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Economic Update: Booming

Investors have had to navigate a series of huge plot twists over the past year. We're all familiar with them, so there's no need to go through them all yet again. Still, the speed and magnitude of the changes have been
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Is it Time to Reduce Your Investment Risk?

If your retirement years are starting to come into view, maybe it’s time to move to a less-aggressive investing posture. Will that still provide what you need in retirement? Here’s how to find
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One Year Ago

One year ago tomorrow — March 23, 2020 — the market's coronavirus crash hit bottom. No one knew it at the time. Here's an early morning report from the following day, via Value Line: After closing out their worst week
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SMI on the Radio: Why Interest Rates Are on the Increase (audio and transcript)

In the bond market, interest rates have been heading up — and rapidly. How might that affect your fixed-income investments and overall portfolio? SMI's executive editor Mark Biller offered insights earlier this week
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Are Stocks Really Overvalued?

One thing that makes it difficult to evaluate how good a deal stocks are at any given point in time is the measurement systems are constantly changing. Not only are there several different versions of popular valuation
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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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