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Patience Is the Secret to Wealth and Health, Economists Suggest in a New Study

According to Adam Creighton of the Wall Street Journal, patience may be the key to staying healthy, wealthy and wise.

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How to Survive a Bear Market? It’s Not How You Think

WSJ’s E.S. Browning joins MoneyBeat to explain that while markets have been pushing into record territory, investors should always be ready for a downturn, and a potential bear market.

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What Would a Fed Interest Rate Hike Mean for Markets?

All indications point to the Fed raising the fed funds rate in December. This recent article published by Knowledge@Wharton examines what the impact of this strategy means to the markets. Topics considered include why the Fed is now ready to start hiking the rate, how they will continue with their strategy and how this could impact economic growth.

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Jobs Report Gives Ammunition to Both Sides of Fed Rate Debate

The unemployment rate has dropped to 5.1%, its lowest level since early 2008. That’s good news for the economy but bad news for fans of the Fed’s low interest rate policies. As the US economy continues to show signs of strength, the likelihood of a rising interest rate increase. This article in The New York Times helps to put some perspective on the recent developments

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Here’s What the Greek Deal Entails

The conditions for a 3rd bailout for Greece have been agreed! Alen Mattich writing for the Wall Street Journal’s Moneybeat explains what the new deal involves.

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Grexit: To Be or Not To Be?

On June 30th, 2015, Greece defaulted on the International Monetary Fund and accelerated the possibility of their exit from the Eurozone. By the end of July, we should know if a “Grexit” will indeed be a reality. A Grexit will have a tremendous impact on the European and World economies. To help explain how a Grexit could happen and its ramifications, we are providing two recent articles on the topic.

The Wall Street Journal has published “What’s the Timetable to a Grexit” to help define how such an exit would be triggered and how it could still be avoided.

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In an interview for Knowledge@Wharton, Professor Jeremy Siegel provides analysis and context on the impact a Grexit could have on World, European and Greek economies.

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A Greek ‘Deal’ Does Not Solve the Eurozone’s Woes

Greece has been given 4 month’s pause to consider its future, but will it work? Writing for the Wall Street Journal’s Money Beat, Alen Mattich explores the tensions surrounding the Greek bailout and current negotiations.

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Snap Out of It

Perspective is everything. David Brooks of the New York Times puts together this well written Op-Ed which reminds us that despite what we may be told in the headlines, we are at at time when the world is becoming an increasingly better place to live. He argues that, “Instead of sliding into fatalism, it might be a good idea to address our problems without exaggerating our plight.”

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A Graduation Gift That Keeps on Giving

‘Tis the season! Are you looking for the perfect gift for a recent graduate? The Wall Street Journal offers some timely advice.
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Investors Rewarded for Trek Into Little Known Markets

The past 18 months have been rewarding to investors with allocations to the Frontier Markets. The Wall Street Journal has put together an in-depth look at the recent market performance.
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