Fired by Merrill, $2.5B duo lands at Stifel

A team of elite advisers who was fired last month by Bank of America Merrill Lynch over private securities transactions has found a new home. (Plus: The team plans to fight back.)

Pimco's former parent moves money to Janus

Pacific Life Insurance Co., the insurer where Pimco was started as a bond unit in 1971, is moving money from Bill Gross's old firm to Janus Capital Group, which the bond legend joined last month.

The case against passive fixed-income strategies

Blog - The advantages of active strategies come from identifying value with respect to credit risk, interest rate levels and currency valuations, according to Legg Mason's Thomas Hoops.

Cheap oil threatens U.S. energy boom

Blog - Breakfast with Benjamin: The bitter economic costs of cheap oil, plus notes on taking advantage of the rising dollar, avoiding bond funds like the plague, and running toward market volatility.

Banks making bank on wealth management

Third-quarter earnings reports show that once again, wirehouses are driving revenue at the giant banks that own them.

The sell-off's culprit: Leverage

Blog - Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin: How leverage led the market sell-off. Plus: Riding wild markets all the way to the elections, the tragic economics of Ebola, using all the Roth tools, more scary theories from Robert Shiller.

Advisers face hurdles in race to grow their businesses

The InvestmentNews 2014 Financial Performance Study of Advisory Firms suggests firms face challenges that threaten their continued success, particularly if they have relied on the markets to bolster their growth. Plus: Don't miss our special report on financial performance

Signs of life from the bull

Bulls looking for signs that Friday's rally in stocks is the start of something bigger are taking signals from options and S&P 500 Index charts. And it's looking good.

Liquid alts get first stress test

One upside to the stock market carnage of the past week or two is that the wildly popular alternative-strategy mutual funds, better known as liquid alts, have finally been tested on the open road.

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