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By David Templeton, CFA | Weekly Articles: October 20, 2013

Britain's Growing Again. Does That Mean Austerity Was a Good Idea?

Can the U.S. learn some lessons from the austerity-driven policies of the U.K.’s Conservative government? Suddenly the British economy seems to be …

40 Years After Embargo, OPEC Is Over a Barrel - Bloomberg View

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries embargo against the U.S. and states that supported Israel …

The coast is clear for the markets

Getty Images<p>Now that Congress has finally come to its senses and reached a deal to re-open the federal government and extend the debt ceiling, markets are back to doing what they did before — rallying.<p>In the wee hours of Thursday morning, President Obama signed a bill passed by the U.S. Senate and …

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Twitter quitters dog IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Retired schoolteacher Donald Hovasse signed up for Twitter about a year ago at the urging of his daughter. He lost interest after trying the service a few times and finding lots of celebrities but few of his friends using the online social network.<p>"I didn't really get the …

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First tulips, then housing...Is beer bubble next?

More<p>As the beer industry descended on Denver for the Great American Beer Festival, signs of the craft beer boom were all around.<p>In attendance were …

Housing Issues A Continuing Drag On Consumer Spending

A recent report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows residential non performing loans (NPLs) at bank holding companies remain highly …

10 Sunday Reads - The Big Picture

My Sunday reading:<p>• JPMorgan’s Record $13 Billion U.S. Settlement (Bloomberg) <i>see also</i> A Tentative Settlement Neither Side Can Be Happy About …

Weekend Sector Rotation and Strength Update for October 19

Which sectors are on the move at the moment while the indexes break to new all-time highs and which are lagging behind?<p><b>Let’s update our Sector</b> …

S&P 500 Uptrend Subject to Short-term Profit Taking | Lipper Alpha Insight

<b>The S&P 500 (.SPX) is trading at record highs. This uptrend should continue because the concept of the Federal Reserve tapering its bond buying</b> …

Lipper Fund Flows: Washington Deal Brings Welcome Relief For Equity Funds | Lipper Alpha Insight

<b>Although Washington’s political showdown finally ended this week, it wasn’t soon enough to keep assets in cash and bond fund types. For the flows</b> …

The Myth that U.S. Has Never Defaulted On Its Debt - The Big Picture

The U.S. Has REPEATEDLY Defaulted<p>Some people argue that countries can’t default. But that’s false.<p>It is widely stated that the U.S. government has …

Blissfully Ignoring the Headlines (excerpt)

Blissfully Ignoring the Headlines (excerpt)<p>S&P 500 forward earnings rose to a record high of $119.73 last week. It tends to be a great year-ahead …