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How to know which stocks to buy | How to Invest: Ep. 12

Investors have different ways to figure out whether a stock represents a good value. A stock's price-to-earnings ratio, or P/E ratio, is one of the most commonly used. Here's how it works and how you can use it to pick stocks for your portfolio. video content 12:00 p.m. Aug. 11, 2021

The basics of dividend investing | How to Invest: Ep. 11

There are two main ways you can make money as an investor: you can either sell shares for more than what you paid for them, or you can hold onto your shares and collect dividends. Here's everything you need to know about dividend investing. video content 12:05 p.m. Aug. 4, 2021

CORRECTION: Nikola investors disclose intent to sell stakes

A previous Market Pulse item incorrectly stated in its headline and body text that investors in Nio Inc. had filed to sell their stakes in the China-based electric-vehicle company. It was Nikola Corp. shareholders who had disclosed their intention to sell their stakes in that Phoenix-based electric-vehicle company, not Nio shareholders. The report has been corrected. 2:03 p.m. July 23, 2021

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What it costs to take a company public

The IPO market has seen explosive growth this year as direct listings and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) become more popular. Here are the methods of taking a company public, and the costs associated with each. video content

7:00 a.m. July 23, 2021
Watch: Jeff Bezos Floats in Space After Blue Origin Launch

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and three other passengers successfully crossed the Karman Line, an imaginary boundary considered by many the beginning of space, a few miles higher than Richard Branson’s recent Virgin Galactic flight. Photo: Blue Origin video content

1:16 p.m. July 20, 2021
How Robinhood Transformed Retail Trading Ahead of Its IPO

The brokerage app Robinhood has transformed retail trading. WSJ explains its rise amid a series of legal investigations and regulatory challenges as it looks forward to its IPO. Photo illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ video content

12:43 p.m. July 15, 2021
Didi’s Rough Ride: Why Beijing Is Looking to Rein In Its Tech Giants

After Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi made its Wall Street debut, Beijing said it plans to tighten rules for homegrown companies looking to raise money overseas. WSJ’s Yoko Kubota takes a Didi ride to explain what the crackdown means for China’s tech titans and investors. Photo illustration: Ang Li video content

5:30 a.m. July 9, 2021
Stocks end mostly lower; Nasdaq edges to another record

Stocks ended mostly lower to kick off a holiday-shortened week Tuesday, though the Nasdaq Composite rose slightly to score another record close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell around 205 points, or 0.6%, to finish near 34,581, according to preliminary figures. The S&P 500 lost around 9 points, or 0.2%, to close near 4,344, breaking a string of seven consecutive record finishes -- the longest since an eight-session run ended on June 17, 1997, according to Dow Jones Market Data. The Nasdaq edged up around 24 points, or 0.2%, ending near 14,664, marking its 21st record close of 2021.

4:03 p.m. July 6, 2021
What the Inflation of the 1970s Can Teach Us Today

The U.S. inflation rate reached a 13-year high recently, triggering a debate about whether the country is entering an inflationary period similar to the 1970s. WSJ’s Jon Hilsenrath looks at what consumers can expect next. video content

5:30 a.m. June 24, 2021

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