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Stories resonating with MarketWatch readers this past week include how to manage risk in an erratic stock market, why value stocks could be a timely investment strategy, and how the U.S. market tends to fare in the year before a presidential election. Also, read about a radical new proposal to give workers more money and voting power, plus everything you need to know about alternative investments.

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Worried about the stock market? Here are two easy ways to cut risk

Growth has outperformed value for a decade, but the next blowup may change that.
Worried about the stock market? Here are two easy ways to cut risk

Reports of value investing’s death are greatly exaggerated

Price to book ratio is just one of many metrics in the value vs. growth debate, writes Mark Hulbert.
Reports of value investing’s death are greatly exaggerated

Another stock market worry: The year leading up to a presidential election tends to be below average

Conventional wisdom, as usual, has it wrong.
Another stock market worry: The year leading up to a presidential election tends to be below average

Workers would get money and voting power under this radical profit sharing idea

Dividend-paying ‘inclusive ownership fund’ offers employees a leg up as the pay gap widens.
Workers would get money and voting power under this radical profit sharing idea

ESG investing trend has powered index giant MSCI to market outperformance in 2019

Index and research giant MSCI Inc. has seen its stock outperform the market this year, buoyed by its rapidly expanding ESG — or environmental, social and governance — investing services.
ESG investing trend has powered index giant MSCI to market outperformance in 2019

AllianceBernstein is sending asset managers to climate school

AllianceBernstein is sending the finance professionals who handle its $581 billion in assets under management back to school — climate school.
AllianceBernstein is sending asset managers to climate school

‘Progress is being made’ toward bitcoin ETF, SEC chair says

The Securities and Exchange Commission has had concerns about allowing cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds, but says the industry is making progress. ‘Progress is being made’ toward bitcoin ETF, SEC chair says

How to make your retirement savings last forever

New research explores various retirement spending strategies
How to make your retirement savings last forever

Social Security is pretty great, but here’s something that could improve it

It’s almost impossible to duplicate this retirement income plan
Social Security is pretty great, but here’s something that could improve it

What is the fiduciary rule? And why might Trump kill it?

Confused about the fiduciary rule and when it begins? Take a look at what the word fiduciary really means, both in the financial services industry and beyond.
What is the fiduciary rule? And why might Trump kill it?

Everything you need to know to invest in alternatives

Stocks and bonds aren’t your only investment options. There’s a universe of alternative investments, including natural resources, precious metals, private equity, hedge funds, and managed futures. Here’s what you need to know.
Everything you need to know to invest in alternatives

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