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    Coronavirus Update: U.S. Cases Top Two Million, Stocks Drop on Fed Plans Coronavirus Update: U.S. Cases Top Two Million, Stocks Drop on Fed Plans 2:16
    Coronavirus Update: S&P 500 Erases Losses, 3M Sues Amazon Seller Coronavirus Update: S&P 500 Erases Losses, 3M Sues Amazon Seller 2:21
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11:44 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
Gold rising to $4,000 an ounce ‘would not be an unreasonable move,’ fund manager says Michael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio makes the case that gold is still relatively cheap, despite its 35% increase this yearMichael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio makes the case that gold is still relatively cheap, despite its 35% increase this year.
2:15 a.m. Today - By Jaimy Lee
Hahn: FDA won’t make regulatory decisions based on preprints or news releases ‘What we’ve seen during the pandemic is a lot of preprints and press releases,’ FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn said last week. ’We can’t make a decision based upon a preprint or a press release.’The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the long standing model for publishing clinical data as researchers and drugmakers race to share the latest findings about treatment and vaccine candidates at a time when case counts and deaths are still rising.
6:23 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Quicken Loans is going public: 5 things to know about the mortgage lender Quicken has been the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. since 2018Quicken has been the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. since 2018.
2:40 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Mester says labor market is even weaker than data suggests Cleveland Fed president says many companies in her district are laying off workers and cutting payCleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said Wednesday the labor market is weaker than the official statistics suggest.
9:40 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m 52, won’t live past 80 and have $1.6 million. ‘I am tired of both the rat race and workplace politics.’ Should I retire? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
7:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Brett Arends
What a Biden presidency would really mean for your 401(k) — ‘Crashing down’ or ‘bullish’? There’s a pretty straightforward answer, actuallyThere’s a pretty straightforward answer, actually
3:45 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
The man who warned in 2018 that America was unprepared for a pandemic says: ‘The U.S. squandered every possible opportunity to control the coronavirus’ On the anniversary of the 1918 flu, Ed Yong warned of another pandemic. He says the U.S. must learn the lessons from the past seven months, adding, ‘COVID-19 is merely a harbinger of worse plagues to come’On the anniversary of the 1918 flu, Ed Yong warned of another pandemic. He says the U.S. must learn the lessons from the past seven months, adding, ‘COVID-19 is merely a harbinger of worse plagues to come.’
1:16 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
A record high for the Nasdaq ‘would all come crashing down,’ says Trump in a tweet, ‘including your jobs, stocks, and 401(k)s,’ if Biden wins presidencyPresident Donald Trump’s latest tweet touts record gains for the Nasdaq Composite Index and suggests a rebound in the market from coronavirus -induced lows is in jeopardy if former Vice President Joe Biden, and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, wins the 2020 election.
8:32 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Callum Keown
Here’s what history says happens to U.S. stocks in a close election race and in a predictable oneU.S. stocks edged slightly higher early on Tuesday after Monday’s rally, despite U.S.-China tensions rising over TikTok
8:02 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Sanjiv Das
Why my company’s 7,000 employees won’t rush back to the office even when the coronavirus pandemic is under control Without coordinated national policy to address COVID-19, businesses must fill the leadership voidWithout coordinated national policy to address COVID-19, businesses must fill the leadership void, writes Sanjiv Das.
7:36 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Republican satisfaction with the state of America has plummeted Overall American satisfaction is the lowest it’s been in almost a decade, Gallup reportsOverall American satisfaction is the lowest it’s been in almost a decade, Gallup reports
6:24 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Brett Arends
The nightmare continues for ‘value’ investors. Here’s why Traditional value strategies are measuring ‘value’ all wrong, new research saysTraditional value strategies are measuring ‘value’ all wrong, new research says
6:10 a.m. Aug. 4, 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 says decision on his vice president should come next weekAs Joe Biden’s campaign wraps up its work on picking his running mate, the effort has been drawing heightened interest for several reasons — some of them arising from 2020’s unprecedented tumult.
2:45 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump suggests freezing evictions and payroll-tax collection through executive ordersPresident Donald Trump on Monday raises the possibility of using executive orders to suspend evictions and freeze the collection of payroll taxes, as Democrats and Republicans reported slow progress in their negotiations over another big coronavirus aid package.
