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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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.