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Q&A – Answering Your Questions Now

For many years, SMI used to run a "Q&A" column in the newsletter every month where we would answer reader questions. We haven't done that in recent years, as the ability to interact in the comments on every article online
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SMI on the Radio: Interest-Rate Reversal (audio and transcript)

The Federal Reserve recently reversed course and cut interest rates. SMI executive editor Mark Biller explained why that's significant and what it may mean for investors yesterday on Moody Radio's MoneyWise
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The Social Security Administration Made a Mistake

It's not surprising, of course, that the Social Security Administration would make a mistake. After all, Social Security is the federal government's largest spending program. SSA keeps detailed records on more than 175
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Money Roundup: Sounding the Yield-Curve Alarm, Reasons for Optimism, and More

Some of the better investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
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Yield Curve Inverts – What You Need to Know

We've been witnessing tremendous daily volatility in the stock market recently and today is no exception. That said, the primary catalyst for today's plunge lower — the "official" inverting of the yield curve — is a big
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An Update on “Multiply”

After introducing Multiply, SMI’s new video-based small-group/workshop resource about taking a biblical approach to investing earlier this year, it’s been exciting to see more and more churches and individuals making use
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Money Roundup: Fidelity’s Big Sweep, Keeping Your Cool in the Midst of Market Gyrations, and More

Here's our weekly Roundup of recent articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 7-31-19

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker as well our monthly Fund Performance Rankings report are now available with mutual fund performance data updated through July 31, 2019. The Portfolio Tracker: The online Tracker
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Fleeing Complexity, Pursuing Simplicity

I've been helping a relative work through some financial challenges. I discovered early on that her finances were way too complicated — and by that, I don't mean she had complex investments. Instead, she had an abundance
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Trump/Powell Ping-Pong Match Takes Its Toll

Well, that was quick. Just six trading sessions ago (the Friday before last), the S&P 500 set its most recent all-time high. As we've pointed out several times, other parts of the stock market haven't been as strong —
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