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Greenback rallies ahead of the Fed minutes
Breakfast with Benjamin: The dollar rallies ahead of Fed news. Plus: Stocks historically love the Fed's Jackson Hole meeting; Argentina's latest gambit; insurance companies create new asset management opportunities; and regretting not buying Google at the IPO.
Barclays rains on the equity market parade
Breakfast with Benjamin: Barclays warns on stocks. Plus: Gold finds some safe-haven love; how the Fed is off target; Argentina uses social media to attack creditors; Nasdaq's version of déjà vu; and what people buy when money is no object.
Hedge funds jumping into Puerto Rico muni bonds
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin on hedge funds owning $16 billion in Puerto Rican muni bond debt, the scary similarities between advisers and psychics, why deep-water drilling looks like a bargain, and more.
Bill Gross disciple takes down the 'Bond King'
This edition of Breakfast with Benjamin covers Bill Gross getting beaten at his own game, the SEC's focus on liquid alt funds, Obama's attack on corporate inversions, and more.
Stock and real estate bubbles on a collision course
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin sees stock and real estate bubbles on a collision course, gold prices stuck in neutral, Bill Gross cutting Treasury bond exposure, and much more.
Global markets collide with geopolitics as Obama orders airstrikes in Iraq
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin feature: Global markets collide with geopolitics as Obama orders airstrikes. Plus: Gold bugs rejoice; a senator takes parting shot at Wall Street; hidden risks in mutual funds; and find your perfect TV office.
Dilbert creator cracks wise on financial advisers
Breakfast with Benjamin: Goldman Sachs expects stock and bonds to go their separate ways. Plus: Scott Adams takes on advisers; Putin tosses the sanctions into Obama's court; the Treasury builds a cash stockpile; home-equity loans facing wave of defaults; and can we blame IPOs for last week's market
Barack Obama's attempt to both embrace and shun the financial markets
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Obama's attempt to embrace and shun markets. Plus: Volatility awakens nervous investors; crowdfunding and crowd funding; building your own hedge fund made easy; and bacon prices soar because we Americans just love that greasy stuff.
Market slide gains momentum
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin looks at what the jobs report could mean for stocks, Argentina's strategy of denial and Federal Reserve data cherry-picking.
Fund managers brace for Argentina default fallout
More than 600 funds have exposure to Argentina's debt, but consequences may be limited for investors.
Fed watchers see more tapering and little else from today's minutes
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Gearing up for Fed news. Plus: Putin's next move could be painful; Argentina teeters on the brink of default; another naysayer calls for a correction; the long view on a higher minimum wage; and a portfolio rebalance refresher.
Treasury yields are poised for a run
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin also features notes on geopolitical unrest hitting the markets, an IPO-heavy week, and Morgan Stanley junior bankers getting a 'living wage.'
Why U.S. investors are buying foreign stocks
Many Americans are making smart moves with their investment portfolios by favoring foreign stocks over domestic ones. But it's not because they've suddenly become savvy.
Giddy markets continue to look blissfully past mounting geopolitical unrest
Breakfast with Benjamin: Looking past all the geopolitical risk. Plus: U.S. investors finally start diversifying overseas, what's not to like about a marijuana ETF, how the Millennial generation slept through the bull market run, and a tribute to a fund industry critic.
Global consumer confidence soars
Plus: Credit Suisse exits the commodities trading business, Allianz stands by Bill Gross, silver has a golden summer run, three taxes we can all dislike together, and don't let tourist scams rain on your vacation