Mutual Funds Weekly: Prepare for the stock market’s next big downturn before it happens

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This week’s top stories reflect the rising volatility and rising anxiety hitting the U.S. and global markets.

Read about what to watch for — and watch out for — in some stock market measures with predictive qualities. Also, see what the smart money is doing with their capital (spoiler alert: defense, defense), look at questions you might be asking yourself about how to withstand an market slide, and check out why a year from now we might be glad not to have dumped stocks in a panic — and to not own bitcoin.

— Jonathan Burton

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Money-management CEO sees ‘significant slowdown’ in economy, shifts to less-risky investments

Kevin Miller of the E-Valuator funds is banking on large-cap, value and dividend stocks.
Money-management CEO sees ‘significant slowdown’ in economy, shifts to less-risky investments

How to predict the next market downturn

Track the market’s key vital signs with this real-time interactive graphic.
How to predict the next market downturn

5 questions worried Americans will ask during the Dow’s wild ride

‘I was going to open a retirement account — should I wait?’
5 questions worried Americans will ask during the Dow’s wild ride

8 mistakes to avoid when choosing a financial or tax adviser

Here are a few red flags to watch for
8 mistakes to avoid when choosing a financial or tax adviser

However you’re defining risk in this scary stock market — you’re probably wrong

Risk is really how much portfolio volatility you can live with, writes Mark Hulbert.
However you’re defining risk in this scary stock market — you’re probably wrong

Stocks are twice as likely to finish 2019 with a gain than a loss

U.S. stocks average calendar-year advances two-thirds of the time, writes Mark Hulbert.
Stocks are twice as likely to finish 2019 with a gain than a loss

Here’s the silver lining in traders’ outlook for gold

Market timers are warming to gold, but not enough to signal a buying opportunity, writes Mark Hulbert.
Here’s the silver lining in traders’ outlook for gold

Why you may want more international stocks in your retirement portfolio

There’s reason to hope — really
Why you may want more international stocks in your retirement portfolio

This stable value stock is built to weather market storms

Drug distributor McKesson has a wide moat, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.
This stable value stock is built to weather market storms

These niche stocks thrive amid rising rates, and many yield 10%

Business development corporations, or BDCs, invest in small to medium-sized private businesses.
These niche stocks thrive amid rising rates, and many yield 10%

Bitcoin is close to becoming worthless

Bitcoin is now entering a death spiral.
Bitcoin is close to becoming worthless

Beyond bitcoin: What’s next for blockchain?

The technology underpinning cryptocurrencies could make stock trading faster and cheaper. But it will be some time before the financial services industry can put blockchain to work.
Beyond bitcoin: What’s next for blockchain?

What you need to know to invest in the space economy

The space economy is currently valued at $384 billion and is expected to grow to $1.1 trillion by 2040. Here’s what investors need to know about the sector.
What you need to know to invest in the space economy

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