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A Prayer for Memorial Day

This prayer was written several years ago by author and speaker Mark D. Roberts, now of Fuller Theological Seminary's DePree Center. It appears here in slightly abridged form. Gracious and Sovereign God, Lord of all
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DAA – June 2021 Update

There are no official changes to the DAA lineup for June. Read on for the full details. DAA is a core portfolio strategy designed to help SMI readers share in some of a bull market’s gains, while minimizing (or even
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Sector Rotation – New Recommendation for June 2021

There is a new Sector Rotation fund being recommended for June. 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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Money Roundup: What a Difference a Year Makes, Working With “Holy Intent,” and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web — a day early this week because we'll have Dynamic Asset Allocation and Sector Rotation strategy updates for you tomorrow. Last year vs. this
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Stock Upgrading – New Fund Recommendation for June 2021

Stock Upgrading is a mechanical strategy that involves owning mutual funds and ETFs that are exhibiting strong recent momentum. As that momentum fades, holdings are replaced by new selections. The simplest method of
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Bond Upgrading – New Fund Recommendation for June 2021

SMI Bond Upgrading involves investing half of the bond portfolio in two “core” funds that are permanent holdings. These two funds provide stability to the portfolio. The other half of the bond portfolio is invested in a
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The Large Impact of (Even) Low Inflation Over Time

Even at low levels, inflation is a stealthy, ever-present force that’s constantly whittling away at the value of your dollars.
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Everything I Needed to Know About Investing, I Learned at the Beach

A beach trip can be filled with timeless and unforgettable lessons about investing basics. Can you spot them?
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How Well Protected Are Your Investment Accounts?

Suppose someone hacked your brokerage account, or your broker went belly up. What would happen to your money?
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Do You Need Rental-Car Insurance?

You might be covered by policies you already have. Here’s how to find out.
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