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Higher Interest Rates Begin to Threaten the Status Quo

Rising interest rates affect virtually all corners of the investing landscape, which is why they are becoming such a focal point.
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IVOL: Profiting From Rising Interest Rates

A bond fund designed to excel in a time of rising interest rates? There is one. And if you have a bond-heavy portfolio, this ETF might be a great diversifier.
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SMI on the Radio: In a Hot Market, Focus on Risk First and Returns Second (audio and transcript)

With the stock market rocketing higher and higher, it's tempting to throw investing caution to the wind. But as SMI executive editor Mark Biller explained on Moody Radio's MoneyWise Live, it is far better to have "the
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SPAC Attack — A Primer on One of Today’s Hottest Investment Ideas

If you’re a regular reader of business or investment news, you’ve probably noticed more and more articles about SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies. What are they? And do they have any relevance for you and
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The Simplest Way to Reduce Risk

If you wish there was a way to lower your risk in the current market without making any drastic portfolio changes, try this simple approach.
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Game Changer?

By now you’ve probably heard plenty about WallStreetBets (WSB), the Reddit online community that’s been spurring wild trading of beaten-down stocks like GameStop (GME), whose price surged from $17.69 on January 8 to
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The Wisdom to Show Restraint

Market sentiment is more euphoric than ever. Our advice? Focus on risk first, returns second.
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How Should the Elections Impact Your Portfolio?

An interesting thing happens every time power shifts between the political parties in Washington — half the country immediately gets significantly more optimistic about the economy's prospects, while the other half
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How Well Did You Navigate 2020?

The longer I’ve been an investor, the more I’ve seen the importance of managing expectations. Looking at annual returns gives you one impression of the market. You see that a certain year generated a solid return and
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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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