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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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Faith, Fear…and Caution

The Bible is clear that fear is not to be our response at times like these. But with fear clearly off the table as an acceptable response, how do we balance faith versus a healthy level of caution?
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Big Down Days: What Happens Next?

No one knows where this market is heading next. And while we can't rule out that "this time is different" (it has been so far, after all), the simple fact is that it's usually not.
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Oil Adds Fuel to Financial Market Fire

Financial markets, already stressed from the coronavirus drama of recent weeks, received another stiff challenge this weekend, this time from the oil markets. The simplified version of what's going on is this: Saudi
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Market Circuit Breakers Triggered

If you're checking the market this morning, you've likely run into something new: circuit breakers have put the market in time-out! Here's Vanguard's explanation of how they work: Circuit-breaker points represent the
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Managing Expectations

After two wild weeks in the financial markets, the question on everyone's mind is "What happens next?" If you've read SMI very long, you know the answer: Nobody knows. Except this time, it's really, truly nobody knows,
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No Upgrading Changes For March

When the stock market started giving serious consideration to what the coronavirus crisis could do to 2020’s economic picture, things got ugly fast — creating an unusual and slightly uncomfortable position for SMI's Fund
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Lessons from Other Health Crises and Other Points to Ponder

Lessons from other health crises “If the past is any guide…the growth scare should be relatively brief. Recent global contagions going back to the SARS virus in 2003 have seen a sharp slowdown lasting about a quarter,
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