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The silent tsunami
What if someone told you that there was a segment of the financial services industry which your clients were aggressively participating in today - to the point that fully 95% of all mass-affluent, HNW and Ultra-HNW clients are already actively involved, but that the area is frequently ignored by ...
When in doubt, follow the bond market's lead
Breakfast with Benjamin: When in doubt, follow bonds' lead. Plus: Consumer spending to the rescue, Johnson replaces Johnson at Fidelity, and more.
Market chop puts alternative strategies front and center
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: The market's jolt puts liquid alt strategies in the spotlight. Plus: Minding the next threshold for stocks, reminding clients to buy on the dip, Fed missed the mark on inflation, and don't forget to worry about China.
Markets are poised to ride the Fed doves even higher today
For Breakfast with Benjamin today: Stock climb to continue. Plus: Loving and hating the strong dollar, China sets up for a currency fight, more spooky details in the JPMorgan hack attack, Pimco's slippery marketing gambit, short-sellers bet on the rally, and drones shape up as niche investment ...
Pimco boss shrugs off Gross' exit
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin sees Pimco CEO Douglas Hodge downplay Bill Gross' exit, big-money players identifying a stock market entry point, JPMorgan's huge data breach, and more.
Pimco flagship Total Return Fund loses top Morningstar rating
Research firm cites "uncertainty regarding outflows" and shuffled management as the reasons for downgrading Pimco's flagship fund.
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
Don't overlook the housing recovery
Breakfast with Benjamin: Remember housing stocks? You should. Plus: How Pimco stepped in it, academics take on high-frequency trading, the bad math behind climate-change regs, and men are better retirement savers than women.
Bill Gross rides derivatives around Fed policy
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Bond King levers up. Plus: There is nothing smooth about the Fed's next move, the first nail in hedge funds' coffin and more.
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.
Bringing back pooled 401(k) plans could derail a fund industry cash cow
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu features: Revisiting the idea of pooled 401(k) plans, plus Jack Bogle gives a half nod to Fed policy, the curious appeal of water ETFs, and more rich folks are calling for a market correction.
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.
Smart beta, by any other name, is still smart
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, a look at how smart beta has grown in prominence despite criticism, the performance-killing fees of active management, another type of corporate inversion, and more.
The Fed finds another reason to hold down interest rates
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed and chief Janet Yellen get more ammo to hold down rates. Plus: AIG inches back into DC lobby; why some stocks never split; and where the smart money is going
Fed watchers are spinning over Janet Yellen's mixed messages
Breakfast with Benjamin brings you up to speed on reactions to Janet Yellen's mixed messages on the U.S. job market, gold's surge, and Russian mutual funds' fall.