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DOL eyes brokerage windows in 401(k) plans
The agency's request for more information on the choices and disclosures available to participants could set the stage for new rule making.
Greenback rallies ahead of the Fed minutes
Breakfast with Benjamin: The dollar rallies ahead of Fed news. Plus: Stocks historically love the Fed's Jackson Hole meeting; Argentina's latest gambit; insurance companies create new asset management opportunities; and regretting not buying Google at the IPO.
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.
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.
Barclays pushes back dark pool charges
On Friday's menu: Barclays hits back on dark pool charges. Plus: Seeing the markets through the eyes of regular investors, why young folks should embrace bear markets, discount retailers set to shine, another cheap swipe at mortgage interest deductions, and the SEC hasn't forgotten about those ...
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.
Even without funding, SEC must do its job Indulgence is the enemy of industry for heirs
After reading the Lack of adviser oversight is ticking bomb editorial (InvestmentNews, June 30), I commend IN for the following:
Obama pushes tighter border rules for U.S. companies trying to exit for tax purposes
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, Pres. Obama pushes for tighter border rules for U.S. companies trying to exit for tax purposes, asset managers unprepared for a bear market, and more.
Carl Icahn advises caution in the equity markets
Breakfast with Benjamin: Carl Icahn warns that stocks are on risky ground. Plus: Interest rates and volatility are raising red flags, one man's take on the Fed-fueled bubble, the SEC is watching for political-donation conflicts, gold gets no respect, and institutional money is chasing solar energy
The financial fallout from Germany's World Cup rout of Brazil
Breakfast with Benjamin: Germany's World Cup rout goes beyond soccer. Plus: The SEC takes another stab at curbing high-speed trading, investment lessons from a crumbling cupcake chain, and dividend stocks are looking better than ever.
Iraq's instability spreads to the world's weaker currencies
Breakfast with Benjamin: Currencies feeling pressure from Iraq. Plus: Gold bugs still not convinced of the next big move, select energy stocks correlate with Iraq unrest, Americans are unable to save money in this economy, and the SEC zeros in on liquid alternative funds.
Advisers embrace liquid alts to navigate Fed policy
Breakfast with Benjamin: Advisers go liquid to navigate Yellen Fed policy. Plus: Global stocks are loving the Fed's latest non-move, energy stocks ride high on the unrest in Iraq, an IRS excuse that the IRS would never accept from you, and political correctness has the Washington Redskins ...
Small firms hustle for Finra board slot
Potential candidates for open seats battle voter apathy ahead of next month's annual meeting.
New inflation data could drive the Fed into hawkish mode
On the Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Inflation data could turn doves into hawks. Plus: Oil could get a lot pricier in a hurry, insider trading runs rampant and SIFMA cuts its economic outlook.
World stock markets get nervous as Iraq melts down
Plus: Deutsche Bank shows its hand with World Cup bets, Wall Street fines are a cash cow for the Treasury Dept., navigating Social Security before you retire, and eating at home gets pricey in a hurry.