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Crypto Update

This article is meant as a follow-up guide to SMI's February 2022 cover article: Intro to Crypto. If you haven't read that, I encourage you to do so before continuing on here.
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Earning the Right to Stay Calm

I'm going to keep it short and sweet today, as the market throws its first really big punch of this bear market.
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Systems vs. Predictions

Last week, SMI published How SMI’s Process Helps Investors Buy Low and Sell High, which focused on how our momentum-driven, trend-following strategies handle the market's big bull/bear turning points. One of the big ideas
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Facing Your Fears: Modeling the Impact of a Significant Bear Market on Your Financial Plan

Millions of investors make counter-productive and potentially life-altering moves during a bear market. Here’s how to avoid being one of them.  
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How SMI’s Process Helps Investors Buy Low and Sell High

SMI's active strategies are built on the principles of trend-following and momentum. Here’s how our process works, both in theory and in practice.
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Lessons From Past Bear Markets – Are You Prepared?

We don’t yet know if we're facing a prolonged bear market. But if so, are you ready to take advantage of it?
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SMI on the Radio: Keeping a Level Head Amid the Market’s Ups and Downs (audio & transcript)

A solid investing plan can keep you from going wobbly when the stock market turns volatile and starts trending downward. Although no single plan is right for everyone, the mark of any reliable plan is that it is built on
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Bear Alert Update

SMI's Bear Alert indicator triggered this past Friday. That means the S&P 500 put in its first weekly (Friday) close at a level more than -15% below the prior high. That high was set a little more than four months ago on
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Maintaining Perspective

Everyone take a deep breath. It's been ugly out there the past three days. Four months into this bear market, we finally got the first whiff of real fear and perhaps a little capitulation selling yesterday. There are two
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And So It Begins

The big day is finally here — Fed day, the day everyone expects the Fed to begin tightening conditions in earnest. This has been long telegraphed, as modern central banks seem to hate surprising investors. But it's still a
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