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Why Stock Trading Apps Like Robinhood and Social Media Are a Powerful Drink for Investors

People tend to take riskier bets when their peers are watching them. Read more

The price / earnings ratio is imperfect as a stock market indicator. Here’s how to make it more precise

The P / E ratio is volatile, which reduces its ability to predict long-term stock market returns. Read more

The retreat treadmill

It has been incredibly difficult for retirees and near retirees to get ahead of the game Read More

Ethereum, the # 2 behind bitcoin, fights challengers who offer cheaper and faster blockchains

Ethereum, known for its “smart” contracts, is the best in terms of security, scalability, and power consumption. Read more

Amazon’s stock looks tired. Consider Buying Stock Of These Five Fast Growing Ecommerce Games Instead

Amazon started the Internet retail revolution. Five other companies, including Sea and Coupang, go further. Read more

Don’t Fall In The REIT Value Trap – These 20 Stocks Perform the Best for Quality

As shares of real estate investment trusts have skyrocketed, investors need to target quality companies. Read more

This combination of charts is bullish for the stock market

The S&P 500 trend is always up and the VIX chart trend is still down. Read more

Investment pioneer Charles Ellis says you’re pretty much guaranteed to get the best returns in the stock market using this method

Despite the big changes in the stock market over the past 50 years, indexing is still the only sure way to earn superior returns, he says. Read more

This is the time when it’s normal for you to fall in love with a stock

Companies within a “circle of affection” match your values ​​and tastes. Read more

Why the S&P 500 could be on the verge of falling 5% – or more this summer

Monday’s market rout may already be in the rearview mirror. But it’s always a reminder that, yes, stocks can stumble when trading near record territory, especially in the late summer months. Read more

How to hang on to your money when stocks go down

Find the level of equity exposure you can live with in a bear market. Read more

10 software stocks expected to increase sales by 174% by 2023

Sales growth leaders in the software industry are expected to include DocuSign, Zoom, and Salesforce.com. Read more

Why a bond rally could push the 10-year Treasury yield further, even as inflation expectations are no longer anchored

The once popular reflation trade gives way to a different dynamic, as investors move into long-term government bonds and sell stocks. Read more

22 stocks, including Carnival and Zoom, down 30% or more from 52-week highs

Other actions far from their peaks include Baidu, Peloton and United Airlines. Read more

These 3 smart ESG investing tips can have a powerful impact on your portfolio and the planet

Values-driven investors now have extensive access to expertise, tools and resources. Read more

“ESG” and sustainability mentions are made on thousands of business results calls

Environmental, social and governance issues were addressed in about a fifth of calls around the world, highlighting the importance of sustainability. Read more

ESG funds lag behind the S&P 500 – why it’s good news if you own them

ESG is subject to the same fundamental market forces that affect all other traditional long-term holdings. Read more

ESG bond funds now manage 600% more assets than three years ago

According to a new report from Goldman Sachs, the world of debt is entering the finance boom with a focus on better environmental, social and governance outcomes. Read more

How to minimize taxes on your investments

Understanding how Uncle Sam taxes your investment earnings is the first step in making sure those taxes stay as low as possible. Here’s what you need to know. Read more

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