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The Fed's QE sleight of hand: Please ignore that $4.5T balance sheet
Breakfast with Benjamin - The Federal Reserve's QE sleight of hand, cheap oil's winners and losers, Schwab bringing advisers premium Morningstar access, and more.
The Fed struts its market-timing skills to inject a sense of calm
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed tries to inject a sense of calm in the market, Mohamed El-Erian passes on Pimco, all economists get it wrong, a global currency war is unfolding before our eyes, and more.
Fattened by the Federal Reserve, the markets want more
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fresh talk of extending QE is a sign that the markets just want more. Plus, gold shines bright among the carnage, learning to love leverage, and more.
Market strategists unbowed
Breakfast with Benjamin: Wall Street observers' resolve likely to be tested today, plus what could lift stocks out of their funk, solid earnings from Goldman Sachs and Janet Yellen's puzzle.
Bond market convinced Fed inflation goal elusive this decade
That may make it harder for Fed officials to raise interest rates from close to zero as global growth weakens; deflation a bigger concern.
When in doubt, follow the bond market's lead
Breakfast with Benjamin: When in doubt, follow bonds' lead. Plus: Consumer spending to the rescue, Johnson replaces Johnson at Fidelity, and more.
Earnings season shapes up as the next test for the markets
Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: How will the market handle 3Q earnings? Plus: Bracing for an oil-price war, trouble beneath the surface of lower gas prices, a rare hawkish nod from the Fed, and advisers get high marks from clients.
Market chop puts alternative strategies front and center
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: The market's jolt puts liquid alt strategies in the spotlight. Plus: Minding the next threshold for stocks, reminding clients to buy on the dip, Fed missed the mark on inflation, and don't forget to worry about China.
Markets are poised to ride the Fed doves even higher today
For Breakfast with Benjamin today: Stock climb to continue. Plus: Loving and hating the strong dollar, China sets up for a currency fight, more spooky details in the JPMorgan hack attack, Pimco's slippery marketing gambit, short-sellers bet on the rally, and drones shape up as niche investment ...
Equity markets buckle up for FOMC minutes, Alcoa earnings
Breakfast with Benjamin: Equity investors brace for insight from Janet Yellen and the Fed today. Plus: ETFs chase the freed-up Pimco assets, breaking down the bond market fears, Morgan Stanley says the auto industry's days are numbered, and Warren Buffett makes another safe bet.
The secret Goldman Sachs tapes
How one brave federal regulator got the goods on the New York Fed's hands-off policy toward Goldman.
Yellen to the markets: Don't say you weren't warned
Midweek Breakfast with Benjamin: Yellen warned us. Plus: SEC probes Pimco ETF over asset pricing, America's 401(k)s are failing investors, and how Obama's attack on corporate inversions flunks basic math.
Market risk is ignored by invincible investors
Breakfast with Benjamin: A real risk thanks to the bull market: investors' sense of invincibility, plus El-Erian dishes on Pimco, second-guessing Calpers, and more.
Equity markets poised for day two of Fed's no-news rally
Breakfast with Benjamin: Equity markets are poised for day two of a rally thanks to the Fed's lack of news, plus gold takes a hit, and how independence could affect Scottish stocks.
Fed decides to hold tight on rates, and advisers react
The Federal Reserve decides to hold tight on interest rates, and advisers are reacting accordingly.