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4:01 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Bank stocks dive as omicron fears send Treasury yields sinkingThe financial sector was hit hard in premarket trading Tuesday, as concerns over the potential impact of the on the economy sent sharply lower. The SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF slid 1.5% ahead of the open toward a seven-week low, with 58 of its 65 equity components trading lower, while futures for the S&P 500 were down 0.8%. Among the more-active ETF components, shares of Citigroup Inc. slumped 2.0%, Morgan Stanley slid 1.6%, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lost 1.8%, Bank of America Corp. dropped 2.0% and Wells Fargo & Co. declined 2.0%. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note declined 10.6 basis points to a two-month low of 1.424%, and has now dropped 24.3 basis points over the past four sessions. Lower longer-term interest rates can hurt bank profits, as it narrows the spread they earn on longer-term assets, such as loans, that are funded with shorter-term liabilities.
3:19 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
GE's stock adds to gains after launching offer to buy back up to $23 billion in debtShare of General Electric Co. rose 1.0% in premarket trading Wednesday, after closing the previous session at a five-month high, following the industrial conglomerate's announcement that it launched tender offers to buy back up to $23 billion in outstanding debt. The company said it is using proceeds from the of its GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) business with AerCap Holdings N.V. , in which GE received more than $23 billion in cash and 111.5 million AerCap shares. The debt GE is offering to buy includes maturities from 2022 to 2050 and with interest rates ranging from 0.8% to 7.7%. The announcement comes after GE's stock rallied 2.7% on Tuesday after the company announced . The stock has climbed 28.8% year to date through Tuesday while the S&P 500 has gained 24.7%.
11:20 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021 - By Ellie Ismailidou
3 ways to take advantage of record low mortgage ratesMortgage rates remain near historic lows as a result of the Fed's efforts to boost the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how hopeful and current homeowners can benefit.
11:38 a.m. June 26, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help keep your portfolio in the sun if stocks retreat to the shadeThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
3:03 a.m. June 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Banking on a Strong ConsumerLee Belitsky, chief financial officer for Dick's Sporting Goods, analyzes the outlook for retail in the U.S. Plus, Eric Winograd, senior economist at AllianceBernstein, discusses if today's inflation fears are overblown.
10:02 a.m. June 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
Schwab on Today's Best OpportunitiesRandy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives with the Schwab Center for Financial Research, discusses where he sees the strongest upside in markets.
6:43 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend’s brother gave me $6,000 to buy a house 12 years ago. It rose 128% in value. How much should I give him back? ‘I bought the house for $125,000 and it is now worth approximately $285,000, with a total owed of $185,000’‘I bought the house for $125,000 and it is now worth approximately $285,000, with a total owed of $185,000.’
7:18 a.m. May 8, 2021 - 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.
11:08 a.m. May 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I saved $1.1M for retirement, earn $128K and have $22K in cash. Can I afford my dream car — an $80K Nissan GT-R? ‘I’m 41 and single with no kids, and have always been a big saver’‘I’m 41 and single with no kids, and have always been a big saver.’
4:53 p.m. April 28, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden pitches families plan, infrastructure and calls on wealthy to pay ‘fair share’ in first speech to Congress: live blog and video State-of-the-Union-style speech will also focus on policing, immigrationPresident Joe Biden gives his first big speech to Congress on Wednesday night, in a State-of-the-Union-style address in which he’ll make the case to voters for his newly unveiled safety-net and education proposals.
3:06 a.m. April 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Beware of BubblesBarry Bannister, Stifel's chief equity strategist, delivers a macro warning for investors. Plus, Invesco's Alessio de Longis makes the case for value stocks and Barron's Carleton English discusses earnings expectations for American Express.
9:50 a.m. April 17, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you stay upright against the market’s headwindsThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
4:16 a.m. April 12, 2021 - By Emily Bary
Uber says it saw its highest gross bookings on record in MarchUber Technologies Inc. [s:uber] said Monday morning that its mobility business had its best month in a year in March, while overall gross bookings reached their highest monthly level in the company's history. Uber's mobility business exceeded a $30 billion annualized gross bookings run rate during March, the company's highest monthly total since March 2020. Average daily gross bookings were up 9% on a month-over-month basis within the core mobility business, the company added. Uber's delivery business notched an all-time record for monthly performance by crossing a $52 billion annualized gross bookings run rate, up more than 150% from a year earlier. "As vaccination rates increase in the United States, we are observing that consumer demand for Mobility is recovering faster than driver availability, and consumer demand for Delivery continues to exceed courier availability," Uber said in a filing. The company also disclosed that a historical-claims settlement process with U.K. drivers, who will now be treated as workers, is expected to lead to a "significant accrual" that's likely to reduce reported first-quarter revenue and take rates. These effects will be excluded from Uber's adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda). Uber shares are up 3% in premarket trading Monday. The shares have gained 5.7% over the past three months as the S&P 500 has risen 8.6%.
12:01 p.m. April 10, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you make a place for crypto in your portfolioMoney and investing stories popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
9:05 a.m. April 2, 2021 - By Riley Adams
How to raise money from family and friends for real-estate investing To start investing in property, you will need capital — and a lot of itTo start investing in property, you will need capital — and a lot of it
10:51 a.m. March 29, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Critics leap on aid to multiemployer pension plans COVID-19 did not cause multiemployer woes, but the help is long overdue COVID did not cause multiemployer woes, but the help is long overdue
8:45 a.m. March 27, 2021 - By Catey Hill
‘I love guns, liberty and independence — and despise high taxes. Where should I retire?’ Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email chill@marketwatch.com. This retiree is looking for some spots where he can ‘live and let live.’
