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Jeff Benjamin

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Jeff Benjamin

Jeff Benjamin writes InvestmentNews’ bi-weekly On Investing column. He also writes stories related to investments, the economy and the markets. An avid golfer and fisherman, Jeff is a self-professed investment nerd "just trying to make a difference and get paid for it."

Recent Articles

Stocks carry momentum into the holiday-shortened trading week

Dec 22, 2014

Plus: Lots of data in just a few days, OPEC plays a game of chicken, and using dividend stocks to make up for an under-funded retirement portfolio

Robo-advisers transform from threat to tool

Dec 21, 2014

Forward-thinking advisers and robo-advice platforms are finding middle ground that could be a boost for all involved

Advisers and analysts scramble to make sense of a wild market ride

Dec 19, 2014

Giving the Fed credit and blame for pushing markets past fundamentals

Shrugging off diversification, more advisers chase stock market performance

Dec 19, 2014

Plus: Venezuela's sinking credit rating, attractive valuations even at these prices, and investing rules from Stephen Colbert

Restored Cuba relations will lead to travel, cigars, not investment opportunities

Dec 18, 2014

Even if Cuba's economy doubled, it still wouldn't be 'big enough to move the needle for the U.S.'

Fed sends rate signal and markets react

Dec 18, 2014

Plus: Good news for savers? And an offbeat year-end list; time to get excited for Cuban cigars?

Russia crisis hits Pimco

Dec 17, 2014

Plus: The crisis is hitting some 401(k)s too; the bull market could be in jeopardy; who's going to calm the markets; cuts at Wells and giving finance a bad name

The strange tale of Wall Street's bull

Dec 16, 2014

Plus: Gross, Gundlach disagree; the $72 million high school trader; Yahoo's big score; Goldman's liquidity call and Russia's rate hike

Maybe the Fed isn't going to raise rates next year

Dec 15, 2014

Plus: The risky downside of oil's slide, passive investing all the rage, Congress actually does something, Americans turn bullish

New platforms for alternatives trading miss the mark

Dec 14, 2014

Smart money should be focused on finding ways to help advisers first navigate the liquid alts world

If you only pay attention to a few market experts, Mark Mobius should be one

Dec 12, 2014

Plus: There's always John Bogle ... or not; how much insider trading is now legal, about that spike in gold and the battle between oil and stocks is about to turn

The 30-year bond is wrapping up a stellar year

Dec 11, 2014

Plus: What to know if you want to use active bond funds, all the jobs news is not good, oil climbs but it won't last, and the mother of all inversions

Jack Bogle recommends a firm grip on U.S. stocks

Dec 10, 2014

Plus: The tide is turning in favor of active management, the oil-price slide is spreading across the commodities markets, and OPEC fades as a cartel

It's not too early to start worrying about a spike in oil prices

Dec 9, 2014

Plus: Vanguard ramps up its investment advice offerings, the pain of diverging global economies in 2015, and John Paulson's painful comeback effort

Wall Street makes a case for why consumers should be spending big

Dec 8, 2014

Plus: Avoiding 'bag lady syndrome', the insurance industry gets digital, and oil starts to look and feel like a functioning free market

Political bickering aside, the health care sector is a healthy investment

Dec 5, 2014

The sector is up 24% this year, leading all S&P subcategories

DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach thinks the dollar will keep getting stronger

Dec 5, 2014

Plus: Bond manager urges maximum flexibility, Robert Shiller picks stocks over houses, and Jeff Gundlach calls for more of the dollar's rally

IndexIQ deal propels MainStay brand into ETFs

Dec 4, 2014

Partnership could bring more alternative ETFs to advisers

Financial adviser, and Teddy bear collector, goes to prison for fraud

Dec 4, 2014

Plus: Congress is finally disapproving of Congress, the real 'slack' in the labor market, and realizing even more things are taxable than you thought

Cheap oil no reason to abandon the energy sector, strategists say

Dec 3, 2014

Oil at $100 a barrel might be a thing of the past for now, but there are a lot of companies in the exploration and production business that are well positioned for the future