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Giddy markets continue to look blissfully past mounting geopolitical unrest
Breakfast with Benjamin: Looking past all the geopolitical risk. Plus: U.S. investors finally start diversifying overseas, what's not to like about a marijuana ETF, how the Millennial generation slept through the bull market run, and a tribute to a fund industry critic.
Junk-bond investors are jumping ship
Breakfast with Benjamin: What's up with junk bond investors? Plus: Four sorry years of Dodd-Frank, ignore the Fed's warnings at your own risk, mathematical excuses for sluggish wage growth, and it's not too late for a mid-year portfolio checkup.
No stock shock as central bank holdings keep ballooning
Combined balance sheets of U.S., Japan and euro area likely to swell another 20%.
CEO cussing is now a gosh darn market indicator
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, learn about an odd new market indicator, the implications of ongoing investor optimism and much more.
Markets climb in stride with pessimism
Plus: Janet Yellen's dovish optimism, Ernst & Young's $4 million lobbying settlement, how Citigroup agreed on that $7 billion figure, and QE has had almost no impact on unemployment
Markets brace for the Fed's big talk about normalization
Plus: Individual investors zig as professionals zag, hedging the U.S. market by going global, Citigroup in the spotlight, and futbol mania
Carl Icahn advises caution in the equity markets
Breakfast with Benjamin: Carl Icahn warns that stocks are on risky ground. Plus: Interest rates and volatility are raising red flags, one man's take on the Fed-fueled bubble, the SEC is watching for political-donation conflicts, gold gets no respect, and institutional money is chasing solar energy
Investors bracing for a wild second half of 2014
Breakfast with Benjamin: Buckling up for a rocky second half. Plus: Companies tweak bylaws to tamp down shareholder lawsuits, Morningstar settles software piracy case, JPMorgan embraces smart-beta investing, and buying beer stocks when it's hot outside.
Dollar rides high on hope into earnings season
Breakfast with Benjamin: The dollar is enjoying a big rally right into earnings season. Plus: Goldman moves up its rate hike forecast, putting GDP in perspective, El-Erian reads Yellen's mind, and proven old-school investing techniques.
Dow average tops 17,000 as payrolls rise
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 17,000 for the first time as data showed employers added more workers than projected in June and the European Central Bank prepared to disclose details of its stimulus plans. The Dow gained 42.70 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,018.94 at 9:31 a.m. in New
The grim reality of inflation without wage growth
On Friday's menu: Inflation without wage growth: Cause for concern? Plus: The Fed has painted itself into a corner, consumer stocks are likely to take a hit, bracing for Treasury yield volatility, silver outshines gold in June, and how to live to be 100.
Barclays in the hot seat over charges it courted high-frequency traders
Breakfast with Benjamin: Barclays tagged for HFT. Plus: A looming 401(k) crisis, the marriage math for gay couples, the fuzzy math of inflation data, tapping into the fracking boom, and Russian stocks are not for the meek.
The Fed views inflation through rose-colored glasses
On Wednesday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: The Fed dons rose-colored glasses. Plus: Junk bond yields get scary low, commodity hedge funds fall out of favor, what you need to know about stock buyback ETFs, and the inequality mob is driving the rich to hoard cash
Frothy markets have investors turning to short-term bets
Breakfast with Benjamin: Going short-term with investments. Plus: Watching the Fed chase the markets, punishing corporate taxes force more companies overseas, the Dow inches toward another milestone, the pros and cons of 401(k) loans, and you too can be a bond trader.
The stock market stays eerily calm despite a world of chaos
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin: Calm before the stock market storm? Plus: Hedge fund investors inch toward the exits, the Fed sees low inflation while consumers live with higher prices, and Icahn goes after Family Dollar Stores with a vengeance
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