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SMI on the Radio: Can a Bear Market Be Your Investing Friend? (audio and transcript)

If you still have a long way to go before retirement, a bear market can be your investing friend, as SMI executive editor Mark Biller explained on Moody Radio's MoneyWise Live. Listen to an
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Active Management Due For a Rebound

During a bull market, "active" strategies can be frustrating when they trail "passive" index investing. But active approaches can be worth their weight in gold when a bear market arrives.
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The Bull Market’s 10th Birthday— Maybe

Today is the 10th anniversary of the lowest point of the Financial Crisis bear market. On March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 index hit its (symbolic!) intra-day low of 666. Its lowest close would come a few days later, but
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The Indispensable Virtue of Persistence

Every investment strategy will go through good times and bad. It takes persistence to stick with a strategy through its weak periods so it ultimately can succeed for you.
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Learning to Love Bear Markets: A Lesson in Contrary Thinking

If you’re like most investors, you cheer for the bull. That makes sense if you need to cash out your stock investments in the next 3-5 years. But otherwise, you’ve got it all wrong — you should be pulling for the
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Upside Risk and Other Points to Ponder

Blissful ignorance “If you had checked your portfolio on January 1, 1987, and then slept through the entire year and woken on December 31st you would have looked at your portfolio and said ‘huh, pretty slow year in the
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SMI on the Radio: Where Does the Market Go From Here? (audio and transcript)

After a terrible December and a terrific January, where does the market go from here?
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After January Rebound, What’s the Market’s Current Status?

The stock market has bounced back quite a bit from its recent sharp decline. Even so, SMI’s defensive systems are flashing warning lights. Here's why.
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History Indicates What Comes Next

As a follow-up to my post from yesterday, Significant Market Test Ahead, I want to highlight a few things from an excellent article by Bryce Coward, CFA, titled, What Does a Typical Counter-Trend Rally Look Like After a
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Significant Market Test Ahead

Let's take a look at the recent stock market recovery. From its low on Christmas Eve, the S&P 500 is up +11.5%. However, because it takes larger percentage gains to offset smaller percentage losses (the "cruel math" of
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