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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.
Hedge funds jumping into Puerto Rico muni bonds
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin on hedge funds owning $16 billion in Puerto Rican muni bond debt, the scary similarities between advisers and psychics, why deep-water drilling looks like a bargain, and more.
Bill Gross disciple takes down the 'Bond King'
This edition of Breakfast with Benjamin covers Bill Gross getting beaten at his own game, the SEC's focus on liquid alt funds, Obama's attack on corporate inversions, and more.
Fidelity quietly settles employee lawsuits
At issue was accusations the fund giant engaged in self-dealing in 401(k) plan.
Stock and real estate bubbles on a collision course
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin sees stock and real estate bubbles on a collision course, gold prices stuck in neutral, Bill Gross cutting Treasury bond exposure, and much more.
What last week's junk bond selloff means for stocks
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin looks at the impact of the junk bond selloff, Morningstar's approach to nontraditional bond funds, how higher rates will ripple across the economy, and much more.
Global markets collide with geopolitics as Obama orders airstrikes in Iraq
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin feature: Global markets collide with geopolitics as Obama orders airstrikes. Plus: Gold bugs rejoice; a senator takes parting shot at Wall Street; hidden risks in mutual funds; and find your perfect TV office.
Gross left behind in Pimco return to top as deputies rise
Nine of Pimco's 15 largest mutual funds are beating at least 75% of peers so far this year, according to data compiled by Chicago-based research company Morningstar Inc. None of those top performers are managed by Chief Investment Officer Gross. Of the four funds trailing more than half their ...
Market slide gains momentum
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin looks at what the jobs report could mean for stocks, Argentina's strategy of denial and Federal Reserve data cherry-picking.
Argentina fails to negotiate its way out of default
Breakfast with Benjamin: Argentina defaults. Plus: Fund managers deal with Argentina bond exposure; the Fed's-eye view of unemployment; fallout from Russian sanctions; San Bernardino goes to pot; and a cannabis stock rally adds a new twist to buying high.
Legg Mason adds global equity specialist
Legg plans to work with UK-based institutional investor to develop retail funds
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.
CEO cussing is now a gosh darn market indicator
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, learn about an odd new market indicator, the implications of ongoing investor optimism and much more.