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Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help protect your portfolio from market shocks

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Don’t miss these top money and investing features:

These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, offer tips on managing your portfolio smartly and effectively. Read about the Trump administration’s effort to eliminate socially responsible index funds from 401(k) and other retirement plans, how socially responsible funds can boost investment returns, why the 60/40 portfolio allocation still makes sense, and how the coronavirus is affecting Americans’ Social Security and retirement expectations.

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The cyclical rotation is here, Jefferies analysts say. For real this time.

The market story of the second half of 2020 will be beaten-down cyclicals outperforming high-flying growth stocks, Jefferies equity analysts say.

The cyclical rotation is here, Jefferies analysts say. For real this time.

Workers should be able to invest their 401(k)s in companies that won’t harm the climate

A proposed rule could mean that the company that manages your 401(k) savings wouldn’t be able to offer you a socially responsible index fund, even if that is your personal preference.

Workers should be able to invest their 401(k)s in companies that won’t harm the climate

4 reasons why being a responsible ESG investor can help your 401(k) do better

Change the world with your money — one investment at a time.

4 reasons why being a responsible ESG investor can help your 401(k) do better

Active mutual funds could have finally outperformed during the coronacrisis. Instead, their returns were dismal.

The idea that actively-managed mutual funds might have finally proved themselves during a time of great market turmoil turns out to be misguided, according to an analysis.

Active mutual funds could have finally outperformed during the coronacrisis. Instead, their returns were dismal.

This index tracks economic uncertainty — and it’s pretty clear about what’s in store for stocks through Election Day

Visibility is difficult right now, and investors don’t like not knowing what’s ahead, writes Mark Hulbert.

This index tracks economic uncertainty — and it’s pretty clear about what’s in store for stocks through Election Day

Vanguard comes to defense of the 60/40 portfolio as it forecasts stock market returns for the next decade

The 60/40 portfolio has come in for its share of criticism recently.

Vanguard comes to defense of the 60/40 portfolio as it forecasts stock market returns for the next decade

This ETF is beating the S&P 500 by excluding ‘losers’

Eliminating weak companies has led to outperformance for the GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF.

This ETF is beating the S&P 500 by excluding ‘losers’

Should you be a day trader?

Don’t throw your financial future away — basic lessons every investor should know

Should you be a day trader?

How has COVID-19 impacted Social Security — and will it ever recover?

Three actuarial studies weigh in on this crucial question

How has COVID-19 impacted Social Security — and will it ever recover?

Retirees should consider today’s most unpopular investment — here’s why

What strategy is so out of favor that hardly any retiree even considers it?

Retirees should consider today’s most unpopular investment — here’s why

Look what happened to home prices when the coronavirus sent stocks into a bear market

Residential real estate turns out to be a solid portfolio diversifier, writes Mark Hulbert.

Look what happened to home prices when the coronavirus sent stocks into a bear market

What you need to know about bank stocks right now

The banking sector’s earnings took a hit because of the pandemic, but fee revenue is up.

What you need to know about bank stocks right now

80% of older Americans can’t afford to retire – COVID-19 isn’t helping

More than 25 million older Americans are financially insecure – living at or below the federal poverty level. We spoke with a few senior citizens who shared about their economic challenges.

80% of older Americans can’t afford to retire – COVID-19 isn’t helping

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