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State of the Markets After 100 Days

It's been 100 days since the WHO officially declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. I'll leave the medical/political sides of that to others, but it seems like an appropriate time to update some big picture thinking about the
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Making Sense of a Manic Market

The stock market is currently working through its third "once in a generation" crisis in the past 20 years. There was the Tech Bubble in the late-1990s that culminated in the bear market of 2000-2002. The loose-money
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Taking Market Turbulence in Stride

It's not easy to remain calm when the financial world seems to enter a period of temporary insanity. These ideas will help.
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Technical Breakdown

As most of you know, SMI's strategies run on a set of well-defined, mechanical rules. Things like studying charts and technical analysis don't factor into our investment process, so we rarely comment on such matters. That
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The Market is Not the Economy

The biggest issue facing investors right now is how to reconcile the obvious carnage in the real economy with the relentlessly rising stock market. There's a tendency to interpret the market as a predictor of the economy,
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When the Market Environment Gets Stormy, Rely on Your Instrument Panel

In times of uncertainty and fear, it’s crucial to rely on the discipline of a structured, proven approach to risk management. That’s just what SMI provides.
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What We Know & What We Don’t

The past two days have brought the first significantly positive news about the COVID-19 virus. While the overall news is still bad by any measure, with many more people continuing to get sick, be hospitalized and die, the
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What We All Need to Know

In times like these, it's crucial to remember lessons from market history, as well as reassuring truths from God’s Word.
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Keep Calm and Carry On: Don’t Let Market Turmoil Push You Into Short-Sighted Decisions

The markets are driven by crowd emotions. Becoming a successful investor demands that you rise above the crowd. 
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The Enduring Optimism of an Investor

In the long run, optimistic investors — those who stick with their plan come what may — always end up better off than the pessimists who let fear get the best of them. 
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