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IPO markets don't need Alibaba for best quarter since 2010
Ali who? One company dominated the conversation about initial public offerings in the third quarter, and for good reason: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) raised a record-breaking $25 billion in the U.S. this month.Leave it out of the total raised, though, and the three months through September
Pimco fortifies to take on the old boss
Monday Breakfast with Benjamin:Gross, Ivascyn to square off. Plus: The outlook for Pimco outflows is bad and worse, global markets keeping an eye on Hong Kong civil unrest, a warning about fixed indexed annuities, buying ahead of ex-dividend dates, and running the numbers on Roth IRAs
What's next for asset prices as the Fed signals end to QE?
As hockey great Wayne Gretzky would say, play your asset allocation where the Fed is going and that means U.S., European and emerging market equities.
What Scotland's 'no' vote means for markets
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin: What Scotland's 'no' vote might mean for the markets, Alibaba's IPO prices in record territory, the 'dumb money' is getting smarter, and gold continues to slide.
Whether 'yes' or 'no, thanks,' Scotland vote unlikely to trip up hot UK economy
The U.K. economy is ready for battle.With the fastest growth among Group of Seven nations, Britain may have built up enough momentum to weather the possible loss of Scotland in today's referendum, or to keep strengthening if the union survives. The economy has expanded for six straight quarters,
Equity markets poised for day two of Fed's no-news rally
Breakfast with Benjamin: Equity markets are poised for day two of a rally thanks to the Fed's lack of news, plus gold takes a hit, and how independence could affect Scottish stocks.
Markets wait on the Fed's next move
Breakfast with Benjamin: Investors are waiting for Janet Yellen and the Fed to pull the trigger on rates. Plus: Buying Alibaba via ETFs; S&P and Nasdaq stocks start to separate; hedge funds ride the wave; and annuity product sales hitting double digits.
Advisers and investors take new military action in stride
Day after Obama authorizes new round of air strikes in the Middle East, oil drops. What gives?
Where are the flows?
Breakfast with Benjamin: The stock market rally has not led to equity fund flows. What gives? Plus: Apple's big week; Hertz CEO resigns and the stock rallies; GE sells its appliance unit and the impact of Scotland's independence push.
Bond gurus say the rally is over
In today's Breakfast with Benjamin, bond experts weigh in on the state of the bond rally, hackers find nothing to steal from Obamacare site, the Fed goes after Libor and another reminder to diversify into alternatives.
Morgan Stanley bets big on stocks
Breakfast with Benjamin covers Morgan Stanley getting ultra-bullish on stocks, Detroit's big bankruptcy trial kicking off, and how to tread lightly into the MLP space.
Ignore the bond bubble at your own risk
Breakfast wtih Benjamin: The case for reducing fixed income exposure gets more vivid, markets react to Pres. Obama's 'no strategy' remarks regarding ISIS, another perspective on income inequality, and more.
Schorsch REIT board member recommends 30% alts exposure for retirees
Bob Froehlich says the industry needs to catch up with the pressing demands of a yield-starved world.
Central bankers are pushing the whole world into stocks
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Low rates around the world is pushing everyone into stocks. Plus: Where to work if you want a big fat 401(k); the German bund flirts with a negative yield; Australia becomes the new junk-bond haven; and how not to be a horrible boss.
Warren Buffett's tax fairness doublespeak
In today's Breakfast with Benjamin, Warren Buffett's fails to put his money where his mouth is, Canada finds a sensible way to stop corporate inversions, the Fed pushes rate-hike rumors out to the end of next year, and more.