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Articles from 07/2020

The Risk in the Mirror and Other Points To Ponder

Democratizing gambling “They make it so easy for people that don’t know anything about stocks. Then you go there and you start to lose money.” – Navy medic Richard Dobatse, who made and then lost nearly $1 million
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SMI on the Radio: Becoming a Wise Steward in the Area of Investing (audio and transcript)

Anyone can become a wise and faithful steward in the area of investing. You just need to be teachable! By 2012, Sound Mind Investing managing editor Matt Bell had 20 years of experience writing and teaching about biblical
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Money Roundup: More Stimulus Ahead, Stay Humble and Teachable, and More

Here's our Roundup for a midsummer's day. We hope you find these articles interesting and helpful! Republican plan would send more $1,200 stimulus checks in August (Bloomberg Tax). "Using the same parameters as the last
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The Conflicting Messages of the Bond, Gold, and Stock Markets

While many investors tend to focus primarily (or exclusively) on the stock market, there are important signals that can be gleaned from other markets as well. Here’s what a few of the key markets seem to be
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The S&P 500: Increasingly Concentrated in a Handful of Stocks

The venerable S&P 500 may seem like a broad index. After all, it reflects the performance of about 500 large U.S. companies and covers roughly 80% of the American equity market by capitalization. But if you look more
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Money Roundup: Shiller Expects Lasting Economic Pain, The Greatest Danger for Investors, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Economic pain may last for years, Shiller warns (Chief Investment Officer). What would happen if everyone stopped trying to keep up with the
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Market Whip-Around

Rather than writing a deep-dive on a particular topic today, I thought it might be worthwhile to briefly touch on a number of different things I'm seeing and thinking about. Note that these won't necessarily be tidy
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Took an RMD This Year? You Can Put it Back

Joseph called attention to an issue in a recent Friday roundup that we thought important enough — and relevant to enough of our readers — to warrant a separate article. The issue? That if you took a required minimum
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Money Roundup: Glittering Gold, Unlikely Doesn’t Mean Impossible, and More

Here's our latest collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. We hope you find them helpful! Record-high gold prices are in sight (Bloomberg via Yahoo). This would seem to bode well
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 6-30-20

We've updated SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings with performance data through June 30, 2020. • The Portfolio Tracker: The Tracker makes it possible to personalize SMI's fund rankings
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