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    Global bankers are painting the Fed into a corner

    Breakfast with Benjamin features the Federal Reserve being caught between a rock and a hard place on rate hikes. Plus: Greeks vote to kick the can down the road, Obama's tax grab looks like a blueprint for the future, and a billionaire tells Americans to spend less money

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    Europe and Asia may be a mess, but long-term investors can find opportunities there

    Valuations and fundamentals make the case for a contrarian international move

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    Fed confidence in the U.S. economy starts to wane

    In Thursday's Breakfast with Benjamin, oil prices and consumer spending add a hint of concern about the economy to the Federal Reserve's outlook. Plus: Fido app adds new twist to stock picking, retired Franklin Resources billionaire tangles history, and BlackRock added as many ETFs as it shut down

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    U.S. economy reclaims post as global growth engine

    On Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin, the U.S. economy reclaims the post of global growth engine, though the Federal Reserve remains all quiet on the rate hike front. Plus: How to invest when a rosy jobs report hurts stocks, Goldman picks a list of losers, and millennials go home for financial ...

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    Nobody can accuse Bill Gross of not eating his own cooking

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin features a look at how Bill Gross' own money is pumping up his new Janus fund. Plus: The Fed ponders and ponders some more, the surging dollar is poised for a pullback, another Obamacare surprise for tax-filers, and how grandchildren can derail retirement plans.

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    Global markets offer opportunities but central bankers hold the key: El-Erian

    El-Erian, Doll, Krosby say investors will have to work harder for returns in a volatile market this year.

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    From big rallies to fallen (bond) kings, we saw it all in 2014

    Of all the twists, turns and surprises of 2014, cheap oil has to be among the most pleasant. While there is plenty of risk facing the global energy industry and capital markets, it is hard to think about that when you're filling your tank for two bucks a gallon.But if collapsing oil prices caught

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    Stocks and the economy are hooked on the Fed's punch bowl

    Policy critics charge the markets are 'artificial,' but some strategists say the central bank can manage continued stimulus pullback.

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    Time to strap in for the downsides of cheap oil, higher interest rates

    From higher interest rates to collapsing oil prices, and everything in between, financial analysts say the markets are laced with risks, many of which are being ignored by investors and financial advisers.On the sinking price of crude oil, which has dropped 31%, to about $56 a barrel, in less than

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    Advisers and analysts scramble to make sense of a wild market ride

    As the dust began to settle Friday on a wild week for stocks, financial advisers and market analysts scrambled to make sense of it all.Despite a two-day run in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained nearly 700 points, the blue chip benchmark is essentially where it was the day after

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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,