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INVESTING NEWS & TRENDS Why it’ll take more than easy money from the Fed to keep sparking this bull market in stocks
Much depends on investors’ appetite for taking risk.
High-momentum stocks have been losing steam and this could be signaling a market top
Change in leadership shows up weeks before the market makes a turn.
Video: How to trade high-yield bond ETFs in this market environment (CNBC)
Stock market valuations have been high for over 20 years — and may never fall again
Stock market valuations tripled in the 1990s, when there was a shift to a “winner-take-all” economy that benefited large, publicly traded companies.
The psychology of a stock market bubble
Believe it or not, worry about a bubble is widespread at the top of a bubble
Warren Buffett could teach traders in dogecoin, GameStop and other hot trends a few things about ‘Mr. Market’
Be skeptical of fads, fashions and trends and operate within your circle of competence.
A capital gains tax hike might sink stocks. Here’s how financial advisers and their clients can stay a step ahead
Higher taxes for the ultra-wealthy when they sell stocks would have a ripple effect on all investors.
Bernie Madoff’s scam was hard to spot but this red flag was — and still is — a clue
Look for inconsistencies between reported returns and what a fund’s strategy should realistically produce.
How the pandemic changed investing habits for different generations
The economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed consumer’s strategies for spending, savings, and investing. Here’s what to know.
Beware of market bubbles
Barry Bannister, Stifel’s chief equity strategist, delivers a macro warning for investors. Plus, Invesco’s Alessio de Longis makes the case for value stocks.