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Stocks continue rally as safe haven moves slow
Breakfast with Benjamin:Stocks continue to rally after Putin weighs in while one Fed official hopes for a quicker taper. Also: Obama's budget met with groans, the Comcast-Time Warner deal isn't done yet, Credit Suisse expanding in Asia and Facebook's drone dreams
Are women financially conservative or just economically realistic?
They're less willing to take risks with money than men, but they'll ensure the mortgage is paid off.
Stocks climb as tensions ease
Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors not buying gold, the case of one of Wall Street's most respected women, one clear economic indicator, what's the new Amex card about and a cheap BMW (with a hitch).
Investors not buying gold bounce despite Ukraine tension
The yellow metal is back in the spotlight, but strategists say that despite Ukraine tension, a long-term comeback is not in the cards. Plus: Ukraine worries sink stocks.
Panic proves fleeting in February as stocks, bonds climb
Stocks, bonds and commodities rose together in February for the first time in seven months, reversing January's losses. The S&P 500 is at a new all-time high. So who's panicking now?
Top gold forecasters still bearish after rally
The two most-accurate gold forecasters are holding to their bearish forecasts for 2014 even after the metal posted its best start to a year since 1983.
The IPO market continues to sizzle and the latest is a doozy
Breakfast with Benjamin: The latest IPO candidate has filed, and its numbers are 'insane.' Plus: Currency traders on their way to extinction, hedge fund managers boost gold bets (mostly), small cap strategies rule, two powerful women on Wall St. could be out of work and an Olympic update.
Gold rides high on the taper effect
Friday's menu: Gold rides high on the taper effect, playing smart defense with a wide-moat ETF, blaming cold weather in February, stirring the income inequality pot, why you should complete your LinkedIn profile, and the SEC shows some love.
KKR ducks away from the retail market
Breakfast with Benjamin: Private equity giant KKR finds expanding beyond the HNW crowd is not so easy and shuts two retail-focused funds. Plus: Gold jumps on Yellen preview, fund manager changes lead to Morningstar updates, Barclays cuts 12,000 jobs, and another day, another Obamacare delay.
Cold weather offers hot investment plays
Natural-gas prices spike up, but experts warn that opportunity is only short-term.
Financial advisers don't make the most of ETFs, survey finds
Financial advisers may be underutilizing one of today's hottest investment tools and it might be because they're taking the path of least resistance. Despite a keen interest in embracing ETFs, advisers invest a relatively small proportion of client assets in the funds and don't always take
Using derivatives even when they hurt society
Breakfast with Benjamin: Dr. Doom gets even doomier, using derivatives even when they hurt society, more sluggish economic growth, cashing in on video surveillance, and the pros and cons of free airport Wi-Fi.
Hedge funds raise gold wagers as Chinese demand increases
Hedge funds raised bullish gold wagers to the highest in eight weeks as signs of stronger Chinese demand drove prices to the longest rally since August. Goldman Sachs analysts say the gains will be short-lived.
What to expect from the Davos World Economic Forum
Today: What to expect from Davos ... but remember how Davos big-thinkers whiffed last year. Also: Time to worry about deflation again, hedge funds go for the gold, a Super Bowl market indicator, and Happy MLK Day.
Reefer madness? Take a pass on marijuana stocks for now
It isn't crazy to consider the potential of marijuana stocks as investments. But as weed's legality remains in flux, investors might want to steer clear.
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February 27, 2014