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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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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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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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Happy Birthday, Bull Market. Or Is It?

Exactly seven years ago, the stock market abruptly turned the corner from the wicked 56% bear market of 2007-2009 and started climbing. As is usually the case, the economic news was terrible and nobody had any faith that a
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The More Things Change, the More God Stays the Same

[Matthew was a member of the SMI team for 10 years before departing to pursue his passion for fitness. His first book, The Body Tithe Devotional, is designed to encourage Christians through a 90-day fitness or health
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Overcoming Four Retirement Savings Roadblocks

Today, there are countless articles about retirement preparedness. Most say you’re not saving enough. Some, surprisingly, suggest all is well—you won’t need as much as you think you’ll need. As is the case with all things
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