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Money Roundup: Beware the Yield Curve, a Reluctance to Spend, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. The inverted yield curve omen (Compound Advisors). Recession watch — it looks likely, but determining the timing is tough.   Cut your
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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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Controlling What We Can

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a financial toll on many households. For example, a recent Fidelity study found that a quarter of U.S. adults are less confident than they were before the pandemic that they will eventually
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Good Friday: “It is finished!”

Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our
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Money Roundup: A Safe Investment That Pays Nearly 10%, Your Portfolio Isn’t a Financial Plan, and More

The SMI office is closed tomorrow in observance of Good Friday. We're posting this week's Roundup today. The safe investment that will soon yield almost 10% (Wall Street Journal). U.S. Treasury I Bonds purchased
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The Most Important Financial Chart

It has been a wild start to 2022. This has obviously been true in the "real world" as the world deals with a major European land war for the first time in decades. It's also been true in financial markets, as the
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When Inflation Hits Home

The mayor of my city sent me a letter last week. Well, actually, he sent it to all homeowners and residents. He informed us that the city council just voted to raise taxes. The move is necessary, he said, because the
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 3-31-22

We've updated SMI's online Personal Portfolio Tracker with performance data through March 31, 2022, and we've posted the April update of our Fund Performance Rankings (FPR). If you're new to the Tracker and FPR, here is
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Money Roundup: An Unsettling 1st Quarter, a Big Bank Predicts a Recession, and More

The Roundup is making a midweek appearance this week. (On Friday, we'll post the monthly update for SMI's Fund Performance Rankings and Personal Portfolio Tracker.) We hope you find these articles to be interesting and
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A Wild Ride

Just before takeoff, the pilot warned us to expect a bumpy ride. Some bad weather had recently moved through the area and our flight path would have us following the storm system. Few of us were prepared for the ride that
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