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Why Is This Aging U.S. Bull Market Acting So Spry?

With the stock market hitting new all-time highs last week, we were again reminded in the news that it is "the second longest bull market in U.S. history." But without seeing a comparison with the other modern bull
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker and Fund Performance Rankings with Data through 6-30-16

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings report have been updated to reflect data current through 6/30/2016. The Tracker and FPR are updated monthly between the 12th-14th of the month,
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Stock Market Finally Hits New Highs

The stock market closed a whisker beneath it's all-time highs last Friday, but has moved higher today, pushing it above both its closing (2,130.82) and intra-day highs (2,134.72) from May 2015. If the market closes above
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REITs Get A Higher Profile

Real Estate has been one of the best-performing asset classes in 2016. Vanguard's REIT index (VNQ), which is one of the bigger and more high-profile funds of Real Estate Investments Trusts (REITs), is up 14.8% so far this
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