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His fund is up 60% this year after he called the March bottom — now, he sees potential for a ‘severe collapse’

Michael Gayed says he’s not trying to scare anyone, but you wouldn’t know it by his latest market outlook.
His fund is up 60% this year after he called the March bottom — now, he sees potential for a ‘severe collapse’

Value stocks really may have lost their mojo this time — and growth stocks are gaining from it

A new study shows why value stocks may continue to struggle.
Value stocks really may have lost their mojo this time — and growth stocks are gaining from it

The stock market is cheating us all—and here’s by how much

We should be getting as much as 30% more, study suggests.
The stock market is cheating us all—and here’s by how much

Why the S&P 500 may now be easier to beat and what this means for your investments

Tesla would be the latest example of how inclusion in the S&P 500 weakens a company’s stock performance, writes Mark Hulbert.
Why the S&P 500 may now be easier to beat and what this means for your investments

What would Sir John do? How to use Templeton’s 16 rules for investment success in today’s stock market

This investment manager follows the advice and practice of her famous great-uncle.
What would Sir John do? How to use Templeton’s 16 rules for investment success in today’s stock market

Here’s the best way to hedge the weakening U.S. dollar and buying gold isn’t the move

Build exposure to international stocks when the dollar loses ground.
Here’s the best way to hedge the weakening U.S. dollar and buying gold isn’t the move

‘Gold is going higher’ despite recent surge, says investor who’s managed a precious-metals fund for a quarter-century

Caesar Bryan of the Gabelli Gold Fund says investors need the yellow metal as an insurance policy against the coronavirus crisis
‘Gold is going higher’ despite recent surge, says investor who’s managed a precious-metals fund for a quarter-century

A mutual fund made a $105 million mistake. Here’s what investors need to know

A mutual fund administrative error cost shareholders over $100 million and may serve as a warning that investors have to keep an eagle eye on their holdings.
A mutual fund made a $105 million mistake. Here’s what investors need to know

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

What top financial advisers will tell you about creating a lasting legacy for the important people and causes in your life

Careful planning now can pass your values and goals to future generations.
What top financial advisers will tell you about creating a lasting legacy for the important people and causes in your life

Work from home is here to stay. Here’s what it means for retail stocks

Liz Suzuki, lead hardline retail analyst at Bank of America, breaks down which retail stocks are best positioned to benefit from the work from home trend.
Work from home is here to stay. Here’s what it means for retail stocks

Why European stocks may be a good alternative to high U.S. valuations

David Kelly, chief global strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses the appeal of investment opportunities in Europe, as the U.S. faces an economic slowdown.
Why European stocks may be a good alternative to high U.S. valuations

How Tesla became the most valuable auto maker in the world

Tesla’s stock has more than tripled since the start of the year. But its rise wasn’t necessarily driven by fundamentals.
How Tesla became the most valuable auto maker in the world