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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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Answering the Big Questions About the Dollar

When the dollar ebbs, as it has in recent months, the decline has significant implications for international trade — and individual investors.
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September 2020 Sightings

Sighting: S&P 500 Hits Record, Defying Economic Devastation ...[A]lmost all the gains in major stock market indexes this year are attributable to the surging share prices of a few giant technology companies, foremost
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If Joe Biden Wins the Election, Here’s What Will Happen in the Stock Market

Government policy is a significant factor in how the markets behave. But it is only one factor among many.
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S&P 500 Reaches New Highs

The S&P 500 index joined the Nasdaq in setting a new all-time high earlier this week. Completing this stunning -35% round trip from February highs to March lows and back to new highs, all in approximately six months, is
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