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    Holiday season not the time to buy retail ETFs

    Retail-oriented ETFs tend to underperform the market during the holiday shopping season. In the nine years since retail ETFs began to trade, investors would have been better off sticking with a boring old S&P 500-stock index fund.

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    As robo-advice spreads, so should the caution warnings

    Breakfast with Benjamin: As robo-advisers flood the zone, investors (and human financial advisers) should continue to proceed with caution.

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    Mutual fund outflows add to the pain of capital gains distributions

    Mutual fund outflows can spell capital gains disaster and this year, some funds with low turnover are reporting sizable capital gains distributions as managers sell securities to meet investor withdrawals.

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    SEC taking deep dive into role of ETFs in Aug. 24 market drop

    Breakfast with Benjamin: SEC chairwoman Mary Jo White says the agency is taking a hard look at ETFs' role on Aug. 24, when stocks dropped like a rock, and the agency's trading rules are part of the scrutiny.

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    Billionaire Carl Icahn turns up pressure on AIG, seeks management shakeup

    Activist investor to push for a measure that would enable shareholders to communicate directly with the board and possibly seek the addition of a director.

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    S&P's global financial literacy test is out

    Breakfast with Benjamin: S&P Rating Services has released its global financial services literacy test, which uses four questions to test understanding of interest compounding, inflation, and risk diversification. How would you do?

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    Investing in women a worthy strategy

    How financial advisers can put this strategy into practice and begin to invest with a gender lens

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    How to avoid becoming a tax scam victim

    Breakfast with Benjamin: After the big IRS data breach, few people probably trust the agency regarding data security. Nonetheless, it's offered a checklist of ways to avoid becoming a tax-scam victim.

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    December looking more likely for Fed rate hike

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Ground Control to Major Yellen. Commencing countdown, engines on. The Fed's October meeting minutes stress a potential December liftoff for rates.

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    How ETFs can help mitigate the impact of market bubbles

    Emphasizing defense and true diversification in ETF choices can provide protection.

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    Pimco loses another crown, this one for emerging markets bonds

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The money manager has lost the emerging-markets bond crown when ill-timed bets drove investors out the door to the tune of 62%.

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    Gold goes on a safe-haven rally in the wake of Paris attacks

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Gold jumps, with futures up more than 1% even as riskier assets like stocks find reasons to rally.

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    Investors pause but look past Paris attacks, keeping eye on the Fed

    Much to the surprise of some market watchers, investors — and thus, financial markets — Monday looked past the brutal terror attacks in Paris on Friday that left 129 people dead and hundreds injured.

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    Financial markets brace for fallout from the Paris terror attacks

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The financial markets are likely to be swept up in the immediate unrest following Friday's terror attacks in Paris.

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    Beyond Fed's (all but certain) rate hike

    Markets are expected to experience some immediate, but short-term, volatility if the Federal Reserve decides to raise interest rates in December.