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Stories connecting with MarketWatch readers this past week include a spotlight on the grim financial reality millennials are likely to encounter when they begin to retire in about 30 years. Plus, read about why the U.S. stock market is riskier than you think, dividend-paying stocks to consider now, bond investment advice, and the basics of socially responsible stock funds.

— Jonathan Burton

Millennials are the new face of the retirement crisis

Why a longer lifespan is both a blessing and a curse.
Millennials are the new face of the retirement crisis

The U.S. stock market right now is riskier than you think

Big stock gains so far in 2019 mean little to the longer term.
The U.S. stock market right now is riskier than you think

Cheap money could deliver big fourth quarter for stocks, but it’s just delaying the inevitable, strategist warns

Don’t be fooled, people, it’s all “a giant con game,” according to the Northman Trader blog’s Sven Henrich.
Cheap money could deliver big fourth quarter for stocks, but it’s just delaying the inevitable, strategist warns

25 dividend-paying stocks selected for value by an outperforming money manager

John Buckingham of The Prudent Speculator provides a special screen of dividend stocks for MarketWatch readers.
25 dividend-paying stocks selected for value by an outperforming money manager

Negative-yielding bonds do not mean negative-yielding bond funds

A thought experiment from an analyst shows how there may be some appreciation in bond funds.
Negative-yielding bonds do not mean negative-yielding bond funds

Interest rate cuts could make these bonds an attractive target

Home-builder bonds, not often seen as ‘defensive,’ get bullish lift from Fed cut and wage growth.
Interest rate cuts could make these bonds an attractive target

Negative-yielding bonds could actually mean the worst is over for the struggling global economy

Sub-zero real yields tend to peak near the end of a global economic slowdown, writes Mark Hulbert.
Negative-yielding bonds could actually mean the worst is over for the struggling global economy

Hedge-fund emerging-market assets hit fresh high

Emerging-market assets managed by hedge funds hit a fresh high and performance was solid.
Hedge-fund emerging-market assets hit fresh high

How to make sure your ESG fund does what you think it does

A guide to understanding the linguistic anarchy around responsible investing.
How to make sure your ESG fund does what you think it does

Park your money here for the ultimate in impact investing

Creators of a new exchange-traded fund thought carefully about how to pursue better outcomes both for portfolios and for the world: invest in countries that are more free.
Park your money here for the ultimate in impact investing

Corporate VC is on the rise: Here’s what you should know

Venture funding for U.S companies reached $131 billion in 2018. There’s one corner in the startup market that some big corporations are most excited about.
Corporate VC is on the rise: Here’s what you should know

How the ‘halo effect’ is driving e-tailers to brick and mortar

More than 90% of consumer purchases still happen in stores. The ‘halo shopper’ is changing how digital brands and legacy retailers operate.
How the ‘halo effect’ is driving e-tailers to brick and mortar

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