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Choosing the Right Type of Order for Your ETF Trades

The process required to buy and sell exchange-traded funds differs from that used to trade traditional mutual funds. Here's what you need to know.
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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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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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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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Keep Calm and Carry On

Yesterday's market action was something else! SMI investors who have enjoyed the steady gains in gold and long-term bonds through most of 2020 got hit with both barrels, as gold had its worst absolute daily drop in seven
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Money Roundup: A Record Plunge, A Risk Reassessment, and More

Here's our latest collection of interesting reads on investing, the economy, and personal finance. U.S. economy plunges at titanic 32.9% rate in 2nd quarter and points to drawn-out recovery (MarketWatch). Consumer
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The Conflicting Messages of the Bond, Gold, and Stock Markets

While many investors tend to focus primarily (or exclusively) on the stock market, there are important signals that can be gleaned from other markets as well. Here’s what a few of the key markets seem to be
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SMI on the Radio: The Case for Gold (audio and transcript)

Central-bank actions and overall economic conditions are making gold an increasingly attractive investment, as SMI executive editor Mark Biller explained yesterday's MoneyWise Live from Moody Radio. To listen to a portion
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Gold Mining Stocks Update

SMI has never been a trading service and I'm not about to wade into those waters now. But I've gotten a few questions about what I meant regarding buying the gold mining stocks on a market pull-back, so I wanted to clear
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