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Bob Farrell's (Illustrated) 10-Investment Rules

Regardless of how many times we discuss these issues, quote successful investors, or warn of the dangers – the response from both individuals and investment professionals is always the same... “I am a long term, fundamental value, investor.  So these rules don’t really apply to me.” No, you’re not. Yes, they do. Individuals are long term investors only as long as the markets are rising.

Videos Show Clinton Fainting During "Medical Episode" At 9/11 Ceremony

Several videos have emerged of Hillary's "medical episode" at today's 9/11 memorial service in New York.  The "episode" was originally noted by Fox News senior correspondent Rick Leventhal, who reported that Hillary suffered a "medical episode" when she stumbled and nearly fell after her knees buckled, and was then ushered into a van, in the process losing a shoe, as she was rushed away from ground zero in an early departure.

Media Locked Out After Hillary Abruptly Calls It A Day, Heads Back To Chappaqua

Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said that Hillary was "feeling much better," but offered no additional details, including whether the 68-year-old Clinton required medical attention. More surprising for a presidential candidate who is "feeling great", Hillary's campaign did not take reporters in the motorcade after Clinton's departure from her daughter's apartment, at which point she called it a day and headed back to her home in Chappaqua, New York.

Matt Lauer Slammed By Mainstream Press After Vet Tells Hillary "I Would Have Been Imprisoned" If I Did What You Did

Among the reasons why the mainstream press is slamming moderator Matt Lauer is the following question posed by a retired navy vet: "Had I communicated this information not following the prescribed protocols I would have been prosecuted and imprisoned. Secretary Clinton, how can you expect those such as myself... to have any confidence in your leadership as president when you clearly corrupted our national security.

Traders Return From Vacation To Find S&P Futures Flat, Oil And Dollar Lower, Amid Flurry Of M&A

The return from summer holidays has started in much the same way as we left off August, with another subdued session that has seen European stocks little changed, Asian shares advance and S&P futures are modestly in the green amid a flurry of M&A. The US dollar weakened, with the Bloomberg Dollar Index down 0.2% for the 2nd day in a row as prospects for a U.S. interest-rate hike this month remained subdued.

The U.S. Economy: Bad Moon Rising

As for the incredible realm, one explanation is that the Fed is scared stiff it has nothing left in its toolbox to combat the next recession. Few major downturns have begun with the fed funds rate so perilously close to zero. The ultimate Catch 22 is that the flatness of the yield curve makes any fantasy of a Fed rate hike all too real for a dead breed the world once knew as ‘bond market vigilantes.’ It’s altogether possible that one more hike would be all it takes to invert the yield curve. The rest, as history has never failed to repeat, would be just that – history.