Jeff Benjamin

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Jeff Benjamin breaks down the game for advisers and clients.

Using digital potholes to slow the pace of high-frequency traders

Plus: Know your ETF or don't invest, how not to advise clients, a pyramid to financial success, biotech on the rebound, and Russia addresses meat shortage with the Easter turkey

By Jeff Benjamin

Apr 17, 2014 @ 7:02 am (Updated 3:27 pm) EST

  • In the latest battle with high-frequency traders, some big banks are learning to fight technology with technology. Pausing trades at random

  • If you don't know whether an ETF is physically replicated or synthetically replicated, it is probably not for you. Here's a good and painless primer. Know your exposure

  • When it comes to advising clients, sometimes it's more about what not to do. No tinkering for tinkering sake

  • Finally, a simple six-step pyramid to financial success. Now my life is complete, all I have to do is find a way to follow the six steps. Hierarchy of needs

  • It is never too soon to claim a biotech sector recovery. All it took was a good day yesterday. Firmly in the black

  • A Russian marketing gimmick to promote turkey as an Easter meal is aimed at boosting “food security” for a country that imports a quarter of its meat supply. For most of Russia's 140 million citizens turkey is still an unfamiliar food. Tastes like chicken