7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 1/31

by on January 31, 2014

All eyes were on the Federal Reserve this week, as the central bank announced it would cut back further on its stimulus measures, which consequently sent emerging market equities into a tailspin. On Thursday, however, a positive fourth quarter U.S. GDP report helped stabilize markets; data showed the economy expanding 3.2% in the last quarter of 2013. In other economic news, initial jobless claims rose by 19,000 to 348,000 in the last week, slightly above expectations of 330,000 [see The Fed Effect: How Monetary Policy Impacts Your ETFs].

Below, we highlight seven insightful articles circulating around the financial space this week:

  1. Meb Faber’s market outlook 2014 (Meb Faber)
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  2. What made the U.S. economy grow in 2013? (Quartz)
  3. When easy money ends (Project Syndicate)
  4. How to protect your portfolio from a bigger correction (Zor Trades)
  5. BDCs take off as mainstream investors seek credit alternatives (Institutional Investor)
  6. 9 Things to know about Obama’s myRA (WSJ)
  7. A closer look at investment traps (CFA Institute)

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