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    Fed sends rate signal and markets react

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Janet Yellen and her Fed colleagues remove a key phrase in discussing rates and stocks rally, gold declines. Plus: Is it good news for savers? And an offbeat year-end list; Obama normalizes relations with Cuba.

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    An alternative oil investment that hinges on infrastructure needs

    The sharp decrease in oil prices over the past six months undoubtedly has pained advisers and investors interested in the energy sector. Oil prices dropped sharply last week, reaching five-year lows. For the first time since July 2009, the price of benchmark U.S. oil fell below $61 a barrel. But

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    If you only pay attention to a few market experts, Mark Mobius should be one

    Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu also includes: There's always John Bogle ... or not; how much insider trading is now legal, about that spike in gold and the battle between oil and stocks is about to turn.

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    The 30-year bond is wrapping up a stellar year

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu includes: What to know if you want to use active bond funds, all the jobs news is not good, oil climbs but it won't last, and the mother of all corporate tax inversions.

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    Jack Bogle recommends a firm grip on U.S. stocks

    On Breakfast with Benjamin: Jack Bogle recommends a firm grip on U.S. stocks. Plus: The tide is turning in favor of active management, the oil-price slide is spreading across the commodities markets, and OPEC fades as a cartel.

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    It's not too early to start worrying about a spike in oil prices

    Tuesday's Breakfast with Benjamin features a warning over it not being too early to worry about a jump in oil prices. Plus, Vanguard ramps up its financial advice offerings, the pain of diverging global economies in 2015, and John Paulson's painful comeback effort.

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    Real estate funds ranked by three-year return, net assets

    Ranked by three-year return FundPortfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*Baron Real Estate Institutional (BREIX)$1,569.317.49%29.53%N/A1.090REMS Real Estate Value Opportunity Institutional (HLRRX)$451.716.26%22.01%19.11%1.440Third Avenue Real Estate Value

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    Wall Street makes a case for why consumers should be spending big

    On Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin, Wall Street makes its case for why consumers should be spending big. Plus: Avoiding 'bag lady syndrome', the insurance industry gets digital, and oil starts to look and feel like a free market.

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    Cheap oil no reason to abandon the energy sector, strategists say

    Though the energy sector has dropped 14.6% in the past three months versus a 3.5% gain for the S&P, investing experts say the innovation potential in the sector should not be ignored.

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    Oil producers are feeling the heat from falling prices

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, some oil producers have a lot to lose from cheap oil. Plus: Merrill brokers are heading for greener pastures, activist investors are taking over, and tune up your holiday tipping practices.

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    Stocks and bonds catch a ride on the surging dollar

    As economic strength and Fed policy push the greenback to a 7-year high, market strategists see knock-on gains for other assets.

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    Corporate bonds fly off the shelves ahead of looming rate hikes

    Tuesday's Breakfast with Benjamin features bond sales hitting a new record as rate hikes loom. Plus: Bracing for a global currency war, falling oil prices catch fund managers by surprise, and making 2015 the year of the maxed-out 401(k).

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    Collapsing oil prices get real with no bottom in sight

    Start your week with Breakfast with Benjamin, featuring serious speculation about how bad oil prices might get. Plus: Russian equities take a direct hit, gold prices tank on a Swiss no-vote, and using Cyber Monday to satisfy your inner foodie.

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    Finding some glitter among gold-mining stocks

    Gold bugs and non-gold bugs are puzzled over the apparent disconnect between gold prices, gold mining stocks and stock market bullishness.But even if sky-high investor bullishness can't lift gold prices, a move might come at the hands of Swiss voters next week, when they will decide whether the

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    Shorting chickens becomes hot trade after prices surge

    With no futures market to speculate on chicken-price movements, short sellers have turned to the equity market, borrowing record amounts of shares of two poultry producers that they in turn sell in anticipation of declines.