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Six Reasons to Give Thanks

Despite enduring a tenuous economic recovery, investors have reasons to cheer.

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Money matters may not rank high on most people's list of things to give thanks for this weekend. The unemployment rate, at close to 10%, remains stubbornly high, and about 14% of all mortgage holders are at least one month overdue on their loan payments. Many households are still in bad shape.

With that as a backdrop, we should all be thankful if we're able to enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving repast with family and friends in our well-heated, well-lit homes. And if we have extra money to set aside for savings and investing, we should feel truly blessed.

In fact, despite all of the economic pain, investors actually have quite a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Here are some items you can put on your short list.

Christine Benz does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.