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3:30 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Wedbush upgrades Silicon Valley Bank to outperformWedbush Securities analyst David J. Chiaverini on Friday upgraded SVB Financial Group to outperform from neutral and raised the bank's 12-month price target to $700 a share from $600 a share. Chiaverini said the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank is positioned to benefit from its favorable business mix as well as interest rate hikes from the U.S. Federal Reserve. "SIVB has reported several consecutive blowout quarters, driven by its emphasis on banking the innovation economy, especially the tech and life sciences industries, which have thrived throughout the pandemic," he said. Wedbush Securities expects multiple rate hikes, which will potentially benefit the bank. It's also poised to gain from its acquisition of Boston Private as well as new hires in the technology banking space. Wedbush now expects three 25 basis point rate hikes each in late 2022 and 2023 from the Fed. Shares of SVB closed at $608.45 on Thursday, The stock has risen 57% so far this year, compared to an increase of 28% in the Financial Select SPDR Fund .
3:30 a.m. Aug. 23, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Virgin Orbit to go public valued at $3.2 billion through merger with SPAC NextGen Acquisition Corp. IIVirgin Orbit is set to go public, as the launch and space solutions company announced Monday a merger agreement with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) NextGen Acquisition Corp. II in a deal that values Virgin Orbit at about $3.2 billion. The deal is expected to provide the combined company with proceeds of $483 million in cash. Once the deal closes, which is expected to occur around the end of the year, the company will be named Virgin Orbit and the stock is expected to list on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol "VORB." NextGen's stock, which started trading in May, rallied 3.9% in premarket trading Monday. Virgin Orbit's current shareholders consist of Richard Branson's Virgin Group, which is also involved in Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. , and Mubadala Investment Co., as well as management and employees. Boeing Co. has committed to invest in Virgin Orbit, according to . NextGen's stock has edged up 0.1% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 6.9%.
4:50 a.m. Aug. 13, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
WeWork's Q2 net loss widens from a year ago but is less than half that of Q1 as recovery acceleratesWeWork reported Friday a second-quarter net loss that widened slightly from a year ago, but was less than half that of the first-quarter, as the flexible-office-space company said recovery trends that started earlier this year accelerated. by way of a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) BowX Acquisition Corp. WeWork reported a net loss of $888.85 million for the quarter ended June 30, compared with a loss of $863.83 million in the year-ago period but down from . Revenue fell 32.7% from a year ago to $593.48 million, and was down slightly from $598 million in the first quarter, but the company said revenue increased sequentially each month in the second quarter. The company expects third-quarter revenue to improve to $650 million to $700 million. "Regardless of how companies are thinking about the future of work, access to a space to collaborate, innovate, mentor and build culture remains critical," said Chief Executive Sandeep Mathrani. "The demand from businesses of all sizes accelerated through the quarter and steadily continued into July, delivering strong sales momentum that will drive occupancy and revenue growth." BowX Acquisition's stock edged up 0.1% in premarket trading.
10:18 a.m. June 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband of 30 years hid income with his mother’s help. When confronted he said, ‘I’m a liar. I’ve been doing this for 10 years!’ ‘I want to protect the last of my inheritance and two money-market accounts currently in my name’‘I want to protect the last of my inheritance and two money-market accounts currently in my name.’
12:11 p.m. May 24, 2021 - By Mark Decambre
Dow clinches 3rd straight gain as tech, communication-services stocks support Monday climbU.S. stock benchmarks closed solidly higher Monday, powered by a rebound in shares of technology and communication-services companies, as investors shook off concerns about out-of-control inflation to hunt for buying opportunities among assets that have been battered in the tumultuous economic recovery phase from COVID. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [: DJIA] closed up 186 points, or 0.5%, to around 34,394, marking the third straight gain for blue chips. The S&P 500 index rose 1% to 4,197, with gains in information technology, up 1.8%, and communication services, rising 1.8%, leading the charge higher for the broad-market benchmark. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index closed 1.4% higher at about 13,661. In corporate news, shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. shot up nearly 30% after the space exploration company completed its first rocket-powered flight from New Mexico to the fringe of space in a manned shuttle. Meanwhile, bitcoin rebounded from a weekend selloff and was changing hands at around $39,600 on CoinDesk from a Sunday low below $32,000.
