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- What Bond Market Bubble? (Steve McDonald, Wealthy Retirement) There is no bond bubble, just smart investors making money.
- Retirement Strategy: How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect Dividend Growth Investors? (Adam Saltzman, Regarded Solutions, Seeking Alpha) From GEI Discussion Group, LinkedIn. Not all stocks decline in a rising interest rate environment. In fact some will prosper. However, some high dividend stocks are likely not to do well, such as mortgage REITs. Overall dividends do not suffer as much as some might think thoughout the business cycle.
- 5 Contrarian Stock Picks With Strong Growth Outlooks and Share Buybacks (Anthony Welch, TheStreet.com) Hat tip to Trang Ho. Welch has reasons to view five "staid" stocks as good contrarian plays right now.
- Recent articles about Scotland Independence Vote :
Scots Must Vote Nae (Niall Ferguson, The New York Times)
What would Adam Smith say about Scottish independence? (The Washington Post) Hat tip to Sanjeev Kulkarni.
- Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:
How many more Western captives is ISIS holding? (CNN World)
Kiev Offers ‘Special Status’ for Breakaway Regions (The New York Times)
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