Nearly four months into the trading year and the market indices have essentially traded sideways from the beginning of the year to Thursday's close. The S&P 500 Index is up .89%, the Nasdaq 100 is down 1.60% and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index is down 1.17%. On the other hand, as we noted in a post late last week, certain segments of the market have experienced significant corrections: social media and biotech, for example. One link in this week's magazine is an article written by Ben Carlson of the site, A Wealth of Common Sense. One recent article, Financial Matters, is one every investor should read as it contains an interesting list of factors investors should and should not focus on. Below is the link to articles for the coming week.