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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 11-30-19

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings are now available with performance data updated through Nov. 30, 2019. • The Portfolio Tracker: The Tracker can personalize SMI's fund rankings to
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Plugging the Holes in Your Portfolio

There are three primary reasons why investors don't get the returns they expect from their portfolios. I'm not talking about when a person makes poor investing choices out of ignorance, or when a portfolio simply
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SMI on the Radio: Investing via Investor-Friendly “Exchange-Traded Funds” (audio and transcript)

Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are becoming increasingly popular with investors — and for good reason. SMI executive editor Mark Biller explained the attraction of ETFs yesterday on
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 10-31-19

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings are now available with performance data updated through Oct. 31, 2019. The Portfolio Tracker: The Tracker can personalize SMI's fund rankings to your
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What’s Not to Like? As Commissions Drop to Zero, Already Low-Cost ETFs Become Even More Attractive

Many brokers have now eliminated commissions for online ETF trades. That makes investing via exchange-traded funds cheaper than ever.
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 9-30-19

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and the monthly Fund Performance Rankings report are now available with performance data updated through Sept. 30, 2019. The Portfolio Tracker: The online Tracker personalizes SMI's fund
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In the Battle of the Brokers, the Gloves Are Off

Two titans of the brokerage business climbed into the ring this week for another round of the investing industry's long-standing price fight — this time with the gloves off. On Monday, Charles Schwab announced it would
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SMI on the Radio: The Pros and Cons of Target-Date Funds (audio and transcript)

SMI executive editor Mark Biller joined MoneyWise Live hosts Rob West and Steve Moore yesterday to explain the basics of "target-date funds," which are available via many workplace-based retirement
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 8-31-19

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and the monthly Fund Performance Rankings report are now available with performance data updated through Aug. 31, 2019. The Portfolio Tracker: The online Tracker personalizes SMI's fund
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Is Indexing the New Subprime Crisis?

The rise of passive investing, or "indexing," has been going on since the first index funds were introduced back in the 1970s. But the bull market that began a decade ago in 2009 has really kicked the indexing trend into
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