Mutual Funds & E.T.F.s: Special Section, Fourth Quarter 2021

Highlights

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      The Huntsman oil refinery in Port Neches, Tex. Oil and natural gas prices rose 59 percent in 2021.
      CreditBrandon Thibodeaux for The New York Times

      Energy Ended Up as a Good Bet Last Year. But Now What?

      Oil prices soared in 2021, giving a boost to the stocks of energy companies. But with the world shifting toward greener alternatives, don’t count on that trend continuing.

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      CreditBen Konkol

      Protection for Inflation, With Some Leaks

      A TIPS fund can shield investors from inflation to some extent, but so can other choices, like real estate, dividend-paying stocks and commodities.

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