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4 ways cash drags down investors' portfolios
Betterment's director of behavioral finance and investing says cash isn't a good investment for anything other than the very short term.
The benefits of long/short credit exposure in today's market
Adopting a long/short approach before interest rates rise could be a good defense for investors
Do-it-yourself bond traders are changing Wall Street
Breakfast with Benjamin: Do-it-yourself bond traders have become much more than just a nagging headache for Wall Street's big boys.
Calamos Investments' new closed-end fund tries to limit discount to NAV issue
Calamos Investments has broken the ice with the year's first closed-end fund initial public offering that includes a few tweaks designed to increase appeal among investors and financial advisers.The Calamos Dynamic Convertible and Income Fund (CCD) raised $555 million on Friday by promoting a
In contrast to wages, real estate prices are hitting the roof
Breakfast with Benjamin: Real estate prices climbing sharply and investors are taking the blame. Plus: Fed preps for the unfamiliar waters of a rate hike, biotech looks to be correcting, and which rock star investor are you?
Investing for retirement just got a lot more complicated
Ultralow interest rates and longer lifespans means tried-and-true rule for savers goes out the window.
What advisers need to know about bond fund duration ahead of an interest rate increase
The risk-management tool is a Catch-22 for fixed income investors who need to think big picture.
Can the REIT run weather a rate hike?
Breakfast with Benjamin: Will higher interest rates crush the real estate market, or is it supposed to be different this time?
The surging dollar could crush unhedged global mutual funds
Simple ways to remove the currency risk are available but advisers need to find — and understand — them.
One-and-done: Does the Fed follow college basketball?
The question shouldn't be when will the central bank raise rates, it should be whether it's beginning a long march to higher rates
The looming threat of an increasingly powerful dollar
Breakfast with Benjamin: It's important to understand the scary downside of an extremely strong U.S. dollar.
Investors dump bond ETFs as interest rate hikes loom
$6.1 billion yanked through the middle of March; withdrawals on pace to top the record $8.6 billion pulled in June '13 after taper tantrum
Foreign mutual funds look like a good way to dodge some U.S. market risk
Breakfast with Benjamin: Foreign mutual funds might be a good hiding spot for investors as U.S. stocks peak in cost.
Goldman Sachs' BDC launch signals high-yield investments on the rise
Financial advisers would be wise to bone up on the asset class because they'll be getting sales pitches.
Oil-price slide is starting to get scary
Breakfast with Benjamin: Talk of an oil comeback is fading fast. Plus: Some good news for gold investors, bankers head for greener pastures, and a St. Patty's Day spelling bee