Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you manage the ‘new abnormal’ realities of the coronavirus-damaged economy

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These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers this past week, offer ways to manage your financial portfolio and to invest strategically as we all come to terms with the “new abnormal” life the coronavirus pandemic has brought us.

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Despite the stock market’s breathtaking rally, investors are closer to despair

Most sentiment gauges are pessimistic, which contrarians say is bullish for stock prices, writes Mark Hulbert.

Despite the stock market’s breathtaking rally, investors are closer to despair

Dud stock picks, bad industry bets, vast underperformance — it’s the end of the Warren Buffett era

The chairman of Berkshire Hathaway seems to prefer the S&P 500 to his own company’s stock.

Dud stock picks, bad industry bets, vast underperformance — it’s the end of the Warren Buffett era

Warren Buffett hasn’t lost his touch and Berkshire Hathaway’s critics — as usual — are short-sighted

Keep expectations real when a skilled investor lags the market, writes Mark Hulbert.

Warren Buffett hasn’t lost his touch and Berkshire Hathaway’s critics — as usual — are short-sighted

This settles the stock-market valuation dispute between billionaires David Tepper and Nelson Peltz

When coronavirus has made earnings and revenue forecasts difficult, look to the Q-Ratio.

This settles the stock-market valuation dispute between billionaires David Tepper and Nelson Peltz

Fed says pandemic has created U.S. financial sector fragility that will last for some time

The Federal Reserve said the coronavirus pandemic has created U.S. financial sector “fragilities” that will last for some time.

Fed says pandemic has created U.S. financial sector fragility that will last for some time

Insiders are making cautious moves with their company stock after April’s big market surge. Why it matters

One beaten-down industry sees buying, but most corporate insiders aren’t biting.

Insiders are making cautious moves with their company stock after April’s big market surge. Why it matters

What’s the most shorted sector? The answer might surprise you

The biggest bets among the most bearish investors might be instructive for the rest of us.

What’s the most shorted sector? The answer might surprise you

These are just some of the ways ETFs and index funds are making financial markets more unstable

Investors with indexed portfolios are vulnerable to increasing market volatility, writes Satyajit Das.

These are just some of the ways ETFs and index funds are making financial markets more unstable

Now we know: ETFs have made the investing world a better place

Exchange traded funds used to be tied to higher volatility and even fraud. It’s worth remembering their advantages.

Now we know: ETFs have made the investing world a better place

The rich are getting richer among high-yield ETFs, too

Investors trying to front-run the Federal Reserve’s purchase of below-investment grade bond ETFs are further concentrating the market for these funds.

The rich are getting richer among high-yield ETFs, too

ETF survival of the fittest shows just what’s going on in financial markets

There’s a lot more signal and a lot less noise in the ETF space as a few clear winners and losers emerge.

ETF survival of the fittest shows just what’s going on in financial markets

Investment giants seek stricter definition of what makes an ETF

BlackRock Inc., State Street Global Advisors and other large money managers are asking exchanges to enforce a more narrow definition of exchange-traded funds.

Investment giants seek stricter definition of what makes an ETF

If you could buy only one stock ETF, this would be it — and it doesn’t track the S&P 500

This internet ETF has outperformed not only the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average, but also the Nasdaq.

If you could buy only one stock ETF, this would be it — and it doesn’t track the S&P 500

This strategy may help stressed-out retirement investors

An idea for sidestepping spikes in market volatility

This strategy may help stressed-out retirement investors

Managing cash with interest rates low

How investors can get the most bang for their buck through savings accounts.

Managing cash with interest rates low

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