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1:38 p.m. April 3, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can put a spring in your investing stepsMoney and investing stories popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
10:15 a.m. March 19, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
How real estate has performed during the pandemic The place of real estate in retirees’ portfoliosThe place of real estate in retirees’ portfolios
3:35 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can sweeten your relationship with the financial marketsThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
10:15 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
The place of junk bonds in a retirement portfolio A historical review of high-yield bonds’ costs and benefitsA historical review of high-yield bonds’ costs and benefits
3:18 a.m. Feb. 7, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help your portfolio goals stay on track Money and investing stories popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
9:42 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
GameStop's stock is surging again, putting it on track for its best month everShares of GameStop Corp. on Friday afternoon were extending a recent surge, putting the videogame retailer on track for its best monthly gain, up over 220%, in its history. The historic surge in shares of the company, which went public in 2002, comes as an army of traders on a popular social platform Reddit have been striving to drive values higher, according to a Bloomberg report, even as short seller Citron Research has attempted to make a case why valuations for GameStop make it a sell rather than a buy. However, a planned livestream hosted by Citron, intended for Wednesday originally, was canceled, and Citron has complained about "hacking" of its livestream events and recently. A report in referred to Citron's technical issues as a backlash from a Reddit community that is rabidly bullish on GameStop. Shares of GameStop began a parabolic rise last week, and the upsurge was attributed by some to a short squeeze, where investors who are betting that the stock price will fall in value are forced to buy shares they have borrowed in their bearish bets, which can have the effect of amplifying a stock's rise. Market participants also see the rally in GameStop as evidence of a bubble forming in segments of the market, with the Federal Reserve and government providing liquidity and support for the COVID-19-stricken financial market and maintaining interest rates at or near 0% -- a recipe that bears have said has encouraged speculative investments. GameStop has had a powerful run due to lockdowns meant to limit the COVID spread, with more people playing videogames. Its surge in January surpasses its 66% surge in August, FactSet data show.
12:38 p.m. Jan. 9, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help your portfolio stand up to the market’s shakes and shiftsThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
6:22 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
What types of bonds should retirees own? New research focuses on the relative returns of corporate bonds and U.S. TreasurysNew research focuses on the relative returns of corporate bonds and U.S. Treasurys
10:28 a.m. Dec. 26, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can bring Santa to your portfolio and shut out the GrinchThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
9:58 a.m. Dec. 19, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help your portfolio if there’s a Santa Claus rally — or notThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
10:15 a.m. Dec. 18, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
What types of bonds should retirees own? New research focuses on the relative returns of corporate bonds and U.S. TreasurysNew research focuses on the relative returns of corporate bonds and U.S. Treasurys
10:05 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Thomas O'Connor
Fear-based investing can be your worst enemy Pessimistic voices just ramp up the anxietyPessimistic voices just ramp up the anxiety
5:08 p.m. Dec. 1, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Why the 2020s could favor market-timers over buy-and-hold U.S. stock investors International stocks, gold and bonds may be a better bet for the next decadeInternational stocks, gold and bonds may be a better bet for the next decade.
11:31 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By William Watts
Dollar slips toward 2020 low as history reminds traders not to sleep on FX around ThanksgivingThe dollar did it again --- falling to a multi-month low versus the euro the day before Thanksgiving, a move that’s pushing a closely followed gauge of the U.S. currency back toward its 2020 low.
12:18 p.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you ride the stock market’s year-end momentumThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
2:55 a.m. Oct. 25, 2020 - By MarketWatch
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4:54 p.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Tonight’s presidential debate looks like the last-chance saloon for Trump, analysts say Betting markets and swing-state polls keep favoring Democratic challenger Joe BidenIt’s the last-chance saloon for President Donald Trump if he wants to turn around the polling trends in the White House race, according to some political analysts.
6:23 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - By Paul A. Merriman
Looking for a way to beat the S&P 500 (most of the time)? Your questions about a simple four-part portfolio answeredYour questions about a simple four-part portfolio answered
10:18 a.m. Oct. 4, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you build a portfolio that can stand the test of timeMoney and investing stories popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
12:09 p.m. Oct. 3, 2020 - By Vitaliy Katsenelson
Why this frustrated value stock pro sees shades of 1999 in the market now — and bargains in the future Buying growth stocks at any price typically comes at a priceBuying growth stocks at any price typically comes at a price, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.
