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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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Despite good news, bank ETF trails market
Stress tests, rate outlook bode well but negative sentiment on the sector remains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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