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Weekly Wrap: Investment Trends, Election Impacts, and Downturn Patterns

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

Editor's note: Read the latest on how the coronavirus is rattling the markets and what investors can do to navigate it.

Editor's Picks 24 Stocks for 2030 We think these companies are well-positioned to benefit from one of five key trends during the next decade.

Oil Sands Will Survive and Then Thrive The market does not appreciate their near-term resiliency nor the long-term cash flow potential.

How to Get Rich Slow Slow and steady wins the financial race.

The 2020 Election & Your Money Our take on the investment implications of a Biden or Trump win.

Can Bond Funds Grow Large More Gracefully Than Stock Funds? Russ Kinnel discusses how stock funds and bond funds have handled asset growth over the past decade.

Can You Predict the Next Downturn? The longer the time period, the stronger the pattern.

Portfolio Planning and Personal Finance With Christine Benz Retirees: If You Love Income, You Should Love Cash Flow Even More You diversify your investments; why wouldn't you diversify how you source your in-retirement living expenses?

Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds In the Absence of Inflation, Some Real Assets Are Down but Certainly Not Out Real assets are often thought of as an inflation hedge, but their diversification benefits are a plus, too.

More Risk, More Reward for U.S. Equity Funds U.S. stock funds leading the rebound share a common trait: Morningstar Risk ratings of High.

Good Stories Often Translate Into Bad Investments Thematic ETFs often come with a good story, but most lag the market.

A Better Way to Look at Investing in Equities for Income The pros and cons of using dividend-paying stocks as bond replacements.

21 Picks for Inflation Protection These highly rated mutual funds and ETFs may provide varying degrees of shelter, but buyer beware.

A Silver-Rated ETF for Core Bond Exposure Broad diversification and low costs make this fund a good option for core fixed-income exposure.

This Small/Mid-Cap Fund Holds Promise Bronze-rated LKCM Small-Mid Cap Equity features a veteran leader and a strong supporting cast.

Stocks Concentration Works Both Ways Ian Tam analyzes the U.S. and Canadian recoveries and discovers something interesting.

GM Needs to Stay Together We see more reasons to oppose a battery electric vehicle spin-off than to support one.

Are Nasdaq Stocks Really Overvalued? The tech-focused index has hit record highs this year before a rough patch in September. How are its biggest companies valued after recent volatility?

Election Impact on U.S. Healthcare Looks Modest Our moat ratings and undervalued view of the MCO and drug/biotech sectors are intact.

Stock Analyst Updates Supreme Court Shakeup Adds Complexity for Health Care Prior to Justice Ginsburg's death, the court looked likely to uphold the Affordable Care Act, but without her vote, the path to upholding the law has become more complicated.

Falling Lithium Prices Provide Buying Opportunity Following the Tesla battery day event, lithium producer stock prices plunged. We see no change to our outlook for lithium.

Rekenthaler Report Is Tesla's Stock Price Crazy or Merely Aggressive? Placing the company's valuation into historical context.

The Long View Podcast Michael Reckmeyer and Matthew Hand: How to Protect Downside Amid Lofty Valuations and Paltry Yields Two Wellington Management portfolio managers discuss how they manage risk at Vanguard Wellesley Income, why they've taken a liking to busted growth stocks, and where they're finding durable sources of income.

Morningstar Investment Conference Dead Again? Value Managers Say Their Style Is Far From Over Fidelity's Ramona Persaud, T. Rowe Price's David Wallack, and Diamond Hill's Chuck Bath discuss the state of their investing style at the Morningstar Investment Conference.

A Top Investing Trend for 2030 At the Morningstar Investment Conference, we discussed why we think cannabis stocks are poised to thrive.

Where to Turn When the Political Climate Heats Up Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report shared her insights at our Morningstar Investment Conference.

Commentary What the Election May Mean for Social Security The next administration will face key policy questions related to the program's long-term solvency, says contributor Mark Miller.

What's the Most Impactful Thing You Can Do to Combat Climate Change? Put your money into sustainable investments.

Fiduciary, Best Interest, or Something Else? In this third installment of our series, we explore how the election will determine the next move in the ongoing battle over the regulation of advice.

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Most Requested Fund Quotes Fidelity Contrafund Vanguard Dividend Growth Vanguard 500 Index T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Vanguard Total Stock Market Index

Most Requested ETF Quotes Invesco QQQ Trust SPDR S&P 500 ETF Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF ARK Innovation ETF Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

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