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March Sightings

Observations on the Market Correction There’s rarely a good reason for a stock market downturn. I’ve been studying many of the historical bear markets and corrections that don’t get as much publicity as the usual suspects
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The Stock Market Isn’t Rational and Other Points to Ponder

When the tide goes out “A portfolio that gets so scary that you bail out at the bottom is destined to fail. There will always be apparent dangers and steep declines.” – Jeff Miller, encouraging readers of his Dash of
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Money Roundup: Conversion Considerations, Putting Bear Markets in Perspective, and More

Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web — a day early this week because we'll have the March issue of the Sound Mind Investing newsletter for you
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Important Update About the TD Ameritrade Acquisition of Scottrade

This is a big week for Scottrade customers, which includes many SMI members. If that includes you, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time this Friday and running through the weekend, you will not have access to your Scottrade
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Money Roundup: Hoping for a Stock Plunge, Don't Over-Focus on the Markets, and More

Here's our linkfest for a midwinter Friday. Enjoy!
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Understanding the Recent Market Correction

As the market correction was unfolding early last week, I provided some commentary about what was going on, and Matt dug into the ultimately more-important question of how we should respond to the downturn as individual
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker and Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 1-31-18

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings report have been updated to reflect mutual-fund performance data current through 1/31/2018. The Tracker and FPR are typically updated monthly between
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Money Roundup: The End or Nowhere Near, Forgetting What Got Us Here, and More

Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
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The Unexpected Homegoing of an SMI Brother

The SMI family lost a good friend this week with the unexpected passing of Tom Hahn. Many of you "knew" Tom through his frequent interactions here on the SMI site. Tom started with SMI almost at the very beginning — 1992.
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Market vs. Behavioral Risk

I recently answered a member question about the return of SMI's recommended bond funds so far in 2018. A primary focus of that reply was that, while of course we'd love to always earn great returns from our bond holdings,
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