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Bill Gross bets on shorter-term bonds in a controversial 'new neutral' strategy

Plus: BlackRock's Fink calls out leveraged-ETFs, nobody can agree on the gold-price decline, dealing with lump-sum pension offers, a solar company that makes sense, and the various forms of a caffeine addict

May 29, 2014 @ 7:29 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • Bill Gross swims against the current by betting on shorter-term Treasuries. But bond manager rivals say the 'new neutral' approach is risky and wrong. Pimco Total Return Fund's last ditch effort to stand out

  • BlackRock's Larry Fink says leveraged ETFs could 'blow up the whole industry one day.' He adds that BlackRock would never offer such a product. Structural problems

  • Getting a grip on gold's price decline. Strategists don't agree. Blame China, Ukraine, or something else

  • As companies try to de-risk pension obligations, former employees need to carefully weigh their options. Managing the money on your own

  • Finally, a solar energy stock with some upside potential. Trina Solar (TSL)

  • Coffee addicts come in all forms. How do you take your caffeine kick? Coffee junkies we see every day

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