5:31 a.m. May 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Our neighbor’s car damaged our house. She begged us not to report it. Now she needs to borrow money, and is nickel-and-diming our contractor ‘Louise came to our house to lament that she would need to borrow from her sister and Ada in order to even pay the $1,000’‘Louise came to our house to lament that she would need to borrow from her sister and Ada in order to even pay the $1,000’
12:21 p.m. May 13, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Coinbase meets analysts' expectations in first-quarter earningsCrypto platform Coinbase late Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $3.05 per share, or $771.51 million, on revenue of $1.8 billion from $585 million in the previous period. The results were mostly in line with investor expectations and matched the company's preliminary report that was released ahead of its April 14 listing on the Nasdaq. Investors were expecting Coinbase to report EPS of about $3.07 on revenue of $1.814 billion, according to a consensus of analysts estimates polled by FactSet, as of May 12. The company said that monthly transacting users, or MTUS, more than doubled to 6.1 million from 2.8 million in its previous three-month period. Coinbase also boasts 56 million verified users. The company says it expects user growth between 5.5 million and 9 million. The report comes amid a downturn for bitcoin and the broader crypto complex. Shares of Coinbase initially slumped 4% in afterhours trade, but later recovered to flat, after closing down 6.5% in regular trading Thursday. Investors will be eager to here more about the company's stance in addressing growing competition in the crypto trading space against the likes of Robinhood Markets and Gemini.
10:50 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.
4:26 a.m. April 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘What the hell!’ I’m 28, have no debt, a 401(k), Roth IRA and $45K in cash. Should I save for a house or buy a Tesla Model 3? ‘I believe I can buy the car and strap down, and save more aggressively to replenish the funds’‘I believe I can buy the car and strap down, and save more aggressively to replenish the funds.’
6:57 a.m. April 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m dating a married man. He made me the beneficiary on a $100K life-insurance policy. Could his wife sue to claim this money? ‘Although we both care greatly for each other, our relationship started as and remains a mutually beneficial one: money for me, companionship for him’‘Although we both care greatly for each other, our relationship started as and remains a mutually beneficial one: money for me, companionship for him.’
11:51 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
2:23 a.m. March 26, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
WeWork to go public through merger with BowX Acquisition: WSJWeWork will be going public after the flexible office space company has agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition company BowX Acquisition Corp. in a deal valuing WeWork at $9 billion, including debt, according to . BowX shares rallied 4.8% in premarket trading. WeWork would raise $1.3 billion in the deal, including $800 million in private investment in public equity (PIPE) from Insight Partners, funds managed by Starwood Capital Group, Fidelity Management and others, the WSJ report said. In 2019, an investment from Japan-based technology investor Softbank Group Corp. had valued WeWork at $47 billion, the report said. An through a more traditional public offering had failed, as Adam Neueman resigned as chairman and chief executive and as WeWork closed locations and slashed its workforce as the COVID-19 pandemic sapped demand for office space. The WSJ had that WeWork was in talks with a SPAC associated with Bow Capital. BowX's stock, which went public in October 2020, has lost 5.1% year to date through Thursday, while the Renaissance IPO ETF has shed 6.4% and the S&P 500 has gained 4.1%.
11:48 a.m. March 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My father’s divorce decree says his kids will inherit his house — but he later put it in a trust for his third wife. Which one wins out? ‘My father says he feels very guilty about the entire situation.’‘My father says he feels very guilty about the entire situation.’
10:22 a.m. March 7, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband and his brother inherited a property. Our son moved in. We paid $60K in taxes and repairs. Do we split it 50/50? ‘The house is probably 90 years old, and needed quite a lot of work before they could move in’‘The house is probably 90 years old, and needed quite a lot of work before they could move in.’
2:44 a.m. March 1, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Rocket Lab to go public in merger with SPAC Vector Acquisition, valuing company at $4.1 billionRocket Lab USA Inc. announced Monday it will be going public through an acquisition by special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Vector Acquisition Corp. , in a deal that values the launch and space systems company at $4.1 billion. Vector Acquisition's stock soared 20.5% in premarket trading. After the merger closes, which is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2021, the company will be named Rocket Lab USA Inc. and the stock will trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "RKLB." The companies expect to have a cash balance of $750 million after the deal closes. Separately, Rocket Lab unveiled its medium-lift Neutron rocket, a reusable launch vehicle with an 8-ton payload lift capacity, to be used for mega constellations, deep space missions and human spaceflight. "Not only are we the leader in small launch, we are the second most frequently launched rocket in the U.S. annually and the fourth most frequent launcher globally," said Chief Executive Peter Beck. Vector Acquisition's stock, which went public in November, has gained 2.8% over the past three months, while shares of spaceflight services company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. have run up 31.3% and the S&P 500 has gained 4.1%.
