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The U.S. stock market has become more volatile recently, and stories about this shift in the market environment resonated with readers this past week. Check out how to use bonds as a portfolio hedge, and why trade wars are not necessarily causing the market’s gyrations. Plus, read about a dire near-term prediction for the stock market from a top bond-fund manager, and watch a video explaining the financial crisis of 2008, which still affects investors and policymakers today.

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S&P 500 may tumble 16% by summer’s end because markets never ‘had a trade war like this’

Trade tensions are likely to get a lot worse and we have never in modern times had a trade war like this,’ says veteran investor Scott Minerd.
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Shares of Beyond Meat carry borrow costs of nearly 70%, while Lyft fees have come down but remain steep.
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The 2008 financial crisis: explaining the start

August 2007 marked the beginning of worst financial crisis since the great depression. A decade later, WSJ’s finance and banking editors break down the events that led to the 2008 financial crisis.
The 2008 financial crisis: explaining the start



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