12:28 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Odds are ‘as high as 35%’ that next coronavirus aid package won’t become reality until September, analyst says Deal between Democrats and Republicans still seen as likely this month, but it’s not a sure thingAs Democrats and Republicans continue their negotiations over another big coronavirus financial aid package, one analyst is cautioning that the next measure may not come together until next month.
12:20 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Here’s why Apple’s stock split might not be so bullish for its shares Stock splits are less common and have a weaker impact on share pricesStock splits are less common and have a weaker impact on share prices, writes Mark Hulbert.
12:02 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump says U.S. government should get a cut of any deal for Chinese-owned TikTok President also targets federal government’s use of overseas workersPresident Donald Trump on Monday suggests the U.S. government should get part of the proceeds of any sale of Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok, as he also signs an executive order that aims to prevent federal agencies from replacing U.S. workers with overseas staff.
10:41 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
The stock market could be facing ‘multiple decades’ of ‘deleterious’ economic after-effects, analyst warnsThe stock market’s ability to shrug off the economic destruction and gloomy coronavirus headlines continues to enrich emboldened bulls and baffle even some of the savviest Wall Street pros. A big dose of reality, however, looms large, if Solomon Tadesse, the global head of quantitative research at Societe Generale, has it right with his recent outlook.
10:40 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Airlines stocks reverse higher after TSA data shows bounce in traveler demand to snap a 2-week dipAirline stocks turned mostly higher Monday, after U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) showed that travel demand rebounded, to snap a two-week pullback. The U.S. Global Jets ETF rose 0.8% in afternoon trading, reversing an earlier loss of as much as 1.8%. Among the more active air carriers, shares of American Airlines Group Inc. rose 0.1%, United Airliens Holdings Inc. climbed 2.0%, Delta Air Lines Inc. advanced 1.5%, Spirit Airlines Inc. slipped 1.9%, JetBlue Airways Corp. lost 2.5% and Southwest Airlines Co. tacked on 2.6%. The daily average number of travelers going through TSA checkpoints for the week ended Sunday was 686,360, according to a MarketWatch analysis of TSA data, up from 660,931 for the week ended July 26, which was down from 664,022 for the week ended July 19. Before that, the daily average had increased for 12 straight weeks since bottoming at 97,799 for the week ended April 19. And on Sunday alone, 799,681 travelers went through TSA checkpoints, the most in one day since March 17, which was soon after the COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns began. The Jets ETF has tumbled 50.6% year to date, while the S&P 500 has edged up 2.2%.
8:53 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Brett Arends
This long-forgotten ‘safe’ portfolio just had its best three months ever Bulletproof investing could be back in styleBulletproof investing could be back in style
7:28 a.m. Aug. 2, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can keep you in the loop because your portfolio doesn’t take a vacationThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
11:45 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Value stocks really may have lost their mojo this time — and growth stocks are gaining from it New study shows why value stocks may continue to struggleA new study shows why value stocks may continue to struggle.
10:40 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are five value-stock picks that set up your portfolio for a pandemic recovery Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays’Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays.’
8:49 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here’s the stock sector you want to be in if the Democrats sweep the November elections Regulation won’t end up being as tough as fearedRegulation won’t end up being as bad as feared now.
8:45 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
There’s a ‘mania’ in stocks, but investors face an even greater danger, warns Nobel Prize-winning economist ‘The great danger is that we spend too little, not too much’Paul Krugman says the “fear of missing out” is driving this market ever higher, even though the risks continue to mount.
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.
4:52 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Here’s the best way to hedge the weakening U.S. dollar and buying gold isn’t the move Build exposure to international stocks when the dollar loses groundBuild exposure to international stocks when the dollar loses ground, writes Mark Hulbert.
4:44 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Why the S&P 500 may now be easier to beat and what this means for your investments Tesla would be the latest example of how inclusion in the S&P 500 weakens a company’s stock performanceTesla would be the latest example of how inclusion in the S&P 500 weakens a company’s stock performance, writes Mark Hulbert.
4:11 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Silver: poor man’s gold no more? Prices for the metal trade 25% higher for July Investors have focused on a rise in record prices for gold, but silver’s up nearly 25% in July—the metal’s second-biggest monthly gain on record—and it’s still undervalued compared with the yellow metal.
