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  • To Beat the Stock Market, Try Investing in Companies That Invest in Workers’ Health
    To Beat the Stock Market, Try Investing in Companies That Invest in Workers’ Health

    A distinct correlation between Koop-recognition and stock valuation

    Looking for a healthier investment strategy? A new study by The Health Project (THP) finds that a portfolio of stock in companies that have won the prestigious C. Everett Koop National Health Award -- recognizing effective workplace health promotion programs -- has significantly outperformed the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index over the past 14…
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  • Investors Anticipate Highs and Lows in 2013: Higher Taxes, Lower Unemployment, among Others

    TD Ameritrade quarterly investor sentiment survey reveals expectations of Americans and their money

    Macro-economic factors and the state of the country’s balance sheet continue to weigh on the minds of retail investors, although younger investors tend to have a much rosier perspective than their elder counterparts. This is according to the quarterly retail investor sentiment survey from TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD).
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  • CFP Board Releases Survey on Social Media Use by CFP® Professionals
    CFP Board Releases Survey on Social Media Use by CFP® Professionals

    Survey: Many use it personally, but not professionally

    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. today released the results of a comprehensive survey of Certified Financial Planner™ professionals' use of social media along with a new guide to help CFP® professionals navigate the ever-changing world of social media.
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  • A Preemptive, and Timeless, Portfolio Protection Strategy
    A Preemptive, and Timeless, Portfolio Protection Strategy

    Investors constantly focus on the event instead of the opportunity

    by Steve Selengut

    A participant in the morning Market Cycle Investment Management (MCIM) workshop observed: I've noticed that my account balances are returning to their (June 2007) levels. People are talking down the economy and the dollar. Is there any preemptive action I need to take?
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  • Kemper Expands its Voluntary Portfolio To Serve Workplace Demands
    Kemper Expands its Voluntary Portfolio To Serve Workplace Demands

    Using a broker-distribution strategy

    Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) announced today that it is expanding its reach into the voluntary benefits market with the introduction of the “Kemper Benefits” suite of products.
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  • Fidelity’s Danoff on 2013: Time for stocks
    Fidelity’s Danoff on 2013: Time for stocks

    The Contrafund® manager on stocks, tech, and some of his biggest holdings

    reprinted with permission from Fidelity Viewpoints

    What could 2013 hold for stocks? No one knows for sure, but Will Danoff, manager of Contrafund®believes that well-managed companies, toughened by the challenging conditions of recent years, are generating record amounts of cash and their free-cash-flow yields look attractive, particularly when compared to bonds.
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  • Investors Capital Corp. Awards Technology Fee Rebate to Growing Advisors
    Investors Capital Corp. Awards Technology Fee Rebate to Growing Advisors

    Rebate incentive program based on year-over-year growth

    nvestors Capital Corporation (ICC), the premier independent broker/dealer of Investors Capital Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE MKT: ICH), wants its nationwide field force of financial advisors to grow their practices while embracing the benefits of technology. So, the firm recently awarded advisors who achieved year-over-year growth from 2011 to 2012 a growth rebate of some or all…
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  • Hottest Growth Industries
    Hottest Growth Industries
    Zurich in North America today released a new report highlighting what are anticipated to be the next decade’s Hottest Growth Industries, in collaboration with Philip Auerswald, an Associate Professor at George Mason University, adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, and the founding president of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
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  • Will the American Dream Survive the Fiscal Cliff?
    Will the American Dream Survive the Fiscal Cliff?

    As a nation, we still face a daunting task

    By Dr. Frederick Saide, PhD

    Recently, I argued in this publication that both state supported political parties have learned the successful formula to keep them in power is to redirect tax money into “free” benefits which they send back to us to use in the form of entitlements and programs. To keep this process moving both parties have a magical…
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  • Why U.S. Businesses Urgently Need To Develop Global Leadership Skills
    Why U.S. Businesses Urgently Need To Develop Global Leadership Skills

    5 Critical Areas to Begin Focusing on Now

    Globalization has been the buzzword of the decade, and yet, many U.S. business managers are still unaware of the skill sets they urgently need to compete in a global market, says business consultant Kathleen Brush.
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