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Understanding the Recent Market Correction

As the market correction was unfolding early last week, I provided some commentary about what was going on, and Matt dug into the ultimately more-important question of how we should respond to the downturn as individual
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Market vs. Behavioral Risk

I recently answered a member question about the return of SMI's recommended bond funds so far in 2018. A primary focus of that reply was that, while of course we'd love to always earn great returns from our bond holdings,
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Perspective

A few follow-up thoughts to Matt's excellent post yesterday... The pundits have been out in full force trying to explain why the market has stumbled over the past week, as well as trying to convince us of what it will do
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SMI on the Radio: It’s a Crazy Good Market – Be Careful

The stock market run-up has been amazing. All the more reason to be on your guard — as SMI Executive Editor Mark Biller explains today on MoneyWise. He talks about how following a strategy with built-in
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How We Misthink Money

According to behavioral economics, many of your ideas about saving, spending, and investing are wrong — and they cost you more than you know.   Economist Dan Ariely explains how our irrational behavior interferes with
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SMI’s 2018 Rebalancing Guide

As we discuss how to rebalance to your ideal portfolio allocation for 2018, remember that the most important characteristic of your portfolio — the factor that influences the performance of your portfolio more than any
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Annual Seasonality Buy Signal Triggered – Fall 2017

This post has the potential to be confusing, especially for newer readers. So let me begin by saying that if you don't know what the term "annual seasonality" means, you can safely ignore everything written here. For
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Is DAA Positioned for a Downturn?

One of the comments to my article last week on stock valuations expressed concern that DAA isn't currently well-positioned for a downturn. Another reader asked the related question about how DAA was positioned at the
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Stock Market Valuation Review

Stock market valuations have risen so much over the course of this now 8.5-year bull market that we're concerned about the implications of today's prices on future returns. This is a normal part of the bull/bear market
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We Interrupt This Bull Market to Remind You…

These are heady times for stock investors. Today's one-year election anniversary marks a robust 28.5% gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average over that time. Even more remarkable, SMI's Sector Rotation is up a stunning
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