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SMI on the Radio: A Nervous Market (audio & transcript)

Bearish sentiment rose sharply last month — and even though that sentiment has now softened somewhat, many investors remain uneasy. They're concerned about the economic and market impact of Fed policy, rising inflation,
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Annual Seasonality Buy Signal Triggered – Fall 2021

This post has the potential to be confusing, especially for newer readers. So let me begin by saying that if you don't know what the term "annual seasonality" means, you can safely ignore everything written below. You
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$100 Oil — Why Not?

I've had some direct member requests for comment regarding "the stimulus and other Congressional goings-on and how this might all play out in the market both short and long-term" (to quote one that came in this
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Taper Talk

For now, the Fed is prioritizing its employment mandate over trying to ensure price stability. But what if higher inflation persists and the economy begins to weaken? That’s a risky scenario for
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SMI on the Radio: An Overvalued Market? (audio and transcript)

As money loses value, prices rise. That's part of what's happening at the supermarket and in the stock market — as SMI executive editor explained yesterday on Moody Radio's MoneyWise Live.  He also spoke with host Rob
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Beginning of the End, or Business as Usual?

I hope that most SMI members are staying relatively detached from the day-to-day moves of the market, confident that their well-balanced portfolios — personalized to their season of life and risk tolerance — will safely
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Bond Investing 201

Short- and long-term interest rates are driven by different forces. That's a crucial matter when it comes to bond investing.
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It’s All About the Fed

It pains me to title an article this way. So many of the market's — and broader society's — current problems can be traced back to the increasingly activist role the Federal Reserve has taken in the markets over the past
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Pictures That Are Worth Lots of Words

"A picture is worth a thousand words," the adage goes. That is not universally true, but visual images can communicate quite efficiently and effectively. The pictures (i.e., graphs and charts) below are from the most
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Market Phase Transition Underway

The fact that certain investments perform better or worse during certain types of economic/market conditions is both an opportunity and a potential pitfall. It's an opportunity in that investors can potentially boost
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