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Ally Financial IPO is banking on short investor memories
Breakfast with Benjamin: One IPO hoping investors have a short memory. Plus: Bracing for weaker earnings, here comes Fed meeting minutes, bond market opportunities, shoving investors toward behavioral finance and refusing LinkedIn requests.
Jobs report looks beyond the winter blues
Friday's menu: Jobs report looks past winter blues; investing in weed for a pot of gold; GM execs get PR all wrong; five funds set to bounce: jumping on the HFT bandwagon, and when the rich don't feel rich
PE giant Carlyle Group is eyeing the retail investor market and liquid alts
Breakfast with Benjamin: Private equity giant wants in on liquid alts. Plus: QE might have a fueled high-inflation cycle, the small-cap stock ride is ending, time to get some defense in that portfolio, and the poor outlook for the long-term unemployed
Pimco drama proves no stock is an island
Think the unfolding drama at Pimco can't affect your clients' portfolios? Think again.
What are the economic consequences of the next Cold War?
Breakfast with Benjamin: How the Russia situation could hit the economy. Plus: JPMorgan abandons its commodities business, Morningstar's deep dive into the Pimco mess, expect the expected from Yellen today, retirees give Boomers the playbook, and, big surprise, short-sellers badmouth stocks.
Markets wake up to China's economic slowdown
Breakfast with Benjamin: Markets wake up to China's economic slowdown. Plus: Soros deters British EU exit, an all-ETF retirement portfolio, rethinking cash-rich tech companies, undervalued Wall Street banks, and test your investor profile (for fun).
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.
JPMorgan's Madoff missteps
Breakfast with Benjamin: JPMorgan's Madoff missteps, Prudential's bullishness, ETF inflows' lessons, gold bugs' squashed state and Kraft's Velveeta shortage warning. Plus: pot stocks vs. prison stocks.
Investors go berserk over Bitcoin trading platform
Also in today's Breakfast with Benjamin: Getting contrarian in 2014, El-Erian picks apart the Fed's taper plans, Morningstar warns against timing this market, more Obamacare taxes coming, and companies that got social media right
As 2008 fades, five-year fund performance shines bright
Thanks to the magic of time, five-year average returns for equity mutual funds are looking better by the month, and advisers should prepare to hear plenty about it.
Taper threat triggering global debt fallout
Today's Breakfast with (InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff) Benjamin: SEC targets advisers; hedging with gold mining stocks; new muni bond math, and how athlete IPOs pull a hammy.
Live from Morningstar Tao of Pooh? Doing nothing not a bad idea in this market, says GMO's Montier
Clients should be sitting on some cash — and should not be fully invested
Live from Morningstar Are retirees holding too many bonds?
The rule of thumb has always been that as individuals gets older they should allocate more to bonds, but that may not be the best route to retirement — and not just because of rising interest rates. They may be overlooking the other big source of retirement income, which is Social Security, John
Alternative bond funds get a C grade
Alternative bond funds passed their first real test last month. Barely. The funds, marketed to advisers as a way to avoid the drama of rising interest rates without ditching bonds, 'could have been a little more hedged' one analyst says.
Where are the fund shareholders' yachts?
Shareholders of mutual fund companies have had a lot to be happy about so far this year — much more, in fact, than the shareholders in the mutual funds themselves. Publicly traded shares of mutual fund companies soared more than 62% for the 12-month period ended May 20, more than double the S&P
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February 27, 2014