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    The best- and worst-performing target date funds

    The latest data on target date funds through the fourth quarter of 2014, including a look at how J.P. Morgan has thrived in the space.

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    Bond investors pessimistic as U.S. economic growth improves

    Lack of wage growth stoking fears of disinflation while Fed prepares to lift interest rates

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    Monitoring investments doesn't end

    Supreme Court is reviewing a decision on the responsibility of plans to continually watch costs

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    Gundlach says 'sinister side' of cheap oil will dampen economic growth, markets

    What the U.S. energy boom has given, the U.S. energy boom is about to take away if oil prices stay at or below current levels, according to DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach.

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    Vanguard to offer its first muni-bond ETF

    The company expects the tax-exempt index fund to be available by the end of June.

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    Puerto Rico investors sue UBS for $4.5 million

    Claim says UBS mismanaged a trust to keep monies invested in closed-end bond funds.

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    The latest separately managed account data

    U.S. large-cap equity Product3Q return1-year return3-year return5-year return5-year std dev5-year Sharpe ratioAssets ($M)ManagerLocationMellon Capital Management - Large Cap Growth Strategy3.53%26.02%25.87%18.57%15.46%1.2$1,265.0 TeamPittsburghLegg Mason, Inc. - ClearBridge Large Cap Growth ESG

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    James Lebenthal, who sold muni bonds to masses, dies at 86

    Through ads, many of which he starred in, the salesman shared his belief that tax-free bonds were a sound investment.

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    Morningstar's latest Pimco remarks spark catty comments

    On Thursday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: A string of catty comments accompany a Morningstar talk-up of Pimco's outlook. Plus, what municipal bond investors can learn from Detroit and Stockton, avoid getting sucked in by the market's latest winning streak, and much more.

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    Likely default of Puerto Rican utility haunts brokers, muni fund managers

    One in four muni bond funds hold at least some debt by an agency the island's government says will default on loans.

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    SEC penalizes 13 firms for improper sales of Puerto Rican bonds

    The SEC cracks down on financial firms, including Schwab, J.P. Morgan Securities, Lebenthal, Oppenheimer, TD Ameritrade, UBS and Wedbush for selling risky debt beneath the minimum allotment of $100,000 for a single transaction.

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    UBS facing nearly $1 billion in Puerto Rico claims

    Claims over the firm's Puerto Rican bond funds exceed $900 million, three times as much as in the first quarter, and plaintiffs' attorneys say the number will probably climb higher.

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    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.

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    Pimco sees muni returns ebbing after best gain since '11

    Pimco sees muni returns ebbing after best gain since '11 Returns in 2015 may be less than half of the 8.6% logged in 2014 Oct 14, 2014 @ 9:55 am By Bloomberg News + Zoom With the $3.7 trillion municipal market poised for its biggest annual gain since 2011, this year is going to be a tough act to

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    Bill Gross may have to drop 'New Neutral' moniker at Janus

    Pimco claims a trademark over the macroeconomic forecast Gross calls 'critical.'