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These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, offer insight about how to manage your investment portfolio as September — typically the cruelest month for stocks — approaches. Except the market in September could be different this year — like so much of 2020. You’ll find good advice here about what to watch for — and what to watch out for — as you make decisions about your money.

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These superrich investors just raised cash to record levels to hedge against ‘the greatest period of unknown’

The ultrawealthy, understandably, would like to stay that way. And so, in an effort to do just that, they’re sitting on a record cash pile.
These superrich investors just raised cash to record levels to hedge against ‘the greatest period of unknown’

The stock market is on a tear, but now comes September, the worst month of the year

However, something curious happens in presidential-election years.
The stock market is on a tear, but now comes September, the worst month of the year

Insiders are unloading stocks — here’s why you shouldn’t see this as a sell signal for this market

Companies’ largest shareholders are selling stock at an aggressive clip, skewing the data.
Insiders are unloading stocks — here’s why you shouldn’t see this as a sell signal for this market

Exxon getting booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average may be a blessing in disguise for its investors

Stocks deleted from an index often proceed to beat the additions
Exxon getting booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average may be a blessing in disguise for its investors

Here are 15 stocks ready to ride the bull market’s next leg higher

Shares of these companies do well when market liquidity is abundant — but not when liquidity dries up, writes Mark Hulbert.
Here are 15 stocks ready to ride the bull market’s next leg higher

Should retirees give up on utilities?

The utility sector has struggled for at least a decade—and especially in the second quarter
Should retirees give up on utilities?

Beware of Wall Street analysts predicting how a President Biden would affect stocks and market sectors

Market forecasters are only guessing investors’ response to the November election — and not necessarily in an educated way.
Beware of Wall Street analysts predicting how a President Biden would affect stocks and market sectors

Gen Z is starting to make their own money — so pay attention to how they’re spending and investing it

These young Americans are smart, savvy and socially responsible.
Gen Z is starting to make their own money — so pay attention to how they’re spending and investing it

What the Fed’s shift in monetary policy means for interest rates

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced a major shift in how the central bank sets interest rates.
What the Fed’s shift in monetary policy means for interest rates



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