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The bitter economic costs of cheap oil
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bitter economic costs of cheap oil, plus notes on taking advantage of the rising dollar, avoiding bond funds like the plague, and running toward market volatility.
Passive fixed-income strategies? Not in today's environment
The advantages of active strategies come from identifying value with respect to credit risk, interest rate levels and currency valuations, according to Legg Mason's Thomas Hoops.
Pimco, challenging Jack Bogle, defends active bond management
Facing outflows amid increasing trend toward passive management, firm says some fixed income managers can meaningfully add to returns
Market volatility gives liquid alts first real test
One upside to the stock market carnage of the past week or two is that the wildly popular alternative-strategy mutual funds, better known as liquid alts, have finally been tested on the open road.
Fattened by the Federal Reserve, the markets want more
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fresh talk of extending QE is a sign that the markets just want more. Plus, gold shines bright among the carnage, learning to love leverage, and more.
Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains
Weak economic numbers and an Ebola panic spurred a pullback, causing the S&P 500 to give back the year's gains.
UBS settles with Puerto Rico regulators for $5.2M over bond improprieties
UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico, a unit of UBS Wealth Management Americas, has agreed to pay $5.2 million to settle allegations by Puerto Rico regulators that the firm's brokers may have improperly placed clients into its proprietary closed-end bond funds.
When in doubt, follow the bond market's lead
Breakfast with Benjamin: When in doubt, follow bonds' lead. Plus: Consumer spending to the rescue, Johnson replaces Johnson at Fidelity, and more.
The endless bond bull market
A lot of downside risk in fixed income has been removed and investors should take advantage of strong investment opportunities that have formed in the bond market.
Public pensions put Pimco on watch after Gross exit
Fund managers looking for signs of stability at both Pimco and Janus following dramatic move.
Two high-profile adviser terminations take center stage
This week's must-read stories for advisers include employment drama at LPL and Merrill, Bill Gross speaking out, and a renewed push for more women in advice.
Market chop puts alternative strategies front and center
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: The market's jolt puts liquid alt strategies in the spotlight. Plus: Minding the next threshold for stocks, reminding clients to buy on the dip, Fed missed the mark on inflation, and don't forget to worry about China.
Pimco's flagship funds: Should you be bullish or bearish?
The pros and cons of the Total Return Fund and Total Return ETF in the wake of Bill Gross' departure
Markets are poised to ride the Fed doves even higher today
For Breakfast with Benjamin today: Stock climb to continue. Plus: Loving and hating the strong dollar, China sets up for a currency fight, more spooky details in the JPMorgan hack attack, Pimco's slippery marketing gambit, short-sellers bet on the rally, and drones shape up as niche investment ...
Fidelity targets bruised Pimco, launches actively managed bond ETFs
Fidelity's active management heft and huge product-distribution capacity now extend to a corner dominated by Pimco as it launches actively managed bond ETFs.