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Volatility looks cheap and risky

Plus: Barclays bets on women, bond managers brace for higher rates, dancing around the issue of student loan debt, and a potato salad venture whets the tax man's appetite

By Jeff Benjamin

Jul 10, 2014 @ 7:50 am (Updated 8:54 am) EST

  • Volatility looks like the last cheap asset class. This could be a really good opportunity, or a really bad sign, or both. Its lowest level since 2007
  • Barclays bets on women with an index and exchange-traded note that offers concentrated exposure to female leadership. Following in the footsteps of Sallie Krawcheck
  • With higher interest rates on the horizon bond fund managers are quietly bracing for the worst. Favoring more liquid assets, like stocks
  • The real and serious risks of a population saddled with $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. So far, nobody wants to talk about what's driving the cost of higher education, just how to avoid paying the bills. The runaway cost of college tuition
  • Potato salad entrepreneur learns there is no free lunch as $70,000 in funding pledges triggers a $20,000 tax bill. The tax man cometh

  @IN Wire

Jul 23 09:00PM
?What have you done for me lately?? http://t.co/SHO6gtVyld
Jul 23 08:43PM
The retail money fund houses are clearly happy. Fidelity: "a reasonable balance" Vanguard: "rules preserve integrity of money funds"

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