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U.S. Equities: Overbought or Undervalued?

Art Hogan, chief market strategist with National Securities, offers his take on stocks right now as investors seek new buying opportunities.

by MarketBrief

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Stock Indexes, Mortgage Payments, Big Vacation

The big U.S. stock indexes have been telling different stories; lawmakers asked the Federal Reserve to help businesses struggling to make mortgage payments, and the big vacations that were scrapped in 2020 are selling out ...

by WSJ Staff
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Bulls just won’t believe what interest rates are saying about U.S. stock and bond returns for the next 5 years

When inflation-adjusted rates are negative, as they are now, returns are anemic, writes Mark Hulbert.

by Mark Hulbert
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Money advice for men this Father’s Day: Copy how the women in your life invest

Men and women have different styles of investing — and they can learn from each other.

by CD Moriarty
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Insiders in these 2 market sectors are spending the most money to buy more of their company’s stock

Corporate executives and directors are bullish on financial and energy stocks, writes Mark Hulbert.

by Mark Hulbert
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You support peaceful protestors. But would they approve of your investments?

More people now want their financial adviser to help them support social and political causes.

by Morey Stettner
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The Wealth Management Industry May Need to Reevaluate Business Models

Serving the world's wealthy is going to get far more complex in the years ahead, says consulting group

by Barron's
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What is asset allocation?

Determining your asset allocation is one of the most important investment decisions you can make. Here's how to get started.

by Ellie Ismailidou
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Bear Market Drives Billion-Dollar Wealth Firms to Tap Federal Aid

Money managers who oversee billions of dollars in assets tapped federal aid at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that has proved controversial within the financial industry.

by Michael Wursthorn
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What is a Wealth Tax?

Here's how a wealth tax could affect Americans of different income and asset levels.

by rbisdale
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What is an index fund?

Here's what you need to know if you're considering this popular investment vehicle.

by rbisdale
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Bank of America Eases Sales Targets for Merrill Advisers During Pandemic

Bank of America has lowered some sales targets imposed on Merrill Lynch financial advisers who have struggled to grow their businesses.

by Michael Wursthorn
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Why People Misunderstand Dividends, and the Damage This Does

Brokerage firms and corporations could help us fix our irrational, inflexible way of thinking about dividends.

by Alex Edmans
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What Is the Dollar’s ‘Smile’?

In Translation: The theory says the U.S. currency tends to increase in value against other currencies when the U.S. economy is either extremely weak or strong.

by Simon Constable
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These Chinese stocks will be hurt the most if the U.S. forces them to delist

U.S. investors will find it tougher and more expensive to buy shares in some Chinese companies if delisting law is passed.

by Mark Hulbert