The Financial Index: Monday, Jan. 30

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 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 Time Is Now: Let’s Stop Congressional Insider Trading

The Motley Fool: The Senate is fast-tracking the STOCK act, participating in a cloture vote this evening. According to the article, the STOCK act “is designed to make it illegal for members of Congress to trade stocks and bonds using nonpublic information.”

Portugal Ready for Center Stage

Wall Street Pit: While the media focusses on the economic struggles in Greece, Portugal faces its own financial woes less publicly. Economists predict severe measures will be enacted to save the struggling economy.

Why This Famous Bear is Now Bullish

The Motley Fool: Hedge fund manager David Einhorn places his bets on undervalued stocks, and argues that stocks of any value will always beat bonds.

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