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Americans have voted and a new president has been elected. Now comes the hard part. These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, offer advice and suggestions that can help you make smart, timely decisions to prepare your investment portfolio for the policies and practices of the Biden administration that will affect stocks, bonds, commodities and other assets.

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This is what your Social Security check will look like next year — and why

Straight talk about COLA
This is what your Social Security check will look like next year — and why

Here’s what a Biden presidency spells for stocks, bonds and commodities

A guide to how stocks, bonds and other assets could perform under a Biden presidency.
Here’s what a Biden presidency spells for stocks, bonds and commodities

Interest rates typically make big moves after an election — why that may not be the case this time

Bond market timers, on balance, are neither excessively pessimistic nor overly optimistic.
Interest rates typically make big moves after an election — why that may not be the case this time

Stock market’s post–Election Day rally shows that gridlock in Washington is good for Wall Street

U.S. equities have performed the best when political power in Washington is split between Democrats and Republicans, writes Mark Hulbert.
Stock market’s post–Election Day rally shows that gridlock in Washington is good for Wall Street

This veteran stock investor is sticking to his strategy after the 2020 presidential election

DFA founder David Booth: Presidential term is a blip on a lifelong investment horizon
This veteran stock investor is sticking to his strategy after the 2020 presidential election

You shouldn’t believe all this talk about a stock-market bubble about to burst — here’s why

The S&P 500 doesn’t come close, according to this formula. But there is at least one individual stock that does: Tesla.
You shouldn’t believe all this talk about a stock-market bubble about to burst — here’s why

ETFs still aren’t active enough… but they’re getting there

There’s been a lot more chatter than actual take-up of actively-managed ETFs. Will that change?
ETFs still aren’t active enough… but they’re getting there

The next bear market will be the worst in at least 78 years, warns co-founder of Soros’s legendary Quantum Fund

Jim Rogers once again hammered home the idea that the flood of money flowing from central banks are artificially keeping markets around the world afloat. He’s been calling for a nasty selloff for a while now.
The next bear market will be the worst in at least 78 years, warns co-founder of Soros’s legendary Quantum Fund

Retirement has become more frustrating than a Rubik’s Cube. Here’s how to solve the puzzle

Government needs to address healthcare and housing costs and make individual savings a priority.
Retirement has become more frustrating than a Rubik’s Cube. Here’s how to solve the puzzle

This blogger found FIRE and built a six-figure net worth in her 20s

Amy discovered the FIRE movement fresh out of college and aims to help fellow young people start on a path to financial independence with her blog, We Want Guac.
This blogger found FIRE and built a six-figure net worth in her 20s

How to find opportunities investing in tech: a VC explains

Early stage start-ups have big risks but can offer big rewards. Trae Vassallo, co-founder of Defy, explains how she identifies opportunities, what she has learned and what’s hot now. From Investing in Tech: Needle in a Haystack.
How to find opportunities investing in tech: a VC explains