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Markets brave a presidential-cycle speed bump
Breakfast with Benjamin: It's a bad time for stocks, based on the presidential cycle. Plus: The Nasdaq tests correction territory; most money managers think U.S. stocks are pricey (but there is a market they love); a tech ETF for nervous investors; what advisers wish investors knew; and having ...
Stocks search for direction on a data-rich day
Breakfast with Benjamin: Which way for stocks on big data day? Plus: The downside of low rates; GM gets some love; Earth Day and earthy companies; the surging price of shrimp makes cheap food, well, less so; and reflection and hope in Boston.
Investors warming up to equities a little late in the game
After watching the stock market climb from peak to peak last year, investors are finally starting to warm up to equities. More than 85% of investors are feeling optimistic about the investment landscape, and 74% think stocks have the greatest potential of any major asset class, according to a
Investors turn focus to first-quarter earnings
Breakfast with Benjamin: All eyes are on earnings. Plus: The SEC discovers high-frequency trading, momentum takes out passive investors, AAA credit ratings becoming extinct, new love for emerging markets, six solid stocks to watch this week, overwhelmed at the IRS, and Switzerland votes for the ...
Stocks have worst week since 2012 as investors fret over valuations
Major stock market indexes wrapped up their worst week since 2012 with more losses on Friday as investor concern over too-high stock prices sent them to the exits. With the S&P 500 erasing its gains for the year and earnings season just starting, is the long-awaited correction at hand?
Advisers say clients are calm, cool as market crumbles
Long-term outlook is still bullout even as correction gets nasty; volatility not a surprise
Rising stock market volatility is no “sell” signal
Strategists are still finding value in equities as the bull ages; more advisers warming to real assets.
Living with market volatility
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bull run is not over; neither is the spike in volatility. Plus: The upside of suddenly cheaper stocks, JPMorgan's big miss, mutual fund investors always get creamed, placing speed bumps in front of high-frequency traders and not having Kathleen Sebelius to kick around
Advisers' business booming, but dark clouds looming
Firms lagging in long-term planning, standing out from the crowd and connecting with young investors.
Coming off yesterday's big bounce, futures do not look bright for today
Breakfast with Benjamin: Backing off the big bounce. Plus: Bill Gross confesses, Bank of America pays for cheesy marketing tactics, investing in wind energy and an urgent reminder to change those passwords
Weitz Investments calls 2014's market tough for active managers
Weitz Investments calls the stock market tough for active managers and with equities trading at 85% to 90% of fair value, the money manager has socked cash away to take advantage of volatility.
Ally Financial IPO is banking on short investor memories
Breakfast with Benjamin: One IPO hoping investors have a short memory. Plus: Bracing for weaker earnings, here comes Fed meeting minutes, bond market opportunities, shoving investors toward behavioral finance and refusing LinkedIn requests.
Strong inflows reverse emerging-markets exodus
Profit from developed-nation positions is finding its way across global economy.
Investors turn on biotechnology as largest ETF in sector suffers record withdrawals
But analysts divided over longer-term prospects: Some see end of bull market while others see pause.
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February 27, 2014