The number of today’s workers who are confident they’ll enjoy a secure, comfortable retirement continues to be at odds with their actual preparedness, according to the latest annual Retirement Confidence Survey
Investors increasingly are using exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in place of — or in addition to — "traditional" mutual funds. SMI executive editor Mark Biller offered a quick primer on ETFs yesterday on Moody Radio's MoneyWise Live, and he explained
This core portfolio strategy is a "momentum" strategy based on the proven idea that recent past performance tends to persist. Upgrading an aggressive strategy and requires once-a-month maintenance.Join SMI Today!
Just the Basics
This core portfolio strategy is our simplest strategy. Requiring just once-a-year maintenance, JtB enables you to invest across the entire market using a handful of index funds.Join SMI Today!
This optional add-on strategy (designed for use with no more than 20% of your stock allocation) involves investing in a single stock fund that focuses on a specific sector like biotech or financial services. This strategy is available to SMI Premium members only.Join SMI Today!
Dynamic Asset Allocation
This core portfolio strategy, available to SMI Premium members, involves rotating among six exchange-traded funds that represent U.S. stocks, foreign stocks, gold, real estate, bonds, and cash. Only three funds are held at any given time, depending on which three are demonstrating the strongest momentum.Join SMI Today!
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