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Pioneer forges ahead with liquid alternative mutual funds
Strategies designed to eliminate interest rate risk or even benefit from rising rates.
Fed tapers another $10B a month; stocks extend losses
Slight economic improvement keeps central bankers on track as they commit to keeping target interest rate near zero.
More bad news for gold
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin: If rates rise, gold won't. Plus: Warren Buffett's $1B tease, a new twist on stock valuations, bitcoin marches on, another solar energy push and, what's good about hoping for a flat market.
Fed set to knock another $10B off its quantitative easing program
Breakfast with Benjamin: At Bernanke's final meeting, Fed poised to cut another $10B from its bond-buying program. Plus: CEOs struggle to manage expectations, income tax pain hits home, a tale of two homebuilder ETFs, and young folks aren't biting on the Obamacare sales pitch.
What, me worry?
For anyone with money in the market, worrying is just a way of life. Here are money manager Scott Colyer's four potential “black swans.” Could any of them derail 2014 as another good or great year for financial assets?
Gross: Focus on shorter maturities as inflation trumps jobs
Pimco's Bill Gross is recommending investors focus on shorter-duration debt. Why? More important than the upcoming jobs report, the slow pace of inflation indicates the Fed will keep its benchmark interest rate at or close to zero.
At year end, markets more stable but uncertainty reigns
A top investment strategist seeks to answer questions on inflation, deflation, valuation and portfolio building.
Dividend ETFs losing luster as rates rise
Breakfast (with Benjamin) is served: Dividend ETFs losing luster as rates rise; Bernanke's last stand; nontransparent active ETFs; Obamacare's drag on health care; useless jobless claims data; and global New Year's traditions.
The 2014 contrarian investment tour, from rupees to copper
Don't try to catch a falling knife. It's one of the oldest saws on Wall Street. But to make a lot of money, sometimes you have to get a little bloody. So say contrarians like Brian Singer. The risk is great, "but the return is of such an astounding magnitude, you're willing to do it,” says Mr.
Fed tapering could catch junk bond investors off guard
Plus: Looking for weakness in the Volcker rule, the case for stocks in 2014, the upside of market bubbles, and what the heck Elizabeth Warren is up to now?
Central bankers are trapped in QE nirvana
Central bankers are trapped in QE nirvana, the pre-holiday data dump, giving thanks to clients, green dividend stocks, and how to properly carve a turkey.
Global markets riding high on the 'Yellen effect'
Did Janet Yellen affect global markets? Better believe it. Also, four U.S. banks get cut by Moody's, some big names load up on gold and yes, there's an ETF with a chunk of Twitter. From InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff Benjamin, who adds a Turkey Day preview.
Friday markets brace for three big reports
Three big reports to hit the market, plus: Bitcoin spikes as euro takes a dive, Bernanke's prezzie to Yellen and advisers' big headache. Curated by InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff Benjamin.
Bill Gross quacks the whip on other rich folks
What you need to know to get your Friday morning off to the right start, from InvestmentNews senior correspondent Jeff Benjamin. Today: Bill Gross quacks the whip, look out for the next housing bubble and what's happening to the Euro?
Despite market reaction, Bernanke's head fake is a bad sign
If we learned nothing else from yesterday's announcement that the Fed is delaying any tapering of the $85 billion-per-month bond-buying program it is that Chairman Ben Bernanke is a big tease. Anyone being honest about it would have to admit they fully expected Mr. Bernanke to announce some
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February 27, 2014