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Expect a 10% or worse correction in U.S. stocks by mid-August, says this forecaster with a proven track record

Market breadth hasn’t been this poor since October 2018 and the start of a 20%-plus decline.Expect a 10% or worse correction in U.S. stocks by mid-August, says this forecaster with a proven track record (link)

Fearing a stock market crash? These are two strategies for surviving them

Research highlights the use of bonds and options to mitigate a decline in the stock market.Fearing a stock market crash? These are two strategies for surviving them (link)

If you think stocks and housing are in a bubble, check out bonds

From a long-term perspective, bonds now are even more vulnerable than stocks to a big decline.If you think stocks and housing are in a bubble, check out bonds (link)

Bonds that can thrive despite higher global inflation and interest rates

Not all countries’ bonds will suffer even if global inflation heats upBonds that (link)can thrive despite higher global inflation and interest rates (link)

What happened the last time the economy emerged from a pandemic?

A historical perspective on whether inflation’s spike is temporaryWhat happened the last time the economy emerged from a pandemic? (link)

ESG funds are lagging the S&P 500 — why that’s good news if you own them

ESG is subject to the same fundamental market forces that affect all other mainstream, long-term holdings.ESG funds are lagging the S&P 500 — why that’s good news if you own them (link)

Euro 2020 soccer final moved stock prices in Italy and England because sports make us irrational investors

Additional evidence from Spotify shows how mood influences investment decisions.Euro 2020 soccer final moved stock prices in Italy and England because sports make us irrational investors (link)

You check your stock portfolio dozens of times a day. Is that a problem?

Some investors obsess over the market and concerned financial advisers bring perspective.You check your stock portfolio dozens of times a day. Is that a problem? (link)

14 U.S. states now give the rich this big tax break — and the only loser is Uncle Sam

More states may allow some high-income business owners to get around the $10,000 limit on federal deductions for state and local taxes.14 U.S. states now give the rich this big tax break — and the only loser is Uncle Sam (link)

Here’s the recipe for a ‘perfect business’ — and a tasty stock

Start with a strong corporate culture and add directors and managers who know how to lead.Here’s the recipe for a ‘perfect business’ — and a tasty stock (link)

How Robinhood transformed retail trading

The brokerage app Robinhood has transformed retail trading. How the brokerage rose amid a series of legal investigations and regulatory challenges as it looks forward to its IPO. How Robinhood transformed retail trading

How to invest without paying taxes

Generally, the government taxes your investments, but in certain types of accounts taxes can be bypassed – or significantly reduced. Here’s what to know about tax-advantaged accounts and how they can work for you.How to invest without paying taxes

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