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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.
Stocks end worst week since January as advance stalls
Stocks capped the worst week since January, with the S&P 500 clinging to a ninth straight quarterly advance amid a run of futility not seen in 20 years and the Nasdaq reverses after stalling 10 points shy of its dotcom peak.
In contrast to wages, real estate prices are hitting the roof
Breakfast with Benjamin: Real estate prices climbing sharply and investors are taking the blame. Plus: Fed preps for the unfamiliar waters of a rate hike, biotech looks to be correcting, and which rock star investor are you?
Investing for retirement just got a lot more complicated
Ultralow interest rates and longer lifespans means tried-and-true rule for savers goes out the window.
Stocks are looking more wobbly by the day
Breakfast with Benjamin: As the equity markets start to wobble, analysts start to claim they saw it all coming.
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.
Rising rates no cause for alarm: Nuveen's Bob Doll
Fidelity's te Wildt says Fed will hike slowly, warns advisers on unconstrained bond funds.
Where to invest during the run-up to the presidential election
Breakfast with Benjamin: As the dollars get thrown around the mud starts flying, you might as well invest along for the ride.
The looming threat of an increasingly powerful dollar
Breakfast with Benjamin: It's important to understand the scary downside of an extremely strong U.S. dollar.
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.
Small cap stocks go large on dividend payouts
Dividend income is increasing from an unlikely source: small companies. It's a trend that has the potential to throw a wrench into traditional asset allocation models, and even add a performance boost to dividend-focused mutual funds as smaller companies are added to portfolios typically dominated
Being smart about smart beta
Breakfast with Benjamin: Smart beta is here to stay, so you might as well try and figure out what the heck it is.
Oil-price slide is starting to get scary
Breakfast with Benjamin: Talk of an oil comeback is fading fast. Plus: Some good news for gold investors, bankers head for greener pastures, and a St. Patty's Day spelling bee
The long/short case for investors
Balancing equity risk with capturing decent returns is always difficult and these strategies could help, especially today with liquid alternatives.
Rising interest rates to test REIT strength even as investors seek diversification
Attractive yields aside, real estate investments wrapped in a mutual fund are not bonds.