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Retail brokers are shut out of the SEC's market reform efforts
Breakfast with Benjamin: Retail brokerages are shut out of the SEC's advisory committee for market reforms to protect retail investors.
Bill Gross says he will short the German bund, eventually
Breakfast with Benjamin: Bill Gross calls out the 10-year German bund, but you'll want to wait more than a year for the end of Europe's easing.
With one quarter down, Bob Doll still likes his 2015 outlook
In a first-quarter checkup on his 2015 economic predictions, Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management, is giving himself a passing grade, while betting on a lot of help from consumers to carry through the rest of the year.“It's my contention that this is the least believed bull
The riddle and the dilemma of global bonds
Breakfast with Benjamin: Bond bulls continue to shrug off logic, claiming it's different this time, even despite negative yields.
Rethinking how you build clients' equity portfolios
How cyclical and sector stock investing intersect represent an untapped opportunity for clients to diversify and see risk-adjusted returns.
If you tread at all into the energy sector, tread lightly
Despite its size, Royal Dutch Shell's $70 billion acquisition of natural gas giant BG Group is far from a green light for investors to jump headlong into energy, even as some M&A experts forecast a wave of mergers in the industry.As entry points go, energy is very much a stock-pickers market, which
Investors jump into European stocks hoping for another QE ride
The launch of the Eurozone's quantitative easing program has not been lost on investors who are now pouring money into the European equity markets, as measured by record inflows in March. TrimTabs Investment Research calculated a record $7.8 billion worth of inflows into European-focused equity
The trouble with emerging and frontier markets indexes
In spite of all the turmoil and risk, emerging markets are growing. Rapidly.
Job growth is the economy's only bright side, and it isn't very bright
Breakfast with Benjamin: The data show companies are hiring, but virtually everything else in the economy is falling.
The surging dollar could crush unhedged global mutual funds
Simple ways to remove the currency risk are available but advisers need to find — and understand — them.
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.
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.
DoubleLine's Jeffery Gundlach says 'blockhead' Fed should postpone raising rates
$44.6 billion DoubleLine Total Return Fund manager says central bank should hold off on raising rates; gives a nod toward gold, India equities and shorting the dollar.
Maxing out a 401(k) doesn't mean you can't keep saving for retirement
Breakfast with Benjamin: Having a maxed-out 401(k) is a good problem to have, but saving for retirement shouldn't end there.
Merrill Lynch tells its advisers to get some water
Nontraditional investment could benefit from long-term trends, values-based investing: CIO Bartels.