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NewsWatch: As crypto crash wipes out $1.3 trillion, here’s what some pros advise about buying bitcoin, dogecoin, other assets

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What’s an investor to do as crypto enters a new stage in 2021? Free fall ? See full story.

This is the most expensive city in the world for expats working abroad

Hong Kong has been replaced by a city that may surprise you. See full story.

I’m 46 and single, have $120K in cash and $400K in retirement, and own my home. Should I buy my dream $30K motorcycle?

‘I’ve lived within my means my entire life.’ See full story.

Froth and FOMO are being used to create meme stocks, and fake meme stocks

Social media action is now actionable investment data, but meme stock insiders say that some bad actors are using this new metric to push new, unworthy stocks into the meme scene. See full story.

How stocks and other financial assets fare when inflation climbs

Oil prices lately are topping $70 a barrel, up about 50% on the year, which isn’t a huge surprise given the past gains for commodities, stocks and other financial assets when the cost of living climbs. See full story.

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Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips are timed for a bull market that looks short on time

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Odds favor the Dow being higher at the end of 2021 and 125 years of history supports this

Second half of the year tends to be strong for U.S. stocks.
Odds favor the Dow being higher at the end of 2021 and 125 years of history supports this

Why a crash in meme stocks AMC and GameStop looks more likely now

Heavy insider selling is a warning sign that a stock’s price is inflated.
Why a crash in meme stocks AMC and GameStop looks more likely now

What lumber and gold prices tell us about the stock market’s next move

Commodities have an effect on stocks but the one to watch is platinum.
What lumber and gold prices tell us about the stock market’s next move

5 smart ways to shift your investments as the Fed gets ready for a big move

Be careful with meme stocks and bitcoin.
5 smart ways to shift your investments as the Fed gets ready for a big move

The real culprit for the selloff in the stock market? It wasn’t the Fed

The Federal Reserve was just the spark; the tinder was the excessive bullishness of market-timing traders
The real culprit for the selloff in the stock market? It wasn’t the Fed

Buybacks may prop stock market rattled after Fed meeting

‘It’s a way to look like they’re earning more than they actually are,’ says one analyst about companies doing buybacks.
Buybacks may prop stock market rattled after Fed meeting

Buy these 6 types of stocks next as Big Tech falters and inflation falls, says Swiss bank UBS

The group at the Swiss bank identifies two major trends ahead.
Buy these 6 types of stocks next as Big Tech falters and inflation falls, says Swiss bank UBS

To Roth or not to Roth? Part II

Further discussion of research that challenges the conventional wisdom.
To Roth or not to Roth? Part II

If the SEC OKs bitcoin ETFs, it would be encouraging the most obvious speculative bubble in modern times

Crypto doesn’t belong in your IRA or 401(k).
If the SEC OKs bitcoin ETFs, it would be encouraging the most obvious speculative bubble in modern times

The road to regulating crypto

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on how the U.S. government can effectively approach regulating bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The views expressed by Peirce are her own views, not necessarily those of the SEC or her fellow commissioners.
The road to regulating crypto

What are the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq? | How to Invest

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are indexes that measure the performance of the stock market. Here’s how each is used and what insights they provide for investors.
What are the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq? | How to Invest

Why women investors are like Warren Buffett

Rupal Bhansali, chief investment officer of Ariel Investments, explains at the WSJ Women In Series why women investors trade more conservatively and how that is a good thing.
Why women investors are like Warren Buffett

Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can shine some light through the stock market’s ‘June gloom’

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Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you stay belted in when stocks get on a roller coaster

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Dow 37,000? It’s possible if U.S. stocks stage an ‘average’ summer rally

Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 7% on average between the beginning of June and the end of August.
Dow 37,000? It’s possible if U.S. stocks stage an ‘average’ summer rally

Why it matters to the stock if Facebook is a tech company or a media play

In one of these industries Facebook shares are undervalued, which influences the stock price.
Why it matters to the stock if Facebook is a tech company or a media play

Small-cap stocks will go nowhere over the next year, according to the indicator with the best track record

Still, the gauge has been too bearish as smaller companies rally.
Small-cap stocks will go nowhere over the next year, according to the indicator with the best track record

These cool, high-quality stocks are just right for this overheated, overvalued market

Well-managed companies boast strong cash flow, a stable shareholder base, and are under most investors’ radar.
These cool, high-quality stocks are just right for this overheated, overvalued market

Investors should own these four sectors as the economic recovery plays out: SPDR U.S. chief strategist

Michael Arone of State Street Global Advisors recommends owning cyclical stocks in the financial, energy, materials and industrial sectors.
Investors should own these four sectors as the economic recovery plays out: SPDR U.S. chief strategist

It really is different this time — a new era for stocks is just getting started

Why you can’t expect the stock market’s future to look anything like the past.
It really is different this time — a new era for stocks is just getting started

Life might feel more certain this summer, but betting on a calm stock market still could go wrong

Record margin balances to messy economic data may keep investors holding their breath.
Life might feel more certain this summer, but betting on a calm stock market still could go wrong

When claiming Social Security at age 66 makes sense

The conventional wisdom to always wait until age 70 isn’t always right
When claiming Social Security at age 66 makes sense

If your financial adviser is giving you fits, it might be time to break up

Advisers have to be attentive to clients or risk losing them.
If your financial adviser is giving you fits, it might be time to break up

Bitcoin holders have no choice but to trust in Chinese crypto miners

Two-thirds of the world’s bitcoin mining power is based in China, leaving the cryptocurrency potentially vulnerable.
Bitcoin holders have no choice but to trust in Chinese crypto miners

A reality check on inflation

Art Hogan, chief market strategist for National Securities, discusses fluctuations in the cost of industrial materials.

A reality check on inflation

Bitcoin volatility signals a long road to adoption

China’s recent warning on cryptocurrency sent the market in a tailspin. WSJ’s Aaron Back explains why the recent shake-ups in the value of bitcoin, dogecoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies may point to obstacles in mainstream acceptance.
Bitcoin volatility signals a long road to adoption

3 ways to promote racial equity with your investments

Here’s how to apply a racial equity lens to your portfolio in order to support racial justice with your investments, while at the same time meeting your personal financial goals.
3 ways to promote racial equity with your investments

What you need to know about the race to the first Bitcoin ETF

Cryptocurrency skeptics and supporters have cited benefits and concerns about what the approval of a bitcoin ETF may mean for investors.
What you need to know about the race to the first Bitcoin ETF