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Stocks are looking more wobbly by the day
Breakfast with Benjamin: As the equity markets start to wobble, analysts start to claim they saw it all coming.
Can the REIT run weather a rate hike?
Breakfast with Benjamin: Will higher interest rates crush the real estate market, or is it supposed to be different this time?
The looming threat of an increasingly powerful dollar
Breakfast with Benjamin: It's important to understand the scary downside of an extremely strong U.S. dollar.
The surging dollar could crush unhedged global mutual funds
Simple ways to remove the currency risk are available but advisers need to find — and understand — them.
Oil-price slide is starting to get scary
Breakfast with Benjamin: Talk of an oil comeback is fading fast. Plus: Some good news for gold investors, bankers head for greener pastures, and a St. Patty's Day spelling bee
Rising interest rates to test REIT strength even as investors seek diversification
Attractive yields aside, real estate investments wrapped in a mutual fund are not bonds.
Goldman Sachs' BDC launch signals high-yield investments on the rise
Financial advisers would be wise to bone up on the asset class because they'll be getting sales pitches.
At 85, Vanguard's John Bogle still fighting hard for index investing
Mutual fund elder statesman doesn't mince words when discussing active management, and he worries about ETFs.
CNL Lifestyle Properties REIT suffers another sharp drop in value
The estimated per share valuation of CNL Lifestyle Properties, a large nontraded REIT that owns ski and mountain resorts, continues to sink despite the recent broad rally in commercial real estate.
Big banks are stressing over the Fed's stress tests
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bar will keep rising for banks as mixed stress test results come in for some of the world's largest banks.
Cash-heavy mutual funds take downside protection to the extreme
Breakfast with Benjamin: Some funds using cash for protection. Lots of it. Plus: Adviser charged with stealing $1.3M from widows and church friends, up from the ashes arises a new subprime giant, and Wall Street courts millennials.
Merrill Lynch tells its advisers to get some water
Nontraditional investment could benefit from long-term trends, values-based investing: CIO Bartels.
Vanguard tiptoes into the liquid alternatives market
New multialternative fund seen as endorsement of alts, while pressuring fees
Smart money moving to the sidelines as earnings signal flashes red
Breakfast with Benjamin: Earnings signal flashing red, sending some investors to the sidelines, Gross sets a timeline, Bernanke wants the president to have more power, ETF investors hedge currencies and chase corporate bonds, and the first-year numbers behind Colorado's legal weed.
Why an offense-only strategy won't succeed
Risk management is as important to long-term financial planning as the growth of investments