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Recessions and the Stock Market

If a recession is at hand, the current bear market could last a while. Bear markets accompanied by recessions tend to last longer and drop farther than non-recessionary bears. 
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Making Sense of the Market’s Recent Cross-Currents

Every bear market rally lures investors into (wrongly) believing a new bull market is underway. SMI's process helps you avoid getting taken in by shorter-term trends.
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Why Does the Stock Market Go Up?

Why do stock prices constantly change? Here's a primer on why prices go up and down — and why the long-term trend of the market is upward.
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Overcoming Common “Cognitive Biases” in Investing

A cognitive bias can affect your judgment. Here are five that regularly trip up investors, and how SMI’s investing approach can help combat them.
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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

In 1970s Redux?, we recently took a look at the long "plateau" periods the stock market periodically goes through between big, secular bull markets. The key chart from that article was this one:
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Bear Market Exhaustion

Anybody feeling tired yet? As we enter the eighth month of this bear market, I'm feeling the exhaustion creeping in. That's amplified by the fact that we've had this head-scratching rally that keeps...running...higher,
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1970s Redux?

In some ways, 2022 seems like a return to economically turbulent 1970s. If we are facing a 70s repeat, how should that affect your investing plan?
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Mark’s Mid-Year Video Update

Once a month, Mark Biller provides a half-hour video update for SMI Private Client investors. Mark is the Senior Portfolio Manager for Private Client, as well as serving as the Executive Editor for the SMI
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Stock Indexes: Taking the Measure of the Market

News reports about how “the market” performed are based on "indexes" that reflect the performance of particular groups of stocks. The performance of those groups can vary widely.
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Earning the Right to Stay Calm

I'm going to keep it short and sweet today, as the market throws its first really big punch of this bear market.
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