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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.
Smart money moving to the sidelines as earnings signal flashes red
Breakfast with Benjamin: Earnings signal flashing red, sending some investors to the sidelines, Gross sets a timeline, Bernanke wants the president to have more power, ETF investors hedge currencies and chase corporate bonds, and the first-year numbers behind Colorado's legal weed.
Japanese stock funds reflecting long-awaited economic turnaround
As an investment destination, Japan has had such a tarnished reputation for so many years it might not be the first place investors think about when considering international diversification, but the performance numbers are beginning to look pretty solid.And China's second interest rate cut in
When is a good time to convert to a Roth IRA?
Breakfast with Benjamin: When it's OK to convert to a Roth IRA. Plus: Two emerge as Buffett successors; recognizing seasoned financial veterans, and Asian stocks get a boost from Chinese bankers.
Wealthy investors loving U.S. stocks
Investors continue to see domestic stocks as the best thing going: Legg Mason survey.
Citigroup says oil is going from cheap to dirt cheap
Breakfast with Benjamin: Could $20 oil really happen? According to Citigroup, It's impossible to call a bottom point. Plus: Morningstar crowns the 'best' liquid alts fund, another oil producer feels the pain, and the case for active management gets stronger.
A new entry point for gold investors takes on GLD
Just as gold is regaining its luster with investors, Bank of Montreal's new gold deposit receipt program offers a new way to tap into the market for the precious metal. The Bank of Montreal's gold deposit receipt program, GOLDRs, which is aimed at U.S. investors, is SEC-registered and DTC-eligible,
Warren Buffett's financial results start to raise red flags
Breakfast with Benjamin: Warren Buffett rejects analysts' criticism of Berkshire Hathaway's financials. Plus: Family Dollar's lesson in luck, small-cap stocks at odds with jobs data, and Alan Greenspan on Greece exiting the euro.
REITs not to the rescue this year
Breakfast with Benjamin: Real estate might not deliver as expected. Plus: This week, we'll really know how the drop in oil affected companies and consumers; in currencies, it's not all about the Swiss franc; it's budget day in Washington; and all the Super Bowl ads, in case you missed them.
6 market developments to watch for in 2015
Legg Mason's seven asset management affiliates offer differing views on global investment opportunities ahead.