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The dangerous downside of the stronger dollar
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu covers the U.S. dollar threatening to knock markets off balance, riding an ETF back into commodities, retirement plans turning on the Pimco Total Return Fund, and more.
Market ramps up for typical October wild ride
In today's Breakfast with Benjamin, signs point to a wild month ahead for the markets, Michael Lewis dishes on 'secret' Goldman Sachs tapes, the Alibaba bloom is already off the rose, and more.
Distinguishing financial planner from investment adviser
Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin Distinguishing financial planner from investment adviser. Plus: Gold looks tarnished, the Russell 2000 heads into 'death cross' territory, buying stocks in a buyback cycle, bank stocks in a rising-rate market, and another tax penalty, courtesy of Obamacare
What Scotland's 'no' vote means for markets
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin: What Scotland's 'no' vote might mean for the markets, Alibaba's IPO prices in record territory, the 'dumb money' is getting smarter, and gold continues to slide.
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?
Are you prepared for the next bear market?
The bull hasn't finished running but the time is now for investors to get their minds around its impending end.
The Fed should raise rates, but it won't
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed should raise rates but... Plus: Financial advisers turn to options investing; the French government calls it quits; the SEC goes after asset-backed bonds; another Obamacare surprise; and what is really the most important meal of the day
A 20% allocation to gold? Seriously.
Given the shiny metal's price volatility, a lower exposure makes more sense, detractors say.
Greenback rallies ahead of the Fed minutes
Breakfast with Benjamin: The dollar rallies ahead of Fed news. Plus: Stocks historically love the Fed's Jackson Hole meeting; Argentina's latest gambit; insurance companies create new asset management opportunities; and regretting not buying Google at the IPO.
Barclays rains on the equity market parade
Breakfast with Benjamin: Barclays warns on stocks. Plus: Gold finds some safe-haven love; how the Fed is off target; Argentina uses social media to attack creditors; Nasdaq's version of déjà vu; and what people buy when money is no object.
Fed watchers are spinning over Janet Yellen's mixed messages
Breakfast with Benjamin brings you up to speed on reactions to Janet Yellen's mixed messages on the U.S. job market, gold's surge, and Russian mutual funds' fall.
Stock and real estate bubbles on a collision course
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin sees stock and real estate bubbles on a collision course, gold prices stuck in neutral, Bill Gross cutting Treasury bond exposure, and much more.
MLP investors face prospect of new taxes after Kinder Morgan deal
New entity likely to benefit, though the firm's acquisition could leave MLP investors with an unexpected tax consequence.
Global markets collide with geopolitics as Obama orders airstrikes in Iraq
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin feature: Global markets collide with geopolitics as Obama orders airstrikes. Plus: Gold bugs rejoice; a senator takes parting shot at Wall Street; hidden risks in mutual funds; and find your perfect TV office.
Investors warm to commodities in search for return
As volatility climbs in equity and bond markets, advisers re-examine a disfavored asset class even after a lackluster July as asset flows spike.