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Sighting: Don’t Let Fear Scare You Out of Stocks

The most damaging consequence of the financial crisis wasn’t the temporary 50% decline in stock prices. It was the unrecoverable loss experienced by those investors who sold in panic and have remained in cash for the past
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Optional Inflation Hedges — July 2015 Update

Optional Inflation Hedges (OIH) is an optional add-on strategy. It caters to investors who are concerned about the potential for rising inflation. OIH uses three funds in equal measure, each focused on an industry segment
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Money Roundup: Later Life Financial Landmines, Reconsidering Whether to Fight the Fed, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web—a little early this week since we're getting ready to post the July newsletter. 3 retirement-crushing unforeseen circumstances (USA
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Whatever Happened to Gold?

In the early 1970s I came across a small book with a seemingly big message that made a great impact on my impressionable young mind. It was called Fiat Money Inflation in France, and recounted the experience of the French
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How Short-Term Thinking Can Derail Long-Term Success

Keeping a long-term mindset is one of the most difficult challenges investors face. It’s one thing to say you’re a long-term investor with a long-term mentality. You may want that to be true and may even believe it to be
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Money Roundup: Staring Down Your Investment Fears, An Investor’s Worst Enemy, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Don’t let market fear scare you out of stocks (MarketWatch). Wise investors control what they can, while letting go of all the
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Personal Portfolio Tracker Update (Data Through May 31)

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker has been updated to reflect data current through 5/31/15. Not familiar with this powerful tool? Read on for a brief overview. SMI's most popular web tool has long been the Personal
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If I’d Known I Was Going to Live This Long, I Would Have Taken Better Care of My 401(k)

You might recognize the above title as a takeoff on the more familiar "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself," a sentiment attributed to various individuals ranging from Mark
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Money Roundup: Economy Stronger Than Previously Thought, Bull Markets Don’t Always End Badly, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. It looks like the U.S. economy may not have shrunk this year after all (Bloomberg). Speculation about an interest rate increase
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What If…

 “Live for today.” “You only go around once.” You’ve heard these phrases. They represent a popular philosophy – in essence, grab for all you can get right now since you don’t know what may happen tomorrow. Similar words
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