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Money Roundup: Climbing the Wall of Worry, Investor Superpowers, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. What happens after the stock market is up big? (A Wealth of Common Sense). Are we at the top of the wall of worry? Who knows? But it seems
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How Accurate Are the Government’s Inflation Numbers?

This week, the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly update (PDF) of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure that tracks increases in the cost of living. The "CPI measures inflation as experienced
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Is Real Estate a Viable Alternative to the Stock Market?

Which is a better investment: a home or stocks? The Federal Reserve Bank of New York put that question to a representative sample of adults recently, and it found a surprisingly strong preference for real estate as well as
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Money Roundup: Growth vs. Value, “Giving Small” Can Be Big, and More

Here is SMI's weekly roundup of recent articles from around the Web on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. We hope you find them helpful!
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 3-31-21

We've updated SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings with performance data through March 31, 2021. • The Tracker: SMI's fund-performance database tracks the monthly returns of more than
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Economic Update: Booming

Investors have had to navigate a series of huge plot twists over the past year. We're all familiar with them, so there's no need to go through them all yet again. Still, the speed and magnitude of the changes have been
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A Cautionary Tale

Over the weekend, a story at MinistryWatch.com caught my eye: "Christian Billionaire and Philanthropist's Bad Bets Rattle Wall Street." Wow! I read on. Nobody is sure how much the money maven and Christian
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Money Roundup: Of Booms and Crashes, Your Inflation Rate Probably Differs From the CPI, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web — a day early this week since tomorrow's Good Friday. Can the stock market crash during an economic boom? (A Wealth of Common Sense). It’s
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DAA – April 2021 Update

There are no official changes to the DAA lineup for April. However, you may want to read on for an update on the two optional refinements discussed in the April issue of SMI. DAA is a core portfolio strategy designed to
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Sector Rotation – April 2021 Update

There is no change to the official SR recommendation for April. Read on for the details. Sector Rotation is a high-risk/high-volatility strategy. While its peaks and valleys have been more extreme than SMI's other
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