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    More buyers than sellers in the bond market means yields will remain low in 2015

    JPMorgan estimates global demand will outstrip supply by roughly $400 billion.

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    Alan Greenspan dishes on fear and inertia

    On today's midweek Breakfast with Benjamin, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan talks fear of bubbles. Plus: Catching a ride on Japan's QE wave, Russia is sweating over low oil prices, and a union stalemate could lead to lower-cost Christmas trees.

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    Federal Reserve's next move might not be until 2016

    Tuesday Breakfast with Benjamin: Why the Fed's first interest rate hike could be pushed off even further. Plus: What happens when all asset classes stand still, cutting into timber investments, and a Goldman hedge fund swings and misses on interest rates

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    Why did active fund managers do a bad job picking stocks this year?

    Wall Street strategists have crunched a lot of numbers recently in an effort to answer a simple question: Why have active fund managers done such a lousy job picking stocks this year?

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    Financial advisers take note: Smart money is already hedging against inflation

    Just because inflation is still a mere blip on the economic radar screen is no reason to ignore the potential threat to investment portfolios. That's the message that institutional investors are delivering.Maybe it's time for financial advisers to start following suit.Quietly, but diligently,

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    Gold's 'dead-cat bounce' is a temporary distraction from an inevitable fall

    Also on Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Janus rides the wave of a Bill Gross effect, bond managers talk their book, IN's deep-dive into bond fund assets shifts, some oil stocks are worth buying on the dips, and happy birthday to the United States Marine Corps.

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    Vanguard's John Bogle beats the low-fee drum, takes a fresh swipe at active management

    On Thursday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: John Bogle says retirement plans will suffer under active management fees. Plus: Cheap oil's fallout hits gold prices, media hype overstates the Fed's taper tap-out, and more.

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    Fed flirts with leaving taper on the table

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The end of QE? Not so fast. Plus: Gold gets the cold shoulder, most European banks pass stress tests, and why you shouldn't get too excited about stock buyback plans.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.