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Fed watchers are spinning over Janet Yellen's mixed messages
Breakfast with Benjamin brings you up to speed on reactions to Janet Yellen's mixed messages on the U.S. job market, gold's surge, and Russian mutual funds' fall.
Hedge funds jumping into Puerto Rico muni bonds
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin on hedge funds owning $16 billion in Puerto Rican muni bond debt, the scary similarities between advisers and psychics, why deep-water drilling looks like a bargain, and more.
Global markets collide with geopolitics as Obama orders airstrikes in Iraq
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin feature: Global markets collide with geopolitics as Obama orders airstrikes. Plus: Gold bugs rejoice; a senator takes parting shot at Wall Street; hidden risks in mutual funds; and find your perfect TV office.
Where the returns were (and weren't) in July
Investors in both bonds and stocks had to look far and wide to post gains last month.
Market slide gains momentum
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin looks at what the jobs report could mean for stocks, Argentina's strategy of denial and Federal Reserve data cherry-picking.
Argentina fails to negotiate its way out of default
Breakfast with Benjamin: Argentina defaults. Plus: Fund managers deal with Argentina bond exposure; the Fed's-eye view of unemployment; fallout from Russian sanctions; San Bernardino goes to pot; and a cannabis stock rally adds a new twist to buying high.
Fed watchers see more tapering and little else from today's minutes
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Gearing up for Fed news. Plus: Putin's next move could be painful; Argentina teeters on the brink of default; another naysayer calls for a correction; the long view on a higher minimum wage; and a portfolio rebalance refresher.
Giddy markets continue to look blissfully past mounting geopolitical unrest
Breakfast with Benjamin: Looking past all the geopolitical risk. Plus: U.S. investors finally start diversifying overseas, what's not to like about a marijuana ETF, how the Millennial generation slept through the bull market run, and a tribute to a fund industry critic.
An in-depth talk with Jeffrey Gundlach
Bond guru addresses a wide range of issues, from low volatility to interest rate risk.
Global consumer confidence soars
Plus: Credit Suisse exits the commodities trading business, Allianz stands by Bill Gross, silver has a golden summer run, three taxes we can all dislike together, and don't let tourist scams rain on your vacation
Equity ETF investors kept the pedal to the metal in the second quarter
Despite the old adage of “sell in May and go away,” investors kept the pedal to the metal in second quarter of 2014, pushing the average equity exchange-traded fund's (ETF) three-month return to 4.71%, with equity ETFs posting their eighth consecutive quarter of plus-side returns. Q2 was not all ...
Global markets feeling pressure from increased geopolitical risks
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, global markets feel the pressure of an uptick in geopolitical risk, as oil prices move higher. Plus notes on where to go when volatility rises, and more.
Markets brace for the Fed's big talk about normalization
Plus: Individual investors zig as professionals zag, hedging the U.S. market by going global, Citigroup in the spotlight, and futbol mania
Carl Icahn advises caution in the equity markets
Breakfast with Benjamin: Carl Icahn warns that stocks are on risky ground. Plus: Interest rates and volatility are raising red flags, one man's take on the Fed-fueled bubble, the SEC is watching for political-donation conflicts, gold gets no respect, and institutional money is chasing solar energy
The financial fallout from Germany's World Cup rout of Brazil
Breakfast with Benjamin: Germany's World Cup rout goes beyond soccer. Plus: The SEC takes another stab at curbing high-speed trading, investment lessons from a crumbling cupcake chain, and dividend stocks are looking better than ever.