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April Sighting

Sighting: Gold & Stocks – A Complicated Correlation The equity market sell-off in the past few weeks has been shocking.... But what may also surprise you is the recent weakness in gold. Shouldn’t the safe-haven asset
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Why Isn’t Gold Glittering?

In tumultuous times, gold typically assumes the role of a safe haven. This time, not so much. Or perhaps we should say, "Not yet." As you may know, gold enjoyed a strong run-up the weeks and months before the pandemic.
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Interest Rates and Negative Bond Yields

President Trump got the financial world (OK, the non-financial world too!) fired up with the following early-morning tweets today:
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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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