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Articles from 10/2018

Money Roundup: A New Approach to Credit Scores, Why Are Stocks Going Down?, and More

The November issue of the SMI newsletter will be published online tomorrow, so we're rolling out this week's Roundup a day early. Enjoy!
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SMI on the Radio: Trusting the Lord to Provide (audio/transcript)

Yesterday on Moody Radio's MoneyWise Live, SMI executive editor Mark Biller explained why giving to the Lord's work "is a tangible way that we demonstrate our faith in God's ability and his promises to provide for
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Neither Poverty nor Riches

[G]ive me neither poverty nor riches,     but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you     and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal,     and so dishonor the name of my
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Money Roundup: The ABCs of Your RMDs, Saving Your Retirement From a Market Crash, and More

Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
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Bond Market “Regime Change”

In SMI's October cover article, The Role of SMI’s Dynamic Asset Allocation Strategy in Light of Current Market Dynamics, we revisited the concern that led to the research/creation of DAA:
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The Always-Learning Investor

One of my favorite comic strips was Calvin and Hobbes. As you may recall, Calvin was a young boy and Hobbes was his toy stuffed tiger. At least, that’s what Hobbes appeared to be to other people. To Calvin, Hobbes was very
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Money Roundup: Dissecting the Sell-Off, Looking at the Bright Side, and More

Here is our end-of-a-rocky-week collection of interesting reads on investing and personal finance. Enjoy!
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Context for an Ugly October

If you've been tuned into the market's ugly recent slide, it's probably hard to believe that just three weeks ago the market was setting new all-time highs. This downturn has been sudden and painful, but isn't particularly
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker and Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 9-30-18

We've just updated SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and our monthly Fund Performance Rankings to reflect mutual-fund performance data through Sept. 30, 2018. The Portfolio Tracker is our most popular web tool. It
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It’s Complicated (in Some Cases): Finding a Suitable Money-Market Fund [UPDATED]

[This post has been updated with newly discovered information about low-cost MMF options at TD Ameritrade. See section below marked "UPDATE."] Upgrading 2.0, unveiled in our January issue, added a risk-management function
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