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These 3 alternative income streams may boost portfolio returns

As traditional income strategies, like bonds and dividend stocks, got challenged by the pandemic, some investors turned to pass-through securities in search of income. Here's what you need to know. video content

7:00 a.m. April 14, 2021
S&P 500 closes above 4,000 for first time to cap holiday-shortened week

The S&P 500 finished above the 4,000 milestone for the first time Thurday as stocks kicked off April with a rally, building on first-quarter gains a day after President Joe Biden unveiled his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. Thursday was the final trading session of the week, with U.S. equity markets closed for Good Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 173 points, or 0.5%, to close near 33,155, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 advanced around 47 points, or 1.7%, to end near 4,020. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite left the other major benchmarks behind, jumping around 233 points, or 1.8%, to end near 13,480.

4:03 p.m. April 1, 2021
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C /zigman2/quotes/207741460/composite 72.45 -0.09 -0.12%
MSFT /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite 260.74 +1.24 +0.48%
INTC /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite 64.75 -0.27 -0.42%
CSCO /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite 52.80 +1.16 +2.25%
F /zigman2/quotes/208911460/composite 12.23 -0.01 -0.08%
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JPM /zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite 153.30 +1.13 +0.74%
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Could artificial intelligence identify the next Tom Brady?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is used by professional sport teams to analyze and enhance player's performances. Some are using AI to spot talent that might have been overlooked. Take a look. video content

7:00 a.m. April 15, 2021
What's next for oil prices? Here's what to know

It's been nearly a year since the unprecedented collapse in oil prices and investors are wondering what's next. Here are the main price drivers to watch out for. video content

12:26 p.m. April 7, 2021
How to stop health-care spending from reaching $11.8 trillion by 2040

If health spending continues to grow at its current rate over the next 20 years, it will reach almost 25% of US gross domestic product (GDP) by 2040. Here are some technological and consumer-driven developments that could reverse that trend. video content

7:00 a.m. April 2, 2021

Mutual Funds »

Chicago fund manager and philanthropist Richard Driehaus is dead at 78

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Legendary Chicago investment and fund manager Richard Driehaus died late Tuesday of natural causes at 78, his firm, Driehaus Capital Management, announced Wednesday. Crain's Chicago Business reported that he'd suffered a brain hemorrhage. He was as well-known locally for philanthropy and historical preservation as for financial acumen. DePaul University's undergraduate business college bears his name, as does a prize for traditional and classicist architecture awarded by the University of Notre Dame. His boutique management firm, with $13.2 billion under management at the end of February, operates from a cluster of meticulously restored properties in the River North section of Chicago, a short walk from his restored Gold Coast mansion. "Richard led a life of zest and intellectual curiosity. His path and personal story were larger than life, and the impact he made as an investor is perhaps only rivaled by the extensive legacy he left as a philanthropist," said Driehaus CEO Steve Weber, in a statement. In 2000, he was identified by Barron's as one of 25 individuals who had been most influential in the mutual-fund business over the prior century.

7:55 p.m. March 10, 2021
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Some Redditors Have Silver ETFs In Their Sights

Some Redditors Have Silver ETFs In Their Sights

9:00 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 (Benzinga.com)
How Has the Pandemic Affected Your Pet?

How Has the Pandemic Affected Your Pet?

10:05 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 (Benzinga.com)
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Bonds »

Powell suggests Fed will follow the 2013–14 playbook when it starts to taper its asset purchases

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell suggested Wednesday that, when the Fed decides to slow or taper its asset purchases, it will use the same strategy it used in 2013 and 2014.

2:53 p.m. April 14, 2021
How the Fed could give a green light to environmentally sustainable investments

Targeted lending could make a big impact on climate change without breaching the Fed's independence

9:06 a.m. April 14, 2021
4/19/2021 1:25am
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6 mo Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347049/realtime 0.04 -0.0025 -5.88%
2 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347045/realtime 0.17 +0.0081 +5.16%
5 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347048/realtime 0.82 -0.0097 -1.17%
10 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime 1.57 -0.01 -0.83%
30 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347052/realtime 2.26 -0.01 -0.65%

Currencies »

Asian markets gain amid cautious outlook for global economy

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 bounced between slight gains and losses and was last up 0.2%, the first market reaction after a summit by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga with President Joe Biden over the weekend.

11:10 p.m. April 18, 2021
Crypto for the long term: what’s the outlook?

As cryptocurrencies take a big step into maturity with the trading debut of Coinbase, it's time to consider their long-term outlook. A pair of financial-markets experts weighed in on that idea at the MarketWatch-Barron’s event Investing In Crypto, held Wednesday.

9:50 a.m. April 17, 2021
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Commodities »

Lawsuits against Robinhood in the GameStop saga are getting their day in court — but there’s one big snag

Monday, April 19 marks an important initial court date.

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