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Current Market & March Issue Update

The dramatic turnaround of the stock market from last Wednesday's all-time high through the steep losses of the past three days is complicating the release of the March issue! Everything was ready to go for tomorrow, but
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More Than a Tough Day in the Market

As investors, days like today are painful. No one likes to see significant losses in their portfolios. But what’s behind today’s losses is something far more significant than dollars and cents. It’s a horrible disease
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Money Roundup: E-Trade Finds a Suitor, Steering Clear of Bad Decisions, and More

Here's the Roundup for a midwinter's weekend. Enjoy!
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How the Current Rally Compares to Recent History

The stock market has been on quite a tear over the past few months. The S&P 500 index is up +11.3% since the third Fed rate cut happened last October 30, a span of about 3.5 months. It's up a whopping +17.2% since the
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SMI on the Radio: The 5 Building Blocks of Successful Investing (audio and transcript)

SMI executive editor Mark Biller talked about the key "building blocks" of a successful long-term plan on Monday's MoneyWise Live from Moody Radio. To listen, click the play button below — or, if you prefer, scroll down
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Financial Advice From the Father of Our Country

With the markets closed today for Washington's Birthday, I'm reminded of some financial advice from our first president. It's in a letter Washington wrote to a Mr. James Welch — a man who owed Washington money. In 1797,
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Money Roundup: 67 is the New 65, Epidemics and Your Portfolio, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. This age could be the new benchmark for retirement (CNBC). The important questions is, will you be able to work past 65?   Seniors deal
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What Tesla & Buffett Tell Us About the Market

I've written increasingly over the past 18 months or so about similarities the current market has with the market of the late 1990s. No two periods are ever exactly the same, but when you've done this long enough you start
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What Could Hinder Your Financial Future?

What do you think is the number one “financial disruptor” — the most common event or situation people have experienced that has had a negative impact on their long-term financial plans? A health emergency? A lengthy bear
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 1-31-20

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings have been updated with performance data through Jan. 31, 2020. • The Portfolio Tracker: The Tracker can personalize SMI's fund rankings to your
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