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Vaccine Announcement Sparks Significant Market Changes

Yesterday, we finally got the news everyone has been waiting for since February: a COVID vaccine is apparently on the way. Pfizer announced positive phase 3 trial data that suggests its vaccine is roughly as effective as
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Politics & Investing

While we still don't know for sure how this election is going to ultimately shake out, one important point has been hammered home by the market today: Trying to invest based on predicting political outcomes is
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Nevertheless, A Time for Thanksgiving

Tough times act as a mirror of sorts, showing us where our confidence lies. Where are you placing your hope for tomorrow, and for all the tomorrows yet to come?
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Forced Further Out on the Risk Curve

To the average investor, the most important star in the investment sky is the stock market. While the behavior of the stock market is certainly important, it's the shifting nature of the bond market that has driven
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Buying Commodities to Hedge Against Inflation Risk

Want more direct inflation protection than the standard SMI strategies provide? Taking a little out of stocks to put into commodities is an easy way to get it.
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Dynamic Asset Allocation Was Made for Years Like This

This year has provided long-term investors with a healthy reminder that “the race is not to the swift.”
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Past Their Prime? Tough Times Return for Money-Market Funds

Money-market funds are no longer attractive alternatives for your savings. And they're not likely to be good options again any time soon.
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Talk with SMI's Mark Biller Today on MoneyWise Live

It's a wild Monday in the market! If you have questions about what's going on — or about anything related to investing in these unusual times — you can talk with SMI's executive editor Mark Biller this afternoon
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Quick Takes on Everything

Okay, maybe not everything. But I always enjoy when an author I like takes a "Lightning Round" type of approach — giving their short take on a number of different topics. Sometimes it'll be a mailbag of reader questions,
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Pop?

Over the last three trading days (Thursday, Friday, Tuesday), the tech-driven Nasdaq stock index had its most dramatic selloff since March. I believe I saw somewhere that it was the fastest plunge from an all-time high to
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