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Using the News

What are the short-term and long-term consequences of the historic vote?
Things to Keep in Mind About (Presidential) Politics and the Economy
Is the USA economy producing unfair and rigged outcomes?
Is the recent slide in Chinese stocks cause for concern about global economy and stock prices?
Understanding current and future financial market reactions

Worth Reading/Watching

CNN Libertarian Town Hall meeting with Gov. Gary Johnson and his V.P. candidate Gov. William Weld
Further information suggests that major change of direction likely within one year
Is it hypocrisy to advocate index funds to others and then to invest with active managers?
Romney's critique of Trump's policy statements and fitness to be President of the U.S.
He says he's not running but then says he might change his mind next spring when his television contract expires.

The Straight Scoop

Money problems and marriage often go hand in hand. But it doesn't have to be that way...
What restrictions if any do financial broadcasters have for investing their money?
Are FanDuel and DraftKing games of skill or gambling operations?
Weighing minimal or larger down payments
An experience dealing with car rental problems and poor customer service


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Preferred Portfolios

What’s next for the "longest" stock market correction in history?
Fund's large stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals, once a blessing, became a curse...
Keeping perspective on where the markets have been and may be heading
Specific fund recommendations and suggested asset classes to under- and over-weight
This fund should rival PIMCO's top performing bond funds for long-term performance

Book/Research Summaries

What methods and strategies work best at calming your nerves and staying balanced
A look at the accuracy of future forecasts by analysts who widely miss the mark
Research study highlights what works and what doesn't and why
Words of wisdom from noted crime prevention authority Jeff McKissack
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.

Guru Watch

Donald Trump embroiled in numerous lawsuits over costly seminar promises
On air investing pundit's stock picks aren't so hot either
Cook Paid Financial Price and Served Seven Years in Federal Prison
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


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