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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.
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.
Cliff Asness says market volatility is a good reason to diversify
The recent jolt in market volatility should be viewed as a return to normal, but that means it can get worse from here, according to Cliff Asness, founder, managing principal and chief investment officer at AQR Capital Management. Speaking Thursday in Chicago at the Investment News Alternative
Market strategists unbowed
Breakfast with Benjamin: Wall Street observers' resolve likely to be tested today, plus what could lift stocks out of their funk, solid earnings from Goldman Sachs and Janet Yellen's puzzle.
Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains
Weak economic numbers and an Ebola panic spurred a pullback, causing the S&P 500 to give back the year's gains.
Merrill stabilizes head count, boosts productivity
The firm's thundering herd climbed back to 14,000 in the third quarter after several quarters of steady declines.