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9:29 a.m. Today - By Jillian Berman
The man who paid off the student debt of 400 Morehouse College graduates has a new initiative to help borrowers Billionaire Robert Smith’s new plan to help historically black colleges and university students pay for collegeBillionaire Robert Smith’s new plan to help historically black colleges and university students pay for college
4:19 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: How to be safe, with or without a face mask Also, the extra $600 a week, retirement destinations and how to invest for the long term.Also, the extra $600 a week, retirement destinations and how to invest for the long term.
2:00 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Waste Management Surprised Investors with a Huge Loss in Its Bonds When Waste Management sold $4 billion of bonds last year, investors who bought the investment-grade securities didn’t anticipate losses of as much as 12 points.
5:16 p.m. July 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
What a Democratic Sweep Could Mean for the Market The elections will probably arrive before a Covid-19 vaccine does. What Wall Street should expect in a Biden administration.
3:41 p.m. July 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Finally, Some Good News: These Investments Are All Worth A Look Right Now This Fund Quarterly takes a look at what actually went right in the first half of the year, especially target-date funds. Capital Group’s foray into bond funds has largely been a success. A Q&A with Eddie Brown of Brown Capital Management and a deep dive on money-market funds rounds out the section.
1:01 p.m. July 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
3 Scenarios for Playing the Coronavirus Economy in the Second Half Strategists see a raft of unknowns—from the virus itself to the expiration of enhanced jobless benefits—that will determine the recovery’s shape.
11:54 a.m. July 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Why Your Money-Market Fund Isn’t as Safe as You Think Low interest rates make money-market funds exceedingly hard to manage. Investors should be wary, as rates look likely to stay low. What to watch for—including negative yields.
9:21 a.m. July 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Beaten-Down Utility Stocks Could Power Up The out-of-favor sector includes some bargains with juicy payouts. One way to play it: watch what hedge fund Elliott Management does.
8:43 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
I have a seven-figure nest egg — am I saving too much for retirement? A big pile of money is great, but it raises questionsA big pile of money is great, but it raises questions
7:59 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates hit a fresh record low ahead of Fourth of July weekend Economists now say the average rate on the 30-year mortgage could possibly drop below 3%Economists now say the average rate on the 30-year mortgage could possibly drop below 3%.
5:02 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
JP Morgan joins the list of Wall Street banks calling for the demise of 60/40 portfolio, despite its success this year Strategists say a traditional 60/40 portfolio will deliver annual returns of 3.5% over the next decade, compared with 10% over the past few decadesIn a year where a classic 60/40 allocation has showed its value, JP Morgan is joining the line of Wall Street banks that are calling the demise of the traditional portfolio.
12:40 p.m. July 1, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield books biggest daily rise in two weeks after Fed minutes U.S. Treasury yields rose Wednesday as minutes from the Federal Reserve’s meeting in June showed the central bank discussing the merits of yield curve control, a monetary policy tried by some other central banks.
12:09 p.m. July 1, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq notches record close to start July after Fed minutes, but Dow slumps as Boeing, Exxon shares weigh The Nasdaq Composite on Wednesday closed at a record high to kick off July but the Dow industrials lagged behind, after minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting last month indicated that policy makers would aim to provide more explicit guidance on the outlook for benchmark interest rates amid the coronavirus pandemic. Improving data on employment and the manufacturing sector buttressed markets in the first trading day of the month even though about a dozen American states have paused or halted plans to allow more businesses to reopen. The Nasdaq ended up 1% at around 10,155, finishing handily above its last record close on June 23 as gains in electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc. , Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc. helped to propel the technology-laden benchmark. The S&P 500 index finished up 0.5% at 3,116, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.3%, pressured lower by declines in components Boeing Co. and Exxon Mobil . Early in the session, stocks got a boost from another Dow component Pfizer Inc. , which reported positive results from its clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. An upbeat report on manufacturing activity from the Institute for Supply Management and a private-sector report from ADP also helped to stoke the buying mood on Wall Street, ahead of a highly anticipated nonfarm-payrolls report due on Thursday due to the July 4th holiday in the U.S.
11:22 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Most Fed officials at June meeting agreed on need to clarify what could cause them to move interest rates off zero Fed was concerned about “waves of outbreaks” of the coronavirus Most Federal Reserve officials said at their meeting last month that they wanted the central bank to be more explicit about how long interest rates will stay close to zero.
10:24 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold settles with a loss to start July after the notching the highest finish since 2011 Gold futures settle with a loss Wednesday after topping $1,800 and marking the highest finish since in nearly nine years a day earlier, as uncertainty swirling around global economies amid coronavirus provided support for the precious metal.
5:08 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Joseph E. Stiglitz
There’s a better way than throwing money at zombie companies The right response to COVID-19 would protect people and transform the economy to make it more resilient, more equitable and greenerThe right policy response to COVID-19 would protect people and transform the economy to make it more resilient, more equitable and greener.
5:00 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Investing legend Burton Malkiel on day-trading millennials, the end of the 60/40 portfolio and more ‘I don’t think there is anybody who devotes a life to... the stock market who doesn’t have something of a gambling instinct’The upheaval caused by the coronavirus may mean the end of the 60/40 portfolio, investing icon Burton Malkiel tells MarketWatch, but some other truths will likely endure. Investors are probably better off in passive portfolios, not chasing active managers - or even worse, day trading out of boredom.
3:45 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Bill Bischoff
Why small business owners may want to file taxes AFTER July 15 deadline If your business entity’s federal income tax return awaits completion, you may have more flexibility than you thoughtIf your business entity’s federal income tax return awaits completion, you may have more flexibility than you thought.
