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Muni market beware: Puerto Rico running out of time
As if fears over rising interest rates and months of mass selling weren’t enough of a head wind for municipal bond investors, Puerto Rico now appears to be running out of time to get its fiscal house in order. The commonwealth was put on review by another major ratings agency, paving the way to
It's not too late to get into stocks, Wells Fargo says
Advisers should still be pushing clients with piles of cash to get into stocks despite the market's stellar year-to-date gains and new all-time highs, said Wells Fargo Advisors' senior equity strategist, Scott Wren.
Do your clients really need long-term care insurance?
What's InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff Benjamin reading this morning? Whether your clients need long-term care insurance, hedge funds loading up on GM stock, Greenspan calls Bitcoin a bubble, JPMorgan confirms cardholders were hacked and Britain gets bullish. Breakfast with Benjamin is served.
Consider climate change and the forecast for commodities
The topic of climate change has generated intense interest and debate in circles from academia to Hollywood to Wall Street. Most recently, a leaked draft of the latest report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of adverse effects of rising temperatures on the ...
Bitcoin is soaring, but financial advisers are steering clear for now
Despite the Bitcoin hype, many advisers are steering clear of the online currency, which is unregulated by central banks and traded freely on the Internet.
Clients may balk, but it's time to re-balance portfolios
Clients may think advisers are buying them a load of coal when they see their quarterly statements because advisers are poised to buy some (gulp) bonds, interest-rate risk included, before the end of the year despite stocks' strong outlook.
Central bankers are trapped in QE nirvana
Central bankers are trapped in QE nirvana, the pre-holiday data dump, giving thanks to clients, green dividend stocks, and how to properly carve a turkey.
Goldman sees increased risk factors facing commodities
Plus: Emerging markets get dicey, butting heads with Buffett, hedging with ETFs, more Bitcoin buzz
Chinese markets embrace a blueprint for economic reform
China's economic reform blueprint stokes markets. Plus: Strategies for early retirement, how Tim Geithner is getting really rich, the bleeding edge of biotech, and women flood the U.S. labor market. Expertly curated by InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff Benjamin.
Global markets riding high on the 'Yellen effect'
Did Janet Yellen affect global markets? Better believe it. Also, four U.S. banks get cut by Moody's, some big names load up on gold and yes, there's an ETF with a chunk of Twitter. From InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff Benjamin, who adds a Turkey Day preview.
Personal Capital debuts investment management tool
The company's latest web product to track portfolios joins the efforts of rivals including Jemstep, Betterment and FutureAdvisor
Prepping Janet Yellen for the hot seat
Plus: Elizabeth Warren vs. Wall Street, emerging markets see downside of credit boom, and the realities of alternative energy investments. All in Breakfast with Benjamin.
60/40 is fine for many advisers
Investors have poured $156.6 billion into alternative investments, including nontraditional bonds, since 2010, according to data from Morningstar Inc. Nearly half of that amount — $74.6 billion — has come in 2013, giving the alternative market total net assets of $227.3 billion.
Is gold still an attractive investment?
Last week's string of positive U.S. economic data is once again drawing attention to the direction of gold prices. What will trigger the precious metal's next valuation move?
Say #Hello to the new Twitter billionaires
Meet the folks getting really rich today from Twitter's IPO. #Millionaires become #Billionaires Seven years of Twitter summed up in 10 tweets. May 2011: Helicopter hovering over Abbottabad at 1AM Deutsche Bank's China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) launches with $108 million, marking largest ETF launch since
- Facebook's five-star ratings: The end of business pages for advisers?
- Pimco's El-Erian to step in to shore up $3B multi-asset fund
- Rebound in gold suits big guns Paulson, Soros
- New 3.8% surtax means new tax strategies for business owners
- Mountain of money in nontraded REITs continues to hold Wall Street's attention
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