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Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can hold your portfolio together if the stock market cracks

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These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, can guide you through any choppiness and uncertainty in the financial markets as investors anticipate and react to economic data and political developments.

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Why it’ll take more than easy money from the Fed to keep sparking this bull market in stocks

Much depends on investors’ appetite for taking risk.
Why it’ll take more than easy money from the Fed to keep sparking this bull market in stocks

High-momentum stocks have been losing steam and this could be signaling a market top

Change in leadership shows up weeks before the market makes a turn.
High-momentum stocks have been losing steam and this could be signaling a market top

Stock market valuations have been high for over 20 years — and may never fall again

Stock market valuations tripled in the 1990s, when there was a shift to a “winner-take-all” economy that benefited large, publicly traded companies.
Stock market valuations have been high for over 20 years — and may never fall again

The psychology of a stock market bubble

Believe it or not, worry about a bubble is widespread at the top of a bubble
The psychology of a stock market bubble

Warren Buffett could teach traders in dogecoin, GameStop and other hot trends a few things about ‘Mr. Market’

Be skeptical of fads, fashions and trends and operate within your circle of competence.
Warren Buffett could teach traders in dogecoin, GameStop and other hot trends a few things about ‘Mr. Market’

A capital gains tax hike might sink stocks. Here’s how financial advisers and their clients can stay a step ahead

Higher taxes for the ultra-wealthy when they sell stocks would have a ripple effect on all investors.
A capital gains tax hike might sink stocks. Here’s how financial advisers and their clients can stay a step ahead

Bernie Madoff’s scam was hard to spot but this red flag was — and still is — a clue

Look for inconsistencies between reported returns and what a fund’s strategy should realistically produce.
Bernie Madoff’s scam was hard to spot but this red flag was — and still is — a clue

How the pandemic changed investing habits for different generations

The economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed consumer’s strategies for spending, savings, and investing. Here’s what to know.
How the pandemic changed investing habits for different generations

Beware of market bubbles

Barry Bannister, Stifel’s chief equity strategist, delivers a macro warning for investors. Plus, Invesco’s Alessio de Longis makes the case for value stocks.
Beware of market bubbles

Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you stay upright against the market’s headwinds

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These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, can give you greater knowledge about the financial markets’ current condition as you monitor your portfolio and plan ahead. Plus, check out several short videos about whether to include bitcoin and other cryptocurrency in your portfolio and how to go about it if you do.

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A long-held investing belief — that stocks always beat bonds over the long term — turns out to be untrue

Recent history has shown that equities tend to outperform, but a review of returns back to 1793 reveals a different story.
A long-held investing belief — that stocks always beat bonds over the long term — turns out to be untrue

The Dow and the Nasdaq are diverging. Why that’s honey for stock market bears

Disconnected trading pattern hasn’t looked so ominous since the internet bubble years.
The Dow and the Nasdaq are diverging. Why that’s honey for stock market bears

Why Generation ‘I’ — YOLO investors who’ve never seen a bear market — should worry us all

First-time stock investors are making money now but market veterans know how this story ends.
Why Generation ‘I’ — YOLO investors who’ve never seen a bear market — should worry us all

5 things this index pioneer wants you to know about today’s investing challenges

Straight advice on money and market behavior from David Booth of Dimensional Fund Advisors.
5 things this index pioneer wants you to know about today’s investing challenges

Why switching investment strategies to get a market edge only leaves you behind the pack

Pick an investment plan with a good long-term record and follow it.
Why switching investment strategies to get a market edge only leaves you behind the pack

Space infrastructure is the next investment frontier and SPACs are a launch pad

The global space industry is expected to generate revenue of at least $1.4 trillion by 2030
Space infrastructure is the next investment frontier and SPACs are a launch pad

5 things to watch out for before you invest in SPACs

Similarities to the dot.com and subprime bubbles are unmistakable.
5 things to watch out for before you invest in SPACs

Long-tenured CEOs can take a business from good to great — and these companies have them

A vision for success and shareholders willing to see it through can give a business a competitive edge.
Long-tenured CEOs can take a business from good to great — and these companies have them

Franklin Templeton’s view on interest rates

Sonal Desai, CIO for Franklin Templeton’s Fixed Income Group, discusses her expectations for U.S. and global interest rates.
Franklin Templeton’s view on interest rates

