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    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.

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    Treasury yields are poised for a run

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin also features notes on geopolitical unrest hitting the markets, an IPO-heavy week, and Morgan Stanley junior bankers getting a 'living wage.'

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    Stock market still confounding naysayers

    The market's resiliency underscores its solid foundation, emphasizes critical underpinnings of monetary policy, corporate earnings.

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    An investment strategy that works

    Breakfast with Benjamin: How to get into stocks. Plus: One veteran trader's big worries; why you need to have a business continuity plan; high quality bonds are scarce; no summer doldrums this wee; and a lesson from the king. Burger King.

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    Why U.S. investors are buying foreign stocks

    Many Americans are making smart moves with their investment portfolios by favoring foreign stocks over domestic ones. But it's not because they've suddenly become savvy.

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    How investors should factor global unrest into their portfolios

    How should you factor in global turmoil into your client's portfolios? Well, for starters, Russian stocks look cheap but should be underweighted while Israeli stocks offer potential upside.

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    Barclays pushes back dark pool charges

    On Friday's menu: Barclays hits back on dark pool charges. Plus: Seeing the markets through the eyes of regular investors, why young folks should embrace bear markets, discount retailers set to shine, another cheap swipe at mortgage interest deductions, and the SEC hasn't forgotten about those ...

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    The Fed is now fretting about wage growth and surprise inflation

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Don't look now, but wage growth (for dishwashers, for example) is on the radar. Plus: The SEC's half fix for money funds, a golden cross for Goldman, judge blocks 'Wall Street Wolf's' sucker list, and big city life can be a drag.

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    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.

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    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

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    Fidelity and Credit Suisse team up for easier access to IPOs

    Investor interest in initial public offerings has sparked a new partnership between Fidelity and Credit Suisse AG that will give millions of investors and advisers greater access to both IPOs and follow-on equity offerings.The agreement gives Credit Suisse access to Fidelity's millions of retail

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    Junk-bond investors are jumping ship

    Breakfast with Benjamin: What's up with junk bond investors? Plus: Four sorry years of Dodd-Frank, ignore the Fed's warnings at your own risk, mathematical excuses for sluggish wage growth, and it's not too late for a mid-year portfolio checkup.

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    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.

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    No stock shock as central bank holdings keep ballooning

    Combined balance sheets of U.S., Japan and euro area likely to swell another 20%.

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    Obama pushes tighter border rules for U.S. companies trying to exit for tax purposes

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, Pres. Obama pushes for tighter border rules for U.S. companies trying to exit for tax purposes, asset managers unprepared for a bear market, and more.