5:18 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Pending home sales soar to new record high in August — but headwinds remain for the housing market For four straight months now, the number of contracts signed to purchase a home has increasedFor four straight months now, the number of contracts signed to purchase a home has increased.
6:37 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Home-builder confidence soars to all-time high despite rising material costs Lumber prices have increased more than 170% since April, but that hasn’t turned builders pessimistic on the industry’s overall trajectoryLumber prices have increased more than 170% since April, but that hasn’t turned builders pessimistic on the industry’s overall trajectory.
10:15 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
The biggest risk retirees face Hint: It’s almost certainly not what you think it isHint: It’s almost certainly not what you think it is
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.
12:05 p.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow posts 440-point gain and Nasdaq notches 2.7% rise to recover a chunk of losses from Tuesday's tech routU.S. stocks finished sharply higher Wednesday, snapping 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. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 440 points, or 1.6%, at 27,940, boosted by gains in Microsoft Corp. , Apple and salesforce.com . The S&P 500 index rose 2% to 3,399, powered by gains in technology , up 3.4%, and materials , rising 2.6%; and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index rose 2.7% to 11,142, after falling into a correction with Tuesday's 4.1% selloff. A correction is commonly defined as a drop of at least 10% from a recent peak. In corporate news, AstraZeneca PLC [s:UK: AZN] was halted in what the drugmaker described as a "routine action," paused late-stage trials of its vaccine candidate for COVID-19 following an unexplained illness in one of the trial volunteer. U.S. listed shares of AstraZeneca finished down nearly 2%. Shares of Slack Technologies finished the day down around 14% after the communication company said it broke even in its latest quarter, perhaps, disappointing investors hoping for better results.
1:44 p.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. regains 1.4 million jobs in August and unemployment drops to 8.4% as economic recovery shows resilience U.S. unemployment rate falls fourth straight monthThe U.S. regained 1.4 million jobs in August and the unemployment rate sank to 8.4%, suggesting an economic recovery is still plowing ahead even if the pace of growth has slowed since the start of the summer.
9:37 p.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Here’s what could trigger more stock market pullbacks this year, says Schwab trading pro Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOn the heels of a huge month for stocks in August, our call of the day says investors need to get ready for at least two pullbacks this year, with history as a guide.
12:49 p.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow, S&P 500 end lower, but book best August in 36 years. Nasdaq clinches another record Amazon wins FAA approval for drone deliveryU.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Monday, except for the record-setting Nasdaq Composite, as Wall Street closed out a historically strong August.
2:55 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
COVID-19 hit the hotel industry hard. Here’s how hotels are pivoting in the new reality Hotels in the age of COVID-19: Whether to a major chain, a quiet guest lodge or a bed-and-breakfast, people will always want to ‘get away’ — here’s how hotels are adjusting to the new normalThe COVID-19 pandemic shook the lodging industry particularly hard, and turned many hotel businesses upside down. But, like a shaken snow globe, the post-COVID-19 landscape may be as good, or even better than before the pandemic — because people are, and will always be, social animals.
8:07 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
Tesla and Apple have had a great run — here’s why they’re poised to ‘rocket’ even higher in the next yearMuch of the buzz on Wall Street these days focuses on the idea that value is making a comeback. Tech stocks are running out of steam, can’t go on forever, time for new leadership, etc. But two recent stock splits suggest otherwise.
12:44 p.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - By William Watts
S&P 500 and Nasdaq end at fresh records as Amazon, Netflix and Tesla stocks soar Salesforce.com Inc. shares surged 26% after results top forecasts, helping to amplify fervor for tech companiesStocks end sharply higher Wednesday, powered by shares of technology and e-commerce shares, amid news of progress on coronavirus vaccine trials, and expectations for the Federal Reserve to signal it will keep monetary policy easy in a speech by Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday.
