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Is it time to jump into energy stocks?
Breakfast with Benjamin: If 13 weeks of falling energy-stock prices has you looking for an entry point, hold your fire: The sector is still very pricey.
Climate change could impact client portfolios
Advisers need to address environmental issues and how they will affect investments
It's time to take a close look at your bond portfolio
Breakfast with Benjamin We all know a rate hike is coming, and ignoring it is not a plan — so the time is now to look at bond allocations.
Advisers say China drop isn't done yet, but calm clients on the downslide
It's premature to think Chinese stocks are over the worst, but investing for the long term changes the picture.
MLPs yield headaches for advisers who bought them for income
Top analysts in the sector see a bear market as investors pumped $10.5 billion into energy funds over the last year.
As gold comes under attack, advisers show their mettle
Permanent allocations to the precious metal come under fire again as market slides, but advisers who believe in the asset are ready to double down.
Forget gold, oil could be on its way back to $100
Breakfast with Benjamin: The oil guru who predicted last year's rout said $100-a-barrel crude is likely to return within five years as faltering supply fails to meet demand.
Gold shunned on interest-rate fears as commodity rout approaches 13-year low
Skittish investors are retreating from commodities, including precious metals.
You know investors are getting nervous when oil becomes a safe-haven play
Breakfast with Benjamin: Oil stocks are starting to attract investors seeking safety, and that should be cause for concern.
The toughest job in financial advice: Teaching economics to a presidential contender
Breakfast with Benjamin: Teaching economics to a presidential contender isn't easy. Unless the economic advisers agree with the preconceived views of the candidates, the relationship can be testy and useless.
BlackRock warns of stock-bond correlation, suggests illiquid real estate
Chief investment strategist says liquid investments are being challenged to offer competitive returns.
Despite strong performance, advisers keep the cork in wine investments
It's a diverse category not correlated to traditional asset classes, but high fees and lack of liquidity equate to too much risk.
Short sales are stacking up and the bears are starting to show some teeth
Breakfast with Benjamin: The market bears are getting bolder as they start to come out from a long hibernation, which doesn't really bode well for the bulls.
China's stock market meltdown is looking like a buying opportunity
Strategists recommend a slow and steady move into the world's second-largest equity market.
Which group is more risk averse, financial advisers or their clients?
Breakfast with Benjamin: Which group is more nervous about the state of the markets? Advisers often misread their own tolerance for risk.