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5:29 p.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
My son is married to a selfish, passive-aggressive woman. How can I leave him money without her getting her hands on it?‘My daughter-in-law never attends family events. She has an 18-year-old disabled daughter who is very friendly. I've treated her as though she is my flesh and blood.’
12:25 p.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you build a portfolio for all seasonsMoney and investing stories popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
9:30 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
'High cost and scarcity of daycare' is contributing to labor shortage, says Cleveland Fed President MesterOne in three child-care centers is considering shutting down within the next year, according to a report from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
8:28 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
‘The era of sub-3% mortgage rates may be behind us’: The Fed’s policy shift could have major repercussions for home buyersEconomists expect the Federal Reserve will begin tapering its asset purchases later this year, which would have a direct impact on the mortgage market.
7:21 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Hawks rule the roost at Fed, economists sayHawks are ruling the roost at the Federal Reserve, a noted Fed watcher said Wednesday, amid Powell's dovish voice.
6:58 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Billionaires’ income taxes are a tiny fraction of what they make, and get ready for a lot more spam textsThursday's top personal finance stories
5:25 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
The Fed has bet on a future of low inflation. Here's what could go wrongThe Federal Reserve has bet that high U.S. inflation will fade back to pre-pandemic lows in the next year or so, but if the wager is wrong it could create more hardship for millions of people and even sap an economic recovery.
5:17 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Retirement locations in 6 statesAlso, when to sell Tesla's stock, Robinhood's IPOs and another financial transformation that may spring from blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin.
5:01 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Americans will have to get used to high inflation at least until the end of 2021Get used to paying more for food, gas, autos and a variety of other goods and services. High U.S. inflation is going to stick around for awhile.
5:00 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By MarketWatch
The most accurate stock-market predictor was released this week. The next 10 years don’t look good.A Federal Reserve report showed Americans have a high allocation to equities, which is a contrarian indicator suggesting weak returns are ahead.
4:53 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
The most accurate stock-market predictor was released this week. The next 10 years don't look good.A Federal Reserve report showed Americans have a high allocation to equities, which is a contrarian indicator suggesting weak returns are ahead.
4:01 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
What will it take to dent this Teflon stock market? Here's how to invest, meanwhile.What's it going to take to knock this U.S. equity market off-kilter?
2:00 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bond Yields Are Surging and Could Keep Rising. What That Means for Stocks. The rising yield on the 10-year Treasury suggests it can climb even more in the short-term, making cyclical stocks look like good bets.
5:01 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
Markets Shrug Off China and Focus on Easy Money Instead Neither China’s Evergrande mess nor Washington’s budget and spending woes can prevent shares from recovering from early week swoon.
3:49 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stock Market Mayhem Is a Preview of What’s to Come If riding a bucking bronco is your idea of fun, you’re going to love what the stock market has in store. Investors, consider this past week’s ride a preview.
3:16 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
How Hard Will Inflation Hit Earnings? Just Look at FedEx. The shipping giant’s shares slid more than 8% Wednesday after a big earnings miss, owing to rising labor costs outpacing strong revenue.
3:15 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
China Faces a Reckoning With Evergrande Crisis While there is little direct U.S. exposure to the property developer’s debt, the fallout could hit global markets if investor confidence sours.
1:00 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By MarketWatch
China’s crypto ban has almost achieved a ‘meme-like status,’ but here are the lingering impactsMost analysts expect the sell-offs from 'China FUD' to be short-term, but China's most recent crypto crackdown could further changes the industry's global distribution.
12:51 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stocks Eke Out Gains to Finish a Rollercoaster Week Investors grappled with uncertainty about China Evergrande Group, Federal Reserve policy, and more.
12:37 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
U.S. stocks end steady but post gains for week after volatile tradingU.S. stocks end steady Friday, after indexes at times struggled for direction amid a sharp decline in blue-chip component Nike Inc., but booked gains for the week on the heels of two strong sessions for the broader equity market.
12:11 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
The pre-COVID economy is not coming back, Fed's George saysThe U.S. economy is not going to return to normal anytime soon and won't look the same as it did before coronavirus, a senior Federal Reserve official says.
12:00 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Vivien Lou Chen
Ten-year Treasury yield breaches 1.45% to hit highest level since July amid parade of Fed speakersThe 10-year Treasury yield broke through 1.45% on Friday, the highest since July, as investors continued to react to the Federal Reserve policy update on Wednesday.
