The Big Question: Are Funds At US Financial Firms Safe?

It is nice to see someone in the mainstream media addressing this situation intelligently and without making an apology for what is apparently a criminal act and surely an egregious abuse of the public trust.

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Seven Trading Lessons from an Investing Legend

He was a very successful investor from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. And the lessons he learned are ones that can be perfectly applied to today’s times.

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The Tim Tebow Comeback Story Continues But There Will Be No Miracle Comebacks For The U.S. Economy

Never in the history of the NFL has there ever been anything like this.  Today, Tim Tebow engineered yet another miraculous 4th quarter comeback.  Almost everyone has been expecting this unprecedented string of comebacks to come to an end, yet Tebow just keeps pulling off miracle after miracle.

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North Dakota Sets More Oil Production Records in October; On Pace to Surpass CA and AK in 2012

The “Economic Miracle State” of North Dakota pumped another record amount of oil during the month of October, producing more than 15 million total barrels in a single month for the first time ever, at a daily rate of 488,068 barrels.

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The Most Consistent Trade of the Past Four Years

Tis the season for higher interest rates.

It never fails. Interest rates move higher in December – at least, that’s been the case for the past four years. Since 2008, betting on higher interest rates has been a consistently profitable trade.
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Don’t Let Uncertainty Scare You Out of the U.S. Stock Market

Compared to its foreign counterparts, the U.S. stock market is one of the best performers this year – even though some nervous investors may find that hard to believe.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is basically flat so far this year, but that’s a far better performance than the double-digit losses in other markets.

The French and German stock markets are down about 18% and 21%, respectively. Japan has plummeted nearly 15% in the aftermath of the crippling earthquake and tsunami, and China’s Shanghai Composite Index has plunged about 17%.

Even emerging markets, where growth is not as stunted as some major developed economies, have struggled. India’s index is down about 18%, andBrazil’s 16%.

“The U.S. is the best house in a bad neighborhood,” James Dailey, manager of the TEAM Asset Strategy Fundtold CNN. “A lot of it has to do with the policy decisions and politics around the world and that’s very discomforting.”

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5 Free Ways to De-Stress

I’ve started to notice something about my spending habits, and maybe you can relate. When I’m sad, stressed, or emotional, I often justify expenses by telling myself “I deserve it.”

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Why Emerging Market ETFs Belong on Your Watchlist

The year is almost over, and the world’s supposedly “advanced” economies are still falling into chaos. Whether it’s Europe, the U.S., or Japan, the outlook for 2012 looks dismal.

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Get a Piece of the Next Nuclear Energy Boom

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.”
– Charles Franklin Kettering

There’s a lot of pessimism out there amongst investors as they worry about growth…  But the fears about a no-growth economy are overdone and the financial media is only covering the problems.

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CFTC Issues A Clear Statement: MF Global Customers Have Priority In This Bankruptcy

Jill Sommers, the CFTC Commissioner who is leading the investigation into the MF Global bankruptcy gave some important testimony to the House today that has been overshadowed by the expected appearance of Jon Corzine.

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