Top Ten: Weekend reads: Should you invest in a bitcoin ETF?

A groundbreaking development in exchange traded funds this week has Mark DeCambre, the author of the ETF Wrap column, answering an important question: Should you buy a bitcoin ETF?

The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF
the first ETF listed in the U.S. that is tied to the price movement of bitcoin
is actively managed and began trading on Oct.19. But it didn’t take very long for new competition to arrive, as the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF

followed on Oct. 22.

Will Musk become a trillionaire?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

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Tesla Inc.

CEO Elon Musk’s net worth is estimated to be $226 billion, making him the world’s richest person, according to a continuously updated list of wealth estimates maintained by Forbes. The second-ranked person on the list is Inc.

founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, with $199 billion.

But Musk and Bezos have something else in common, which may point the way to a trillion-dollar nest egg for Musk, according to Adam Jonas, Morgan Stanley’s head of global auto and shared mobility research.

Tesla’s results propel the stock

Tesla’s share price rose 9% for one week through Oct. 21. The company said on Oct. 20 that its electric-vehicle deliveries during the first three quarters of 2021 had roughly doubled from a year earlier, and it reported record revenue and earnings for the third quarter despite supply shortages.

More reaction to Tesla’s results:

Tesla’s earnings show is more cautious — and yes, boring — without Elon around

‘Electric profits’: Wall Street analysts race to lift Tesla price targets with Wedbush sitting at $1,100 a share

A surprising retirement relocation

Susan Pazera in a market

John Pazera

Retirees John and Susan Pazera seem to move every three years: to Boquete, Panama, then Medellin, Colombia, the city once know for violent drug cartels, and now a small town. Silvia Ascarelli explains how they have done it and breaks down breaks down the costs and requirements of making a similar move.

How to invest: Are rising interest rates always bad for bond holders?


The How to Invest series continues, as Mark Hulbert discusses investors’ fear of the bond market. Since bonds’ market prices move in the opposite direction of interest rates, it’s easy to conclude you shouldn’t hold any bonds as rates are going up. Hulbert explains why everyone should have at least some bonds in their investment portfolios.

More from Hulbert: Don’t dismiss what ultra-low dividend yields are telling us — we’re in for puny returns in the stock market

Investing to help the planet

The Biden administration is considering new regulations that would allow retirement plan managers to offer ESG funds — that stands for environment, social and governance — the idea that a fund should only invest in companies that are trying to curtail pollution or otherwise improve the environment, while also being fair to their employees and customers and making sure their boards of directors do what is best for shareholders.

Some investors can already select ESG mutual funds or ETFs if they make a special effort to do so. But the “ESG” label alone may not be enough to make a decision in line with your interests or beliefs.

Alessandra Malito explains how to make your own ESG investment decisions.

Related: 20 favorite alternative-energy stocks with expected upside of up to 102%

What’s in a name? Maybe better stock-price performance for Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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Facebook Inc.’s

reputation has taken some hits of late, and there have been reports that the company is considering a name change as part of a rebranding effort. The prospect of a name change led to a predictable flurry of creative Twitter postings. On a more serious note, Mark Hulbert looks into how companies’ share prices perform after they change their names.

Retirement planning and retirement mistakes

Mike Drak initially “failed at retirement.” It wasn’t because he lacked financial security. He explains what he learned and and offers advice on how to ease the stress of adjusting to retired life.

For a second career: These 7 habits will keep your mind sharp no matter how long you work

Holiday shortages and holiday hoarding

A troubled supply chain might affect everyone. Have you noticed bare sections of shelves at the supermarket lately? Longer delivery times for various products and components are leading to shortages for items large (such as vehicles) and small (such as toys). Tonya Garcia describes a new phenomenon: People stockpiling extra presents before the holidays, just in case.

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