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Articles from 03/2016

Preparing for a downturn and other points to ponder

The bull market turns 7, but no one wants to celebrate “For the sake of argument, we will say the bull market is still alive.” – John Canally, Chief Economic Strategist at LPL Financial, quoted in a 3/9/16 Wall Street
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April Sightings

Sighting: Bear Markets Can Be Shorter Than You Think Investors in or approaching retirement are among those who have the most to lose in a bear market. Their investment horizons might not be long enough to recover from
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Money Roundup: The Three Major Market Risks, Welcome To The ‘Bunny Market,’ and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. What could end the stock market rebound? (Schwab). Keeping an eye on three major risks. US economy will bend, not break
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Enhanced Just-the-Basics Update: Q2 2016

For those following our Enhanced Just-the-Basics (EJtB) strategy, second quarter 2016 recommended fund selections are now available.
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Gap Between Retirement Confidence and Preparedness Continues to Grow

The number of today’s workers who are confident they’ll enjoy a secure, comfortable retirement is at odds with their actual preparedness. In fact, according to the latest annual Retirement Confidence Survey from the
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The Folly of Prediction

One of the headlines that greeted me this morning: Stock Market Crash? It's Coming, and This Chart Shows How It Will Unfold. Also saw this: There's Only One Buyer Keeping S&P 500's Bull Market Alive. And this: Fed
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Money Roundup: A Surprisingly Advantageous Investing Vehicle, How to Stay True to Your Investing Principles, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. 3 tricks for getting the most out of your HSA (Morningstar). A closer look at one of the most advantageous savings/investing
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The Good and Bad Sides of DAA

The market has certainly been taking investors on quite a ride lately. Investing pros sometimes (half) joke about the market taking investors on the path of maximum pain, and it certainly has felt like that at
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker and Fund Performance Rankings with Data through 2-29-16

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings report have been updated to reflect data current through 2/29/2016. The Tracker and FPR are updated monthly between the 10th-14th of the month,
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Money Roundup: What’s Next For the Aging Bull Market, Calling the Top is a Fool’s Errand, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. What doesn’t kill bull market in stocks may make it stronger (Bloomberg). Why the bull market may continue. Happy birthday bull
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