Jeff Benjamin

Investment Insights: The Blogblog

Jeff Benjamin breaks down the game for advisers and clients.

Russia and the energy-stock short-sale question

Plus: Gold's reaction to Janet Yellen, Candy Crush IPO math, how to retire with $1M, and at tax time it's good to be younger

Mar 25, 2014 @ 7:40 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • Regarding Russia, is it time to start shorting oil and gas stocks? Keep in mind, we're talking about an economy built precariously on exporting massive amounts of raw materials to foreign buyers. It's complicated

  • Here's what could happen to gold if Janet Yellen's interest rate threat doesn't work. Or, what happens when quantitative easing no longer matters. Unintended consequences

  • The latest concerns surrounding the much-celebrated Candy Crush IPO involve the company's fuzzy path to growth. Somehow it seems that should have been one of the original concerns. Is King Digital a one-app pony?

  • If you want to retire with a million bucks it would have been good to start saving a long time ago. But if that wasn't the case, here's breakdown of how to get there the hard way. If you're 20, it takes just $365 a month; more if you're older

  • The latest evidence of youth (and tax dollars) being wasted on the young. Filers over 45 pay 74% of federal income taxes. On deck: Gen Xers, then Millennials

0
Comments

What do you think?

View comments

Recommended for you

Featured video

Events

How to explain risk to a client

Most investors know investing involves risks as well as rewards and that the higher the risk, the greater the potential reward. But there are different types of risk and some are easier to understand than others, says Kendrick Wakeman of FinMason.

Latest news & opinion

Meet our 2017 Women to Watch

Introducing 20 female financial advisers and industry executives who are distinguished leaders, advancing the business of providing advice through their creativity and hard work.

Raymond James executives call on industry to keep broker protocol

Also ask firms to pay for the administration of the protocol to 'ensure its longevity and relevance.'

Senate committee approves tax plan but full passage not assured

Several Republican senators expressed reservations about the bill, and the GOP cannot afford too many defections.

House passes tax bill, focus turns to Senate

Tax reform legislation expected to have more of a challenge in upper chamber.

SEC enforcement of advisers drops in Trump era

The agency pursued 82 cases against advisers and firms in fiscal year 2017, down from 98 the previous year.

X

Subscribe and Save 60%

Premium Access
Print + Digital

Learn more
Subscribe to Print