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4 safe and inflation-beating ways to beat those sinking yields on money-market funds

These low-risk vehicles give you a positive after-inflation rate on your money, writes Mark Hulbert. 4:36 p.m. June 30, 2020

How to build an investment portfolio that supports racial justice

Measuring the social impact of your stocks and bonds is not always easy, but there are still many tools to help you promote racial equity with your investments. 8:38 a.m. June 29, 2020

Day-trading reality check: humans are poor investors and even worse traders

Here’s why you should stay away from “free” digital trading platforms. 3:14 p.m. June 27, 2020

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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.

8:44 a.m. June 13, 2020
What is an index fund?

Here's what you need to know if you're considering this popular investment vehicle. video content

7:00 a.m. June 9, 2020
It’s ‘no fun’ to be a small fund manager most of the time, Jan van Eck says — but right now is an exception

The scion of a family firm founded on commodities mutual funds reflects on its rotation into exchange-traded funds, how to offer investors access to the asset class safely, and much more.

3:25 p.m. May 31, 2020
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A surge in streaming for golden oldies has benefited one savvy investor

Golden oldies are offering locked down music lovers social connectedness in lockdown and paying dividends as a result

11:37 a.m. May 22, 2020
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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.

3:14 p.m. May 16, 2020
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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.

8:59 a.m. May 16, 2020
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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.

12:09 p.m. May 13, 2020
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Twitter, Walmart, Equifax and others dropped by S&P from its ESG index, while Costco is newly included

S&P Global Inc. said Wednesday that it kicked out big-name companies and added others to its sustainable version of its bellwether S&P 500 index, a move that will impact a growing swath of investments tied to the benchmark.

6:14 p.m. May 7, 2020

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