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Articles from 10/2014

Rays Of Sunlight Peeking Through The Clouds?

Here at SMI, we are not market timers and we don’t pretend to know what the market will do next. Importantly, we do not structure our investment strategies to require predictions or inputs regarding the future direction of
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Two Risk Tolerance Reality Checks

It’s getting a little stormy out there on the market seas, which often feels uncomfortable and scary. Experienced investors expect times like this, but that doesn’t mean they like them. Especially during such times, we
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With the Market Winds Picking Up, It’s Important to Stay in the Boat

If you were paying close attention to the market recently (and I hope you weren’t too much because you’re not taking your decision clues from daily market behavior), you couldn’t help but be impressed by the high degree of
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Money Roundup: Volatility Comes Roaring Back, Why The Bull Market May Not Be Done Yet, and More

This week's picks for the best in personal finance from around the web. Volatility is back and there's no place to hide (MarketWatch). It's getting a little stormy out there. Is market funk based on fear or fundamentals?
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DAA Umbrella Helps SMI Investors Cope With Seasonal Storm

This week has seen some significant price swings in the stock market. Down big Tuesday, up big Wednesday, down big again today (10/9). After three years of minimal volatility, Mr. Market seems to be wakening from his
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Overcoming Your Fear of Falling Markets

My family is planning a vacation to a certain theme park that, of course, has roller coasters. Good grief! What was I thinking when I agreed to the trip? My dislike of roller coasters is legendary. As a kid, I remember
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Waiting and Watching

Last week we finally got the big market correction everyone has been waiting for...sort of. The Russell 2000 small-company stock index entered official correction territory, down 10% from its early July high. As we've
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Foreign Investing - SMI Radio Appearance

I'm chatting on the radio today with Howard Dayton and Steve Moore of Compass — Finances God's Way. Our focus is on foreign investing. More specifically, we're addressing the question: How important is it to have foreign
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Money Roundup: Why a Correction Could Be Bullish, Reasons for Long-Term Caution, and More

This week's picks for the best in personal finance from around the web. 5 reasons why a 10% correction could be bullish (USA TODAY). Most analysts seem to believe a significant pull-back is inevitable---the only question
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Market Declining On Schedule, DAA Offers Textbook Response

It was just over two weeks ago when we warned that the market was entering a time of the year when pullbacks are extremely common. The market was near its all-time highs when we noted, "the average pullback in the S&P 500
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