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The High Cost of Indecision and Other Points To Ponder

Signs point to continued growth “…the angle and speed of the market’s ascent…make it resemble most closely the powerful moves off decisive and sanctified market bottoms of yore, ones that kicked off long bull markets and
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If Joe Biden Wins the Election, Here’s What Will Happen in the Stock Market

Government policy is a significant factor in how the markets behave. But it is only one factor among many.
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S&P 500 Reaches New Highs

The S&P 500 index joined the Nasdaq in setting a new all-time high earlier this week. Completing this stunning -35% round trip from February highs to March lows and back to new highs, all in approximately six months, is
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SMI on the Radio: Easily Avoidable Investing Mistakes (audio and transcript)

Everyone makes mistakes. It goes with being human! Thankfully, many common investing mistakes are avoidable, as SMI executive editor Mark Biller explained earlier this week on MoneyWise Live from Moody Radio. To
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SMI on the Radio: Managing Money Through the Pandemic

At SMI, we are fans of Louisville-based Further Still Ministries, which “exists to encourage and lead men to lives of depth and influence, becoming disciple-makers out of the overflow.” I had the opportunity to be on its
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Keep Calm and Carry On

Yesterday's market action was something else! SMI investors who have enjoyed the steady gains in gold and long-term bonds through most of 2020 got hit with both barrels, as gold had its worst absolute daily drop in seven
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 7-31-20

We've updated SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings with performance data through July 31, 2020. • The Portfolio Tracker: Using the online Tracker, you can personalize SMI's fund rankings,
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The Bullish Case

SMI members took some distinctively more bullish steps at the end of July, moving into both new and more aggressive funds within Upgrading and moving way up the risk ladder within Sector Rotation. With stocks already up so
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The Investor’s Challenge: Making Peace With Doubt and Disappointment

In James Clear’s powerful book, Atomic Habits, he recalls a conversation he had with an elite weightlifting coach. Clear asked him, “What’s the difference between the best athletes and everyone else? What do the really
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Sector Rotation – New Recommendation for August 2020

There is a new Sector Rotation fund being recommended for August. Read on for the details. Sector Rotation is a high-risk/high-volatility strategy. While its peaks and valleys have been more extreme than SMI's other
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