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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.
Bill Gross compares Chinese economy to 'mystery meat'
Breakfast with Benjamin:The Bond King: China's a big risk. Plus: JPMorgan goes on a settlement binge, finance industry tells investors to stay calm, Obama administration catches a CBO boomerang, and some healthy balance sheets for the New Year.
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fed shrugs off market selloff and sticks to taper plans
Breakfast with Benjamin: Janet Yellen's Fed is sticking with tapering but more econ data today could change the conversation. Plus: Stocks are down big so is it the overdue correction? And Japanese stocks fell 4% overnight, the case for index funds, BofA rate traders see smaller bonuses, and ...
Critics say House bill would create 'Wild West' for private placements
A bill that passed the House quietly but overwhelmingly this week would dangerously deregulate the private-placement market, according to critics, who will try to stop the measure in the Senate. In a 422-0 vote on Tuesday, the House approved legislation that would exempt from Securities and
Securitization makes a comeback
Breakfast with Benjamin: Securitization comes back and it's not all bad...Plus, how JPMorgan is positioned for rising rates, Deutsche Bank suspends currency traders, GM pays a dividend, and more minimum wage math.
Hedge fund investors see the downside of relative performance
Today: What hedge funds fleeing the market means. Plus, buck up, investment banker bonus week is here; building your own mutual fund; clean energy stocks; getting the most out of Siri; and more.
Goldman calls stock market lofty by most measures
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin includes: Goldman's stock market call, a closer look at Fed policy, lawyers pick apart Volcker rule, retailers and cyber security, combining IRAs, and how not to ignore your client's wife.
Back to the basics on bond funds
Breakfast with (InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff) Benjamin: Going back to basics with bond funds; breaking down the jobs report; Wall Street confronts a big mortgage settlement; Chinese exports falter; the polar vortex and natural gas prices; and retailers' bad holiday season.
Goldman, JPMorgan advise ducking out of emerging markets
In today's Breakfast with Benjamin: Two big investment houses recommend exiting emerging markets. Also: Credit Suisse offloads risky assets, investment gurus get nervous about 2014, cold weather and a weak economy, and what will cost more this year.
Gold hits the skids and miners dig deep
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin shines a light on the slide in gold and its impact on miners, Volcker rule tweaks, Nasdaq settling its Facebook IPO glitch, the expected drop in oil prices, and quotes to ponder
Big banks feel the heat from religious investor groups
Friday's breakfast is served: Big banks feel the heat from religious investor groups; Deutsche Bank settles with Finra; the housing recovery's recovery and Jamie Dimon's wacky holiday card
Markets fixate on Fed's final meeting of 2013
Investors watch the Fed as its last meeting of the year begins. Also in today's Breakfast with Benjamin: Stocks to buy when the Fed tapers, gold investors seek the bottom, IPOs gone wild, and a Deutsche Bank shopping guide.
Is it time to rethink the price-earnings ratio?
Investment strategist James Paulsen of Wells Capital Management asks whether it is time for investors to shift their historic perceptions of the potential long-term performance of stocks in light of the past 25 years of performance.
Fed tapering could catch junk bond investors off guard
Plus: Looking for weakness in the Volcker rule, the case for stocks in 2014, the upside of market bubbles, and what the heck Elizabeth Warren is up to now?
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.
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- New ETFs are hedged against credit and interest rate risk
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