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    Russia is starting to look like an investment opportunity

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin features the case for investing in Russia looking great, at least on paper. Plus: Hedge funds are still shorting oil, will the big snowstorm close the financial markets, and how to pick the right IRA for your clients.

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    Global bankers are painting the Fed into a corner

    Breakfast with Benjamin features the Federal Reserve being caught between a rock and a hard place on rate hikes. Plus: Greeks vote to kick the can down the road, Obama's tax grab looks like a blueprint for the future, and a billionaire tells Americans to spend less money

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    The next thing to worry about: Investor overconfidence

    In Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin, the downside of a multi-year bull market in stocks: Investors get overconfident. Plus: If oil drops to $30 look out below, not all hedge fund workers are rich, and what the IRS is looking for now.

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    Will European easing sideline a Fed rate hike?

    Advisers and experts say 'the Fed really is hamstrung' by European Central Bankers' planned $50-billion-per-month quantitative easing program, meaning they can't raise or lower interest rates in this environment.

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    MLP funds, once seemingly immune, show signs of frailty as energy prices fall

    Popular category for yield-starved investors posts first quarterly decline in two years.

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    Gold shines amid growing economic stress in Europe

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin includes gold hitting its highest level since September. Plus: Obama wants to tak 529 plans to fund free community college, emerging-market-debt managers emerge from the wreckage of 2014, and it's time to change some passwords.

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    Five surprise investment themes for 2015

    From a big year for European equities to precious metals and bonds, here are some ideas of where value may lie in 2015.

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    State of the Union spoiler alert: Obama plans to go after rich people

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Tax hikes for the rich? Plus: European central bankers load up for their own quantitative easing, Russia is fading fast, and Switzerland has another trick up its sleeve.

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    Monitoring investments doesn't end

    Supreme Court is reviewing a decision on the responsibility of plans to continually watch costs

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    Europe and Asia may be a mess, but long-term investors can find opportunities there

    Valuations and fundamentals make the case for a contrarian international move

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    Falling oil prices are now officially costing jobs

    Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin covers oilfield job cuts coming hard and fast now that the oil boom is sinking. Plus: Ohio-based financial adviser charged in Ponzi scheme, movie industry hopes the Oscar nominees can drive ticket sales, and the time might be perfect to start buying stocks.

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    Managed futures funds shine anew, but mystery remains

    As market volatility spikes and correlation between various asset classes breaks down, managed futures strategies are enjoying their day in the sun once again. But advisers need to do some heavy lifting before jumping in, because performance varies widely and fees can be extreme.

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    Gundlach says 'sinister side' of cheap oil will dampen economic growth, markets

    What the U.S. energy boom has given, the U.S. energy boom is about to take away if oil prices stay at or below current levels, according to DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach.

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    A case for getting bold on gold

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin, are investors ready to run back into precious metals? Plus: What a breakup of JPMorgan Chase would look like, seeing 2015 through the eyes of Jeffrey Gundlach, and the pros and cons of living in a state with no income tax.

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    Repeal of Obamacare emerges as a market risk

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin, the market's reaction to a repeal of Obamacare might not be pretty. Plus: Financial advisers take on defined contribution plans, cheap oil uncovers driller debt burdens, and Kraft Foods gets (Cadbury Crème) Egg on its face.