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Trend-Following vs. Predictive Investing

Today I'm going to discuss a fundamental investing distinction between trend-following and predictive strategies. Occasionally I'm reminded that some of these foundational investing building blocks need to be revisited
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Parents Expecting Their Kids to Cover More College Costs, But Haven’t Told Them

Fewer parents of college-bound children are planning to cover all of their kids’ college costs, and those who plan to share the cost are less certain as to how to the bills will be paid. Those are some of the key takeaways
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Money Roundup: Time in the Market, Ignoring Advice from Billionaires, and More

Here's our weekly roundup of financial news and comment. Enjoy!
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Storm Warnings: Looking Back & Forward

Hurricane Florence appears poised to blast the Carolinas in the coming days, with 1.7 million people currently under evacuation warnings and some 5.4 million covered by various hurricane watches and warnings. It's a
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker and Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 8-31-18

We've just updated SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and also our monthly Fund Performance Rankings to reflect mutual-fund performance data through August 31, 2018. The Portfolio Tracker is our most popular web tool. It
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Money Roundup: Looking for the Next Crisis, The Nature of Market Tops, and More

Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
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Cash, Money Markets, & SHY

We've written a fair amount recently about money market funds and other cash options. While that might seem like a boring subject in the midst of a bull run to new stock market highs, the reality is that interest rates
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DAA – September 2018 Update

There are no changes to the DAA lineup for September. Read on for the full details. DAA is a core portfolio strategy that is designed to help SMI readers share in some of a bull market’s gains while minimizing (or even
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Sector Rotation - New Recommendation for September 2018

For the first time in two years, a new Sector Rotation fund is being recommended for September. Read on for the details. Sector Rotation is a high-risk/high-volatility strategy. While its peaks and valleys have been more
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Money Roundup: Retirement Planning in High School, Ignoring the News, and More

Here's our last-weekend-before-Labor-Day collection of interesting articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. (We're posting a day early to make way for tomorrow's end-of-the-month premium-strategies
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