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Gold bulls celebrate the strongest run since January
Breakfast with Benjamin Gold enjoys its best performance since January as the dollar's run takes a breather.
Mountains of corporate cash drive stock buyback plans to a record high
Breakfast with Benjamin: Stock buybacks hit an all-time high in April as companies continue to view repurchase plans as the best use of cash stockpiles.
The housing market steps up to provide a needed economic boost
Breakfast with Benjamin: The solid housing market stands in contrast to the dismal first quarter GDP numbers.
Bernanke joins Pimco as senior adviser
Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben S. Bernanke is joining Pacific Investment Management Co. as a senior adviser, his second consulting agreement with a top money manager in as many weeks.Mr. Bernanke will contribute his economic expertise to the firm's investment process, the firm said Wednesday.
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.