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7:53 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Paul A. Merriman
This investment mix beats the S&P 500 — by a mile The ultimate buy-and-hold portfolio for 2021The ultimate buy-and-hold portfolio for 2021
10:15 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
Is the 60:40 portfolio really dead? The future of the traditional stock-bond portfolio in a low-rate environmentThe future of the traditional stock-bond portfolio in a low-rate environment
2:21 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Ariel Investments’ John Rogers Jr. pushes corporate boards to have their own ‘Jackie Robinson moment’ Black households are almost twice as likely not to have any stock-market investments, one recent study showsBlack households are almost twice as likely not to have any stock-market investments, one recent study shows.
3:12 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Robert Pozen
Americans need another stimulus bill now to get through 9 more months of the coronavirus pandemic U.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliestU.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.
5:36 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Michael Edesess
Why those highly paid investing pros do worse than a 401(k) committed to a boring stock index fund High fees take a toll on performance, no matter how bright and brilliant you areHigh fees take a toll on performance, no matter how bright and brilliant you are, writes Michal Edesess.
4:46 a.m. Oct. 17, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Your portfolio is not as diversified as you think, unless you are utilizing this powerful strategy There’s an overlooked asset class that can uncover opportunities for you while cutting riskThere’s an overlooked asset class that can uncover opportunities for you while cutting risk.
2:57 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Accenture's stock drops after profit, revenue fall shy of expectationsShares of Accenture PLC dropped 4.1% in premarket trading Thursday, after the professional services and consulting company reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit and revenue that fell shy of expectations. Net income for the quarter to Aug. 31 rose to $1.29 billion, or $1.99 a share, from $1.13 billion, or $1.74 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, such as gains on investments, adjusted earnings per share fell 2% to $1.70, below the FactSet consensus of $1.73. Revenue declined 2% to $10.84 billion, missing the FactSet consensus of $10.93 billion, amid a decline in revenue from reimbursable travel costs and the negative effects of foreign currency translation. New bookings increased 8% to $14.0 billion, including consulting new bookings of $6.5 billion and outsourcing new bookings of $7.5 billion. For 2021, Accenture expects EPS of $7.80 to $8.10, while the FactSet EPS consensus is $8.13. The stock has gained 9.5% year to date through Wednesday, while the S&P 500 has edged up 0.2%.
12:29 p.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 439 points higher as stocks snap three-day losing streak on heavy tech buying Microsoft, Apple led Dow higherU.S. stocks finished higher Wednesday, ending a three-day selloff that a day earlier drove the Nasdaq Composite into a correction at the fastest pace in history, following its record high last week.
2:17 a.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Biden announces new 'offshoring tax penalty' and minimum tax on foreign earningsFormer Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday proposed a new offshoring tax penalty, which would establish a 28% corporate tax rate, plus a 10% "offshoring penalty surtax," on profits of any production by a U.S. company overseas for sales back to the U.S., according to a campaign email. The current tax rate on such profits is 30.8%. He's also proposing a 10% tax credit for companies making investments to create jobs for American workers, such as by revitalizing existing closed or closing facilities. He's also proposing a 21% minimum tax on all foreign earnings. Biden currently enjoys a polling advantage versus U.S. President Donald Trump, though betting markets have Biden with only a small lead.
12:58 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Richard Eisenberg
The tension behind ‘OK boomer’—why millennials are so resentful of the ‘Me Generation’ Author of a book on the subject says, among other things, boomers shut the doors that were opened to them and ‘pulled the ladder up’A frank talk with the author of ‘OK Boomer, Let’s Talk’ reveals why younger generations feel left behind.
7:30 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. manufacturers grow fourth month in a row, ISM finds, but they aren’t bringing all their workers back ISM manufacturing index climbs to 21-month high of 56%American manufacturers grew again in August for the fourth straight month, but companies still aren’t bringing back lots of workers or seeking to invest with the coronavirus pandemic still weighing heavily on the economy. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index rose to 56% in August from 54.2%.
6:57 p.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - By Kosaku Narioka
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys stakes in 5 Japanese investment companies All have stakes in variety of interests, including mining and energyWarren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. took stakes of slightly more than 5% in five of Japan’s most venerable corporate names with big investments in energy.
3:15 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Brett Arends
Investors should be wary of Warren Buffett’s crash warning Leaving the party too early can cost you as much as leaving too lateLeaving the party too early can cost you as much as leaving too late
7:33 p.m. Aug. 20, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Joe Biden’s speech to the Democratic convention: full text Here’s the full text of Joe Biden’s speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, as prepared for delivery and released by the convention.
9:47 a.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Biden vows to ‘rescue’ U.S. from Trump by making America a global leader again Presidential rival details own idea on making America great againDemocratic presidential nominee Joseph Biden vowed to revitalize American leadership, accusing President Trump of abandoning allies, undermining democracy and neglecting critical global problems such as climate change.
8:34 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Michael Brush
Here’s why Netflix stock, now below $500, is going to $1,000 Investors are overreacting to Netflix guidance for a ‘soft’ second half of the yearInvestors are overreacting to Netflix guidance for a “soft” second half of the year. That’s creating a rare buying opportunity for this FAANG stock.
12:13 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By William Watts
Here’s what the U.S. dollar’s fall means for the stock market Weaker dollar should be a positive, but foreign stocks will benefit more: analystsBarring some sort of currency meltdown, a weaker dollar should be a positive for equities, though foreign stocks will likely benefit more, analysts say.
8:01 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Additional unemployment benefit of $600 a week is on the line Also, an interview with Anthony Fauci, Tesla’s big run and beautiful retirement destinationsAlso, an interview with Anthony Fauci, Tesla’s big run and beautiful retirement destinations.
