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Black Friday Comes Early, and Other Points to Ponder

An unknowable future becomes more so “In the best of times, predicting the path of the economy with any certainty is difficult. We are now experiencing a whole new level of uncertainty, as questions only the virus can
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Feel Free to Copy and Distribute Our May Cover Article on Trusting in God’s Faithfulness

Several SMI members have responded enthusiastically to Austin's encouraging piece, Trusting God to Work Things Together for Good. "Timely, more than you know," said one. "This one was a real gem," said another. "Tears and
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Memorial Day 2020

Here is the U.S. law related to the observance of Memorial Day. 36 U.S. Code § 116. Memorial Day (a) Designation — The last Monday in May is Memorial Day. (b) Proclamation — The President is requested to issue each
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SMI on the Radio: Staying Steady When the Market Is Turbulent (audio and transcript)

As the market's wild ride continues, SMI executive editor Mark Biller offered advice about staying as steady as possible in your investing approach on yesterday's MoneyWise Live from Moody
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It Isn’t Just the Results, It’s the Ride

When I used to play a lot of golf, one of my frequent playing partners had a phrase he used at least once per round: “At the end of the day, they don’t ask, ‘How?’ They ask, ‘How many?’” He would say that after he hit a
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Technical Breakdown

As most of you know, SMI's strategies run on a set of well-defined, mechanical rules. Things like studying charts and technical analysis don't factor into our investment process, so we rarely comment on such matters. That
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Brushing Up on Investing Lingo

At Sound Mind Investing, we have a commitment to clarity. As we say on our mission/vision page, "We tell you what you need to know, not everything there is to know." And we try to do so in simple language, avoiding (as
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 4-30-20

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings are now updated with performance data through April 30, 2020. • The Portfolio Tracker: The Tracker can personalize SMI's fund rankings to your
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The 69th Annual National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the U.S., a day observed annually since 1952 but with a history dating back to pre-Revolutionary War times. In most years, Americans hold public prayer gatherings in towns and cities
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The Market is Not the Economy

The biggest issue facing investors right now is how to reconcile the obvious carnage in the real economy with the relentlessly rising stock market. There's a tendency to interpret the market as a predictor of the economy,
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