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Unsettled Bonds

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:07:50 ET

Stocks took a breather today, no surprise after last week's sizzling rebound. (The Dow led the decline, off 255 points, as a downbeat earnings report from Wal-Mart sandbagged the venerable index.) More »

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March 2018 Issue & Supplement

Shocking, yes. Surprising, no! Any investor paying the least bit of attention to the financial news has got to be startled by the violent crosswinds that have gripped the stock market since late January. But you and I are hardly surprised that a "correction" finally arrived. For weeks, I've been telling you to expect one. Let's make the most of it.

In this month's visit, I'll help you understand what triggered the market's recent weakness, and why these factors are likely to ease as we move into the second quarter. I'll also point out six companies that now offer excellent value, thanks to lower share prices (and healthy earnings). And for fund investors, it's an opportune time to build up your stake in our recommended mutual funds and ETFs—see this month's special supplement. Later, I'll walk you safely around three investment minefields that would love to blow your wealth to smithereens in 2018. Plus, from the mailbag, I'll address a bunch of your most pressing questions. First, though, let's find out what was spooking the stock market in late January and early February—and how you can actually turn the recent turmoil to your profit, with a minimum of risk. More »

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