You Need the Stock Market
Who needs the stock market? You do! That is, if you want to retire some day. Or if you have a future dream/goal/plan that requires more money than you have now.
Time Is Money
One of the most important investing concepts is compounding returns. And one of the most important aspects of compounding is time. In this case, time really is money.
The Ride Can Get Rough
While the stock market’s long-term trend is upward, its path is neither smooth nor straight. Instead, it’s marked by twists and turns, with scary downturns thrown in for good measure.
You Have Some Control
To invest in the stock market, you must be willing to accept risk. But you also have to be able to sleep at night! We’ll help you choose a level of portfolio risk appropriate for you.
The Future Is Uncertain
You don’t know the future. Neither do we (and that’s okay!). Successful investing doesn’t require the ability to predict the ups and downs of the stock market. It requires patience.
Objectivity Beats Subjectivity
At SMI, our strategies aren’t based on intuition, or gut feel, or any other emotional criteria. They are based on objective, rules-based systems.
You Can Beat the Market
Even though we don’t believe in market timing, we do believe in outperforming the market.
Make Sure You're Ready
Before you put money in the market, be sure your overall finances are in order, with day-to-day cash flow running smoothly.
If you have a cash reserve and are debt-free (other than a reasonable mortgage), you’re ready to invest. But what if the market is at an all-time high or low? Is this really the best time to begin investing? Yes!