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iPadOS 16 Is Coming Monday. Here’s How to Take Advantage of Apple’s New Multitasking Features

“Should I get an iPad or a Mac?” People often ask me this question and, with the latest iPad software update, the answer is a bit complicated. Apple AAPL 2.71% has added more laptop-like productivity features to the iPad over the past several years, such as mouse support and a file manager. There’s even more …

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Weekend reads: How the Fed’s punishing policy can set you up for massive gains in the stock market

During a long bear market, investors’ moods can be so bleak and muddy that they cannot envision better times. But they always come. Warren Buffett has shown repeatedly over the decades how to enhance long-term returns by shopping for bargains after broad selloffs. Now Michael Brush believes the Federal Reserve has been too aggressive clamping …

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What investors need to know about October’s complicated stock-market history

While September lived up to its reputation as a brutal month for stocks, October tends to be a “bear-market killer,” associated with historically strong returns, especially in midterm election years. October, however, is also associated with historic market plunges. And skeptics are warning investors that negative economic fundamentals could overwhelm seasonal trends as what’s traditionally …

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Here’s when Vanguard’s chief US economist now thinks we’re ‘most likely’ to enter a recession. And what may be the ‘biggest risk’ you face if we do.

Experts say with the right savings strategy, there is plenty that can be done to prepare for even the worst economic turmoil. istock With markets posting double-digit losses, inflation breaking decades-old records, and the Federal Reserve steadily increasing interest rates, among other factors, the likelihood of a full-blown recession may seem inevitable. And a number …

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This is exactly how much less money Americans are now saving just since last year

Food prices climbed 10.9% in the 12 months ending in July, according to government data. Getty Images/iStockphoto People are saving less these days. Indeed, the personal savings rate — the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s measurement of disposable personal income after taxes and monthly spending — slid to 5.1% in July, down from 5.5% in the …

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The stock market typically bottoms before the end of a Fed rate-hike cycle. Here’s how to make that bet pay off.

A lot of money can be made betting on when the Federal Reserve will “pivot” — that is, take its foot at least partially off the rate-hike gas pedal. Yet a lot of money can also be lost, as we saw on August 26 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.23% lost more than …

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I’m the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company. Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

Mark Fleming Housing has become increasingly unaffordable to millions of Americans — with home prices and mortgage rates continuing to rise (see the lowest rates you may qualify for now here). So – as part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now – …

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I’m the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company. Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

Mark Fleming Housing has become increasingly unaffordable to millions of Americans — with home prices and mortgage rates continuing to rise (see the lowest rates you may qualify for now here). So – as part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now – …

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Opinion: What’s your plan for surviving the bear market? This investing pro with 50 years of experience has some tips.

If you’re stressed about what is happening right now in the stock market, there is a better way to invest. This isn’t about guaranteeing you a higher return. (For the record, if anyone guarantees you a higher return, stop reading that article or end that Zoom call). This is about having a plan for how …

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I’m the COO of a mortgage company that’s funded more than $100 billion in loans. Here are the 3 things you need to know about the housing market now

Steve Reich Mortgage rates climbed above 6% last week, according to Bankrate data, with some pros saying they may go higher. (You can see the lowest mortgage rates you may qualify for here.) On top of that, home prices have risen more than 20% year-over-year, causing affordability challenges for many aspiring homebuyers. And it’s likely …

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