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Argentina fails to negotiate its way out of default
Breakfast with Benjamin: Argentina defaults. Plus: Fund managers deal with Argentina bond exposure; the Fed's-eye view of unemployment; fallout from Russian sanctions; San Bernardino goes to pot; and a cannabis stock rally adds a new twist to buying high.
Fed watchers see more tapering and little else from today's minutes
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Gearing up for Fed news. Plus: Putin's next move could be painful; Argentina teeters on the brink of default; another naysayer calls for a correction; the long view on a higher minimum wage; and a portfolio rebalance refresher.
Dan Fuss: Risk in geopolitics, high-yield, leveraged funds
Loomis Sayles bond fund manager says the firm is “as cautious as we've ever been”
Puerto Rico debt depresses UBS Wealth earnings
Despite record revenue at UBS Wealth Management Americas, profits fell in the second quarter as the firm reported that it had to set aside $44M for litigation costs, mostly related to the firm's investments in Puerto Rico.
Treasury yields are poised for a run
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin also features notes on geopolitical unrest hitting the markets, an IPO-heavy week, and Morgan Stanley junior bankers getting a 'living wage.'
An investment strategy that works
Breakfast with Benjamin: How to get into stocks. Plus: One veteran trader's big worries; why you need to have a business continuity plan; high quality bonds are scarce; no summer doldrums this wee; and a lesson from the king. Burger King.
Look at pay in assessing jobs report
As we look forward to the July payroll report, to be released Friday, we consider the most important factors to look for and their potential market impact. While the knee-jerk reaction and immediate attention always falls to the headline nonfarm-payroll number and to the headline unemployment rate,
Successful alt strategies could give Pimco a needed boost
Ailing fund company boasts many of the most successful alts products in the mutual fund business, but is it enough as its core bond business suffers?
How investors should factor global unrest into their portfolios
How should you factor in global turmoil into your client's portfolios? Well, for starters, Russian stocks look cheap but should be underweighted while Israeli stocks offer potential upside.
Barclays pushes back dark pool charges
On Friday's menu: Barclays hits back on dark pool charges. Plus: Seeing the markets through the eyes of regular investors, why young folks should embrace bear markets, discount retailers set to shine, another cheap swipe at mortgage interest deductions, and the SEC hasn't forgotten about those ...
Amid global turmoil, bond managers' patience is tested
Delaware Investments co-CIO says biggest focus is on the economy and interest rates.
Giddy markets continue to look blissfully past mounting geopolitical unrest
Breakfast with Benjamin: Looking past all the geopolitical risk. Plus: U.S. investors finally start diversifying overseas, what's not to like about a marijuana ETF, how the Millennial generation slept through the bull market run, and a tribute to a fund industry critic.
An in-depth talk with Jeffrey Gundlach
Bond guru addresses a wide range of issues, from low volatility to interest rate risk.
Global consumer confidence soars
Plus: Credit Suisse exits the commodities trading business, Allianz stands by Bill Gross, silver has a golden summer run, three taxes we can all dislike together, and don't let tourist scams rain on your vacation
Fixed-income ETFs continue to build off 2014's fast start
Bond markets continued to build off Q1 2014's fast start, and bond fund groups of all stripes did well; from Treasuries to emerging markets and from corporates to munis—seemingly everyone had a fantastic quarter. All of this came as the U.S. economy faced mixed results in the quarter's data: Q1 GDP
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