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SMI on the Radio: Winds of Change in the Stock Market (audio & transcript)

The stock market started the new year by hitting record highs, but since then it's been rough sailing. On yesterday's MoneyWise Live, SMI's executive editor Mark Biller discussed the recent pullback, plus the ongoing
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The Hardest Work of an Investor

There’s a lot to this whole investing thing, isn’t there? There’s the need to figure out how much to invest to be adequately prepared for retirement or to help our kids pay for college. But that isn’t really all that
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Is the Bear Here?

I wanted to briefly touch base with everyone following this nasty week in the markets.
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Winds of Change Are Blowing: Casting a Wary Eye on 2022

The Fed is poised to tighten monetary policy despite a (likely) slowing economy. Plus we’re approaching a political cycle that’s rattled the markets in the past.
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Easy Ways to Add Downside Protection To Your Portfolio

Want additional portfolio protection in 2022? Learn about new ETFs that enable you to add safeguards simply.
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Unpacking October’s 6.2% Inflation Report

October's CPI (consumer price index) inflation report was a doozie. Year-over-year, inflation rose at a 6.2% rate through October, the fastest rise in 30 years. When the inflation debate was kicking off early this year,
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Investing for Short-Term Goals in Today’s Stock/Bond Environment

The Fed’s low-rate policy has created a tough situation for short-term investing. Your best option may be to stand the traditional approach on its head.
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SMI on the Radio: A Nervous Market (audio & transcript)

Bearish sentiment rose sharply last month — and even though that sentiment has now softened somewhat, many investors remain uneasy. They're concerned about the economic and market impact of Fed policy, rising inflation,
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Annual Seasonality Buy Signal Triggered – Fall 2021

This post has the potential to be confusing, especially for newer readers. So let me begin by saying that if you don't know what the term "annual seasonality" means, you can safely ignore everything written below. You
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$100 Oil — Why Not?

I've had some direct member requests for comment regarding "the stimulus and other Congressional goings-on and how this might all play out in the market both short and long-term" (to quote one that came in this
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