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Aug. 21, 2021, 1:19 p.m. EDT

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Buy the pullback in chip stocks — and focus on these 6 companies for the long haul

The iShares Semiconductor ETF is down over 6% from recent highs, much more than the S&P 500. Read More

These stocks can defend your investment portfolio from inflation

This stock-market sector can lower risk while automatically increasing its income to protect investors from high inflation. Read More

American consumers’ gray mood could put the S&P 500 in the green over the next 6 months

Consumer sentiment is a contrarian indicator, so the current pessimism is bullish for stocks. Read More

Margin debt is shrinking — so will the bull market morph into a bear?

This is the first contraction in borrowings in 15 months. Read More

S&P 500 support is being tested. Here’s what to do now

Stock-market internals have been deteriorating, even while S&P 500 made new highs. Read More

Chocolate, champagne, wine, steak, travel discounts — just some of the perks of being a shareholder

These companies give shareholders goodies to say ‘thank you’ for investing. Read More

Your stock fund’s poor return could be because the manager is clueless about when to sell

When you buy stocks doesn’t matter — it’s when you sell that counts. Read More

Wall Street ignores these ‘orphan’ stocks, but they’ve beaten the S&P 500 over 20 years

A business might be considered boring, but a solid operator can make owners of its stock a lot of money while flying under the radar. Read More

World’s biggest sovereign wealth fund is bracing for inflation shock that hits both stocks and bonds

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund CEO Nicolai Tangen tells Bloomberg Television that any major changes in inflation could hit both parts of the portfolio. Read More

Warren Buffett bucks Wall Street by adding more Kroger stock to his portfolio

Kroger can be considered another value pick for Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, but it is also a long-term play on the transformation of food shopping. Read More

The smart Warren Buffett investment to copy is AON

7 reasons to invest in this insurance company. Read More

Bullish optimism boosting ‘unicorn’ stocks is more like delirium — and a harsh dose of reality is coming

The stock market unleashes its ‘animal spirits’ on an animal that doesn’t exist. Read More

‘Big Shorts’ Burry ‘made a great call’ during 2008 housing crisis but Cathie Wood says he doesn’t get ‘explosive growth’ opportunities in innovation and space

Michael Burry vs. Cathie Wood. It’s a battle of investment minds for the ages and one in which the investment thesis around disruptive technology trends in areas from innovation to space exploration is in the crosshairs. Read More

These stocks provide a better way to invest in the electric-vehicle revolution than the car makers themselves

Own companies that supply all the EV makers and have high returns on invested capital. Read More

3 market risks to watch out for now

Mike Schumacher, head of macro strategy at Wells Fargo Securities, describes three underappreciated risks that investors should keep an eye on. Read More

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