- The numbers are in, and it turns out the $12.4 trillion worth of central bank asset purchases (otherwise known as quantitative easing) have only worsened the reality of income inequality. But at least the stock market is doing well, right? For every job created, companies spent $296,000 on buybacks
- Even the most bearish oil bears can't muster up enough courage to short oil at these levels. Uncertain about the timing
- Don't assume that just because corporate earnings involve math that the numbers will always add up the same way every time. Welcome to the world of creative accounting, where stock-based compensation is not always counted as an expense. Reporting a loss as a profit
- Some edgy start-ups boast ping-pong tables, nap rooms and beer. But that's nothing compared to the limits being pushed by true innovators of company perks. 18 weeks of fully-paid parental leave, 100% healthcare premium coverage, unlimited vacation
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Jeff Benjamin breaks down the game for advisers and clients.
The Fed's monetary policy is making income inequality even worse
Plus: Oil bears are hedging their bets, the fuzzy math of corporate earnings, and some company perks rise above the rest
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