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Forbes: The New Rules of Money

#6 Watch the Politicians

The new era of hypervolatility means that political news and events tend to move stocks much more than fundamental factors like boosting profit margins. For example, in early August 2011 a host of blue-chip stocks plummeted as the world wondered whether the congressional stalemate in the U.S. would cause it to default on its debt. Fundamentals are important, but pay attention to the politicians.

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