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Mutual Funds Weekly: How financial advisers stay centered when the stock market unravels — and other top investing tips

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Coronavirus has sickened global financial markets, and anyone whose portfolio isn’t positioned for the unexpected, or is overly exposed to stocks and other riskier investments, is feeling the worst of the illness. For advice about what to do now — and not to do — check out how financial advisers manage their own money when the going gets tough, then read about a possible bullish signal coming from the stock market now. Plus, why it pays to own fewer stocks, a retiree’s most important investment, and how baby boomers are making money in the gig economy.

— Jonathan Burton

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Here’s how financial advisers manage their money when stocks tank

Savvy investing pros stay calm because they know to expect the unexpected, writes Elaine Scoggins.
Here’s how financial advisers manage their money when stocks tank

Coronavirus panic deflates extreme bullishness in the stock market

The stock market was ripe for a big decline; it was only a matter of time.
Coronavirus panic deflates extreme bullishness in the stock market

Stock market’s ‘fear index’ may have just flashed a buy signal

Spiking VIX could mean that a bottom is near.
Stock market’s ‘fear index’ may have just flashed a buy signal

Here’s a way to boost your chances of missing the stock market’s worst

Sidestepping the best and worst trading days beats the market with less risk.
Here’s a way to boost your chances of missing the stock market’s worst

Why you probably own too many stocks

The best investors get more with less, writes Mark Hulbert.
Why you probably own too many stocks

Why your financial adviser may be ready to dump you

Many clients simply refuse to follow paid professional advice.
Why your financial adviser may be ready to dump you

Looking for retirement income? You may find it in closed-end funds

The low-interest environment has frustrated many investors
Looking for retirement income? You may find it in closed-end funds

What is a retiree’s most important investment decision?

New research calls into question what retirement planners often focus on.
What is a retiree’s most important investment decision?

Why baby boomers are a growing part of the gig economy

The alternative workforce is not just for millennials — boomers actually make up 35% of it. Here are three misconceptions about this growing segment of the economy.
Why baby boomers are a growing part of the gig economy

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