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CEOs are passing the buck to the strength of the buck
Breakfast with Benjamin: No longer blaming earnings shortfalls on the weather, CEOs are now passing the buck to the strong dollar.
State Street gets the cold shoulder from financial advisers
Breakfast with Benjamin: State Street gets poor marks from financial advisers, despite dedicated efforts to mend fences and build new relationships.
Real liquidity: Why investors care about water
Investors should understand the water risks in their portfolios, even if the companies don't.
Options to invest in innovative technologies that address water shortages are limited
Despite a multitude of water shortages, options to invest in innovative technologies that address the problem remain limited.
With one quarter down, Bob Doll still likes his 2015 outlook
In a first-quarter checkup on his 2015 economic predictions, Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management, is giving himself a passing grade, while betting on a lot of help from consumers to carry through the rest of the year.“It's my contention that this is the least believed bull
Rethinking how you build clients' equity portfolios
How cyclical and sector stock investing intersect represent an untapped opportunity for clients to diversify and see risk-adjusted returns.
If you tread at all into the energy sector, tread lightly
Despite its size, Royal Dutch Shell's $70 billion acquisition of natural gas giant BG Group is far from a green light for investors to jump headlong into energy, even as some M&A experts forecast a wave of mergers in the industry.As entry points go, energy is very much a stock-pickers market, which
Latest sign of oil market glut pushes prices even lower
Breakfast with Benjamin: Prices fall by 5% after the discovery of the biggest weekly buildup of U.S. inventories since 2001.
Oil prices could push lower after Iran nuke deal
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Iran nuke deal could mean even more oil coming into an already flooded market.
Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman rakes in the big bucks
Breakfast with Benjamin: A 25% pay raise to $22.5 million means it's good to be Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman.
Where to invest during the run-up to the presidential election
Breakfast with Benjamin: As the dollars get thrown around the mud starts flying, you might as well invest along for the ride.
Oil-price slide is starting to get scary
Breakfast with Benjamin: Talk of an oil comeback is fading fast. Plus: Some good news for gold investors, bankers head for greener pastures, and a St. Patty's Day spelling bee
DoubleLine's Jeffery Gundlach says 'blockhead' Fed should postpone raising rates
$44.6 billion DoubleLine Total Return Fund manager says central bank should hold off on raising rates; gives a nod toward gold, India equities and shorting the dollar.
Alternatives make push for retirement accounts
Being used in target date funds, but higher fees may prevent widespread use
Fresh rate-hike rumors will be testing investor nerves this week
Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors' nerves tested by rate hike talk this week. Plus: Most of the world's major oil projects are doing just fine at current price levels, retirement savings in a nutshell, and the chokehold of consumer debt.