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Mutual Funds Weekly

July 21, 2019, 2:11 p.m. EDT

How you can run with the bulls who’ve beaten the market

By MarketWatch


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Don’t miss these top money and investing features:

Stories about investing and retirement that hit home with MarketWatch readers this past week include an interview with a veteran money manager about how to beat the market, and his recommendations of stocks with above-average potential. Also, read about a legendary mutual fund manager’s “right stuff” that helped him beat the market, plus insight from an investment manager about being a successful stock investor. Plus, check out tips on bonds, bond funds, and planning ahead for retirement.

— Jonathan Burton

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