Russia starts to look like an opportunity

Blog - Today's Breakfast with Benjamin features the case for investing in Russia looking great, at least on paper. Plus: Hedge funds are still shorting oil, will the big snowstorm close the financial markets, and how to pick the right IRA for your clients.

Cetera president blasts White House memo defending DOL fiduciary

Arguments continue on both sides about the merits of the memo and what it means for the standard's future prospects.

Should you bet on Super Bowl advertisers?

Advertising in the Super Bowl doesn't mean a company is a good investment, as generally there's been no connection between an advertiser shelling out millions for a 30-second commercial and the company's stock price.

Advisers in Northeast brace for historic blizzard

After learning lessons from Superstorm Sandy, firms are planning ahead with staff and clients, expecting days of potential power outages and working remotely.

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.
(More: Don't miss our full technology special report)

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.

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