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Why inflation makes holding bonds riskier than owning stocks in the long run

You would have to hold US Treasuries for 57 years to avoid losing to inflation.
Why inflation makes holding bonds riskier than owning stocks in the long run

The threat to retirees is higher inflation

Inflation expectations have risen in recent months
The threat to retirees is higher inflation

Why Daylight Saving Time and “March Madness” can make you lose sleep because of your investments

Stocks – and investors – battle it out during the college basketball championship and Spring Time Change.
Why Daylight Saving Time and “March Madness” can make you lose sleep because of your investments

The preferred value stocks in these investment newsletters far outperformed growth stocks

The “value” proposal still applies: since November, the return on a basket of value stocks has been 53% compared to 11% for the S&P 500.
The preferred value stocks in these investment newsletters far outperformed growth stocks

Dow 32,000? If dividends were counted, the index could be more than 1 million points higher

Almost half of the long-term total return on the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1928 has come from dividends.
Dow 32,000? If dividends were counted, the index could be more than 1 million points higher

Active managers followed the stock indices in 2020, the S&P report notes

According to a closely watched annual report from the S&P Dow Jones Indices, a majority of U.S. equity funds underperformed the S&P 500 index in 2020.
Active managers followed the stock indices in 2020, the S&P report notes

Buyers attention: what’s really in your “green” ESG fund?

Some socially conscious mutual funds and ETFs own stocks that seem strangely out of place.
Buyers attention: what’s really in your “green” ESG fund?

Why rookie stock investors should seriously consider getting seasoned financial advice

Financial planners can help maintain new wealth and find ways to build it.
Why rookie stock investors should seriously consider getting seasoned financial advice

What you need to know about filing your 2020 taxes

We’re facing tax changes, a pandemic, an understaffed IRS, and a questionable postal service
What you need to know about filing your 2020 taxes

What the democratization of private aviation means for investors

Kenny Dichter, founder and CEO of private aviation company Wheels Up, discusses new opportunities in private aviation for consumers and investors.
What the democratization of private aviation means for investors

NFTs are creating a boom in digital art. This is how they work

Non-fungible tokens or NFTs exploded in the digital art scene last year. Proponents say they are a way to make digital assets scarce and therefore more valuable. WSJ explains how they work and why skeptics wonder if they’re built to last.
NFTs are creating a boom in digital art. This is how they work

3 Still More Things You Can Do to Minimize Last Year’s Taxes

It’s not too late to start lowering your 2020 tax burden. Here’s what you can do to minimize your taxes.
3 Still More Things You Can Do to Minimize Last Year’s Taxes