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  1. Articles

    It's time to take a close look at your bond portfolio

    Breakfast with Benjamin We all know a rate hike is coming, and ignoring it is not a plan — so the time is now to look at bond allocations.

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    Carl Icahn vs. Larry Fink: Should advisers fear junk bonds?

    Legendary activist investor sounds the alarm while BlackRock CEO pushes back.

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    BlackRock warns of stock-bond correlation, suggests illiquid real estate

    Chief investment strategist says liquid investments are being challenged to offer competitive returns.

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    GMO's Grantham: Stocks near bubble, but there's nothing to pop it

    Money manager says the market still has room to run, but admits allocating assets in today's environment is not easy.

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    Pimco's Income Fund becomes the firm's new star

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Pimco's Income Fund (PIMIX) is shining bright under Dan Ivascyn, raising the question: Bill Gross who?

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    The Fed has painted itself into a corner, and is only trying to manage expectations

    Breakfast with Benjamin: An economist says Janet Yellen and the Fed are too chicken to raise rates, but at the same time the FOMC is trying to reassure markets that rate hikes will be slow and deliberate.

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    Why male advisers are still not connecting with female clients

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Male financial advisers still can't find a way to fully communicate with the female half of client couples. Here's why.

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    Abandoning alternative investments at this point is based on twisted logic

    Just because your house hasn't burned down yet doesn't mean you can skip insurance.

  7. Articles

    MetLife files suit to fight 'too big to fail' status

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The firm files suit against the Financial Stability Oversight Council, charging them with acting as 'judge, jury and executioner.'

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    The next big worry is that the Fed already missed its chance to raise rates

    Breakfast with Benjamin: More Fed handwringing is coming, as concern that the Fed already missed its chance to raise rates persists.

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    Bill Gross tweets and technical analysts get all giddy

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The bond manager tweets out a nerdy note that only technical analysts understand, but the translation is both bearish and fun.

  10. Articles

    Are bond fund investors running toward a cliff?

    $5.3 billion flows into bond mutual funds in first week of June, even as yields continue to rise

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    Why it doesn't make sense to let clients borrow from their 401(k) plans

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Most Americans aren't sitting on 401(k) balances that they can afford to skim, yet an estimated 26% have loans outstanding.

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    The no-growth first quarter doesn't take a rate hike off the table

    Still blaming the weather and the strong dollar for the economy's sluggishness, advisers see Fed Chairwoman Yellen in a pickle.

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    The real reason the Federal Reserve isn't raising interest rates

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The real reason the Fed is sitting on its hands boils down to a lousy employment market.