Educating today’s investors about maneuvering through markets

Joe Moglia, former chairman & CEO of TD Ameritrade, discusses how investors can better maneuver volatile markets with assistance from trading platforms.
Educating today’s investors about maneuvering through markets

These 3 alternative income streams may boost portfolio returns

As traditional income strategies, like bonds and dividend stocks, got challenged by the pandemic, some investors turned to pass-through securities in search of income. Here’s what you need to know.
These 3 alternative income streams may boost portfolio returns

What Coinbase’s public debut means for bitcoin and crypto

The listing of Coinbase, the largest bitcoin exchange in the U.S., introduces a new way to invest in cryptocurrencies.
What Coinbase’s public debut means for bitcoin and crypto

Why Mike Novogratz sees bitcoin reaching $500,000 by 2024

Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz explains the outlook for crypto as Coinbase goes public.
Why Mike Novogratz sees bitcoin reaching $500,000 by 2024

How to devise long-term strategies for investing in digital assets

Katie Stockton and Bryan Routledge discuss strategies and the rationale for holding crypto with Barron’s Ben Levisohn.
How to devise long-term strategies for investing in digital assets

Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you make a place for crypto in your portfolio

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Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can put a spring in your investing steps

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These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, can help you to stay on your feet as financial markets bounce where they may.

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What history tells us about the future performance of international stocks

An analysis of domestic and international stock returns since 1970
What history tells us about the future performance of international stocks

Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can give you peace of mind when it looks like markets are going to pieces

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Stock markets have been cooperative and April typically rewards the bulls. That’s how things stand now, at least. These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, assess the current market environment and give you ways to respond, not react, whenever conditions change.

Personal Finance Daily: You won’t be allowed on board a cruise without a COVID-19 vaccination and how paid-leave and child-care policies failed to close the gender pay gap

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My wife has homeschooled our son and our best friends’ son since September due to COVID-19. Is it too late to bring up money?

‘She’s putting in about 15 to 20 hours each week. The two families have shared the costs of the curriculum, school supplies and art supplies.’

Planning to take a cruise in Pandemic Year 2? You won’t be allowed on board without a COVID-19 vaccination

Some 85% of people said they would take a cruise if people were required to be inoculated against COVID-19 in advance.

My husband and his ex-wife agreed that he could claim their kids on his taxes, but now she’s ‘demanding’ half their stimulus

‘I believe she didn’t adjust her budget when the alimony ended, and now she is looking for ways to receive more money from him.’

Equal Pay Day: How paid-leave and child-care policies failed to close the gender pay gap

Women typically need at least one extra degree to earn as much as their male colleagues.

My wife had a baby 3 months ago. She has $160,000 in student loans — and just asked for my ‘blessing’ to work part time

A timely life lesson on Equal Pay Day.

‘Help is here’: Biden is releasing $81 billion of stimulus funds to help schools reopen ‘immediately’

Another $41 billion will become available after states submit plans for reopening their schools safely.

My stepmother got nothing when my father died, per their prenup. She asked me to buy her a home. What should I do?

‘What would be some ways I could help her financially or otherwise without giving her a house?’

‘I feel un-American’: I was broke in my 20s, and live in fear of debt. My wife wants to upgrade our home and life. What do I do?

‘During my 20s, I was broke. I bought my first house and lived alone, stretched to my limits. I had three maxed-out credit cards and lived paycheck to paycheck.’

7 things you really shouldn’t be buying with that $1,400 stimulus check

‘It would be sad and painful to see people end up losing this money that was designed to prop up the economy and get us out of COVID-induced recession.’

There are new tax-credit rules for lower-income households — you may qualify now, even if you didn’t before

President Biden’s ‘American Rescue Plan’ made some temporary changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit. Taxpayers don’t have to have children to qualify.

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Some people are bringing up the former president’s history with women

Here’s what we need to do to avoid a K-shaped global recovery

The rich countries have spent a lot to support their economies; they should help the rest of the world do the same.

10 highest-yielding dividend-stock ETFs for a low-rate world

Exchange traded funds are an easy way to boost your income.

Powell and Yellen’s game plan is evocative of the World War II playbook. Here’s what happened then.

Federal spending surging and monetary policy loose? We’ve been here before.

Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can give you a parachute when financial markets demand a leap of faith

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These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, give you information and ideas about the financial markets’ current “weather pattern” so that you can have a better sense of when to jump in and when to bail out.