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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)
Scottish independence: Cameron, Miliband and Clegg sign No vote pledge (BBC News)
What would Adam Smith say about Scottish independence? (The Washington Post) Hat tip to Sanjeev Kulkarni.
- Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:
While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate in Nigeria (NBC News)
How many more Western captives is ISIS holding? (CNN World)
Why Syria is the Gordian knot of Obama’s anti-ISIL campaign (Al Jazeera)
Latest ISIS Beheading Is a Warning to Turkey: Stay Out of Coalition (NBC News)
Yet another beheading. What’s the world going to do about ISIS? (CNN World)
U.S. Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official (NBC News)
Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support (BBC News)
Kiev Offers ‘Special Status’ for Breakaway Regions (The New York Times)
US troops in Ukraine for exercise as cease-fire falters (Al Jazeera)
Nato members ‘start arms deliveries to Ukraine’ (BBC News)
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