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Annual Seasonality Signal Triggered, But Think Twice Before Selling

Right on schedule, the stock market is dropping as we hit May. For those who may not be familiar with the old "Sell in May and go away" advice, this is a familiar annual seasonality pattern for the stock market. We'll
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SMI on the Radio: Good News on the Economy, But Don’t Throw Caution to the Wind (audio & transcript)

The economy is booming and the stock market has been humming. But are we headed toward a significant bout of inflation? SMI's executive editor Mark Biller offered insights on the economy and the markets last week on Moody
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May 2021 Sightings

The Financial Times asks “Are Retail Investors Safe In Today’s Heady Stock Markets?” and The Wall Street Journal reports on the proposed hike in the capital-gains tax.
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Economic Update: Booming

Investors have had to navigate a series of huge plot twists over the past year. We're all familiar with them, so there's no need to go through them all yet again. Still, the speed and magnitude of the changes have been
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Is it Time to Reduce Your Investment Risk?

If your retirement years are starting to come into view, maybe it’s time to move to a less-aggressive investing posture. Will that still provide what you need in retirement? Here’s how to find
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One Year Ago

One year ago tomorrow — March 23, 2020 — the market's coronavirus crash hit bottom. No one knew it at the time. Here's an early morning report from the following day, via Value Line: After closing out their worst week
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SMI on the Radio: Why Interest Rates Are on the Increase (audio and transcript)

In the bond market, interest rates have been heading up — and rapidly. How might that affect your fixed-income investments and overall portfolio? SMI's executive editor Mark Biller offered insights earlier this week
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Are Stocks Really Overvalued?

One thing that makes it difficult to evaluate how good a deal stocks are at any given point in time is the measurement systems are constantly changing. Not only are there several different versions of popular valuation
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Higher Interest Rates Begin to Threaten the Status Quo

Rising interest rates affect virtually all corners of the investing landscape, which is why they are becoming such a focal point.
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IVOL: Profiting From Rising Interest Rates

A bond fund designed to excel in a time of rising interest rates? There is one. And if you have a bond-heavy portfolio, this ETF might be a great diversifier.
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