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    Younger generations going all in with 401(k) contributions

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin features Gen Y and Gen X causing the the pace of 401(k) plan contributions to hit new heights. Plus: The ABCs of a hot REIT market, biotech stocks under the microscope, and something you might have in common with Bill Gates.

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    Active managers get a seat at the ETF table

    To the chagrin of some, a fast-growing industry comes to terms with active management.

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    Norm Champ to depart SEC

    Head of the agency's Division of Investment Management will leave before the end of the month

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    MLP funds, once seemingly immune, show signs of frailty as energy prices fall

    Popular category for yield-starved investors posts first quarterly decline in two years.

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    Gold shines amid growing economic stress in Europe

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin includes gold hitting its highest level since September. Plus: Obama wants to tak 529 plans to fund free community college, emerging-market-debt managers emerge from the wreckage of 2014, and it's time to change some passwords.

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    Swiss franc fallout hits some liquid alt funds harder than others

    Financial advisers who have been watching from a distance the fallout from Switzerland's surprise move last week to remove its currency ceiling against the euro might want to take a closer look at some of the mutual funds in their clients' portfolios.While it might be disheartening to see something

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    Europe and Asia may be a mess, but long-term investors can find opportunities there

    Valuations and fundamentals make the case for a contrarian international move

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    Eaton Vance lands first outside firm to license 'nontransparent' NextShares

    American Beacon signs on to structure that combines aspects of mutual funds and ETFs.

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    J.P. Morgan funds garner most dollars from advisers: Morningstar

    Advisers flock to firm's broad range of products while competitors see only select interest.

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    Pimco to fight fund lawsuit challenging Bill Gross pay

    Pimco will fight a lawsuit by an investor who says the fund giant overcharged Total Return Fund shareholders while richly compensating Bill Gross and Mohamed A. El-Erian even as the world's largest bond fund underperformed.The firm's response came Wednesday after lawyers for a Clinton, Wash., man

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    Managed futures funds shine anew, but mystery remains

    As market volatility spikes and correlation between various asset classes breaks down, managed futures strategies are enjoying their day in the sun once again. But advisers need to do some heavy lifting before jumping in, because performance varies widely and fees can be extreme.

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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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    A case for getting bold on gold

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin, are investors ready to run back into precious metals? Plus: What a breakup of JPMorgan Chase would look like, seeing 2015 through the eyes of Jeffrey Gundlach, and the pros and cons of living in a state with no income tax.

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    Utility, consumer stocks can play defense when market volatility spikes

    Barbell approach can help advisers manage through the volatile first quarter earnings season without ditching stocks altogether.

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    U.S. economy reclaims post as global growth engine

    On Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin, the U.S. economy reclaims the post of global growth engine, though the Federal Reserve remains all quiet on the rate hike front. Plus: How to invest when a rosy jobs report hurts stocks, Goldman picks a list of losers, and millennials go home for financial ...