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Using the News

What impact is the next Presidential election likely to have on economy and financial markets?
Is the recent slide in Chinese stocks cause for concern about global economy and stock prices?
What does this mean for stock market investors around the globe?
Addressing worries about impending Federal Reserve rate increases due to stronger hiring
How have government deficits changed during the economic expansion since 2009?

Worth Reading/Watching

Litman & Gregory does solid analysis and has no vested interest in pitching gold which is why investors considering gold should read this...
Few people think this governor has much chance of winning but his message is on target...
It's warns up to a year ahead and has a (far) better track record than most economists!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Marketing to Doctors (Free)
Recent studies shed light on what may be the optimal amount of exercise

The Straight Scoop

How to learn about (and teach your kids about) the principles and virtues of business
Are These "Low Price" Real Estate Investments Worth Considering?
Recurring issues from a financial planner's practice
Fears of running out of money and other concerns top the list
"He that walks with wise men shall become wise...But a companion of fools shall be destroyed."


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Preferred Portfolios

Keeping perspective on where the markets have been and may be heading
The drumbeat of pundits and prognosticators saying to buy gold (and dump stocks) is getting louder
Is this long-term winner worthy of your future investment dollars?
Here's some data and analysis to help you make that important decision
A surprising perspective on wishing for stock market declines

Book/Research Summaries

Why do we have financial market bubbles and crashes? New research from the London School of Economics explains why and you can profit from the insights.
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)

Guru Watch

Ronald Reagan’s former budget director continues making waves in the press  
What to make of this New York Time's columnist's current and past predictions
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


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