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    That awkward moment when the Fed realizes it can't raise interest rates

    Breakfast with Benjamin: William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, says delaying a rate hike until 2016 'will be awkward.'

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    Making bigger bets with smaller portfolios

    A fund with a limited number of stocks might outperform in volatile markets

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    Vanguard, once thwarted, launches a muni-bond rival to BlackRock's iShares

    A first for the mutual fund industry, and the cheapest offering in ETFs, an analyst says.

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    Liquid alts funds pass first real test with flying colors

    Reducing downside risk as traditional strategies bite the dust amid market meltdown.

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    Jeffrey Gundlach says the stock market pullback is just getting started

    Breakfast with Benjamin DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach thinks that as painful as it's been over the past week, the markets still need a thorough housecleaning.

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    Do fund sales predict fund performance?

    A new study looks at the evidence and finds a link between flows and performance. The question is why.

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    Fear and greed swamp stocks as volatility spikes

    Panic selling off the opening bell leads to investors buying the drop but more losses possible as all eyes focus on China's problems.

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    The S&P 500 Index is giving investors plenty of international exposure

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Companies in the S&P 500 are generating less and less of their income in the U.S., which means investors might have more exposure to international markets than they think.

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    Fight those Fed fears and stick with dividend investment

    The five-year dividend-investing rally might be losing momentum, but that doesn't mean investors should abandon ship just yet.Even on the heels of a record aggregate dividend payout by S&P 500 Index companies of $351 billion and a string of double-digit annual payout increases, investors are making

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    Morningstar shines an ESG light on all mutual funds and ETFs

    New zero-to-100 rating would indicate the environmental, social and governance impact of a fund's holdings.

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    Is the bull market making advisers and investors behave better?

    Mutual fund investors get closer to capturing 100% of the returns of the funds they invest in, according to Morningstar.

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    Muni bonds are poised to shine as rates move higher

    Tax-exempt category is actually benefiting from the dark cloud hanging over it.

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    DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach says $40 oil is something to worry about

    Breakfast with Benjamin DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach believes $40 oil is something investors should be worried about.

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    Facebook stock-fraud venture lands fund manager in hot water

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Tampa-based fund manager to plead guilty to investment fraud in relation to $9M worth of Facebook stock he purchased then sold and was caught short when the stock price rebounded.

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    Falling commodity prices draw speculators and speculation

    Even with crude oil now hovering around $45 a barrel, there is debate over whether it is time to buy or steer clear of the global commodity.