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Weekly Wrap: Climate Week, the Fed Meeting, and Is Your Smartphone Hurting Your Portfolio?

We recap the week and note the most popular stocks, funds, and exchange-traded funds.

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Editor's Picks

Markets Brief: 3 Things to Watch at This Week's Fed Meeting
After a big down week for stocks and bonds, the Fed meeting could set the tone for the rest of this year.

Special Report: On Eve of Climate Week, Patagonia’s Founder Gives Company to Trust Fighting Climate Change
Focusing on renewable energy and the energy transition.

The Tragic Irony of Overconfidence in Investing
How to identify and overcome this common bias.

What Is a 529 College Savings Plan?
Learn how a 529 plan can help pay for educational expenses.

4 Ways to Uncomplicate Your Retirement Portfolio
Retirement planning is complicated. Your retirement portfolio shouldn't be.

Farnoosh Torabi’s 7 Tips for Financial Success
Personal finance expert shares her advice on making your money meaningful and spending mindful.

Portfolio Planning and Personal Finance With Christine Benz

What's Your Real Inflation Rate?
Calculating a personalized inflation rate is a start.

Retiring in a Down Market? Consider These Strategies
Falling markets can be scary for new retirees. Vanguard retirement specialist Maria Bruno shares tips for keeping your plan on track amid the turmoil.

Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds

These Big Funds Are Suffering Big Headaches
When it comes to trading smaller stocks, these funds are in a tight spot.

Why Equity-Fund Investors Have (Mostly) Held Tight in This Year's Market Rout
Have investors learned that patience often pays off?

3 Core Bond Funds to Take the Sting Out of a Bear Market
It’s worth the time to do your research on bond funds.

How Has Private Equity Investing Fared for Mutual Funds?
Fund companies have embraced ownership of 'unicorn companies,' with mixed results.

Active Managers Earn Their Fees in These Fixed-Income Markets
Asset classes where active management might stand a better chance.

U.S. Fund Flows Turn Positive in August but Remain Weak
Taxable-bond and sector-equity funds bounce back.

Thematic Funds Are Popular—and Risky
What to know about managing those risks.

How a Top Fidelity Growth Fund is Navigating This Market Looking for "growth quality" has helped cushion the blown in a big down year.

Stocks

Why Are Utility Stocks Doing So Well?
Margins may be trapped between an inflation rock and a regulation hard place, but investor enthusiasm for utility stocks has been anything but squeezed.

Lockheed Martin: Stock of the Week
The weapons and space business tempts with wide-moat benefits and government backing, but there are ESG risks.

Never Mind Growth vs. Value Stocks, Look to Beta
Why investors should be focusing on stock volatility instead of style.

Rekenthaler Report

Is It Still Worth It to Buy I Bonds?
Although their future yield has slipped, they remain an excellent bargain.

Can Bond Funds Repel the Indexers?
If so, the industry’s leaders must perform better.

Advisor Insights

Future Proof Delivers
New wealth conference featured good vibes and high-quality sessions.

The Long View Podcast

How Couples Can Become a Financial Superpower
Farnoosh Torabi shows you how to manage your relationship with money, set meaningful goals, and make your money fears work for you.

Tim Steffen: Tax-Saving Strategies for a Falling Market
Baird's director of tax planning discusses tax-loss selling, Roth conversions, and the new rules for inherited IRA

Sustainability Matters

Are Carbon Credits Ready for Their Close-Up?
We believe they have potential, but design flaws limit their current reach.

Demand for Oil Will Stay High. What’s an ESG Investor to Do?
The answer involves lots of uncomfortable trade-offs.

Investing in Climate Action: 2 Renewable Energy Stocks to Consider
These companies are poised to benefit from U.S. climate legislation.

3 Fund Firms That Meet ESG Expectations
A peek behind the curtain of the Morningstar ESG Commitment Level.

Venture Capital Investment Trends in Emissions Reduction Technologies
Two areas in climate tech that are worth watching this year.

Commentary

Is Your Smartphone Hurting Your Portfolio Performance?
Trading on your smartphone can affect how you invest.

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