For Long-Term Investors, Small Things Like Presidential Elections Don’t Matter

There is heartbreak almost everywhere you look, our columnist says, but the stock market usually rises anyway.

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How to Hold Onto Your Money, Wherever the Market Takes You

Crises abound, yet stocks have generated strong returns. Investors had better be ready for anything.

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Finding the Right Path in an Up-and-Down Market

Does the latest twist herald the end of a bull run or the beginning of a shift toward long-neglected niches?

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Wait, Wall Street Is Pro-Biden Now?

Investors are warming to the possibility of a “blue wave” as Joseph R. Biden Jr. rises in the polls and the chances of a contested election diminish.

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As the Election Looms, Investors See Uncertainty. They Don’t Like It.

The stock market has been on a tear for much of 2020, but there is now more volatility as investors worry about the outcome of the presidential vote.

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Wall Street Has Its Worst Day in Months

The S&P 500 dropped 3.5 percent on Thursday, the biggest single-day fall since June 11, as big tech companies weighed on it heavily.

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Big Tech’s Domination of Business Reaches New Heights

As the economy contracts and many companies struggle to survive, the biggest tech companies are amassing wealth and influence in ways unseen in decades.

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S&P 500 at Record as Stock Market Defies Economic Devastation

Investors have cast the nearly relentless drumbeat of bad news aside to focus on any signs that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic might be over.

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European Markets Offering an Alternative to the S&P 500

European stocks have been unloved by investors for years. Now, as the euro soars, they offer an alternative to the S&P 500.

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Can These Markets Be Trusted?

After a calamitous drop in March, the stock market has had a ferocious rally, despite a cascade of awful news. How can investors cope?

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Stocks Generate Big Gains and Bigger Questions

A powerful rally during drastically deteriorating economic conditions has left the market richly valued and facing great uncertainty.

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Stock Markets Rise After Getting a Push in Asia: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Mystery of High Stock Prices

Why is the market doing so well when the economy is doing so poorly?

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Stock Markets Edge Lower: Live Business Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Live Stock Market Tracker: Mnuchin and Powell Talk Fed Response

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stock Markets Whipsaw as Investors Watch Outbreaks

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Live Stock Market Tracker: Fed’s Dividend Cap Hits Banks

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Market Partied Like It Was 1932

A remarkable snapback rally, after a deep coronavirus-induced plunge, took stocks into rare and, in some ways, troubling territory.

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Live Stock Market Updates During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stock Markets Drift Lower as New Infections Rise: Live Updates

Live Stock Market News During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Wall Street Set to Rally: Live Market Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stock Markets Jump Globally After Wall Street’s Rally: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Live Market Tracker: Stocks Wobble as New Outbreaks Emerge

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stock Markets Tumble as New Outbreaks Loom: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Trading Sportsbooks for Brokerages, Bored Bettors Wager on Stocks

When Russian table tennis or Korean baseball won’t scratch the itch, some are trying their hand at trading equities. It’s enough to move the market, analysts say.

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Investors, No Longer in Denial About Grim Outlook, Drive Market Down

Investors are finally catching up to the fact the U.S. economy is not recovering anytime soon, and shares tumbled nearly 6 percent.

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Live Stock Market Tracker and Economy Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Jobless Claims in the U.S. Set to Rise

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stock Markets Brace for a Forecast From the Fed

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stock Markets in Europe Fall. Wall Street May Follow.

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Despite Recession, Stock Markets Turn Positive for the Year

The S&P 500 climbed back above where it began the year on the same day that economists said the United States fell into a recession in February.

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What to Expect from the May Jobs Report: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Unemployment Claims Show Further Economic Strain: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Unemployment Data Expected to Show Further Losses

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Live Stock Market Tracker and Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stock Markets Rise Despite U.S. Violence: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stock Markets Fall on Rising U.S.-China Tensions: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Dismal Earnings, Bullish Stock Investors and the Fed’s Invisible Hand

First-quarter profits shrank at the fastest rate in over a decade. Analysts don’t like what they see coming down the pike. Investors keep pushing stocks higher.

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Asia Markets Rise as Investors Seek Silver Linings: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stock Markets in Asia Open Strong: Live Business Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Repeat After Me: The Markets Are Not the Economy

The two have been intertwined in the American psyche since the 1929 stock crash and the onset of the Great Depression. But stocks are not a reliable gauge of overall economic health.

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Live April Jobs Report Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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U.S. Jobs Report to Offer Clearest Data Yet on Economic Toll: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stocks Rise With Tech Index Now Up for 2020: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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First Quarter Earnings Were Terrible, But Executives Offer Some Hope

While the pandemic has made it hard to offer forecasts, some corporate leaders said things might be getting a little better — or at least no worse.

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Asian Markets Down as Tension Rises Between U.S. and China: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stocks Are Rising as Economic News Worsens

Trillions in stimulus dollars have convinced Wall Street that the government has its back, and investors are seizing on even glimmers of good news about the pandemic.

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Stock Markets Edge Higher as U.S. Data Looms: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Investors Bet Giant Companies Will Dominate After Crisis

The virus outbreak supercharged a continuing shift in the markets, with a few giant companies now exerting the most influence over the direction of stocks since the tech boom.

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Stock Markets in Asia Rise As Investors Eye Reopenings: Live Business Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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