Mutual Funds Weekly: Forget the Benjamins — now it’s all about the bitcoin

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It’s all about the bitcoin.

The cryptic cryptocurrency continues to defy the critics, soaring past $10,000 earlier this week on its way to….who knows? Check out our special report on bitcoin BTCUSD, +1.29%  and the cryptocurrency mania.

Then, read about another market that concerns investors now — the U.S. stock market. Coverage includes investing in tech stocks and dividend-paying stocks, financial tips from Nobel prizewinning economists, and where to stash your money if you think this bull market is on its last legs.

— Jonathan Burton

SPECIAL REPORT: BITCOIN’S BLITZ

‘Fraud.’ ‘Not willing to pooh-pooh.’ A list of what Wall Street CEOs have said about bitcoin

Seems not a day goes by without some Wall Street VIP or financial luminary deciding it’s time for them to weigh in on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Here’s a roundup of the latest high-profile statements.
‘Fraud.’ ‘Not willing to pooh-pooh.’ A list of what Wall Street CEOs have said about bitcoin

Bitcoin at $40,000 by end of 2018? ‘Easily,’ this crypto bull says

Think the prices of cryptocurrencies are inflated today? Wait until next year.
Bitcoin at $40,000 by end of 2018? ‘Easily,’ this crypto bull says

Should your portfolio include bitcoin? Yes, but just a 2% position, says analyst

Anyone looking at the astronomical rise in the price of bitcoin over recent years may be wishing they had allocating a hefty portion of their money to the red-hot digital currency, so that they could now be reaping a position worth millions.
Should your portfolio include bitcoin? Yes, but just a 2% position, says analyst

The chance of a bitcoin crash is greater than 80%

Expect at least a 40% plunge in bitcoin’s price when the cryptocurrency crashes, writes Mark Hulbert.
The chance of a bitcoin crash is greater than 80%

Soaring bitcoin: If it’s a bubble, when will it burst?

Investment manias throughout the centuries have ranged from tulips to tech stocks to housing; is bitcoin different.
Soaring bitcoin: If it’s a bubble, when will it burst?

Here is what everyone gets wrong about cryptocurrencies

Players in a growing industry tied to bitcoin and its rivals sound off on common misconceptions.
Here is what everyone gets wrong about cryptocurrencies

INVESTING NEWS & TRENDS
Where to stash your money when this bull market makes you sweat

This 50/50 portfolio solution keeps you in stocks and lowers risk.
Where to stash your money when this bull market makes you sweat

7 picks for investors who want to do good in the world, but make good money too

Howard Gold runs through stock funds and ETFs for investors seeking ESG (environmental, social, and governance) choices.
7 picks for investors who want to do good in the world, but make good money too

Vanguard to launch a suite of—gasp—active ETFs

Vanguard, the asset-managing giant whose name is synonymous with passive investing, is dipping its toe into actively managed exchange-traded funds.
Vanguard to launch a suite of—gasp—active ETFs

Fears grow that popularity of ETFs is a ticking time bomb

It’s a claim that has been hotly disputed, but which is being more fiercely debated by the day: ETFs have gotten too big for their own good, making them an unappreciated risk in the event of a market decline.
Fears grow that popularity of ETFs is a ticking time bomb

How the ETF market is both growing and shrinking, in one chart

Exchange-traded funds are perhaps the hottest thing on Wall Street, but the massive growth they’re seeing isn’t as widespread as you might think. In fact, one of the records they’re set to break this year suggests they may be getting too big for their own good.
How the ETF market is both growing and shrinking, in one chart

This gift will turn your child into a savvy investor

A relatively small investment now can make your child’s life so much easier when he or she grows up
This gift will turn your child into a savvy investor

Beware, the ‘smart money’ isn’t interested in technology stocks

Professional investors are cautious yet still participating in the bull market, says Nigam Arora.
Beware, the ‘smart money’ isn’t interested in technology stocks

Here’s a better way to screen for dividend stocks so you don’t get burned

A dividend cut is an income investor’s worst nightmare. By Phil van Doorn.
Here’s a better way to screen for dividend stocks so you don’t get burned

Fund manager looks beyond ‘FAANG’ stocks and finds even bigger winners for 2018

Renaissance Investment Management’s Michael Schroer highlights Applied Materials and Lam Research. .
Fund manager looks beyond ‘FAANG’ stocks and finds even bigger winners for 2018

The ‘most ridiculous’ statement in finance and why investors should ignore it

“Confusing a closed-ended science experiment with the reactions of billions of market variables is a death sentence for investors,” Ritholtz Wealth Management’s Tony Isola wrote.
The ‘most ridiculous’ statement in finance and why investors should ignore it

These 6 investment newsletters have delivered top returns in good stock markets and bad

Money managers often look great on paper but require more courage and discipline to follow than many stock investors can tolerate.
These 6 investment newsletters have delivered top returns in good stock markets and bad

DoubleLine fund doubles the returns of rivals with help from economics Nobel winner Robert Shiller

The DoubleLine Shiller Enhanced CAPE Fund doesn’t directly own stocks, yet is in the top 1% of the large-value equity fund category. By Phil van Doorn.
DoubleLine fund doubles the returns of rivals with help from economics Nobel winner Robert Shiller

Tips for financial freedom from Nobel Prize winners

Money advice is plentiful, but not much of it comes from Nobel Prize winners. Here are tips to start you on a path to financial freedom.
Tips for financial freedom from Nobel Prize winners

Got $1 million to retire? Here’s how long it will last by U.S. state

You may be surprised by how long your retirement money will last you depending on which state you settle on.
Got $1 million to retire? Here’s how long it will last by U.S. state

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