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The Financial Index: Friday Jan. 20

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The Financial Index is Daily Capital’s roundup of our Editor’s Picks for the day – featured trends and market analysis from around the Web.

The Single Most Powerful Personal Finance Tool

Matt About Money: Are you looking for sometime to reduce your stress and increase your financial responsibility? A cash flow plan can provide a stronger sense of control over your money.

Few U.S. Cities Recoup Jobs in Recovery

Bloomberg: Less than 10 percent of U.S. metropolitan areas have recovered from the jobs lost in the 2008 recession. Cities expected to rebound to pre-recession employment peaks include Pittsburgh, Dallas, and New Orleans. Hundreds of other cities aren’t recovering so quickly.

How Is Your Budget Doing These Days?

Consumerism Commentary: The economy has changed a lot in recent years, but has your budget? Now is a great time to reevaluate your budget, as well as what you really need.

Good News on Manufacturing, Inflation, and Housing

FX Street: The manufacturing sector is already strengthening in 2012 as producer prices decline and existing home sales rise. All are showing positive signs of growth.

How Investor Confidence Shapes a New Rally

Penny Sleuth: Investor behavior can make or break a rallying stock. How can you interpret and understand important turning points to improve your own success? Greg Guenthner offers his suggestions.

The Big Question: Is the World Underinvested in U.S. Stocks?

Motley Fool: Jeff Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, warns that investors are missing out on great opportunities in domestic stocks. “The world is profoundly under-invested in U.S. stocks,” says Saut, taking a bullish stance on the 2012 market.

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