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Money Roundup: Double Checking the Roth IRA Math, The Persistent Bull Market in Fear-Mongering, and more

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. A Roth IRA could be a worse choice than you think (Time). When comparing traditional and Roth IRAs, be careful how you do the
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SMI on the Radio - The Wisdom and Foolishness of Saving Money

SMI Executive Editor Mark Biller is on the radio today with Rob West and Steve Moore of Compass — Finances God’s Way. Their conversation takes a closer look at saving money — how much is too little and how much is too
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The Wisdom and Foolishness of Saving Money

When it comes to guidance about saving money, the Bible uses the word “fool” to describe two extremes—not saving anything and saving too much. In the first case, we’re told it’s foolish not to save: “In the house of the
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Checking In On Bond Upgrading

It's been a little over two years since SMI revamped our approach to bond investing. This change was explained in the article, Introducing an Upgrading Approach to Bond Investing that Outperforms the Bond Market. Bonds
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Money Roundup: Robert Shiller Sees Cause for Concern, Investing in Uncertain Times, and more

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Why Robert Shiller is worried about the Trump rally (Bloomberg). There are a number of valuation metrics; his is flashing a
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Would You Abandon A Perfect Investing Strategy?

We read a ton of stuff in our quest to stay on top of the financial/investing world for you. As such, it's fairly rare that we see information presented that has much of a "new/wow" factor to it. But the following is
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The Question For Investors

For investors who follow market news closely, there always seems to be something to worry about. Today, there’s frequent chatter about elevated P/E ratios and impending rate hikes, concern about how much longer the aging
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker and Fund Performance Rankings with Data through 2-28-17

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings report have been updated to reflect mutual-fund performance data current through 2/28/2017. The Tracker and FPR are typically updated monthly between
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Money Roundup: Recession Watch, Interpreting the Market’s Valuation, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Is the economy due for a recession? (The Atlantic). “Expansions don’t die of old age.” Rekenthaler: My asset allocation
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Happy 8th Birthday, Bull Market

The current bull market turns 8 years old tomorrow. It's been quite a run! As is usually the case, it was birthed in terrible circumstances, distrusted by the masses through much of its early rise, and only now when it is
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