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EFA’s Wild Ride Yesterday

Yesterday was a great illustration of a few principles SMI frequently preaches: Watching your investments too closely can cause heartburn Distributions can cause deceptive price action in specific funds/ETFs Relying
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A “Clear and Present Danger” to Your Portfolio

Today is Fed Day, although perhaps we should be calling it "Central Bank Week," given that the European Central Bank meets tomorrow (with the expectation of more details regarding the timeline for the unwinding of its
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That Didn’t Take Long!

At the end of SMI's June article, What the Flattening Yield Curve Says About the Economy and Markets, I wrote the following:
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What the Flattening Yield Curve Says About the Economy and Markets

In the decade since the 2008 financial crisis ended, interest rates have dominated most discussions of the economy and financial markets. The Federal Reserve assured this would be the case by lowering short-term interest
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Growth Has Dominated Value: Will it Continue?

Two main distinctions are used when categorizing individual stocks. The first is size: is the company large or small? The second is style: is the stock primarily attractive to investors because of its growth
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SMI on the Radio: The Stock Market in 3D

No one really knows how the stock market will perform in the short-term, i.e., over the next 3 years or so. Things could go up, down, or sideways — or all of the above. However, if you invest for the long-term (at least 10
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SMI Funds Update

The SMI Funds, advised by SMI Advisory Services, are a separate business from the SMI newsletter. However, given the significant interest in the SMI Funds among newsletter readers, we thought it would be helpful for the
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The Stock Market in ā€œ3Dā€

Movie fans enjoy watching movies in “3D” because they offer depth and perspective beyond what’s available in a standard “2D” picture. Viewing the market outlook in “three dimensions” can potentially offer similar depth and
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Corrections vs. Bear Markets

SMI has always believed that helping investors form realistic expectations is important to their long-term success. That's because investing success is primarily driven by controlling one's emotions, and knowing what's
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Annual Seasonality Sell Signal Triggered ā€“ Spring 2018

Well, this certainly isn't an "ideal" sell signal for the annual seasonality system. Ideally, the market is performing well coming into the last of the "six best months" of the year: November-April. Then as the market
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