10:55 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Utilities sector ETF falls toward record losing streak as Treasury yields jumpThe SPDR Utilities Select Sector ETF fell 0.2% in afternoon trading, putting them on track for a record losing streak and a two-month low, as a recent spike in longer-term Treasury yields made the higher-yielding sector tracker less attractive. The SPDR utilities ETF (XLU) is headed for the lowest close since July 22 and a 12th-straight decline, which would surpass the previous record for consecutive declines of 11, which ended Oct. 7, 2016. The XLU's recent selloff comes the yield on the 10-year Treasury note has run up 12.5 basis points in two days toward a 12-week high, after the Federal Reserve said the . Utilities stocks are viewed by many investors as a bond proxy, given their relative stability and relatively high yield -- the XLU's dividend yield of 3.03% compares with the implied yield for the S&P 500 of 1.36%. As bond yields rise, and bond prices fall, utilities stocks tend to fall. During the XLU's previous record losing streak, the 10-year Treasury yield had reached a 4-month high, on its way toward a more than 2-year high about two months later.
10:10 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices settle higher, as Evergrande woes boost the metal's haven appealGold futures settle higher on Friday, a day after posting their sharpest daily loss in a week, as investors continue to digest the Federal Reserve's monetary policy plans, as well as China' s crackdown on cryptocurrencies and developments tied to property giant Evergrande.
9:18 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Prominent chef tells Fed that worker shortages are due to 'life changes' in wake of pandemicA prominent chef told the Federal Reserve that worker shortages in the restaurant industry was tied to "life changes" and workers need more pay.
6:44 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
London stocks struggle and pound gives up gainsThe FTSE 100 was an outperformer on Friday, but only just as Europe's stock markets were deep in the red.
6:33 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
New-home sales turn higher, despite record pricesThe median sales price of new houses sold in August was $390,900, matching the all-time high.
6:25 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Vivien Lou Chen
Ten-year Treasury yield breaches 1.45% to hit the highest level since JulyYield rise follows Federal Reserve's policy update on Wednesday, in which central bank signaled intent to pull back on monthly bond purchases shortly, some say.
6:25 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
Investors Have Shrugged Off China Evergrande Concerns. Why That's a Mistake. While fears of global contagion have eased, a failure remains a threat to the Chinese financial system and a number of sectors.
6:16 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Rally fades for Europe stocks as German elections loom and Evergrande worries persistEurope could not stretch its win session to Friday as investors watched German elections and a real estate giant's woes in China.
6:07 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Mester backs taper of bond purchases starting in NovemberCleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said Friday she wants the Fed to start to slow down, or taper, its bond purchases in November and end them during the first half of 2022.
5:38 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The S&P 500 has to hold this line in the sand or risk a terrifying plunge, says strategistOur call of the day is looking at a key technical support line for the S&P 500. And it better hold or else, he says.
5:30 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
It Pays Not to Be Passive in Senior-Loan Funds, for Now Exchange-traded funds holding senior loans have attractive yields, but the loans’ limited liquidity makes fund selection important: Passive funds may have more liquidity, but active strategies have been outperforming over the past few years.
4:04 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
Value Stocks Look Poised to Shine Again Growth stocks have outperformed for most of the economic recovery, but value stocks are cheap and earnings are growing briskly.
2:48 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
It May Be Time to Start Worrying About Bond Yields Again The yield on the 10-year Treasury note posted its biggest one-day jump since March on Thursday, climbing above 1.4%.
7:51 p.m. Sept. 23, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Asian markets mixed as Evergrande concerns lingerAsian shares were mixed Friday amid concerns over troubled Chinese real estate developer Evergrande and over the pandemic.
3:32 p.m. Sept. 23, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Fed's popular repo facility sees record demand of $1.35 trillion ThursdayThe New York Federal Reserve Bank's popular reverse repo facility set a record Thursday for overnight demand, the first day when the central bank had doubled the limit for individual users to $160 billion.
3:10 p.m. Sept. 23, 2021 - By Vivien Lou Chen
Bond market has 'muted' response to Federal Reserve decision, which is being read as dovishBond traders barely react as Fed officials pencil in a sooner-than -expected rate hike for 2022 and send a strong signal that they are almost ready to taper their bond-buying. The lack of a formal taper announcement, and fewer-than-expected number of officials calling for a hike next year, were read by investors as dovish.
1:57 p.m. Sept. 23, 2021 - By William Watts
Dow jumps 500 points as stocks recover losses for week after Fed and Evergrande worries fadeU.S. stocks traded higher Thursday, extending gains a day after the Federal Reserve offered no surprises as it signaled it could announce a plan to begin scaling back asset purchases as early as November.
1:19 p.m. Sept. 23, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
'It's really easy to navigate' this stock market, says a BofA star strategist. Here's what she says to doHead of U.S. equity and quantitative strategy at Bank of America, Savita Subramanian offers her best strategy for navigating topsy-turvy financial markets as the U.S. economy attempts to claim a sustained recovery from COVID-19.
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