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Why bitcoin’s bust and the ‘crypto cult’ threaten all investors

Cryptocurrency’s huge spikes and setbacks unsettle traditional stock and bond markets.Why bitcoin’s bust and the ‘crypto cult’ threaten all investors (link)

Why the future for Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Apple and other pricey growth stocks isn’t so bright

Earnings growth won’t be robust enough to justify current stock prices, new research suggests.Why the future for Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Apple and other pricey growth stocks isn’t so bright (link)

Why you should be worried now that investors are confident enough to buy and hold stocks

Experienced investors eye the exit when market timing is out of favor.Why you should be worried now that investors are confident enough to buy and hold stocks (link)

More investors than ever are borrowing to buy stocks. Here’s what this really means for the market

Total margin debt has nearly doubled since March 2000.More investors than ever are borrowing to buy stocks. Here’s what this really means for the market (link)

Inflation scare? The stocks that perform best — and worst — when prices rise

Energy and industrials are your best bets.Inflation scare? The stocks that perform best — and worst — when prices rise (link)

Why the bull market in stocks won’t be over until these 3 S&P 500 sectors sing

Consumer Discretionary, Health Care and Consumer Staples do best near the end of bull runs.Why the bull market in stocks won’t be over until these 3 S&P 500 sectors sing (link)

Bonds are hated — here’s when they may become attractive again

A new study forces us to analyze our underlying assumptions about bonds.Bonds are hated — here’s when they may become attractive again (link)

How to know whether the stock market is in a bubble

Objective measures of bubble-like behaviorHow to know whether the stock market is in a bubble (link)

How to have substantially more money when you retire without saving even one additional dollar

There are many ways you can safely increase your retirement income by 50{2d59bca8dc466bd93f71466f13fd0c74985bd5c5b8279259dcb40dcbd825832f} or more.How to have substantially more money when you retire without saving even one additional dollar (link)

ESG investing needs to clean its own house to remove investors’ doubts

Rating companies on environmental, social and governance issues should use common standards that give money managers and investors confidence.ESG investing needs to clean its own house to remove investors’ doubts (link)

Bitcoin volatility signals a long road to adoption

China’s recent warning on cryptocurrency sent the market in a tailspin. WSJ’s Aaron Back explains why the recent shake-ups in the value of bitcoin, dogecoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies may point to obstacles in mainstream acceptance.Bitcoin volatility signals a long road to adoption

Which sectors stand to win or lose as inflation creeps up

Rising inflation expectations have rattled markets lately. Here’s what investors need to know. Which sectors stand to win or lose as inflation creeps up

To master money, look in the mirror — not at your financial statements

MarketWatch’s editor-in-chief, Jeremy Olshan, kicks off the Mastering Your Money series with a talk on why financial literacy alone fails to change people’s bad money behaviors. To master money, look in the mirror — not at your financial statements

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