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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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How SMI’s Process Helps Investors Buy Low and Sell High

SMI's active strategies are built on the principles of trend-following and momentum. Here’s how our process works, both in theory and in practice.
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Lessons From Past Bear Markets – Are You Prepared?

We don’t yet know if we're facing a prolonged bear market. But if so, are you ready to take advantage of it?
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Maintaining Perspective

Everyone take a deep breath. It's been ugly out there the past three days. Four months into this bear market, we finally got the first whiff of real fear and perhaps a little capitulation selling yesterday. There are two
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And So It Begins

The big day is finally here — Fed day, the day everyone expects the Fed to begin tightening conditions in earnest. This has been long telegraphed, as modern central banks seem to hate surprising investors. But it's still a
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Market Risks Rise as Fed Joins Battle Against Inflation

The Fed's Quantitative Easing supplied extra money to the financial markets. Now, comes Quantitative Tightening. If the goal of QE was to boost asset prices, the goal of QT is to lower them.
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6 Principles for a Solid Investing Plan

No single investing strategy is right for everyone. But every good long-term strategy incorporates these six core principles.
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SMI on the Radio: Beyond Stocks and Bonds (audio & transcript)

Commodities, real estate, and certain other investments that once had little appeal to the average investor — and were largely out of reach anyway — have become more mainstream and accessible. And, as SMI executive editor
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Thinking Beyond Stocks and Bonds

The “60-40” stock/bond portfolio that's served investors well for decades is no longer sufficient. Fortunately, today’s investors have access to a range of other investments that can generate good
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Drawdowns – They’re a Drag, But a Fact of Life

The path toward gain always includes downturns along the way. Learn more about the stock market’s remarkable record of short-term losses and recoveries.
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