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- 5 ETFs to use as insurance against a stock-market crash
- These 5 defensive moves can protect your money and wealth
- This market sector is the ‘greatest investment story ever told’
- Men represent 90% of fund managers, but not because they’re good at their jobs
- How to invest in blockchain without buying bitcoin
Conventional investing wisdom tends to fall by the wayside when the stock market seems to offer only upside. Investors are prone to overconfidence and a related condition called “confirmation bias,” where people essentially believe what they see and don’t investigate further.
As a result, investors can get caught up in the moment and take on more risk than they normally would. (Confirmation bias also affects bearish investors who don’t take enough risk.)
Successful investing is not about what you make, but what you keep. This week’s digest looks at ways you can cushion the downside risk to your stock portfolio with exchange-traded funds that focus on capital preservation. Then, read coverage about the technology sector’s potential and check out how to participate in the blockchain revolution without buying bitcoin.
— Jonathan BurtonINVESTING NEWS & TRENDS 5 ETFs that nervous investors can use as insurance against a stock-market crash
These may not make you lots of money, but you might want them to preserve capital, writes Jeff Reeves.
5 ETFs that nervous investors can use as insurance against a stock-market crash
Skilled financial advisers will suggest these smart insurance policies, writes Liz Miller.
These 5 defensive moves can protect your money and wealth
While the strategy of investing in internet-related companies will likely always be first associated with the dot-com era, the past decade has proved to be just as strong a period for the sector that has now influenced nearly every aspect of the economy.
The best sector of this bull market is the ‘greatest investment story ever told’
Technology’s status as the hottest segment on Wall Street may be coming to an end — and not for reasons that have anything to do with the high-flying sector’s fundamentals.
An ‘unprecedented’ change to the stock market will create a concentrated sector of trading favorites
Wall Street is dominated by men, but it’s not because they’re inherently better investors.
Men make up 90% of portfolio managers, but not because they’re good at their jobs
Demand transparency on portfolios, fees, and investment strategies.
Run, don’t walk, from investing pros who won’t lay their cards on the table
If the Trump administration gets its way, large public companies will get a giant gift that would effectively shield them from accountability when they violate the securities laws, writes Andy Green.Could the SEC secretly abolish investors’ right to sue?How to invest in blockchain without buying bitcoin
When it comes to blockchain technology, one of the most common mistakes investors make is equating blockchain to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Here’s how to invest in blockchain without buying any cryptocurrency.
How to invest in blockchain without buying bitcoin
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