Global bankers paint the Fed into a corner

Blog - Breakfast with Benjamin features the Federal Reserve being caught between a rock and a hard place on rate hikes. Plus: Greeks vote to kick the can down the road, Obama's tax grab looks like a blueprint for the future, and a billionaire tells Americans to spend less money

Embracing big data will give advisers a leg up

Technology experts predict data analysis will lead to improvements in financial planning for clients, plus better business practices that can boost adviser profitability.
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Investors junk high yield

The promise of yet another trillion-dollar cash infusion from a central bank isn't enough to bring individual investors back into the market for risky corporate debt. In fact, they keep bailing.

Bordeaux is illiquid

More than half a dozen firms peddling wine investments in the U.K. alone went belly up last year. Why have there been so many flops? A fund's structure — and the wine it buys for investing — are key to success.

Regulators bare their teeth on excessive fees

Moves this week by Finra and the SEC signal watchdogs are ready to pounce on anyone overcharging clients.

Another key executive departs LPL

Brain drain at nation's largest IBD continues as top East Coast recruiter plans to take a new position at an insurance company-owned broker-dealer.

White House takes aim at fiduciary duty

New government research says some broker practices are costing investors $8 billion to $17 billion a year, and the White House may now support tighter oversight of brokers who handle retirement accounts.

A little investor fear can be a good thing

Blog - In Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin, the downside of a multi-year bull market in stocks: Investors get overconfident. Plus: If oil drops to $30 look out below, not all hedge fund workers are rich, and what the IRS is looking for now.

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