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INVESTING NEWS & TRENDS How real estate has performed during the pandemic
The place of real estate in retirees’ portfolios
Company insiders’ gifts of stock to charity are usually a telltale sign of a top in the price
Donating high-priced stock maximizes tax deductions and insiders’ timing is suspiciously perfect, a new study shows.
Stock market valuations have been higher for 20 years — is the change permanent?
Mark Hulbert reviews the latest investment research.
Why the health-care sector — not gold — is the best inflation hedge
Health care is relatively immune from inflationary pressures.
How inflation’s bite makes bonds riskier than stocks
You’d have to hold U.S. Treasury bonds for 57 years to not lose to inflation.
Why daylight savings and ‘March madness’ could cause you to lose sleep over your investments
Stocks — and investors — struggle during the college basketball championship and the ‘spring-forward’ time change.
These investment newsletters’ favorite value stocks have widely outpaced growth stocks
The “value” proposition still holds: Since November, the return on a basket of value stocks totals 53% compared with 11% for the S&P 500.
Here’s the secret of how great companies get to the top of their game
Quality managers boost a company’s performance, employee morale and stock price.
What if past performance is a guarantee of future results, after all?
Funds that have tended to outperform in recent years have been recent winners, while recent losers are the ones that have lagged.
It’s time to stop calling brokers ‘financial advisers’
Regulations and reforms to protect investors aren’t working and need repair.
How financial advisers can talk about their fees so clients understand just how much they’re paying
Be transparent and cover every detail.
Here’s how working from home may (or may not) affect your taxes
Many Americans had to work from home amid the pandemic and are looking into what kind of tax breaks that may provide. Here’s what to know.