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EFA’s Wild Ride Yesterday

Yesterday was a great illustration of a few principles SMI frequently preaches: Watching your investments too closely can cause heartburn Distributions can cause deceptive price action in specific funds/ETFs Relying
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A “Clear and Present Danger” to Your Portfolio

Today is Fed Day, although perhaps we should be calling it "Central Bank Week," given that the European Central Bank meets tomorrow (with the expectation of more details regarding the timeline for the unwinding of its
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What the Flattening Yield Curve Says About the Economy and Markets

In the decade since the 2008 financial crisis ended, interest rates have dominated most discussions of the economy and financial markets. The Federal Reserve assured this would be the case by lowering short-term interest
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Growth Has Dominated Value: Will it Continue?

Two main distinctions are used when categorizing individual stocks. The first is size: is the company large or small? The second is style: is the stock primarily attractive to investors because of its growth
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Things I Know and Things I Know I Don’t Know

This week, I came across a rare investing gem on Twitter. For the most part, I haven't found Twitter to be particularly helpful in the investing arena. But a recent "Tweet Storm" — or series of tweets about the same topic
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The Stock Market in “3D”

Movie fans enjoy watching movies in “3D” because they offer depth and perspective beyond what’s available in a standard “2D” picture. Viewing the market outlook in “three dimensions” can potentially offer similar depth and
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How To Prepare for Investment “Accidents”

On April 17, less than an hour into its scheduled journey from New York to Dallas, Southwest Flight 1380 suffered an explosion in one of its two engines, causing shrapnel to pepper the plane’s wing and fuselage. The
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SMI on the Radio: Investing With a “Sound Mind”

"Most of the big mistakes people make with their investing are due to their emotions," SMI executive editor Mark Biller noted yesterday on MoneyWise Live. Mark joined hosts Rob West and Steve Moore to talk about investing
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Corrections vs. Bear Markets

SMI has always believed that helping investors form realistic expectations is important to their long-term success. That's because investing success is primarily driven by controlling one's emotions, and knowing what's
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Annual Seasonality Sell Signal Triggered – Spring 2018

Well, this certainly isn't an "ideal" sell signal for the annual seasonality system. Ideally, the market is performing well coming into the last of the "six best months" of the year: November-April. Then as the market
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