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The Best of How to Survive a Slowdown

As a follow-up to " Roundup: Volatility Investing," here is an index of recent articles and videos on how to get a grip on the current investing climate.

Kass: Ten Good Reasons to Cry: According RealMoney's Doug Kass, the market's 10% rise from January's bottom has reduced future opportunities. He has multiple concerns. The first of which: "We are at recession's doorstep."

Eight Reasons There Won't Be a Recession: New RealMoney contributor Vincent Farrell Jr. says things are bad, but they aren't even close to dire.

Cramer: The Rich Don't Fret, but You Should: Jim Cramer writes, "When you are really rich who the heck cares if you sit in cash for the next 18 months. It doesn't hurt you." Fat cats don't need to worry about finding the right stocks. You do, so here is Cramer's help.

Cramer: Three Money-Making Sectors: It takes a lot of homework, but you can make money in agriculture, oil and gold, says Jim Cramer. In particular, Cramer identifies Deere (DE - Get Report) as "a very important part of the worldwide economy."

Fearing a Recession? Invest in These India Funds: Sam Patel, Ratings' mutual fund research manager, writes, "Outsourcing centers such as India may stand to benefit from the financial pressures generated by a global slowdown." Patel covers two open-end mutual funds and a new exchange-traded fund .

Kellogg MBA Students Learn Defense With ETFs and Blue Chips: TV's Farnoosh Torabi takes a look at how students in the $2.7 million Asset Management Practicum at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management's are learning to allocate assets during turbulent times.

The Best Funds for a Jittery Market: In this monthly review, Ratings' Kevin Baker finds that the best funds invested in safe harbors such as mining and energy companies, and Swiss francs.

Make Money No Matter Who Wins in 2008: Baker predicts which types of companies should benefit from either an Obama, Clinton or McCain Presidency -- and which industry stands to do well no matter who is in the Oval Office. Introduces Pizza-Based Inflation Index: Must-see TV: To measure inflation, Gregg Greenberg has developed The Pizza Parlor Patch Index.

The Economic Stimulus Package: Will It Work, and for Whom?: Wharton professors weigh in on the potential impact of all of those $600 to $1,200 rebate checks.

Don't Expect Rebate Checks to Rev Economy: Paying down debt, rather than boosting the economy, is the top priority for Americans, a survey finds.

10 Free Ways to Boost Your Financial Power: While the news has been focused on the government's economic stimulus plan, contributor Jeffrey Strain writes, "Plenty of other freebies can spruce up your personal finances."

Four Ways to Hedge Against Falling Home Prices: On the real estate front,'s Simone Baribeau runs down strategies to reduce the risk of losing money on one of your biggest assets.
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