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SMI on the Radio: COVID-19 and Your Money (audio and transcript)

SMI's Mark Biller was on the radio again today, discussing the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This time, he spoke with Ken Brooks and Deb Gustafson of Ken and Deb Mornings, a program produced by Moody Radio
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DAA – April 2020 Update

There are no changes to the DAA lineup for April. Read on for the full details. DAA is a core portfolio strategy that is designed to help SMI readers share in some of a bull market’s gains, while minimizing (or even
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Can a Bear Be Your Friend?

A bear market isn't much fun. But there are different ways to respond to a bear. If you're still in the prime accumulation phase of your investing life, a bear market is your friend. Really. A quote in the current issue
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SMI on Facebook Live: The Market’s Wild Ride (video/audio and transcript)

SMI executive editor Mark Biller offered a market update yesterday via Facebook Live, joining hosts Rob West and Steve Moore for a special video edition of the radio program MoneyWise Live. Despite the big rebound this
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What We All Need to Know

In times like these, it's crucial to remember lessons from market history, as well as reassuring truths from God’s Word.
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Aren’t Bonds Supposed to Be Safe?

Many investors were surprised to see long-term bonds fall alongside stocks on the most volatile days in March. Here is why that happened, and why a bond rebound seems likely.
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The Enduring Optimism of an Investor

In the long run, optimistic investors — those who stick with their plan come what may — always end up better off than the pessimists who let fear get the best of them. 
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When a “Bucket Strategy” Shines

If you're retired, or close to retirement, having plenty of cash on hand allows you to take a bear market in stride. You can calmly wait for your stock-based investments to recover.
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Why Isn’t Gold Glittering?

In tumultuous times, gold typically assumes the role of a safe haven. This time, not so much. Or perhaps we should say, "Not yet." As you may know, gold enjoyed a strong run-up the weeks and months before the pandemic.
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All That Has NOT Changed

Under the best of circumstances, the Bible describes us as strangers in a strange land, exiles living temporarily far from home. But this? Well, this is really strange. Grocery store shelves picked clean. The kids — even
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