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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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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 2-29-20

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings have been updated with performance data through Feb. 29, 2020 (of course, much has happened since then!). • The Portfolio Tracker: The Tracker can
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Using SMI’s Portfolio Tracker to Manage a Limited 401(k) Plan

Based on new research, we’re recommending a change to the process of implementing Upgrading in a work-based retirement plan that offers relatively few investment choices.
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 1-31-20

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings have been updated with performance data through Jan. 31, 2020. • The Portfolio Tracker: The Tracker can personalize SMI's fund rankings to your
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 12-31-19

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings have been updated with performance data through Dec. 31, 2019. • The Portfolio Tracker: The Tracker can personalize SMI's fund rankings to your
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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 explains the attraction of ETFs on Moody Radio's MoneyWise
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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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