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Automated Investing: When Helping Hurts

Investing is arguably the most complicated topic within personal finance. That point was brought home by a recent New York Times article in which Harvard Economist Sendhil Mullainathan candidly shared his own struggles
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Money Roundup: Investing Is An Imprecise Practice, The Biggest Risk Right Now, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Why precision and investing don’t mix (Time). This one may drive analytical types crazy, but there’s a lot of truth here. Review
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If Investing is So Difficult, Why Aren’t We Teaching Kids How to Invest?

A recent New York Times article by Harvard Economist Sendhil Mullainathan suggested that investing is too complicated. He candidly shared his own struggles to figure out what to invest in, and concluded that investing is
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Stock/Bond Market Valuations In Context

It's not unusual these days to read or hear statements tracking this line of thought: "With both stocks and bonds richly valued, what's an investor supposed to do?" It reflects the fact that both asset classes are trading
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Money Roundup: Retirement Rules of Thumb Fall Short, Investment Signals That Matter, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. How you're being misled by retirement-saving advice (MarketWatch). There’s a better way to plan for your retirement. Watch an
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Is Investing Too Complicated?

Investing is the most complicated topic within personal finance. But is it too complicated? In a recent New York Times article, Why Investing is So Complicated, and How to Make it Simpler, Harvard professor Sendhil
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Investors in SMI’s Enhanced Just-the-Basic Strategy Ask: Should We Sell China Region Fund Early?

Let's talk today about one of SMI's lesser known and followed premium strategies, Enhanced Just-the-Basics. It's something of a cross between Just-the-Basics (which is a pure indexing strategy) and Upgrading (where changes
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Personal Portfolio Tracker Update (Data Through June 30)

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker has been updated to reflect data current through 6/30/15. 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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Money Roundup: A History Lesson for Investors, the Two Risks That Matter Most, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Worried investors need a history lesson (Barron’s). Putting a crazy week into perspective. Yellen expects a rate hike to be
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Trading Halt at the NYSE Not a Concern for Long-Term Investors

It's not often we blog on a developing news story, but because of today's noon trading halt at the New York Stock Exchange we thought we might summarize for you the reporting we've found. (Of course, the trouble with a
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