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Companies in the peripheral euro zone countries which caused the near-disaster of the euro zone debt crisis are borrowing big again.
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Todd Sears, founder of Out on The Street, highlights the "return-on equality" for companies which are LGBT- (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) friendly.
Ben Lichtenstein, president at TradersAudio.com, says investors should focus on "long-sided opportunities" as the U.S. equity market continues to be "on a tear to the upside".
Dan Morris, global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF Asset Management, says the environment is "pretty good" at the moment - especially for U.S. equities - but advises being cautious on Europe.