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Sector Rotation – July 2020 Update

There is no change to the official SR recommendation for July. Read on for the details. Sector Rotation is a high-risk/high-volatility strategy. While its peaks and valleys have been more extreme than SMI's other
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The Shape of Things to Come

There’s much debate among economists about the likely path of our country’s recovery from the pandemic-fueled recesssion. Those who think about such things tend to talk in terms of “shapes.” So, in a series of surveys
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Money Roundup: Consumers Pull Out Their Wallets, Be Careful What you Wish For, and More

It is officially summertime! So grab a refreshing cold beverage and enjoy this week's Roundup!
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July Issue Release Timing

The stock market suffered a second significant sell-off today, its second in the past 10 sessions. The S&P 500 is basically flat for June at this point, closing today at 3,050 after ending May at
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Don’t Believe Everything You See (or Read or Hear)

An old proverb, variously attributed, says: "A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots." In other words, false information travels fast, but the truth much more slowly. The
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Money Roundup: Day-Traders in the Spotlight, Calling an End to the Recession, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Low-information ‘investors’ rule the stock market — at least until they lose every cent (MarketWatch). This is no way to get introduced to
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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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SMI on the Radio: The Case for Gold (audio and transcript)

Central-bank actions and overall economic conditions are making gold an increasingly attractive investment, as SMI executive editor Mark Biller explained yesterday's MoneyWise Live from Moody Radio. To listen to a portion
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“Okay Boomer” Comes for the Stock Market

In November, 2019, 25-year-old Chlöe Swarbrick, a member of New Zealand’s Parliament, popularized the phrase, “Okay Boomer,” when she used the dismissive comment to shut down an older colleague who had interrupted her as
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Money Roundup: Interest Rates Going Nowhere, A Game of Endurance, and More

Here's this week's collection of interesting articles about investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Enjoy! Fed signals interest rates will likely stay near zero at least through 2022 amid COVID-19 (USA Today).
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