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Next on Janet Yellen's to-do list: Winding down a $4.5T balance sheet

Plus: Small-cap stock weakness as a leading indicator, an SEC official dishes on PE funds, big banks are loving big mortgages, three finance questions you better be able to answer, and getting by on $6,000 an hour

May 9, 2014 @ 8:04 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • As the Fed winds down its bond-buying program, Janet Yellen confronts the awkward issue of overseeing a $4.5 trillion balance sheet, which was at $800 billion before the financial crisis. It's on her to-do list. Waiting for the policy-normalizing process

  • Is the weakness among small-cap stocks suggesting the start of something very bad? Trouble looms beneath the surface

  • An SEC official's candid portrayal of widespread law-breaking within the private equity industry. Investors are blinding themselves to the risks of being ripped off. More than half the audited firms violated securities laws

  • Wells Fargo, JPMorgan and Bank of America home in on the jumbo mortgage market. Leveraging relationships

  • Three basic finance questions that half the world can't answer correctly, and that's not a good thing. A mind is a terrible thing to waste

  • In a blatant attempt to pander to the wage-gap crowd, enjoy this list of 10 CEOs making more than $6,000 an hour. No word on whether they also get free parking. No wonder Starbucks coffee costs so much


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