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When Investors Freak Out

Last week, investment blogger Barry Ritholtz mentioned a 2021 study about "freaking out" — a term used to describe when investors "intentionally and abruptly" sell a "substantial portion" of their stock assets during a
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Money Roundup: Riding an Emotional Roller-Coaster, Inflation’s Lasting Impact on Healthcare Costs, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Don’t chop yourself up (The Irrelevant Investor).  When the market is as volatile as it’s been lately, “it’s normal for your views to ping
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The Fed’s Target Is…You

The Fed formally kicked off its tightening initiative last week with a relatively modest hike of 0.25% to the Fed Funds rate. The stock market has moved forcefully higher since then (although it finally sold off a bit
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All Investing Is Local

In many spheres of life, we play the comparison game — usually to our detriment. One day we’re perfectly content driving our 10-year-old Toyota. The next day, when our neighbor pulls up in a brand new car with all the
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Roundup: Preparing for a Recession, Charities That Pay Medical Expenses, and More

Here's the weekly Money Roundup as we head into the final weekend of winter(!). We hope you find these articles to be interesting and helpful. How to prepare for a recession (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense). Even
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Pressure Signs Are Mounting

Prior to last week, one of the things that had stood out to me about this year's market correction was how orderly it had been. Despite a significant war being added on top of what was already a substantial decline,
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Fed Hike Reactions

A few quick thoughts on the day of the first Fed rate hike since 2018...
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SMI on the Radio: 9 Biblical Principles for Investors (audio & transcript)

With the market wobbling, it's a good time to review basic principles! On Moody Radio's MoneyWise Live, SMI's executive editor Mark Biller discussed nine foundational truths that can help you be a wise and faithful
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Strategy Update for March (video)

Each month, Mark Biller provides a roughly half-hour video update for those who invest with SMI Private Client — the separate but affiliated business of SMI Advisory Services that manages individual portfolios. (SMI
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Money Roundup: The Case for a Recession, The Day the Market Bottomed, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Are we heading for a recession? (A Wealth of Common Sense). Point: “Each time inflation went over 5% in short order there was a recession
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