3:45 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Bill Bischoff
Here are the most important coronavirus-related federal tax relief measures to know ahead of the July 15 tax deadline Some of the new rules are retroactive back to 2013Some of the new rules are retroactive back to 2013.
2:24 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
These stocks, including Tesla and Apple, are the real winners for the second quarter of 2020 A select group of stocks rose in the second quarter and for all of 2020A select group of stocks rose in the second quarter and for all of 2020.
12:29 a.m. July 1, 2020 - MarketWatch
Riksbank holds repo rate at zero, extends QESTOCKHOLM--Sweden's central bank on Wednesday kept its key interest rate unchanged at zero and said it expects to the rate to remain unchanged at least until late in 2023. The Riksbank said it could still lower the repo rate further if it's deemed an effective measure, but at this meeting it instead favored expanding quantitative-easing measures, including buying corporate bonds from September.
8:16 p.m. June 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain after Wall Street caps impressive quarter Nikkei slips as manufacturer sentiment falls, but stocks rise in Hong Kong, Seoul, SydneyAsian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after Wall Street capped its best quarter since 1998, shrugging off continued signs of global economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.
12:36 p.m. June 30, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
4 safe and inflation-beating ways to beat those sinking yields on money-market funds These low-risk vehicles give you a positive after-inflation rate on your moneyThese low-risk vehicles give you a positive after-inflation rate on your money, writes Mark Hulbert.
11:51 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Sales of ‘junk’ bonds hit record in June as debt-saddled corporations rush to raise cash Dealogic reported U.S. issuance among sub-investment grade, or junk-rated, companies stood at $51.5 billion in JuneThe most indebted companies in the U.S. sell the most bonds in a month ever, as corporate financial officers and investment bankers look to take advantage of investor appetite for yield.
10:25 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold posts largest quarterly gain in 4 years; talk of record prices by year end grows Gold futures end nearly 13% higher for the quarterGold futures post a gain of nearly 13% for the three-month period ended Tuesday—-the largest quarterly percentage climb since 2016—with analysts renewing talk of record prices by year end.
8:18 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Williams warns that U.S. economy far from healthy even if worst of the coronavirus outbreak is over Full recovery from COVID-19 is years away, New York Fed president saysNew York Fed President John Williams said Tuesday there are early signs the worst is over for the economy but that it ‘is still far from healthy.’
5:10 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Jonathan Clements
4 ways to build your wealth and make it last longerRetirees: It may be time to ditch your investment strategy
5:07 a.m. June 30, 2020 - Barrons.com
It’s Time to Hedge the Stock Market Two veteran Wall Street strategists favor using options hedges to tamp down risk as a blockbuster quarter draws to a close. Through Monday, the S&P 500 index had recovered 36% from its March 23 lows
10:16 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures end higher, but silver declines as investors eye impact of COVID-19’s rapid spreadGold futures on Monday end higher as evidence of a rapid spread in coronavirus cases supported buying the haven metal to start the week, but investor worries over industrial demand for silver pressure prices for the white metal.
8:25 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
‘Black Swan’ author says that if investors don’t use a ‘tail hedge,’ he recommends ‘not being in the market’: ‘We’re facing a huge amount of uncertainty’Speaking during an interview on CNBC on Friday, the popular author Nassim Taleb, offers the notion that investors should be hedged against so-called tail risk, which refer to extreme events that also have a low probability of happening in a distribution of outcomes.
3:15 a.m. June 29, 2020 - Barrons.com
There Is No Alternative to Equities. (At Least Until the Facts Change.) Last week’s sharp drop in equities is good news insofar as it suggests markets aren’t ignoring worsening Covid-19 conditions.
7:35 a.m. June 28, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Recession Is Probably Over. Don’t Relax Just Yet. Rising wages and salaries in May more than offset the decline in dividend and interest income. But without the “superdole,” Americans’ incomes would still be 5% lower than in February.
6:44 a.m. June 28, 2020 - Barrons.com
3 Things for FIRE Followers to Consider About Their Rental Properties How should I be thinking about my investment properties in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? Barron’s talked with certified financial planner Brent Sutherland for some tips.
12:29 p.m. June 27, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you handle any economic and earnings surprises as the second quarter endsThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
9:15 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
We have $190,000 in retirement savings and want to use the COVID-related distribution rules to pay off $40,000 in debt — should we? The CARES Act allows some savers Americans to take money out of their retirement accounts — but advisers say they should proceed with cautionThe CARES Act allows some savers to take money out of their retirement accounts — but advisers say they should proceed with caution.
7:48 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
He’s 34 years old and owns $550 million worth of Apple — so why is he hoping the stock gets hammered? ‘Apple’s the king of the jungle,’ says the Chewy founder“I learned from dad when I was 13. He showed me a chart comparing real estate to stock market returns, and it was really easy decision. I’ve been doing it ever since,” he said. “But it’s hard for me to find things I like and find attractive.”
7:00 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates hold steady at record lows — but can you really take advantage of them? A cash-out refinance may seem attractive to Americans looking to beef up their financial reserves amid economic turmoil, but there are drawbacksA cash-out refinance may seem attractive to Americans looking to beef up their financial reserves amid economic turmoil, but there are drawbacks.
4:29 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
The Fed Model is almost always bullish, which makes it a perfect face for this too-good-to-be-true stock market Today’s low interest rates don’t justify the bulls’ caseToday’s low interest rates don’t justify the bulls’ case, writes Mark Hulbert.
4:00 a.m. June 27, 2020 - Barrons.com
To Retire or to Return to Work? That’s the Question Many Are Asking Amid the Pandemic. Here are some tips to help navigate an unexpected retirement or choose whether to return to work.
6:01 p.m. June 26, 2020 - Barrons.com
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