12:05 p.m. March 22, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
7 things NOT to buy with your $1,400 stimulus check and existing-home sales fall as inventory remains a challenge for buyers Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance stories
6:01 a.m. March 22, 2021 - By Riley Adams
Investing in real estate during COVID-19 Investment opportunities will come after the pandemic passesInvestment opportunities will come after the pandemic passes
4:53 a.m. March 19, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Are annuities a good deal? You probably won’t get your money back, but the guarantee of money for life is really valuableYou probably won’t get your money back, but the guarantee of money for life is really valuable
2:20 p.m. March 18, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
A ray of hope for people worried they missed a valuable tax break and Biden administration to cancel student debt held by scammed borrowers Thursday's top personal finance stories Thursday's top personal finance storiesThursday's top personal finance stories
12:14 p.m. March 17, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
The Fed plans to keep interest rates low — here’s why mortgage rates could rise anyway and Sanders to CEOs: Pay workers more or pay the government more Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories
1:29 p.m. March 13, 2021 - By Richard Connor
Trying to find the most tax-friendly place to retire? It’s not so simple Social Security, pensions, housing, inheritances — and everything else — are taxed differently depending on where you liveSocial Security, pensions, housing and inheritances are taxed differently depending on where you live
10:15 a.m. March 12, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
The threat retirees face from higher inflation Inflation expectations have risen over the last couple of monthsInflation expectations have risen over the last couple of months
10:05 a.m. March 12, 2021 - By Gary Zimmerman
Retirees: Now is the time to make your money work for you Earning a higher return on investments enables retirees to do more, more often, for longerEarning a higher return on investments enables retirees to do more, more often, for longer
5:33 a.m. March 12, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
M.D.C. Holdings stock sinks after BofA turns bearish, citing valuation and affordability concernsShares of M.D.C. Holdings Inc. sank 5.9% in morning trading Friday, after BofA Securities analyst John Lovallo turned bearish on the homebuilder, citing concerns over valuation and near-term housing affordability. He cut his rating to underperform from neutral, while keeping his price target at $63. "We view M.D.C. as a well-run, well-positioned homebuilder but believe the year-to-date run in the stock fully encompasses these positive, particularly considering the affordability challenges we expect in the months ahead," Lovallo wrote in a note to clients. The stock has rallied 26.4% year to date, and closed at a 16-year high on Wednesday. Lovallo said affordability could be hurt by rising raw materials prices and interest rates, and as coming stimulus measures support further gains in home prices. M.D.C.'s stock selloff comes as the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF shed 2.3%, while the S&P 500 fell 0.5%. Among M.D.C.'s more active peers, shares of D.R. Horton Inc. slid 4.4%, Lennar Corp. lost 4.0%, PulteGroup Inc. declined 3.2% and Toll Brothers Inc. gave up 3.7%.
7:15 a.m. March 7, 2021 - By Robert Powell
Don’t stop investing in bonds How to find the right bonds for your needsHow to find the right bonds for your needs
12:31 p.m. March 4, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
Fewer Americans will get a stimulus check this time around — here’s exactly how many, and mortgage rates soar above 3% — how high can they go before they scare off homebuyers? Thursday’s top personal finance stories Thursday’s top personal finance storiesThursday’s top personal finance stories
1:39 p.m. March 3, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
3 women allege Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed them — what do you do if it happens to you? and Did you refinance your mortgage last year? Here’s how it could affect your taxes Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance storiesWednesday’s top personal finance stories
2:18 a.m. Feb. 28, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you sail the stock market’s choppy seasMoney and investing stories popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
12:58 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
People can’t file their income taxes fast enough and COVID-19 has put ‘financially vulnerable’ Americans on even shakier footing Friday’s Personal Finance Stories Friday’s Personal Finance StoriesFriday’s Personal Finance Stories.
9:05 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Riley Adams
How to invest in real estate during COVID Prepare for the investment opportunities to come after the pandemic passesPrepare for the investment opportunities to come after the pandemic passes
6:08 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Paul Brandus
Higher interest rates could mean more cash for seniors Low interest rates are a double-edged swordLow interest rates are a double-edged sword
2:18 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you grab the controls if interest rates and inflation keep risingMoney and investing stories popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
9:28 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Retirement income security for everyone (RISE) raises many questions Is there really a free lunch?Is there really a free lunch?
2:35 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can sweeten your relationship with the financial marketsThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
9:15 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
The place of junk bonds in a retirement portfolio A historical review of high-yield bonds’ costs and benefitsA historical review of high-yield bonds’ costs and benefits
9:05 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Morey Stettner
All the ways older people mismanage their money — and how to avoid them Young people may lack financial literacy. But seniors aren’t always so smart when it comes to money, either.Young people may lack financial literacy. But seniors aren’t always so smart when it comes to money, either
10:47 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
What will low interest rates do to retirement savings? If rates continue to hover around zero, people will need to save large amountsIf rates continue to hover around zero, people will need to save large amounts
9:15 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
Is the 60:40 portfolio really dead? The future of the traditional stock-bond portfolio in a low-rate environmentThe future of the traditional stock-bond portfolio in a low-rate environment
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