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New ETF promises income even as rates rise
Exposure to variable-rate preferred stocks offers dividend income stream that moves with rates.
What stocks to buy, if you want to buy stocks
Breakfast with Benjamin: What stocks to buy if you're ready to buy stocks. Plus: A different investor reaction to a Netflix price hike; earnings coming fast and furious; when CEOs stop buying back their stock and don't forget Earth Day.
No longer able to blame winter weather, economists see real weakness in housing
Breakfast with Benjamin: The truth of the housing market is about to hit. Plus: A fresh batch of market data to start your week; the rich have gotten richer since the financial crisis; stocks are being called overpriced; and why working for a hedge fund is better than working at your company.
SEC eyes new stock trade disclosure requirements
Facing new pressure to overhaul trading after Michael Lewis's book "Flash Boys," the regulator may require brokers to reveal exactly where stock trades are executed. The change would limit deals brokers make with exchanges at the expense of investors' interests.
Consumers left in the loan lurch as big banks still hold off
Friday's menu: Consumers still left in the loan lurch. Plus: Which manager just jumped into the liquid alts pool? Some stocks for a rising-rate cycle; commodities are hot again; European banks ride the wave; and Merrill trims its housing outlook.
Time to jump on the M&A bandwagon
This week's announced $6.25 billion acquisition of Nuveen Investments Inc. by TIAA-CREF stands out as the latest evidence that the math continues to make sense for consolidation, and that the M&A space is alive and well. And the good news is, it's not too late to gain some exposure to the deal
Using digital potholes to slow the pace of high-frequency traders
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fighting technology with technology. Plus: Know your ETF or don't invest, how not to advise clients, a pyramid to financial success, biotech on the rebound, and Russia addresses meat shortage with the Easter turkey
Time to sell stocks?
Amid the stock market's selloff, adviser Paul Schatz has been getting asked whether the bull is dead and a full-blown, multi-year correction is beginning.
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?
BNY Mellon more valuable with asset management unit spun off: Analysts
At annual meeting, CEO faces down analysts who say shareholders would gain more value if the big bank broke off Mellon.
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
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February 27, 2014