By Philip van Doorn
Special-purpose acquisition companies, known as SPACs, have grown popular among money managers and investors because they make the process of taking a company public much easier. But free rides for investors are rare and they never last long. Michael Brush explains the risks of SPACs and provides a detailed guide to selecting the most promising SPACs .
The big turnaround
The rapid increase of long-term interest rates signals a fear of higher inflation as the U.S. economy heats up. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD10Y +0.78% jumped above 1.50% on Thursday. Only three weeks ago, the 10-year yield was 1.15%.
Sunny Oh explains what is going on in the bond marke t and how it may affect the stock market.
Steve Goldstein explains the critical relationship between bond yields and stock dividends .
Mark Hulbert explains why value stocks tend to outperform when interest rates rise . Here’s a list of Wall Street’s favorite value stocks .
It’s tax time — learn and save
The Internal Revenue Service is facing an onslaught of tax returns as we head to the April 15 filing deadline, but refunds are expected to be significantly smaller for many people than they were a year ago,
Alessandra Malito has a reminder about a tax credit you may have overlooked. That’s money going straight into your pocket if you qualify.
Silvia Ascarelli helps a couple that wants to be outdoors and is looking to relocate to an “up-and-coming” spot in a Western state with reasonable costs. Here are three towns that might work for them.
Don’t buy shares of GameStop
Did that get your attention? Most of the action around GameStop Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203755179/composite GME -3.56% has centered on short-term trading to cause short squeezes — frenzied buying by short-sellers who had bet against the videogame retailer because most games are now distributed online. But the videogame industry continues to grow very rapidly. Jeff Reeves suggests investors look beyond two obvious videogame investment plays — Activision Blizzard Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200717283/composite ATVI -0.44% and Nvidia Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite NVDA -2.51% — and consider these seven stocks and ETFs .
Is it time to buy bitcoin? How about shares in a company that runs a cryptocurrency exchange?
Mark DeCambre describes bitcoin’s surge over the past year, puts the cryptocurrency’s recent pullback in context and clarifies the pros and cons of investing in it now . He also shares five things to know about the initial public offering of Coinbase , the U.S. cryptocurrency exchange.
An investment portfolio to build your retirement
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you has precise knowledge of the best way to invest your money for decades so you could build a huge nest egg for retirement? You would be positioned for growth and to ride out any market conditions. Paul Merriman suggests an all-weather investment portfolio .
More about retirement and planning for it:
What a new round of government spending may mean for investors
William Watts points to a fascinating development for the stock market — expectations of a large federal infrastructure spending package are being reflected in analysts’ earnings estimates for certain industries. Here are the opportunities and risks .
A retiree’s housing decision
Alessandra Malito helps a retired man decide whether to sell his home by digging into the numbers.
A healthcare IPO
Ciara Linnane looks at an upcoming initial offering of shares by Oscar Healt h, a company co-founded in 2012 by Joshua Kushner, a brother of former White House adviser Jared Kushner and brother-in-law to Ivanka Trump.
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