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John Wasik

US College Student Shames US Climate Delegation in Durban: http://t.co/gmRV6LaQ via @AddThis

Dec 10, 2011 18:58 UTC

US College Student Shames US Climate Delegation in Durban: http://t.co/gmRV6LaQ via @AddThis

Sanders Files ‘Saving American Democracy Amendment’ to fight Citizens United http://t.co/tG5bpVJS via @AddThis

Dec 10, 2011 18:54 UTC

Sanders Files ‘Saving American Democracy Amendment’ to fight Citizens United http://t.co/tG5bpVJS via @AddThis

Moving ahead to 2012: http://t.co/KAknMeS1

Dec 9, 2011 21:06 UTC

Moving ahead to 2012: http://t.co/KAknMeS1

Four investing mistakes to avoid in 2012

Dec 9, 2011 18:03 UTC

By John Wasik

(Reuters) – The ongoing turmoil in world markets has made for a herky-jerky ride this year. What did you learn?

While most professional money managers expect stomach-churning volatility to continue, there’s no reason why you can’t still position your portfolio for safety, income or growth. Here are some mistakes to avoid:

1. Staying Out of the Market.

Sure, the market this year was crazier than selling snowballs to Inuits. But by staying out – and pretending you knew when to come back in – you missed plenty of profit opportunities. The Select Sector Utilities SPDR ETF , for example, offers a nearly 4 percent yield and has returned about 16 percent year to date through December 7.

Currently reading “Household Wealth Takes Biggest Hit Since 2008″ on http://t.co/E3MmzQGj http://t.co/rkQPFEHx

Dec 9, 2011 14:27 UTC

Currently reading “Household Wealth Takes Biggest Hit Since 2008″ on http://t.co/E3MmzQGj http://t.co/rkQPFEHx

Despite earlier predictions, no pall at all over muni market http://t.co/98zZmFEH

Dec 9, 2011 14:22 UTC

Despite earlier predictions, no pall at all over muni market http://t.co/98zZmFEH

RT @tweetmeme The Real History of ‘Corporate Personhood’: Meet the Man to Blame. http://t.co/PP0zTVwK

Dec 8, 2011 15:23 UTC

RT @tweetmeme The Real History of ‘Corporate Personhood’: Meet the Man to Blame. http://t.co/PP0zTVwK

Obama’s Sqaure Deal http://t.co/iCYMOQ8G

Dec 8, 2011 14:29 UTC

Obama’s Sqaure Deal http://t.co/iCYMOQ8G

Michael Moore on the next steps for OWS: http://t.co/FYLvgsI6 via @AddThis

Dec 7, 2011 22:55 UTC

Michael Moore on the next steps for OWS: http://t.co/FYLvgsI6 via @AddThis

Jeremy Grantham Delivers Large Dose of Doom http://t.co/pQIxezcs via @advisor_one

Dec 7, 2011 14:59 UTC

Jeremy Grantham Delivers Large Dose of Doom http://t.co/pQIxezcs via @advisor_one

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