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Northern Trust: Managers remain optimistic on U.S. economy
Money managers believe the U.S. economy will remain stable over the next six months, but fewer managers expect U.S. corporate earnings growth to accelerate than in the previous quarter, according to Northern Trust's quarterly investment manager survey.Fifty-four percent of managers surveyed by
Investors jump into European stocks hoping for another QE ride
The launch of the Eurozone's quantitative easing program has not been lost on investors who are now pouring money into the European equity markets, as measured by record inflows in March. TrimTabs Investment Research calculated a record $7.8 billion worth of inflows into European-focused equity
Jobs report's bad news is bad news
With any luck, by the time the market re-opens Monday, the stunningly weak report will be fully absorbed and diluted along with a weekend full of marshmallow bunnies, chocolate eggs and whatever other news develops. But don't bet on it.
Job growth is the economy's only bright side, and it isn't very bright
Breakfast with Benjamin: The data show companies are hiring, but virtually everything else in the economy is falling.
The surging dollar could crush unhedged global mutual funds
Simple ways to remove the currency risk are available but advisers need to find — and understand — them.
The looming threat of an increasingly powerful dollar
Breakfast with Benjamin: It's important to understand the scary downside of an extremely strong U.S. dollar.
HSBC says the dollar's powerful days are numbered
Breakfast with Benjamin: HSBC thinks the strong dollar is poised to run out of steam, though it might just be wishful thinking.
Foreign mutual funds look like a good way to dodge some U.S. market risk
Breakfast with Benjamin: Foreign mutual funds might be a good hiding spot for investors as U.S. stocks peak in cost.
How Warren Buffett's $1 billion prize for a perfect NCAA bracket went bust
Plus: Learn from the U.S. and invest in Europe, Carly Fiorina chides Hillary Clinton over email excuses, and St. Patrick's Day, American-style
Big banks are stressing over the Fed's stress tests
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bar will keep rising for banks as mixed stress test results come in for some of the world's largest banks.
DoubleLine's Jeffery Gundlach says 'blockhead' Fed should postpone raising rates
$44.6 billion DoubleLine Total Return Fund manager says central bank should hold off on raising rates; gives a nod toward gold, India equities and shorting the dollar.
Maxing out a 401(k) doesn't mean you can't keep saving for retirement
Breakfast with Benjamin: Having a maxed-out 401(k) is a good problem to have, but saving for retirement shouldn't end there.
Merrill Lynch tells its advisers to get some water
Nontraditional investment could benefit from long-term trends, values-based investing: CIO Bartels.