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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

Enjoy the Super Bowl ads, but don't buy the stock

Jan 26, 2015

Generally, there's no connection between an advertiser shelling out millions for a 30-second commercial and the company's stock price

Global bankers are painting the Fed into a corner

Jan 26, 2015

Plus: Greeks vote to kick the can down the road, Obama's tax grab looks like a blueprint for the future, and a billionaire tells American's to spend less money

The next thing to worry about: Investor overconfidence

Jan 23, 2015

Plus: If oil drops to $30 look out below, not all hedge fund workers are rich, and what the IRS is looking for now

Hedge fund managers testing the social media waters

Jan 22, 2015

Lifted advertising ban and pressure from liquid alts drive secretive managers into the open

Good looks aren't everything, but it might help you attract more assets

Jan 22, 2015

Plus: Darryl Strawberry's contract balance goes to the highest bidder, Florida investment manager charged with bilking $17M from clients, and a hedge fund manager uses proper etiquette after losing his clients' money

Will European easing sideline a Fed rate hike?

Jan 21, 2015

Advisers and experts say 'the Fed really is hamstrung' — can't raise or lower interest rates in this environment

Gold shines amid growing economic stress in Europe

Jan 21, 2015

Plus: Emerging-market-debt managers emerge from wreckage of 2014, gold shines above the euro carnage, and it's time to change some passwords

Swiss franc fallout hits some liquid alt funds harder than others

Jan 20, 2015

Big bets, currency exposure might surprise some investors

Global markets fixate on China's currency play

Jan 20, 2015

Plus: Default risk rising in China's dollar-denominated debt, the financial sector braces for Obama's latest tax grab, and rolling 401(k) assets into a pension plan

State of the Union spoiler alert: Obama plans to go after rich people

Jan 19, 2015

Plus: European central bankers load up for QE, Russia is fading fast, and Switzerland has another trick up its sleeve

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