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SMI on the Radio – Investing with the Long-Term in Mind

One key to becoming a successful investor is to "keep your eyes up and [looking] over the horizon" — as SMI Executive Editor Mark Biller explains on today's MoneyWise radio program. Only by maintaining a long-term look
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Investing with the Long-Term in Mind

In reading through Winning the Loser’s Game, source of this month’s cover article, I was especially taken by a chapter titled simply “Time” (much of which we included in the excerpt). It’s not that what Ellis wrote was new
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Should Annual Seasonality Be Part Of Your Investing Strategy?

The first significant volatility the stock market has faced in months has finally pulled the trigger on the annual seasonality sell signal today. This signal had been getting close to being triggered in recent days, and
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Market Observations: Breadth and Foreign Valuations

Two random observations to pass along today. They're not related (at least directly). I'm just throwing them into this post together. Market Breadth Narrowing Again Much has been written about the "FAANG" stocks —
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Bulls & Bears — Spring 2017 Edition

It's May, the month when some investors point to the "Sell in May and go away!" playbook for investing instructions. As we explained a few years ago in Protecting Your Portfolio Against An Unfavorable Election Cycle, we
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Time and Inflation: Your Portfolio’s Best Friend vs. Its Worst Enemy

Time is Archimedes’s lever in investing. Archimedes is often quoted as saying, “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I can move the earth.” In investing, that lever is time (and the place to
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A SMarT Way To Boost Your Saving and Investing

Today’s American workers are being forced to shoulder a much higher level of responsibility regarding their retirement finances than past generations. With Social Security projections showing significant shortfalls
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Diversification Means Always Having to Say You’re Sorry—and Why You Should Do It Anyway

In his award-winning book, The Laws of Wealth, behavioral psychologist Daniel Crosby explains the psychological pitfalls facing investors, plus he offers practical advice for avoiding those pitfalls
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No Such Thing As “Normal”

By all accounts, 2008 was a most unusual year. The economy and financial system were rocked with abnormal events, and the prices of most financial assets fell sharply. Ever since, many have been eagerly anticipating a time
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The Truth About P/E Ratios

Noted economist and fund manager John Hussman warns we’ve recently arrived at “the most broadly overvalued moment in market history.” Nobel prize-winner Robert Shiller warns “the market is way overpriced.” Yet plenty of
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