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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

Japanese stock funds reflecting long-awaited economic turnaround

Mar 2, 2015

'Abe-enomics' joins quantitative easing with corporate patriotism

When is a good time to convert to a Roth IRA?

Mar 2, 2015

Plus: Two emerge as Buffett successors; recognizing seasoned financial veterans, and Asian stocks get a boost from Chinese bankers

Green bonds climb as investors try to match their environmental goals

Mar 1, 2015

Issuance of green bonds hit $36.6 billion last year, more than six times the $6 billion issued in 2012

Obama's proposed budget lets unemployed workers drain their retirement savings

Feb 27, 2015

Plus: When inflation goes negative, Argentina redefines risk, and what net neutrality means for consumers

Index-investing purists ignoring mounting downside risks

Feb 26, 2015

Six years into a bull run that has seen the S&P 500 more than triple, it's time to recognize the potential benefits of active management over indexing

In rare move, Vanguard beefs up international exposure in target date funds

Feb 26, 2015

Fund giant also plans to launch lower-cost institutional series to expand its market reach

Morgan Stanley settles mortgage bond probe for $2.6 billion

Feb 26, 2015

Plus: Buffet's opaque empire, Obama's regulatory plans collides with a counter off and New York State keeps its meat hooks in tax refugees

The bond market and the Fed are suddenly marching in lockstep

Feb 25, 2015

Plus: BlackRock PM's big energy bets sends him packing, Obama gets to veto Keystone, and tax season for dummies

Yellen and the Fed not swaying advisers

Feb 24, 2015

Uncertainty about when the central bank will begin to raise interest rates has advisers sticking to their fixed-income guns

Is OPEC about to flinch and cut oil production?

Feb 24, 2015

Plus: President Obama takes another swipe at Wall Street, some bond investors are snatching up high-yield energy debt on the cheap, and banks are socking away cash in a way that says the economy is not real strong

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