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Dollars and Sense: Is Wall Street whistling past the graveyard?

Money
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 10/12/15, 10:15 am

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Investing in Babylon: What we do know

Personal Finance
by David L. Bahnsen
Posted 10/06/15, 12:21 pm

In biblical times, it was not a given that people would have excess moneys to invest. The cultures to which various “investment” advice were written in Scripture were often nomadic, poor, and war-torn, and obviously pre-modern. And yet, some form of financial instruction is provided throughout the Pentateuch, the Proverbs, the Gospel accounts, and the Pauline epistles.

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Dollars and Sense: Investors happily bid third quarter farewell

Money
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 10/05/15, 10:28 am

Weak employment report. The news everyone was waiting for last week, the monthly unemployment report, came on Friday. It was a pretty weak report. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.1 percent, a healthy level. But the number of unemployed persons remained at 7.9 million. The civilian labor force participation rate, already at historically low levels, declined even further, to 62.4 percent in September. Still, the Dow climbed 200 points on Friday. Go figure.

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