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Important Update About the TD Ameritrade Acquisition of Scottrade

This is a big week for Scottrade customers, which includes many SMI members. If that includes you, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time this Friday and running through the weekend, you will not have access to your Scottrade
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Money Roundup: Hoping for a Stock Plunge, Don't Over-Focus on the Markets, and More

Here's our linkfest for a midwinter Friday. Enjoy!
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Understanding the Recent Market Correction

As the market correction was unfolding early last week, I provided some commentary about what was going on, and Matt dug into the ultimately more-important question of how we should respond to the downturn as individual
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker and Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 1-31-18

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings report have been updated to reflect mutual-fund performance data current through 1/31/2018. The Tracker and FPR are typically updated monthly between
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Money Roundup: The End or Nowhere Near, Forgetting What Got Us Here, and More

Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
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The Unexpected Homegoing of an SMI Brother

The SMI family lost a good friend this week with the unexpected passing of Tom Hahn. Many of you "knew" Tom through his frequent interactions here on the SMI site. Tom started with SMI almost at the very beginning — 1992.
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Market vs. Behavioral Risk

I recently answered a member question about the return of SMI's recommended bond funds so far in 2018. A primary focus of that reply was that, while of course we'd love to always earn great returns from our bond holdings,
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Perspective

A few follow-up thoughts to Matt's excellent post yesterday... The pundits have been out in full force trying to explain why the market has stumbled over the past week, as well as trying to convince us of what it will do
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Never Waste a Downturn

Well, this is interesting. After 12 positive months in 2017 and a good start to this year, the Dow fell by nearly 3.5% last week — its worst week in two years. And it’s falling further today — as you may be aware. So,
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Money Roundup: Raiding Retirement Accounts, Responding to Risk, and More

Here's our weekly wide-ranging grab-bag of interesting reads from around the web:
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