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Articles from 08/2019

A Closer Look at Investment Costs

An SMI member wrote recently, asking about a potential alternative to GLD, the gold fund used in Dynamic Asset Allocation. Specifically, he wondered about IAU since its portfolio composition is the same as GLD (physical
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Money Roundup: Behind the Fed’s Rate Cut, Learning to Love Market Downturns, and More

Here's our waning-days-of-summer Roundup of worthwhile reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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Q&A – Answering Your Questions Now

For many years, SMI used to run a "Q&A" column in the newsletter every month where we would answer reader questions. We haven't done that in recent years, as the ability to interact in the comments on every article online
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SMI on the Radio: Interest-Rate Reversal (audio and transcript)

The Federal Reserve recently reversed course and cut interest rates. SMI executive editor Mark Biller explained why that's significant and what it may mean for investors yesterday on Moody Radio's MoneyWise
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The Social Security Administration Made a Mistake

Have you reviewed your Social Security earnings statement lately? You should. Even a small error could cost you thousands in retirement benefits.
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Money Roundup: Sounding the Yield-Curve Alarm, Reasons for Optimism, and More

Some of the better investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
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Yield Curve Inverts – What You Need to Know

We've been witnessing tremendous daily volatility in the stock market recently and today is no exception. That said, the primary catalyst for today's plunge lower — the "official" inverting of the yield curve — is a big
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An Update on “Multiply”

After introducing Multiply, SMI’s new video-based small-group/workshop resource about taking a biblical approach to investing earlier this year, it’s been exciting to see more and more churches and individuals making use
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Money Roundup: Fidelity’s Big Sweep, Keeping Your Cool in the Midst of Market Gyrations, and More

Here's our weekly Roundup of recent articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 7-31-19

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker as well our monthly Fund Performance Rankings report are now available with mutual fund performance data updated through July 31, 2019. The Portfolio Tracker: The online Tracker
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