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These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers this past week, offer ideas about how to manage your financial portfolio at a time when stocks are more volatile and the fear of missing out on recent gains has introduced a wave of newcomers to Mr. Market — who has a way of making people think he’s their friend.
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The real reason for the stock market’s 7% plunge shouldn’t surprise you — and it happens every time
Market-timer sentiment had reached extreme bullishness, setting up a sell-off, writes Mark Hulbert.
Here’s how FOMO could power fresh gains in the stock market
Desire to play catch-up could drive additional gains.
Low-information ‘investors’ rule the stock market — at least until they lose every cent
Robinhood and day-trading newbies already are getting their comeuppance.
It’s too easy to blame retail investors for ‘rampant speculation’
“There’s definitely a fear of missing out. That’s why people are chasing the market.”
Barstool Sports founder believes he’s a better investor than Warren Buffett and has determined day trading is ‘the easiest game’ there is
Did we just witness “an epic signal of a blow-off top”?
Here’s how the stock market tends to trade after brutal selloffs
Declines of this magnitude have historically been followed by sizable rebounds.
Don’t give up on low-volatility stock strategies just yet, despite their poor recent performance
Over the long term, this approach handily beats the S&P 500, with much lower volatility.
American fund investors are paying half what they did two decades ago, report finds
U.S. fund investors are paying fees that are nearly half what they were two decades ago, reflecting not only investor thriftiness, but also a shift in the way Americans pay for financial products and services.
Investors are fleeing to bond funds and that’s good news for stocks
Favor stocks over bonds as long as current buying trends continue, writes Mark Hulbert.
Government’s cure for the coronavirus recession is worse for the global economy than the disease
Heavy debt and slow economic growth threaten stocks, bonds and currencies.
3 ways the tax code ‘amplifies’ the black-white wealth gap
Many black taxpayers aren’t in a financial position to access the tax code’s ‘special aspects.’
How to use real estate investments to hedge against market volatility
Many are looking at real estate as an alternative asset class to protect their investment portfolio and boost income. Here’s what investors need to know
How to build an investment portfolio that supports racial justice
You may be looking at your stock portfolio and wondering: what can I do to support racial justice with my dollars? Here’s what you need to know.