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KKR ducks away from the retail market
Breakfast with Benjamin: Private equity giant KKR finds expanding beyond the HNW crowd is not so easy and shuts two retail-focused funds. Plus: Gold jumps on Yellen preview, fund manager changes lead to Morningstar updates, Barclays cuts 12,000 jobs, and another day, another Obamacare delay.
Janet Yellen takes the helm (and the heat) at the Fed
Breakfast with Benjamin: Janet Yellen takes the helm (and the heat). Plus, data breach at Barclays, Pimco's guide to reducing volatility, investing when you're really scared, and investing when you're in love.
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fed shrugs off market selloff and sticks to taper plans
Breakfast with Benjamin: Janet Yellen's Fed is sticking with tapering but more econ data today could change the conversation. Plus: Stocks are down big so is it the overdue correction? And Japanese stocks fell 4% overnight, the case for index funds, BofA rate traders see smaller bonuses, and ...
Fed set to knock another $10B off its quantitative easing program
Breakfast with Benjamin: At Bernanke's final meeting, Fed poised to cut another $10B from its bond-buying program. Plus: CEOs struggle to manage expectations, income tax pain hits home, a tale of two homebuilder ETFs, and young folks aren't biting on the Obamacare sales pitch.
Goldman calls stock market lofty by most measures
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin includes: Goldman's stock market call, a closer look at Fed policy, lawyers pick apart Volcker rule, retailers and cyber security, combining IRAs, and how not to ignore your client's wife.
Goldman, JPMorgan advise ducking out of emerging markets
In today's Breakfast with Benjamin: Two big investment houses recommend exiting emerging markets. Also: Credit Suisse offloads risky assets, investment gurus get nervous about 2014, cold weather and a weak economy, and what will cost more this year.
Rubber meets the road on Fed tapering
Breakfast with Benjamin: Did the Fed make the right move with tapering? We'll know this week. Plus: Hot stocks for cold weather, missing out on the market, consumer sentiment looks bright, office vacancy rates still hurting, and the minimum wage debate.
How Pimco misread the Fed's tapering plan
Today: How Pimco misread the Fed's tapering plan, plus: Gold starts to shine, the dollar rallies and ETFs are on track to overtake hedge funds. Also: Oops, Obamacare forgot to include an option for adding babies to insurance.
Gold hits the skids and miners dig deep
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin shines a light on the slide in gold and its impact on miners, Volcker rule tweaks, Nasdaq settling its Facebook IPO glitch, the expected drop in oil prices, and quotes to ponder
Preventing a simmering economy from boiling
Whether it is the result of a low-volume trading day or the Fed's taper policy, seeing the yield on the 10-year Treasury hover above 3% is a psychologically significant event that the Federal Reserve will be closely watching. “I'd call it a milestone to see the 10-year yield above 3%,” said Robert
The sleigh is loaded up for a Santa rally
Plus: Hedge funds short gold, bonds embrace Fed taper, Obamacare hits the family budget hard, a case for reverse mortgages, and holiday tipping tips
Gold drops like a rock in latest signal of economic recovery
Gold dropping like a rock. Plus: Taper mania, SAC's Steinberg convicted, big government seen as big bad, investment tips for 2014, and if economists wrote Christmas cards.
Adviser gets sacked after ripping off her NFL linebacker client
What Jeff's reading today: Jail time for adviser who ripped off her NFL linebacker client, plus: the taper question, 98% chance of a market crash next year, the yen-dollar trade, New Yorkers dodge taxes, and (surprise!) Congress wastes your money.
Markets fixate on Fed's final meeting of 2013
Investors watch the Fed as its last meeting of the year begins. Also in today's Breakfast with Benjamin: Stocks to buy when the Fed tapers, gold investors seek the bottom, IPOs gone wild, and a Deutsche Bank shopping guide.
Dividend ETFs losing luster as rates rise
Breakfast (with Benjamin) is served: Dividend ETFs losing luster as rates rise; Bernanke's last stand; nontransparent active ETFs; Obamacare's drag on health care; useless jobless claims data; and global New Year's traditions.
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February 27, 2014