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    Wonder what is keeping the British pound so strong? It's the British, stupid.

  • Media Stocks At New Highs

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at whether new highs for media stocks like Disney, Discovery and Scripps, can last.

  • Brown Acts to Stop Soaring Gas Prices

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports California's Governor Jerry Brown has ordered refiners to start selling California's winter gasoline early to boost supplies as much as 10 percent.

  • China: Friend or Foe?

    Amid Huawei Technologies' reported security threat and slow growth concerns for China, Sara Zervos, Oppenheimer Funds, shares her opinions on whether the country is a friend or foe.

  • Japanese Carmakers Cut China Production

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Japanese carmakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda are cutting their China production by 50 percent.

  • Huawei Technologies Investigation

    A congressional investigation says Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies is a national security threat; its equipment may be used for spying on Americans. CNBC's David Faber has the details of the investigation, and CNBC's Jon Fortt takes a look at which other companies could be affected.

  • FMHR Final Trade

    The FMHR traders reveal their final trades.

  • What's Trending on Twitter

    CNBC's Seema Mody takes a look at what's trending on Twitter now. The FMHR traders weigh in.

  • Cashing in on Casino Trend

    Around the country, state and local governments are frantic to cover budget shortfalls. Leaders are turning to sin for salvation. CNBC's Brian Shactman reports.

  • UnitedHealth's Brazilian Deal

    UnitedHealth Group will spend about $4.9 billion in cash to buy a majority stake in a Brazilian health benefits and hospital services provider, with the FMHR crew.

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    Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Election Impact on Stock Market

    Disney is down on Caris & Company's downgrade of the media firm to average, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche. Meanwhile Gina Martin Adams, Wells Fargo, discusses whether the election or earnings will have a bigger impact on stocks.

  • FMHR's Top Three Trades

    The FMHR traders reveal their favorite three trades. Meanwhile Visa and Mastercard are hitting all time highs. Did you miss the boat? CNBC's Mary Thompson reports.

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    The world of finance is loaded with technical concepts and complicated terminology, much of it vital shorthand for industry participants. It is likely your advisers will fall back on using jargon when soliciting your business and managing your financial accounts. Here is a guide to some financial terms.

  • Financial Jargon Your Adviser May Throw at You

    The world of finance is loaded with technical concepts and complicated terminology – much of it vital shorthand for industry participants. It’s likely your advisers will fall back on using jargon when soliciting your business and managing your financial accounts. Here's a guide to some financial terms.

  • Bearish Technicals Signal for Apple?

    Discussing whether you should buy, sell or hold Apple stock, with the FMHR traders. Meanwhile Steven Milunovich, UBS analyst, discusses whether HP should break up.

  • As financial services companies trim payrolls, more industry veterans are opening their own investment firms.According to , which tracks the, there are now 28,574 resident investment adviser, RIA, firms, usually with offices of two to eight employees and an average of $25 million to $50 million in client assets under management, AUM. Others, such as spinoffs from the financial giants, can manage mutual funds and other big accounts, boosting the AUM.In the most recent full year of year of data, 2011, 1,108 RIA firms were formed with $561.38 billion worth of assets under management.We thought it would be interesting to see what cities had the most activity in creating new RIA firms in 2011 and how much money (measured in assets) was under management. (Note that there is a wide range of assets, depending on the individual starting the firm and the number and size of clients.)Here are the top ten cities based on a customized search of AdviceIQ/Meridian-IQ data bases.

    New financial advisory firms are popping up around the U.S., as veteran brokers leave big firms to build their own. These 10 are startup hotbeds.

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    Consumers would do well to follow these financial survival skills, according to Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the CFP Board.

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    For financial advice, take the focus off the factors we can't control and move it to the things we can. It requires robust communication and periodic reassessment, according to Marilyn Capelli Dimitroff of Capelli Financial Services.

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    There are really no problem clients so much as there are clients in problematic situations, says adviser Dan Mathews of Stepp and Rothwell.