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Fed tapering could catch junk bond investors off guard

Plus: Looking for weakness in the Volcker rule, the case for stocks in 2014, the upside of market bubbles, and what the heck Elizabeth Warren is up to now

Dec 9, 2013 @ 8:11 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • Junk bonds look increasingly vulnerable to any sudden moves by the Fed. 1994 redux
  • The pro-regulation groups are already lining up to pounce on any weaknesses they see in the Volcker rule. Pushing to reinstate Glass-Steagall
  • Making the case for why stocks will continue to defy gravity in 2014. Staying in the bullish camp
  • The secular stagnation theory — that rich economies need bubbles to survive — is gaining new popularity. Doomed attempts to resurrect growth
  • Elizabeth Warren tries to expand her base, but claims a presidential run is not in the cards. ”She's a bit of a show horse”
  • Tech firms are organizing to try and get some regulations around government surveillance practices. Foxes guarding the henhouse

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