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What I Bought When Stocks Tanked

As those who have followed this column for a while know, I become nervous during stock market rallies and practically gleeful during market corrections. So when the market dropped by 7.8% over a one-week stretch in early February (which happened to contain my birthday), I considered it a gift.

Why? I was holding more than $26,000 in cash in the Practical Investing portfolio that I wanted to deploy.

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