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Regulators quiz money managers about liquidity as market volatility spikes
BlackRock's Laurence Fink just one CEO asked about what's going on in financial markets lately.
Advisers played a role in market sell-off as they turned to risk-averse ETFs
Pattern of investors moving out of stocks could be set for balance of the year and into 2015.
Holiday spending can't come soon enough for the economy, markets
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Investors banking on holiday spending. Plus: Less-secure Social Security, when gold and platinum run in stride, Facebook is now bigger than IBM, and the tired saga on endless office meetings.
The Fed struts its market-timing skills to inject a sense of calm
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed tries to inject a sense of calm in the market, Mohamed El-Erian passes on Pimco, all economists get it wrong, a global currency war is unfolding before our eyes, and more.
Are online investors actually panicking at the sight of market volatility?
Covestor sees investors tinkering around the edges of their allocations, but not much actual fear
The bitter economic costs of cheap oil
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bitter economic costs of cheap oil, plus notes on taking advantage of the rising dollar, avoiding bond funds like the plague, and running toward market volatility.
Pimco, challenging Jack Bogle, defends active bond management
Facing outflows amid increasing trend toward passive management, firm says some fixed income managers can meaningfully add to returns
How leverage led the market sell-off
Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin: How leverage led the market sell-off. Plus: Riding wild markets all the way to the elections, the tragic economics of Ebola, using all the Roth tools, more scary theories from Robert Shiller.
Third quarter equity ETF data
Ranked by quarterly returns Name/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volumeDeutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI500 China A-Shares SC ETF (ASHS )26.07%N/A$11.70.82%11,200iShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF (QAT )19.02%N/A$36.50.61%26,462iShares MSCI UAE Capped
Low interest rates hard on retirees
No relief in sight for retirees and other savers who have borne the brunt of the Federal Reserve's easy money policy
Options market action suggests investor fear has peaked
Bulls looking for signs that Friday's rally in stocks is the start of something bigger are taking signals from options and S&P 500 Index charts. And it's looking good.
Advisers tested by spike in market volatility
Wild week in financial markets wrapping up with rebound in stocks as bonds decline.
Market volatility gives liquid alts first real test
One upside to the stock market carnage of the past week or two is that the wildly popular alternative-strategy mutual funds, better known as liquid alts, have finally been tested on the open road.
Fattened by the Federal Reserve, the markets want more
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fresh talk of extending QE is a sign that the markets just want more. Plus, gold shines bright among the carnage, learning to love leverage, and more.
Practice your play-calling for the next market correction
Proactive service during turbulent markets can help strengthen existing client relationships – and help forge new ones.