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Fed decides to hold tight on rates, and advisers react
The Federal Reserve decides to hold tight on interest rates, and advisers are reacting accordingly.
Bill Gross rides derivatives around Fed policy
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Bond King levers up. Plus: There is nothing smooth about the Fed's next move, the first nail in hedge funds' coffin and more.
Markets wait on the Fed's next move
Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors are waiting for Janet Yellen and the Fed to pull the trigger on rates. Plus: Buying Alibaba via ETFs; S&P and Nasdaq stocks start to separate; hedge funds ride the wave; and annuity product sales hitting double digits.
Should you follow Bill?
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin features: Bill Gross is selling bonds. Should you? Plus: Finra might go inside to replace Fienberg; the markets' muted reaction to Obama; pump and dump; more money flows to hedge funds; and Cantor's way of commemorating 9/11.
Advisers and investors take new military action in stride
Day after Obama authorizes new round of air strikes in the Middle East, oil drops. What gives?
The recovery's winners
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Gen Xers enjoy wage gains but others don't. Plus: Bolstering bond returns; thinking about Fed policy; Charlie Munger's contributions to Buffett's success; a private equity manager opens up and remembering 9/11.
'Don't fight the Fed' was never more true
Tuesday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu includes: It's true: Don't fight the Fed. Also: Alibaba mania is here and so is Apple's big day; Wells Fargo faces possible Finra action and about that Home Depot data breach.
Bond gurus say the rally is over
In today's Breakfast with Benjamin, bond experts weigh in on the state of the bond rally, hackers find nothing to steal from Obamacare site, the Fed goes after Libor and another reminder to diversify into alternatives.
Pimco's Gross says weak credit creation jeopardizes growth
Pacific Investment Management Co.'s Bill Gross says insufficient credit creation, with economic growth of only about 2%, puts the U.S. expansion in jeopardy.
Frustrated Fed calls out consumers for saving too much
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed now says consumers are saving too much. Plus: SEC reforms add risk to money market funds; considering a worst-case-scenario for economic growth; what Eric Cantor brings to Wall Street; and another case for long-short equity investing.
Morgan Stanley bets big on stocks
Breakfast with Benjamin covers Morgan Stanley getting ultra-bullish on stocks, Detroit's big bankruptcy trial kicking off, and how to tread lightly into the MLP space.
Floating-rate funds: How much risk?
In today's low-yield environment, investors have good reason to be concerned about the impact rising rates could have on their fixed-income portfolios. However, it is important for investors to understand there are strategies that might help reduce interest rate risk within their portfolios. One ...
Fed tightening should not disrupt stock market
If you can withstand early bumps, growing economy will justify stock market gains.
Ignore the bond bubble at your own risk
Breakfast wtih Benjamin: The case for reducing fixed income exposure gets more vivid, markets react to Pres. Obama's 'no strategy' remarks regarding ISIS, another perspective on income inequality, and more.
Schorsch REIT board member recommends 30% alts exposure for retirees
Bob Froehlich says the industry needs to catch up with the pressing demands of a yield-starved world.