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The Ukrainian hornet's net: Advisers wary of touching it
Navigating an investment portfolio around Russia's increasingly aggressive move into Ukraine will not be easy, but there's no excuse for ignoring the potential risks — and maybe a opportunities — linked to the turmoil.
Consumers left in the loan lurch as big banks still hold off
Friday's menu: Consumers still left in the loan lurch. Plus: Which manager just jumped into the liquid alts pool? Some stocks for a rising-rate cycle; commodities are hot again; European banks ride the wave; and Merrill trims its housing outlook.
Rising stock market volatility is no “sell” signal
Strategists are still finding value in equities as the bull ages; more advisers warming to real assets.
Living with market volatility
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bull run is not over; neither is the spike in volatility. Plus: The upside of suddenly cheaper stocks, JPMorgan's big miss, mutual fund investors always get creamed, placing speed bumps in front of high-frequency traders and not having Kathleen Sebelius to kick around
Citigroup's Mexican unit under FBI scrutiny for alleged fraud
Breakfast with Benjamin: Citi under the FBI microscope. Plus: Using P/E ratios to dispel bubble theories, re-calculating the size of the nation's oil reserves, big banks and big overdraft fees, GM and political grandstanding, and it's always a good time to teach kids about money.
When women-run retirement funds beat the boys
Breakfast with Benjamin: Women-run retirement funds have consistently higher returns than those run by men. Here's why. Plus: Four data points to watch this morning, dealing with a bankrupt hedge fund, how the FBI is watching high-frequency trading, and April Fool's Day around the web.
Net exposure: The long and short of it
Long/short strategies can play an important role in a portfolio, but they're not all created equal.
Markets brace for Sunday's Crimea vote
Friday's menu: Already on edge, investors brace for Sunday's vote in Crimea. And will sanctions against Russia even work? Plus: riding the storm out by staying invested, going long in emerging markets and taking a fresh look at copper. Oh, btw, it's jellybean Friday.
Janet Yellen takes the helm (and the heat) at the Fed
Breakfast with Benjamin: Janet Yellen takes the helm (and the heat). Plus, data breach at Barclays, Pimco's guide to reducing volatility, investing when you're really scared, and investing when you're in love.
What to expect from the Davos World Economic Forum
Today: What to expect from Davos ... but remember how Davos big-thinkers whiffed last year. Also: Time to worry about deflation again, hedge funds go for the gold, a Super Bowl market indicator, and Happy MLK Day.
Institutional investors moving more cash to diversified strategies
Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin featuring what big investors are doing with their cash. Plus: Bracing for an SEC exam, robo-adviser asset-gathering update, stocks to watch next week, and more ways to spend bitcoin.
Goldman calls stock market lofty by most measures
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin includes: Goldman's stock market call, a closer look at Fed policy, lawyers pick apart Volcker rule, retailers and cyber security, combining IRAs, and how not to ignore your client's wife.
Merrill Lynch advisers embrace a goals-based investing approach
Kathleen Delong, a senior Merrill Lynch adviser in Allentown, Pa., has embraced the emotional side of behavioral finance.
Troubled SAC Capital hedge fund becomes a family office
Breakfast with Benjamin is back. Today: SAC Capital is now a family office; gold and silver start to shine; navigating bonds with ETFs; another debt-ceiling fight; cheaper gas in 2014; and the biggest product flops of 2013.
Big PE firms facing $1B settlement in collusion case
Plus: Asian markets are charging, hitting a year-end financial high note, how to use bond ETFs, Amex gets stung, and apps for getting fit. Check out Breakfast with Benjamin.
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February 27, 2014