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Big banks are stressing over the Fed's stress tests
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bar will keep rising for banks as mixed stress test results come in for some of the world's largest banks.
Senator questions widespread tax dodges used by wealthy
Calls for curb to 'egregious tax loopholes' that enable varying tax bills for investors with the same underlying assets.
Bill Gross a victim of the plunge in oil prices
Manager's $1.46 billion fund at Janus hit by investments in debt issued by U.S., Russian and Brazilian energy companies.
Due diligence in the age of flash crashes
The dominance of algorithms in trading means advisers need to re-evaluate their processes
Investors can control volatility, but the tools are not for novices
Options and products using options, such as structured notes, can provide a defined level of control in equity investments.
Low mutual fund cash levels not telling the whole story
Finding precious few opportunities, some active portfolio managers are sitting on big piles of cash
How currency hedging saved portfolios in 2014
Financial advisers who found ways to mute the effect of the surging U.S. dollar on clients' foreign investments weathered the last year well. Those who didn't suffered.
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.
Volatility in stocks expected to climb amid anxiety over oil, global growth, rates
S&P 500 caps first four-session loss in 13 months Monday with big decline as fear gauge spikes.
Advisers and analysts scramble to make sense of a wild market ride
As the dust began to settle Friday on a wild week for stocks, financial advisers and market analysts scrambled to make sense of it all.Despite a two-day run in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained nearly 700 points, the blue chip benchmark is essentially where it was the day after
New platforms for alternatives trading miss the mark
Smart money should be focused on finding ways to help advisers first navigate the liquid alts world.
Stock futures little changed after big jump as jobs data looms
After equities rose the most in a month, investors await key reports on jobs and the economy
Stocks still 'best game in town' as energy prices decline
European shares rally on stimulus hope while U.S. Stock futures trade flat.
After November gains, stocks expected to slip as oil prices extend decline
Investors focusing on retail sales numbers after Black Friday and signs that China's manufacturing slowed
Stocks edge up as focus turns to jobless claims, new home sales
European shares gain from cash moving off the sidelines, central bank stimulus.