5:00 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Popular oil ETF USO receives letter of possible enforcement action from the SEC after fund's collapse in April U.S. Oil Fund LP , one of the most popular ways for retail investors to gain exposure to crude-oil futures , could face a civil-enforcement action related to the exchange-traded fund's handling of the precipitous fall in crude-oil contracts in April. The sponsor for the ETF, United States Commodity Fund LLC, said about six months ago that it would suspend the creation of shares of the ETF and later embarked upon a number of restructurings of the investment vehicle that it said would likely make the fund no longer reflective of trading of spot and oil contracts. The so-called Wells notice has also been issued to USCF CEO John Love, . A Wells notice is a letter saying the Securities and Exchange Commission plans to bring an enforcement action against a company or individual and gives the recipients a chance to argue why the action shouldn't be taken. USO and its parent at the time of its collapse held an alarmingly large position in June West Texas Intermediate futures contracts when the May contract turned negative for the due to a severe shortage of storage tanks in Oklahoma. The ETF had been used as a popular, but potentially dangerous, way for individual investors to speculate on the crude-oil market.
12:54 p.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
S&P 500, Nasdaq score record closes, reclaim their perch at all-time highs Dow closes lower, but 6% off record highMajor U.S. stock indexes finished Tuesday mostly in record territory, despite ongoing wrangling in Congress over a further coronavirus aid and concerns about how the economy will fare when an unprecedented raft of fiscal stimulus eventually burns off.
12:06 p.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
S&P 500 logs first record close in 6 months and marks fastest recovery in history amid coronavirus: 'record breaking and heartbreaking' U.S.stocks finished mostly higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index notching its first record close since Feb. 19 and marking the quickest recovery from bear-market territory in its history, according to Dow Jones Market Data. The S&P 500 finished up a modest 8 points, or 0.2%, at 3,390 (on a preliminary basis, rounded). It has taken the broad-market benchmark 126 trading sessions to finish at a new record after falling by at least 20%, which defines a bear market. Gains on Tuesday were driven by a surge in consumer-discretionary shares, up 1.5%, and communication services, rising 1.1%. The record for the S&P 500 came as the Nasdaq Composite Index notched its own record close and its 34th for 2020. The Nasdaq closed up 0.7% at 11,210. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session off 0.2% at 27,777. All closing levels are on a preliminary basis. The records for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq come, however, even as millions of Americans are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. "Many continue to wonder why stocks are at new highs with 10% unemployment and nearly a million people filing for initial unemployment claims. The truth is economic data is backward looking and stocks are looking ahead to a much brighter future," wrote Ryan Detrick, chief investment strategist at LPL Financial. "From a 34% bear market to new highs, 2020 is record breaking and heartbreaking all at the same time," he wrote.
6:28 a.m. Aug. 15, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
Stocks could be melting up like they did in the Roaring ’20s, strategist says — we all know what happened nextMark Twain once said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Ed Yardeni of Yardeni Research applied those words to what, for most observers, has to feel like a unique climate for playing the market these days.
5:47 a.m. Aug. 15, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Here’s what Kamala Harris means and doesn’t mean for financial markets Running mates are selected to complement the top of the ticket, but in this case, questions of whether Biden is willing to go beyond a four-year term may have raised the stakesFinancial markets have been unperturbed so far about the pick of the first Black American woman and the first person of Indian decent to appear on the ticket of a major national party—and, perhaps, for good reason.
3:45 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Vivint Smart Home’s ‘undiscovered growth stock’ jumps after J.P. Morgan calls it a ‘home run’ Wall Street’s most-bullish analyst, J.P. Morgan’s Paul Coster, raises price target even higher, and history suggests investors should pay attentionShares of Vivint Smart Home Inc. rallied to a 5-month high Thursday, after Wall Street’s most-bullish analyst got even more bullish, saying the smart-home security services company was for investors “looking for a home run.”
5:25 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By William Watts
Stock-market bull, who called rally off March lows, now says S&P 500 overvalued by 5% to 10% Liquidity and low real yields are driving the rally, says Stifel’s BannisterStifel’s Barry Bannister says the stock market may be rallying on false hopes, while ignoring the danger of long-term economic damage and near-term risk.
4:49 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden’s running-mate search is getting ‘outsized attention’ and could even shake the stock market — here’s how Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s decision on his vice president is expected to come this weekAs Joe Biden’s campaign wraps up its work on rolling out his running mate, the effort has been drawing heightened interest for several reasons — some of them arising from 2020’s unprecedented tumult.
9:05 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By MarketWatch
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