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Using the News

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
What impact is the next Presidential election likely to have on economy and financial markets?
His continued frontrunner status confounds many pundits and critics

Worth Reading/Watching

Psychologist Dr. Brian Russell shares insights from his Fatal Vows series
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)

The Straight Scoop

Managing and negotiating healthcare prices
Questioning the recommendations of your health care service providers
How Not to Waste Big Money on Cell Phone Plans
How to learn about (and teach your kids about) the principles and virtues of business
What are you really getting with an automated investing service?


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Preferred Portfolios

Keeping perspective on where the markets have been and may be heading
This fund should rival PIMCO's top performing bond funds for long-term performance
What sectors and stocks is the fund emphasizing now?
Health insurers lowering of profit expectations tempers investor enthusiasm for sector  
Q: I invested in the CGM Focus Fund at the end of 2007 as it was recommended in numerous places...

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

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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