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Alan Greenspan dishes on fear and inertia
On today's midweek Breakfast with Benjamin, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan talks fear of bubbles. Plus: Catching a ride on Japan's QE wave, Russia is sweating over low oil prices, and a union stalemate could lead to lower-cost Christmas trees.
Federal Reserve's next move might not be until 2016
Tuesday Breakfast with Benjamin: Why the Fed's first interest rate hike could be pushed off even further. Plus: What happens when all asset classes stand still, cutting into timber investments, and a Goldman hedge fund swings and misses on interest rates
Investor confidence boosts European stocks; U.S. shares flat
European stocks rose for a second day as a report showed German investor confidence advanced for the first time this year. U.S. futures were little changed, while Asian shares rallied.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.6% to 339.23 at 10:16 a.m. in London. It has rebounded 9.4% from this year's
BlackRock takes Pimco assets with No. 1 total return fund
At a recent BlackRock event, fund manager Rick Rieder told about 100 advisers that he expects interest rates to remain low. The talk was enough to persuade at least one adviser to shift even more client money from Pimco to BlackRock.
Bill Gross' move to Janus not likely to have long-term ripple in bond market
Pimco Total Return accounts for tiny portion of the U.S. bond market and Janus funds even less.
Fixed-income firms scramble to capture funds unleashed by Pimco turmoil
With interest rates near historic lows and signs pointing to a new Fed tightening cycle, the movement of money sparked by Bill Gross' exit from Pimco might be the start of a major bond transition. (Plus: See our full report on the new bond kings)
All-weather bond funds sacrifice traditional benefits of core
As in times past, an ample number of surprises and volatility in financial markets around the globe were unleashed in October. This environment also offered investors some important remedial lessons on the virtues of a core fixed-income allocation within a diversified investment portfolio. To be
Interest rate call: Still 'low for long'
Mistaking today's environment for a normal cycle, investors have focused on rate increases when the real story is continued global economic weakness and persistent easy-money support. While the U.S. economy has mended and is growing, and larger emerging-market countries such as India and China are
Janus fixed-income chief steps into the spotlight
The chief investment officer overseeing Janus' bond business adjusting to the added attention on the firm.
Wholesalers make hay with Pimco
When Janus Capital Group Inc. announced it was hiring Bill Gross, Matt Cody knew he had to get to work. Fast.
Stocks expected flat as investors take breather after election
Stock-index futures were little changed early Thursday after the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose to a record, as investors awaited the European Central Bank's policy meeting for clarity on stimulus measures.Qualcomm Inc. slid 6.2% in premarket trading after saying a Chinese government probe will
U.S. stock-index futures decline with S&P 500 near record
Investors weighed prospects for economic growth and corporate earnings to help gauge the pace of the recovery.
Worried about the end of easing? The effects of QE3 haven't even been felt yet
Real estate investors should be thinking about moving to actively managed assets.
Nobody mourns death of QE as demand for Treasuries proves insatiable
Even with the end of unprecedented bond purchases from the Federal Reserve, demand for U.S. Treasuries looks as strong as ever.Investors submitted bids for $5.54 trillion of government debt at auctions this year, or 3 times the amount sold, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The bid-to-cover ratio is
Vanguard's John Bogle beats the low-fee drum, takes a fresh swipe at active management
On Thursday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: John Bogle says retirement plans will suffer under active management fees. Plus: Cheap oil's fallout hits gold prices, media hype overstates the Fed's taper tap-out, and more.