright side, and it isn't very bright
Breakfast with Benjamin: The data show companies are hiring, but virtually everything else in the economy is falling.
In contrast to wages, real estate prices are hitting the roof
Breakfast with Benjamin: Real estate prices climbing sharply and investors are taking the blame. Plus: Fed preps for the unfamiliar waters of a rate hike, biotech looks to be correcting, and which rock star investor are you?
What advisers need to know about bond fund duration ahead of an interest rate increase
The risk-management tool is a Catch-22 for fixed income investors who need to think big picture.
HSBC says the dollar's powerful days are numbered
Breakfast with Benjamin: HSBC thinks the strong dollar is poised to run out of steam, though it might just be wishful thinking.
Despite good news, bank ETF trails market
Stress tests, rate outlook bode well but negative sentiment on the sector remains.
Big banks are stressing over the Fed's stress tests
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bar will keep rising for banks as mixed stress test results come in for some of the world's largest banks.
Smart money moving to the sidelines as earnings signal flashes red
Breakfast with Benjamin: Earnings signal flashing red, sending some investors to the sidelines, Gross sets a timeline, Bernanke wants the president to have more power, ETF investors hedge currencies and chase corporate bonds, and the first-year numbers behind Colorado's legal weed.
Obama's proposed budget lets unemployed workers drain their retirement savings
Breakfast with Benjamin: The president's 2016 budget lets workers tap into their 401(k)s penalty-free once unemployment runs out.
The bond market and the Fed are suddenly marching in lockstep
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bond market and the Fed are suddenly marching in lockstep, with inflation clarity coming soon.
BlackRock adds fuel to smart beta debate in push for exotic bond strategies
Money manager set to launch new strategy as “smart” way to dodge investment risks as rates rise.
Gold loses its luster on the global stage
Breakfast with Benjamin: A stronger dollar and record valuations for global stocks have kicked the precious metal to the curb.
The Fed's first interest rate hike hits another speed bump
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed continues to hem and haw on raising interest rates. Plus: Options-based funds get it done, hedge funder spills the beans on 2015, and the outlook for oil prices is all over the map.