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Why Short Squeezes and Reddit Shouldn't Distract Investors Thumbnail

Why Short Squeezes and Reddit Shouldn't Distract Investors

What captures the attention of investors, the media and the general public is often not what matters for portfolios, saving for retirement or achieving financial security. In the short run, events that involve individual stocks and market dislocations can be more interesting and seemingly more impactful than slow-moving economic progress. And yet, it is this slow smoldering growth, not a flash in the pan, that truly allows everyday investors to achieve financial freedom.

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What Effective Vaccines Mean for Investors in the Coming Year

The U.S. is beginning to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine just days after it was approved by the FDA. Government officials estimate that 100 million Americans could be vaccinated by the early months of 2021. While this is very positive news, investors should continue to maintain realistic expectations and stay disciplined in the coming months.

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What Is the Role of Gold in a Portfolio?

To say that the past six months have been a rollercoaster ride for investors would be an understatement. Thus, it's no surprise that the price of gold has risen to its highest level since 2011. In this context, it's especially relevant for investors to understand how gold can be an important supporting cast member rather than the center of attention.

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A Market Downturn is a Great Opportunity to Invest

If you have turned on the TV over the last month, I’m sure you have heard all about the coronavirus. The virus is impacting lives all across the world, and financial markets haven’t been spared either. Market volatility is very high, and stock prices have shifted downward. However, if you have excess cash above your cash reserves that could be used for retirement or other general long-term investing, this could be a good time to invest for your long-term goals.

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Coronavirus Update

Investors and economists have been squarely focused on the spread of the new coronavirus, officially referred to as COVID-19, and its impact on the global economy. Government efforts to contain the spread of the virus have already impacted economic activity in China and other parts of the world, creating significant economic uncertainty. This has resulted in a stock market pullback over the past two weeks that some have referred to as the "coronavirus correction" and "virus volatility." While much ink has already been spilled on the topic, investors naturally still have many questions about what lies ahead from a long-term perspective.

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