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Sector Rotation – September 2022 Update

There is no change to the official SR recommendation for September. 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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No Changes to Stock or Bond Upgrading for September

Despite rallies, neither stocks nor bonds have moved enough to definitively change their longer-term trends.
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Making Sense of the Market’s Recent Cross-Currents

Every bear market rally lures investors into (wrongly) believing a new bull market is underway. SMI's process helps you avoid getting taken in by shorter-term trends.
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A Worried Investor No More

Don't waste time with investing-related discouragement, regret, and second-guessing. There's a more constructive approach.
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Why Does the Stock Market Go Up?

Why do stock prices constantly change? Here's a primer on why prices go up and down — and why the long-term trend of the market is upward.
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Overcoming Common “Cognitive Biases” in Investing

A cognitive bias can affect your judgment. Here are five that regularly trip up investors, and how SMI’s investing approach can help combat them.
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How Your Spending May Save Your Retirement

Do you really need to replace your entire current income to live comfortably in retirement? Here's why the answer is probably "no."
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Death and Debt: Who Pays if You Leave Debts Behind?

When you die, most of your debts won't disappear. Some will be paid from your estate. Others may pass to survivors.
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History-Making Events and Other Points to Ponder

A roundup of market notes, quotes, and anecdotes.
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Money Roundup: Fed Warns of “Some Pain” Ahead, A Bull by Any Other Name, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Powell warns of "some pain" ahead as the Fed fights to bring down inflation (CNBC). As for all the speculation about when the Fed will end
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