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Americans feeling squeezed in saving for retirement
BlackRock poll show most find it hard to pay bills and put money aside for retirement; Social Security considered key source of income.
Investors push rate-hike forecast out to late 2015
Recent global economic and political turmoil leads to doubt about forecasts from Federal Reserve officials — and most Wall Street economists — that the Fed will begin to lift its benchmark interest rates in mid-2015.
Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains
Weak economic numbers and an Ebola panic spurred a pullback, causing the S&P 500 to give back the year's gains.
These ETFs are winning in the Pimco Total Return Fund derby
Here's a hint: They're short-term bond funds that can provide safe places to park money, and provide a little yield and return in place of holding cash
BlackRock money market funds refuse to lose value
The money manager, led by CEO Laurence Fink, has come up with a way to avoid 'breaking the buck' with a reverse distribution. It means the shares don't lose value, you just have fewer of them.
Cash holdings finally getting some respect
Funds, and investment gurus the likes of Warren Buffett, are augmenting their cash positions as volatility enters the market.
The Fed is now fretting about wage growth and surprise inflation
Breakfast with Benjamin: Don't look now, but wage growth (for dishwashers, for example) is on the radar. Plus: The SEC's half fix for money funds, a golden cross for Goldman, judge blocks 'Wall Street Wolf's' sucker list, and big city life can be a drag.
SEC passes money fund rules – but wait, the buck could still break
Many advisers expect that their clients will continue to be able to rely on stable money market funds after the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday passed a slate of reforms that include a broad carve-out for products sold to retail investors.But some industry experts cautioned that the
Money funds get new restrictions aimed at preventing runs
Split SEC votes 3-2 to pass rules on money market funds that end four-year struggle to toughen regulations.
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.
Most investors missed the Dow's early fireworks
Today's Breakfast with Braswell covers investors missing out on the Dow's latest rally, another gender bias suit hitting Wall Street, and much more.
Support eroding for money funds rule as SEC's White pushes vote
One year after the SEC proposed new protections for money-market mutual funds, support is eroding for the agency's plan to rein in the riskiest of them. Dissent among the five commissioners has raised the possibility that a vote on the proposal, currently targeted for late July, could be delayed.
Buffett is ready to double down on his wind and solar energy bet
Breakfast with Benjamin: Buffett doubles down on green. Plus: ECB stimulus gains traction, Apple shares at less than $100, Alibaba IPO risks, when prostitutes become currency traders, and how to buy Scotch for your dad.
SEC chair says money market reforms coming soon
New rules imposing safeguards on money market funds will be out “in the very near term,” SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White said Thursday at an Investment Company Institute conference in Washington. “Staff are intensely focused” on producing “robust, workable rules … in the most cost-effective way,” Ms.
2014's oddly logical bond market rally
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bond market's oddly logical rally. Plus: Retail and professional investors get cautious, gold tops $1,300 an ounce, the income opportunities in deep-water drilling, and clarifying Thomas Piketty's attack on capitalism