12:56 p.m. July 31, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
The one state considering reinstating the $600 unemployment benefit and the first dog testing positive for the coronavirus in the U.S. has died Friday’s Personal Finance Stories Friday’s Personal Finance StoriesFriday’s Personal Finance Stories.
7:28 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic will continue for some time, experts tell Congress as U.S. case tally nears 4.5 million Big tech quartet chalk up $29 billion in earnings and almost $200 billion in sales despite pandemic and antitrust scrutinyWith close to 4.5 million Americans confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus illness COVID-19, the pandemic will continue for some time, public health officials will tell Congress on Friday, underscoring the importance of following their recommendations on face masks, frequent hand washing and social distancing.
2:10 p.m. July 30, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Congress risks creating a ‘recipe for disaster,’ if more pandemic aid isn’t delivered quickly to consumers, warn bond investors U.S. consumer credit delinquencies rising as economic recovery falters U.S. stocks still paint a pretty rosy picture of the future, despite a record 32% drop in GDP for the second quarter. But bond investors warn of more economic pain to come if Congress fails to provide more pandemic aid to consumers.
12:39 p.m. July 30, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Social distancing ‘substantially varies’ by income and why diverse workforces make businesses more profitable Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance StoriesThursday’s Personal Finance Stories.
11:26 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By William Watts
U.S. oil prices drop below $40 on fears rising coronavirus cases will crimp demand California and Florida posted single-day record coronavirus death numbers on WednesdayOil futures are sharply lower Thursday, with U.S. prices settling below $40 a barrel for the first time in three weeks, pressured by worries that a rise in COVID-19 cases around the world could hurt demand as major oil producers relax production curbs.
6:01 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Your adviser missed the rally. Now what? Advisers who bailed at the March bottom are sitting on 30% year-to-date lossesAdvisers who bailed at the March bottom are sitting on 30% year-to-date losses
12:22 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. stocks close higher after Fed keeps interest rates near zero, Powell vows to keep up support during pandemic Big tech CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet Inc. grilled before House antitrust panelS&P 500, Nasdaq finished more than 1.2% higher Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve left benchmark interest rates unchanged and the central bank’s Powell reiterated his promise to keep rates near zero and stimulus intact until the threat of the coronavirus to the U.S. economy has passed.
10:39 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
FANG ETFs outperform as CEOs face CongressExchange-traded funds with heavy exposure to tech giants outperformed Wednesday even as the companies faced questioning on Capitol Hill. Shares of Amazon.com Inc. were 0.7% higher, Facebook Inc. rose 0.8%, and Alphabet Inc. Class C and Class A rose 1.6% and 1.5% in the early afternoon as the company chiefs began their time with a House of Representatives antitrust panel. The Davis Select U.S. Equity ETF , which has 26.8% of its holdings in the stocks noted above, was 1.4% higher. The Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary ETF , with 33.8% in Amazon alone, gained 1.2%. The First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund [s:FDN], with a 25.4% weighting in the so-called FANG stocks, climbed 1.6%. Apple Inc. is also represented at the hearing, but did not figure highly in the portfolios of any of the above funds. The broader stock market was up 1.1%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index was up 1.4%. Moves in those tech stocks come even as investors are parsing the latest statement from the Federal Reserve, which just concluded a two-day meeting.
5:53 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Next gains but Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline head the other way in quiet London stock market Mixed earnings news keeps FTSE -100 gains subdued London stocks had a subdued session on Wednesday, as investors waited for a Federal Reserve decision and absorbed a busy earnings reporting day, which include results from Barclays and GlaxoSmithKline.
11:08 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.30 million as Texas becomes fourth state with more than 400,000 cases Pfizer, McDonald’s, 3M and Raytheon Technologies are latest Dow components to report earnings with mixed resultsThe U.S. tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 4.30 million on Tuesday, and the death toll exceeded 148,000, after Texas became the fourth state with more than 400,000 cases, joining California, Florida and early hot spot New York.
9:30 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Retirees should consider today’s most unpopular investment — here’s why What strategy is so out of favor that hardly any retiree even considers it?What strategy is so out of favor that hardly any retiree even considers it?
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