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Articles from 11/2016

Are You Missing Your October Newsletter?

In a normal month, SMI sends out close to 7,500 newsletters in the mail. We'll typically get 5-6 back due to no forwarding address for people that have moved, or other unusual situations. Last month we got 40 or so
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The Day the Prediction Machine Died (Hopefully)

Last week’s Donald Trump victory was historic for many reasons. Hopefully for investors, it will be remembered as the day they finally gave up on listening to — and even worse, responding to — those who claim to know what
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Money Roundup: What HASN’T Changed Since Tuesday, Investment Lessons From Trump’s Win, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. The next 4 years are going to be more difficult for investors, and it has nothing to do with Trump (MarketWatch). The world may
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker and Fund Performance Rankings with Data through 10-31-16

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings report have been updated to reflect data current through 10/31/2016. The Tracker and FPR are typically updated monthly between the 10th-14th of the
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Market Quickly Adjusts to Surprise Trump Victory

If you were among the night owls who stayed up late watching the election results come in last night, you probably saw the reports that stock market futures were selling off dramatically as the news sunk in that Trump was
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Money Roundup: Stop Worrying About the Election, Rethinking Your Investment Assumptions, and More

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Election: Markets are non-partisan long term (Vanguard). History tells us the presidential election will have less impact on
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The Declaration of Independence Revisited

[This article has been updated from one that first appeared in SMI in the October 1994 issue. Sadly, more than 20 years later, it's more timely than ever.] “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find
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TD Ameritrade Buying Scottrade

In the biggest broker deal of the past few years, TD Ameritrade announced last week that it will be acquiring Scottrade in a $4 billion deal that is estimated to close roughly a year from now. It's been a while since a
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