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Markets wait on the Fed's next move
Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors are waiting for Janet Yellen and the Fed to pull the trigger on rates. Plus: Buying Alibaba via ETFs; S&P and Nasdaq stocks start to separate; hedge funds ride the wave; and annuity product sales hitting double digits.
Bond gurus say the rally is over
In today's Breakfast with Benjamin, bond experts weigh in on the state of the bond rally, hackers find nothing to steal from Obamacare site, the Fed goes after Libor and another reminder to diversify into alternatives.
Bringing back pooled 401(k) plans could derail a fund industry cash cow
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu features: Revisiting the idea of pooled 401(k) plans, plus Jack Bogle gives a half nod to Fed policy, the curious appeal of water ETFs, and more rich folks are calling for a market correction.
Frustrated Fed calls out consumers for saving too much
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed now says consumers are saving too much. Plus: SEC reforms add risk to money market funds; considering a worst-case-scenario for economic growth; what Eric Cantor brings to Wall Street; and another case for long-short equity investing.
Central bankers are pushing the whole world into stocks
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Low rates around the world is pushing everyone into stocks. Plus: Where to work if you want a big fat 401(k); the German bund flirts with a negative yield; Australia becomes the new junk-bond haven; and how not to be a horrible boss.
Warren Buffett's tax fairness doublespeak
In today's Breakfast with Benjamin, Warren Buffett's fails to put his money where his mouth is, Canada finds a sensible way to stop corporate inversions, the Fed pushes rate-hike rumors out to the end of next year, and more.
The Fed should raise rates, but it won't
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed should raise rates but... Plus: Financial advisers turn to options investing; the French government calls it quits; the SEC goes after asset-backed bonds; another Obamacare surprise; and what is really the most important meal of the day
Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen stays loose on monetary policy
In Jackson Hole speech, Fed chief says rates will stay low until economy achieves 2% inflation and 'maximum' unemployment
Investors jump on the low-volatility bandwagon
For Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors jump on the low-volatility bandwagon. Plus: A market fueled by bad news; B of A's big mortgage settlement' Countrywide exec finally heads to court; and how companies miss the mark with stock options.
Greenback rallies ahead of the Fed minutes
Breakfast with Benjamin: The dollar rallies ahead of Fed news. Plus: Stocks historically love the Fed's Jackson Hole meeting; Argentina's latest gambit; insurance companies create new asset management opportunities; and regretting not buying Google at the IPO.
Barclays rains on the equity market parade
Breakfast with Benjamin: Barclays warns on stocks. Plus: Gold finds some safe-haven love; how the Fed is off target; Argentina uses social media to attack creditors; Nasdaq's version of déjà vu; and what people buy when money is no object.
The Fed finds another reason to hold down interest rates
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed and chief Janet Yellen get more ammo to hold down rates. Plus: AIG inches back into DC lobby; why some stocks never split; and where the smart money is going
Fed watchers are spinning over Janet Yellen's mixed messages
Breakfast with Benjamin brings you up to speed on reactions to Janet Yellen's mixed messages on the U.S. job market, gold's surge, and Russian mutual funds' fall.
Hedge funds jumping into Puerto Rico muni bonds
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin on hedge funds owning $16 billion in Puerto Rican muni bond debt, the scary similarities between advisers and psychics, why deep-water drilling looks like a bargain, and more.
Stock and real estate bubbles on a collision course
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin sees stock and real estate bubbles on a collision course, gold prices stuck in neutral, Bill Gross cutting Treasury bond exposure, and much more.