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Steve Goldberg delivers must-read investing insights every Tuesday.

December 10, 2018

Is This the New Bear Market?

The warning signs are all there, and so are the headwinds

See More On: Markets | Investor Psychology

October 24, 2018

Midterm Elections Loom Over the Stock Market

Divided control of Congress, White House, has historically led to poor returns

See More On: Politics | Investor Psychology | Markets

October 10, 2018

The Bear Market Drought Spoiled Us

The past 10 years make it look too easy to make money in stocks. Here’s how to prepare for worse times.

See More On: Investor Psychology | ETFs | Mutual Funds

September 20, 2018

Retirees: Don’t Overlook Annuities. Really.

The immediate fixed annuity offers guaranteed lifetime income

See More On: Annuities

August 13, 2018

Just How Pricey Is This Stock Market?

Let’s put the S&P 500’s P/E ratios under a magnifying glass.

See More On: Investor Psychology | Markets | Stocks & Bonds

July 6, 2018

How to Invest Intelligently: Work Smart, Not Hard

One of the best things you can do is get out of your own way.

See More On: Investor Psychology | Markets | Stocks & Bonds

June 12, 2018

Investors: Don’t Sweat Donald Trump’s Tweets

The president's Twitter activity can certainly cause short-term market swings, but other factors are far more influential

See More On: Markets | Investor Psychology

May 31, 2018

Don't Give Up on This Wild Bull Market

Sticking with stocks has always been a struggle. Nine years into a bull market, it still is.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Investor Psychology | Markets

March 7, 2018

7 Reasons Bitcoin Is Doomed

A crash in this and other cryptocurrencies is inevitable.

See More On: Commodities

February 13, 2018

Did Volatility ETFs Drive the Market’s Selloff?

These funds have no place among everyday investors

See More On: ETFs

February 9, 2018

Volatile Stock Market’s 10% Correction Stokes Investor Fears

But market corrections are surprisingly common and surprisingly short-lived. Bear markets are another story. Here’s what you need to know.

See More On: Markets | Economic Forecasts | Investor Psychology

January 19, 2018

The Only Two Vanguard Index Funds You Need for Retirement

Investing doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Build a dirt-cheap portfolio that can last a lifetime with just one stock ETF and one bond ETF.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | 401(k)s | ETFs

January 18, 2018

The Bull Market Isn't in Danger of Ending Yet

But the relentless stock melt-up can't last forever. Watch for these warning signs that the rally is coming to an end.

See More On: Markets | Economic Forecasts | Investor Psychology

January 2, 2018

5 Best Stock Picks for 2018

A top fund manager reveals his favorite stocks for the new year. Hint: Think small.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Mutual Funds | Saving for Retirement

January 2, 2018

6 Best Vanguard Index Funds for 2018 and Beyond

You can build a well-balanced portfolio with just six mutual funds—but which six and how much should you invest in each?

See More On: Index Funds | ETFs | Mutual Funds

December 5, 2017

The 4 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2018

Bonds are for ballast, not big returns. Plus: Retirees should keep maturities short.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Making Your Money Last | Stocks & Bonds

November 30, 2017

The 7 Best Stock Funds for Retirement Savers in 2018

If you choose active fund management, be prepared to be a patient stock investor.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | 401(k)s | Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

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