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Smart money moving to the sidelines as earnings signal flashes red
Breakfast with Benjamin: Earnings signal flashing red, sending some investors to the sidelines, Gross sets a timeline, Bernanke wants the president to have more power, ETF investors hedge currencies and chase corporate bonds, and the first-year numbers behind Colorado's legal weed.
Japanese stock funds reflecting long-awaited economic turnaround
As an investment destination, Japan has had such a tarnished reputation for so many years it might not be the first place investors think about when considering international diversification, but the performance numbers are beginning to look pretty solid.And China's second interest rate cut in
The bond market and the Fed are suddenly marching in lockstep
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bond market and the Fed are suddenly marching in lockstep, with inflation clarity coming soon.
The Fed's first interest rate hike hits another speed bump
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed continues to hem and haw on raising interest rates. Plus: Options-based funds get it done, hedge funder spills the beans on 2015, and the outlook for oil prices is all over the map.
Oil finds the sweet spot for debate over how, or if, to invest
Six months into an oil-price slide that seemingly nobody saw coming, debate is starting to build about when and how to jump in and take advantage of the market's punishment on certain sectors linked to the commodity.Some investors haven't waited.“We bought exposure to oil in all our portfolios in
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.
Active managers get a seat at the ETF table
To the chagrin of some, a fast-growing industry comes to terms with active management.
Norm Champ to depart SEC
Head of the agency's Division of Investment Management will leave before the end of the month
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.
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.
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
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
Eaton Vance lands first outside firm to license 'nontransparent' NextShares
American Beacon signs on to structure that combines aspects of mutual funds and ETFs.
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.
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