Why August in a pandemic is a time for vigilance for stock market investors

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August has tended to be more prone to unexpected turbulence than its traditional reputation as a period in which traders and investors laze about before autumn begins. See full story.

Here are five value-stock picks that set up your portfolio for a pandemic recovery

Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays.’ See full story.

The $600 unemployment benefit is officially going to expire, but one state is considering reinstating it

Democratic and Republican lawmakers have clashed over extending the extra $600 unemployment benefit Americans have been receiving, causing it to expire entirely. See full story.

Apple is splitting its stock after a massive quarter — 3 things retail investors should know before they take a bite

A stock split is a financial ‘non-event,’ but it can still play on investors’ emotions, experts say. See full story.

Here’s the stock sector you want to be in if the Democrats sweep the November elections

Regulation won’t end up being as bad as feared now. See full story.

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Some people say memes of white women confronting Black people provide a handle on behaviors born of entitlement and privilege, while others point to misogyny and economic disenfranchisement. What’s behind their rage? See full story.

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