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Oct. 25, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EDT

After a rush of SPAC deals, the competition for buyout targets is getting fierce: ‘It’s almost like a beauty pageant’

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SPACS resumed a steady pace of debuts in the fall after a midyear lull, but the overall backlog of companies seeking acquisitions has risen amid a glut of IPOs and a lack of viable target companies. See full story.

U.S. stock market edges lower early Monday, ahead of earnings from Facebook, others

U.S. stock benchmarks inch lower in listless trade early Monday, ahead of a slate of earnings for the week, which will further underscore the overall health of American corporations in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been marked by pricing pressures and fears of a global growth slowdown. See full story.

This key stock-market indicator has switched to a ‘buy’ signal

Also, an aggressive strategy to trade the top of what might be a trading range for the S&P 500. See full story.

Holiday earnings forecasts have been lumps of coal so far, and here come the biggest ones

Holiday earnings forecasts are disappointing investors so far, and the biggest boxes under Wall Street's tree are coming this week. See full story.

An Ether futures ETF is next likely step after ProShares watershed bitcoin moment, a former SEC official explains

Every week we highlight the most timely news in the crypto and blockchain industry, from developments in digital-asset companies, exchanges, funds and ventures, as well as important sector research and data. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

‘Ironically, she has made it clear to everyone that she is dreading the day when one or both of them has to move in with her.’ See full story.

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