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    Federal Reserve alters investor expectations

    Wages, other forms of inflation take on heightened market significance in wake of central bank policy meeting.

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    In contrast to wages, real estate prices are hitting the roof

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Real estate prices climbing sharply and investors are taking the blame. Plus: Fed preps for the unfamiliar waters of a rate hike, biotech looks to be correcting, and which rock star investor are you?

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    Stocks are looking more wobbly by the day

    Breakfast with Benjamin: As the equity markets start to wobble, analysts start to claim they saw it all coming.

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    Can the REIT run weather a rate hike?

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Will higher interest rates crush the real estate market, or is it supposed to be different this time?

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    Rising rates no cause for alarm: Nuveen's Bob Doll

    Fidelity's te Wildt says Fed will hike slowly, warns advisers on unconstrained bond funds.

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    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.

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    HSBC says the dollar's powerful days are numbered

    Breakfast with Benjamin: HSBC thinks the strong dollar is poised to run out of steam, though it might just be wishful thinking.

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    Despite good news, bank ETF trails market

    Stress tests, rate outlook bode well but negative sentiment on the sector remains.

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    Foreign mutual funds look like a good way to dodge some U.S. market risk

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Foreign mutual funds might be a good hiding spot for investors as U.S. stocks peak in cost.

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    Federal Reserve opens door to increase in interest rates

    Yellen and board still looking for more improvement in the labor market and uptick in inflation before pulling the trigger.

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    Goldman Sachs' BDC launch signals high-yield investments on the rise

    Financial advisers would be wise to bone up on the asset class because they'll be getting sales pitches.

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    Being smart about smart beta

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Smart beta is here to stay, so you might as well try and figure out what the heck it is.

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    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

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    Rising interest rates to test REIT strength even as investors seek diversification

    Attractive yields aside, real estate investments wrapped in a mutual fund are not bonds.

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    How Warren Buffett's $1 billion prize for a perfect NCAA bracket went bust

    Plus: Learn from the U.S. and invest in Europe, Carly Fiorina chides Hillary Clinton over email excuses, and St. Patrick's Day, American-style