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The Takeaway: Why 2013 predictions don't mean squat

Dec 10, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

By Downtown Josh Brown


Here we go with the S&P predictions for 2013. Aside from jamming a fork in your ear, here's a productive way to endure them. (The Reformed Broker)

Why Goldman's Jan Hatzius sees an economic growth cycle starting in the second half of 2013. (Business Insider)

If you can ignore headlines and all concerns about fundamentals and systemic risk, then European stocks look pretty awesome right now. (All Star Charts)

There's nothing wrong with making recession forecasts, except that it literally cannot be done. But no, please, go right ahead and continue... (Alhambra Investment Partners)


The 15 best money management firms to work at. (Pensions & Investments)

Here are the most interesting gifts advisers are giving to their clients this holiday season (and no, "better performance" isn't on the list). (Investment News)

Fidelity files intentions to launch a series of active ETFs. (ETFTrends)

How will Morgan Stanley's new comp model affect the rest of the industry? (Financial Planning)


Please tell me this is not actually going to happen: (Telegraph)


Disclaimer: Joshua Brown is an investment advisor representative with Fusion Analytics. The content above is for informational purposes only, nothing here should ever be construed as investment advice or a solicitation to trade any securities. Mr. Brown or his firm may be long or short securities mentioned above for client or personal accounts at any time.


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