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The Crucial Role of Diversification in Reducing Risk

Investors should build portfolios the way managers assemble sports teams — with an eye toward diversifying their talent so they can compete effectively under a variety of conditions.
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Gold & DAA

SMI's Dynamic Asset Allocation strategy provides investors with a tactical approach to investing in gold. The results of the past decade demonstrate how helpful that can be relative to allocating a higher static percentage
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Calculating Your Personal ‘Great Recession’ Loss

We had an excellent question come in via the MoneyGuidePro® section of the SMI Forums recently, and I wanted to address it here to put it in front of a wider audience. It's central to effectively following the instructions
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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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The Impact of Rising Interest Rates

There are two key points to understand about yesterday's Federal Reserve decision to boost interest rates another 0.25%: The decision to raise rates was made primarily in response to positive economic news The markets'
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Why GLD Isn’t In The Fund Performance Rankings

Some have noticed that GLD, the vehicle for investing in gold that's a prominent piece of our DAA strategy, isn't included in the FPR. Here's an explanation, as well as a workaround for those who want to track its
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Gold-Mining Funds Have Been Hot in 2016, But Are They Right for DAA?

In our August SMI cover article, we provided a primer on when and why to own gold. That article explained why we believe a tactical approach to owning gold is best for most people, and how our Dynamic Asset Allocation
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A Primer on When and Why to Own Gold

SMI’s last cover article on gold was more than five years ago. Since then much has changed in the economic outlook, and the metal has endured a prolonged, bruising bear market that knocked gold prices down 44%. SMI has
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A Primer on Buying Gold Bullion

Gold has a centuries-long history of serving as money due to several factors — it is durable, scarce, divisible into smaller units, easily transported, and readily hidden or stored. As you consider the many ways to profit
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What Does the BitGold Acquistion of GoldMoney Mean for GoldMoney Customers?

When I wrote about gold two weeks ago, one of our members asked my opinion as to whether the recent takeover of GoldMoney by a Canadian company, BitGold, should be a concern to GoldMoney customers. I was on vacation when
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