11:54 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Jennifer J. Schulp
The ‘Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act’ has all the nuance of a sledgehammer Legislation that targets Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock markets places the SEC in a geopolitical minefieldLegislation that targets Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock markets places the SEC in a geopolitical minefield.
12:29 p.m. July 22, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends above 27,000 for first time in six weeks as defensive plays gain amid latest China-U.S. tussle Tesla and Microsoft headline Wednesday’s earnings calendar U.S. stocks finished higher Wednesday, ahead of corporate results from Tesla and Microsoft, but with buying seen in utilities, real-estate and other sectors viewed as defensive as Sino-American tensions rise.
1:43 a.m. July 9, 2020 - Associated Press
Biden proposes $700 billion-plus ‘Buy American’ campaignLaunching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is proposing sweeping new uses of the federal government’s regulatory and spending power to bolster U.S. manufacturing and technology firms.
5:02 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Claudia Assis
FedEx stock soars as online shopping sprees boost company’s quarterly results ‘Herculean’ effort by logistics company, CEO Smith saysFedEx surprises Wall Street with better-than-expected quarterly results on Tuesday.
4:18 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
COVID-19 undid 3 years of economic progress in China. Don’t expect a quick rebound, these experts say ‘Will this be a return to their old playbook of building bridges to nowhere?’Beijing may be falling back on an old playbook as it reels from the impact of the coronavirus. it’s a reminder of just how desperate things may have become, the China Beige Book notes, and just how interconnected the world is.
2:44 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Bank stocks may ‘rally powerfully’ once investors realize their concerns are overblown The Federal Reserve’s stress tests will be made public June 25, helping to erode concerns over profitsThe Federal Reserve’s stress tests will be made public June 25, helping to erode concerns over profits.
8:04 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
Will AOC win? Will House foreign-affairs boss Engel be toppled? Here’s a guide to Tuesday’s primaries Tuesday contests a test of progressives’ strength Voters are casting their ballots in primaries Tuesday that will be a test of Democratic progressives’ strength, in the latest contests to be held amid expanded mail-in voting thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
9:14 a.m. June 16, 2020 - By Bill Martin
Preferred securities: staying the course amid COVID-19 U.S. and European banks are currently poised to withstand a severe economic shockU.S. and European banks are currently poised to withstand a severe economic shock
6:00 p.m. June 8, 2020 - By Catey Hill
I’m 40, will get a pension and have $60,000 saved for retirement. Should I borrow from it to pay off $17,500 in credit card debt? Have a question about retirement? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comHe is hoping to be ‘stress free’ from debt
6:05 a.m. May 30, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
Tractor Supply benefitting from consumer trends like gardening and the move to rural communities, analysts say Analysts are drawing comparisons between Tractor Supply’s forecast and what Lowe’s reported in its quarterly earningsTractor Supply is forecasting better-than-expected second-quarter sales and earnings, sending shares higher.
10:10 a.m. May 29, 2020 - By Bill Martin
Preferred securities: staying the course amid COVID-19 U.S. and European banks are currently poised withstand a severe economic shockU.S. and European banks are currently poised withstand a severe economic shock
7:53 a.m. May 29, 2020 - By Callum Keown
These areas of the economy ‘will not come back’ from the coronavirus pandemicWith many countries beginning to emerge from lockdown, attention has turned to the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
10:28 a.m. May 27, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold falls, but settles off session lows as U.S.-China tensions grow over Hong Kong Most-active August gold contract falls, but holds above $1,700 markGold futures finish off the session’s lows, as tensions between the U.S. and China worsened after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China.
5:41 a.m. May 23, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
An emerging market debt crisis could be the next front in U.S.-China conflict China seeks to collect Belt-and-Road debt payments as other G20 countries announce a moratoriumRising tensions between the U.S. and China over coronavirus culpability have helped reignite trade and economic debates, but the next front in the conflict between the world’s two largest economies could be over a brewing emerging-market debt crisis
6:34 a.m. May 2, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Don’t look now—much-maligned bitcoin is outperforming gold and bullish investors are eyeing $10,000 and beyond The so-called bitcoin halving is on May 12Bitcoin is on the rise lately. The world’s most prominent digital currency has been rallying, managing to outperform gold prices in the last 12 months amid the coronavirus pandemic that has rocked global economies.
5:44 a.m. April 24, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Durable-goods orders plunge 14% in March as automakers, Boeing take big hit U.S. businesses pull back as coronavirus triggers slumpOrders for durable goods sank 14.4% in March largely because of a decline in demand for big-ticket items such as new cars and trucks as the coronavirus swept across the country.
12:41 p.m. April 20, 2020 - By William Watts
Stock market could retest lows once investors see coronavirus toll on earnings, says Mark Mobius Emerging-markets pioneer says ESG principles will return to spotlight as result of coronavirus crisisMark Mobius, the emerging-markets investing pioneer, is confident the world economy will bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic and offer investors a round of bargains—but sees the potential for another round of pain.
6:12 a.m. April 18, 2020 - By Michael Sincere
It’s safe to buy stocks when the S&P 500 is above this level, but now is not the time 7 rules for investing in a bear market7 rules for investing in a bear market, according to trader Michael Sincere.
7:30 a.m. April 14, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Central banks around the world have come up short in normalizing credit conditions: IMF Bank capitalizations are worse than during the 2008 financial crisis for many countries, global financial body concludesGlobal financial conditions remain much tighter compared to earlier in the year despite massive central bank intervention, according to a new report on market conditions released by the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday.
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