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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

Banks take center stage in earnings season

Oct 12, 2015

Plus: The Fed quietly believes the economy stinks, new love for precious metals, and cheaper gas is making a lot of Americans feel richer

Advisers using alternative investments still struggle with allocations

Oct 11, 2015

How much to allocate is both an unanswerable question in general and one that absolutely needs to be addressed for each client

An extreme tale of two liquid alt funds in the same category

Oct 9, 2015

When fund managers can go anywhere, sometimes they do

Hillary Clinton's plan to prevent stock market crashes

Oct 9, 2015

Plus: The petty side of Bill Gross' lawsuit, women will have a very hard time saving enough for retirement, and COLA ripple-effect sends Medicare Part B premiums to the sky

Wall Street is now fretting over the threat of another recession

Oct 8, 2015

Plus: Annuity providers are sweating over higher rates, retiree healthcare costs are spiking, and October isn't always a bad month for stocks

Investors facing the dark side of MLP investing

Oct 7, 2015

Poor performance could send the income-generating category back to direct investing, where it belongs

More distressing news for the 'Diva of Distressed' Lynn Tilton

Oct 7, 2015

Plus: What Trump's plan means for Main Street, things can't get much worse for coal, and how daily fantasy sports handles scandals

Bank of America isn't banking on a 4Q stock market rally

Oct 6, 2015

Plus: The odds of a Fed rate hike this month are slim, Bernanke says the economy can't handle a 1% rate hike, and economists expected consumers to save less and spend more

A weak outlook for earnings doesn't bode well for stocks

Oct 5, 2015

Plus: What to really expect from a 60/40 portfolio, hedge funder goes on real estate shopping spree, and Bernanke dishes on financial crisis crooks

Jackson National to offer DoubleLine smart beta fund in VAs

Oct 2, 2015

Two-year-old strategy is added to the variable annuity investments menu

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