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Using the News

Missile Attack on Commercial Jet Raises War Anxieties
Why are stock prices continuing to advance while bond yields drop?
Or is the slowdown the result of some other factor that could persist through 2014?
Could New Terrorism Concerns Weigh on the Financial Markets?
Millions getting cancellation notices, huge rate increases and scrambling for coverage

Worth Reading/Watching

Updated rankings from a leading investment publication
The former first lady seeks to correct her "dead broke" comment about her financial status when leaving White House
60 Minutes story highlights mentally ill who are a danger to themselves and others
What’s likely to happen to composition of Congress and State Governments?
New research shows great improvement in memory function from one lifestyle change

The Straight Scoop

Says that SIPC is protecting Wall Street and not victims of securities fraud
An analysis of an extremely pessimistic view of the U.S. stock market
Strategies for cutting the expenses and hazards that come with young drivers
Assessing and comparing real estate as an investment to alternatives
Issues to weigh in deciding to invest extra cash versus paying down student loans quicker


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Preferred Portfolios

What is the truth about investing in index funds?
The Attractiveness of 12 Percent Annualized Returns Compared to Low Bond Yields  
Divergent views on the U.S. stock market’s valuation and which view is most likely correct
Implications for U.S. and Global Stock Markets
So says a leading mutual fund advisor is his recent newsletter  

Book/Research Summaries

Use these tips to substantially boost your car’s fuel efficiency
How the Affordable Care Act is effecting corporate employment and corporate profits  
Can you make more money investing in them and how has the U.S.' ranking changed?
What is unusual about their demographics or background that could explain their high incomes?  (FREE)
Seeing how much retirees actually spend can help you plan your own retirement better

Guru Watch

Is Suze Orman qualified to be giving you financial advice and how good is her advice?
Evaluating Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys” book and how you should trade stocks
Divergent views on why federal tax revenue is lagging and what should be done to address it
Bill O'Reilly agrees with Roubini on other fallout from high oil prices...are these pundits right?
America's most widely watched television psychologist offered some dire financial warnings and advice


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