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What if not everything, but the most important things, to know about a stock-market crash fit on a simple, single 3”x5” note card? Would this knowledge change how you invest?

Some of us find that our fears dissolve when shown the facts, while others are unmoved. There’s no right or wrong; it’s just a measure of your risk tolerance. Read this week’s lead story and pay attention to how you respond. Then, check out a winning mutual fund manager’s favorite stocks, get tips on managing your finances without investing a lot in time and hassle, and learn what insiders know about saving money on taxes.

— Jonathan Burton

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Panicked about a stock-market crash? What you need to know fits on one note card

The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock market no doubt has a lot of investors searching for a strategy to navigate the volatility and protect their capital. The good news: the best tactic most investors can take is easier than they may expect.
Panicked about a stock-market crash? What you need to remember fits on one note card

If active mutual-fund managers are ship captains, their index rivals are NASA

“Index-fund managers are the underappreciated rock stars of finance,” observes indexing expert Dave Nadig.
If active mutual-fund managers are ship captains, their index rivals are NASA

Why there’s no ETF for you to cash in on a trade war

While there are nearly 5,500 exchange-traded funds currently trading on the market, none of them are explicitly designed to offer investors to way to invest around the prospect of a trade war involving the United States.
Why there’s no ETF for you to cash in on a trade war

There are nearly 5,500 ETFs. Here’s what experts say is still missing

There have been nearly 120 exchange-traded funds launched thus far in 2018, averaging out to more than one new fund a day, and building on the 466 funds that debuted globally over the course of 2017.
There are nearly 5,500 ETFs. Here’s what experts say is still missing

How to find ‘coming of age’ companies whose stocks could rise 10-fold

Amy Zhang has led a big turnaround at the Alger Small-Cap Focus Fund by finding innovative companies
How to find ‘coming of age’ companies whose stocks could rise 10-fold

Use this trick to win any argument about stock investing

Market performance depends on your time frame.
Use this trick to win any argument about stock investing

How to manage your money in just 30 minutes a month

These tips from a money coach can give you a stronger grip on your finances.
How to manage your money in just 30 minutes a month

Here’s what you can learn from my financial mistakes

Costly stock loss spurs a novice investor to learn to manage her money.
Here’s what you can learn from my financial mistakes

Ask these questions to avoid hiring a bad (or unethical) financial adviser

The wrong adviser could cost you tens of thousands of dollars.
Ask these questions to avoid hiring a bad (or unethical) financial adviser

Watch for these unethical tactics used by some financial advisers

What some advisers do may be legal, but it’s still unethical because it’s not in your best interest.
Watch for these unethical tactics used by some financial advisers

Don’t have a 401(k) at your job? Your state could come to the rescue

New York is the latest to create a state-run retirement savings plan.
Don’t have a 401(k) at your job? Your state could come to the rescue

Saving for retirement: How auto-IRA plans may secure the future

Oregon is among five states in the country now requiring employers to automatically enroll workers in a Roth IRA retirement savings plan. Employees can opt out, but if too many do, the plans could fail.
Saving for retirement: How auto-IRA plans may secure the future

Only 4% of families talk regularly about money — and that’s a problem

Money avoidance is prevalent among American families. Here’s why that can have dangerous consequences for their finances.
Only 4% of families talk regularly about money — and that’s a problem

Here are the tax-saving strategies that most Americans don’t know

When it comes to taxes, ignorance is not bliss. Here’s what most people don’t know about their taxes, which ends up costing them hundreds or even thousands of dollars in missed tax savings.
Here are the tax-saving strategies that most Americans don’t know



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