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Bond investors cooling off, stock investors getting carried away
Breakfast with Benjamin: How investors are playing the markets. Plus: Kitces on the fee vs. commission problem; solving mysteries and who Facebook is leaving in the dust.
Asian investors spooked by China, Ukraine
Breakfast with Benjamin: Asian investors spooked by China economic worries, Ukraine. Plus: Japan concerns surface, U.S. stock valuations not horrible, Washington as a Wall Street battleground and look who's worried about the Treasury market.
Treasury yields rise as job market thaws
Yields on 10-year Treasury notes climbed to the highest levels since September this week as the number of new jobs added in February surpassed expectations. Both developments point to a possible acceleration for the economy in spring.
Gross-El-Erian rift grows
Today: The Gross-El-Erian rift grows as Total Return's performance lags. Plus: It's jobs report day, here's what you need to know; the bitcoin story goes all O.J.; household wealth rallies and whether wealth management and car racing mix. Oh, turn your clocks back this weekend.
Musk's next move; brokers fail to report trouble
The Tesla chief wants to get into military satellite launching. Plus, brokers failing to report trouble to Finra, stocks (and Costco earnings) drop, the Citi/Oceanografia plot thinkens, who you should follow on Twitter, and more.
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.
Obama's budget: What advisers need to know
SEC would get funding boost; limits placed on retirement-savings tax breaks for wealthy.
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).
U.S. stocks fall amid global equities selloff on Ukraine
U.S. stocks sank, tracking a global selloff in equities, as investors sought havens on concern that Russia's military presence in Ukraine could lead to a larger conflict. How long and deep could it go?
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.
Join the crowd and sell stocks?
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Oracle's thoughts on joining the global equities selloff. Plus: Here comes volatility, Berkowitz has words for Fannie, Freddie, hedged ETFs and, of course, Oscar night.
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?
Five years since the bottom, looking at stocks' recovery
Friday's menu: Looking at stocks' recovery five years from the bottom. Plus: A big day for econ data, a bitcoin exchange crashes but new products spring up, Morgan Stanley gets a lawsuit tossed and Ukraine update
Proposed A-shares ETFs could transform investors' approach to China
Filling the pipeline of SEC filings are more than a dozen new ETFs that could potentially change the way investors access Chinese stocks. The proposed funds, which total at least 15 — mostly from Van Eck Associates and Deutsche Bank AG — promise to offer ETF investors fine-grained exposure to the
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February 27, 2014