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Bargain-basement value stocks have been out of favor for years, with investors driving up the prices and popularity of Big Tech, FAANG and other growth stocks. Yet many U.S. market strategists see a window opening for value stocks in 2021 on hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and improved growth prospects for the post-pandemic economy.

These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, offer advice and suggestions that can help you adapt your portfolio to this “Great Rotation” to value-priced stocks from growth stocks.

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14 value stocks that top-performing investment newsletters like the most

Many of the newsletter editors think value is finally reasserting its historical dominance over growth.
14 value stocks that top-performing investment newsletters like the most

Why the Biden administration’s first 100 days will likely see a rally in value stocks

Value historically has performed best after new presidents take office.
Why the Biden administration’s first 100 days will likely see a rally in value stocks

Investors may have already missed Santa — here’s why you shouldn’t count on a special rally

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is already 8% above its November closing low.
Investors may have already missed Santa — here’s why you shouldn’t count on a special rally

Why the S&P 500’s return over the next 10 years will be nothing like the last 10

This new way to predict the U.S. market sees stocks barely beating inflation over the next decade.

What will you do when the bull market tops out?

Market tops are accompanied by euphoria and disbelief
What will you do when the bull market tops out?

Now that the election is over, keep your politics far from your stock-market investments

Democrats turned pessimistic about the stock market after Donald Trump won four years ago, and Republicans may be doing the same now.
Now that the election is over, keep your politics far from your stock-market investments

This is what the election means for interest rates

Bond market timers, on balance, are neither excessively pessimistic nor overly optimistic.
This is what the election means for interest rates

Reports of the 60/40 stock-bond portfolio’s death are greatly exaggerated

Bonds’ ability to cushion volatility is greater when interest rates are lower.
Reports of the 60/40 stock-bond portfolio’s death are greatly exaggerated

Here’s how you can add sustainable investments to your 401(k) holdings even if your plan doesn’t include ESG funds

Many 401(k) plans have few choices for investors interested in socially responsible investing, but with a little digging, you can find some choices
Here’s how you can add sustainable investments to your 401(k) holdings even if your plan doesn’t include ESG funds

Companies whose board members are also major shareholders typically outperform. Here’s how to find them

Information found in SEC filings and CEO letters shows the stock ownership of corporate directors.

Companies whose board members are also major shareholders typically outperform. Here’s how to find them

ETF Wrap: Holiday trading and free cash flow

ETF Wrap is a briefing of what investors need to know in the exchange-traded fund sector, including exclusive commentary and interviews on the industry from MarketWatch
ETF Wrap: Holiday trading and free cash flow

I want to take some profit from a mutual fund investment. Can I do it without taking bath on taxes?

It depends on your tax bracket and whether the gain is long or short term
I want to take some profit from a mutual fund investment. Can I do it without taking bath on taxes?

Financial advisers know how to respond to people’s money worries, but what about health fears?

Helping clients prepare for worst-case scenarios can lessen their fears.
Financial advisers know how to respond to people’s money worries, but what about health fears?

3 market sectors to watch beyond the election

Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, looks ahead to the long-term trends investors should keep an eye on.
3 market sectors to watch beyond the election