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Ally Financial IPO is banking on short investor memories

Plus: Bracing for weaker earnings, here comes the Fed minutes, bond market opportunities, shoving investors toward behavioral finance and refusing LinkedIn requests

Apr 9, 2014 @ 7:58 am

By Jeff Benjamin

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  • Ally Financial dresses up for its IPO this week and hopes investors forget that the company blew itself up during the financial crisis with liar loans. Living off a federal bailout

  • Bracing for a weak start to earnings season. This could be the second year-over-year decrease since the financial crisis. Time to see if earnings really matter to investors

  • If iffy earnings aren't enough to get your attention this Wednesday, maybe the thought of the afternoon release of the Fed minutes will get the adrenalin pumping. Markets steady ahead of the Fed minutes

  • Bond market opportunities and challenges are anything but straightforward these days but here are five smart ways to approach the asset class. Wider spreads and alternative structures

  • Applying behavioral finance techniques in a world filled with distractions. Sometimes investors need a nudge and sometimes they need a shove. Fear, greed and paralysis

  • When to refuse LinkedIn connection requests. Quality trumps quantity

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