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SMI on the Radio: Funds Across the Water

This has been a good year (so far) for international investing — evidenced by the fact that the foreign funds currently recommended in SMI's Upgrading strategy are boasting year-to-date returns of 20%-to-30%! Today on
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Diversifying Abroad: A Primer on International Investing

The United States of America remains the center of the investing universe, but trends set in motion long ago seem certain to diminish its prominence in the decades ahead. As the 21st century unfolds, other nations and
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The Brexit Vote: WIll They or Won’t They? And What It Might Mean If They Do

Brexit, anyone? Perhaps you're aware there's a big vote going down in the United Kingdom this week. There's going to be a referendum on Thursday to determine if the UK remains in, or withdraws from, the European Union.
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Technical Analysis Confirms DAA’s Latest Moves

Our Dynamic Asset Allocation strategy took its decisions down to the wire at the end of April, with multiple categories vying closely for limited available slots in the official recommendations. Like a good game of musical
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Rarity Of Average Returns / Why Foreign Stocks Will Be Increasingly Prominent

Two quick hitting stories of interest for you today. Average Is Unusual First, we've noted this before, but it's worth pointing out for newer readers. That 8%-10% annual return you (and everyone else) are expecting from
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Why There Will Be More Foreign Stocks In Our Future

At least as far back as 2007, we've been explaining that the globalization of the world economy and financial markets has been pushing more of the opportunity for investors outside the U.S. From our January 2007 new
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Are You Ready for What May Be a Deflationary Dance in 2015?

As we discuss our suggested portfolio allocations for 2015, remember that the most important characteristic of your portfolio — the factor that influences the performance of your portfolio more than any other — is the way
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Foreign Investing - SMI Radio Appearance

I'm chatting on the radio today with Howard Dayton and Steve Moore of Compass — Finances God's Way. Our focus is on foreign investing. More specifically, we're addressing the question: How important is it to have foreign
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Dollar Rally Punishing Foreign Stock Returns

We looked at a few details behind lagging small-company stock returns last Thursday. Today, I thought I'd do the same for foreign stocks. Once again turning to Bespoke Investment Group for a pretty illustration of the
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Why Your Portfolio Needs Foreign Stocks

As early as 2009, SMI began explaining that an eventual increase in our foreign-stock allocations was inevitable. This view was based on unfolding long-term demographic and growth trends. For much of the five years since,
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