10:05 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
10:06 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
FirstEnergy's stock surges to lead S&P 500 gainers after Icahn discloses plan to buy a stakeShares of FirstEnergy Corp. shot up 9.5% toward a seven-month high in afternoon trading Thursday, enough to space the S&P 500's gainers, as investors seemed to focus more on billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn's plan to buy a stake in the electric utility than on the company's profit and revenue miss. The company disclosed in its 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it was notified that Icahn "has a present good faith intention to acquire voting securities" of the company, in an amount somewhere between $184 million and $919.9 million. The company said it didn't know if Icahn had already acquired shares or derivatives to buy shares, and doesn't know Icahn's intentions. Separately, the company reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $242 million, or 45 cents a share, after a loss of $111 million, or 20 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted EPS of 32 cents was below the consensus analyst estimate of 47 cents, according to FactSet. Revenue fell 7.4% to $2.5 billion, below the FactSet consensus of $2.9 billion. FirstEnergy's stock has tumbled 33.1% over the past 12 months, while the SPDR Utilities Select Sector ETF has lost 11.8% and the S&P 500 has gained 16.2%.
8:32 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a grinding-higher breakout, S&P 500 tags latest record peak Focus: Energy sector and airlines stage tandem breakout attempt, XLE, JETS, LOW, NET, MSITechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher amid a bullish February start, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:10 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a grinding-higher breakout, S&P 500 tags latest record peak Focus: Energy sector and airlines stage tandem breakout attempt, XLE, JETS, LOW, NET, MSITechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher amid a constructive February start. Against this backdrop, each big three benchmark has concurrently registered record highs, knifing from major support to previously uncharted territory.
10:02 a.m. Jan. 31, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My sister is a single mother and thinks ‘squatter rights’ is the way to secure housing in the pandemic. What can I do? ‘She has been better with her money the last three months, but she has been very irresponsible in her spending the last few years — paying for breast implants, for example’‘She has been better with her money the last three months, but she has been very irresponsible in her spending the last few years — paying for breast implants, for example.’
7:22 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife has a degenerative neurological disease. My father-in-law wants to put her in a facility — and take over our finances ‘My father-in-law now seems obsessed with moving my wife out of our home to some sort of group home/facility. The mere thought of this seems abhorrent and barbaric’‘My father-in-law now seems obsessed with moving my wife out of our home to some sort of group home/facility. The mere thought of this seems abhorrent and barbaric.’
5:16 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I didn’t receive a $1,200 stimulus check during the first surge of COVID-19. Will I get a payment this time around? President-elect Bidens said Thursday he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief plan. President-elect Bidens said Thursday he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief plan.
4:35 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend’s ex-wife claimed her 2 sons as dependents on her taxes, and received their stimulus checks — but they live with us ‘The mother of these 2 boys lost custody through the Department of Homeland Security, and has offered no support’‘The mother of these 2 boys lost custody through the Department of Homeland Security, and has offered no support.’
4:35 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I earned $100,000 in 2019, but far less in 2020. Why did I not get a stimulus check? How is that fair? ‘I also know people who made over $100,000 in 2019, but can’t get a stimulus because of their 2019 tax return’‘I also know people who made over $100,000 in 2019, but can’t get a stimulus because of their 2019 tax return’
12:23 p.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Our building is tipping staff 25% extra due to COVID-19. My husband wants to maintain this in 2021. I disagree. What should we do? ‘I am an Upper East Side wife and mother with two children. I realize I am very fortunate’‘I am an Upper East Side wife and mother with two children. I realize I am very fortunate.’
4:28 a.m. Dec. 28, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Do record-low interest rates justify the stock market’s overvaluation? Here’s the answer Mark Hulbert subjects the bull case to historical scrutinyMark Hulbert subjects the bull case to historical scrutiny.
7:50 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020 - By Cody Willard
Watch out for all the bad penny stocks that are skyrocketing Updated ratings of some of the Revolution Investing portfolioUpdated ratings of some of the Revolution Investing portfolio
8:28 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion breakout: S&P 500 challenges 3,700 mark Focus: Retail sector extends break to record highs, Apple sustains trendline breakout, XRT, AAPL, FFIV, SAIL, EMR, PDCOTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 has rallied to press the 3,700 mark, while the Nasdaq Composite vies to extend a more aggressive breakout, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:59 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion breakout: S&P 500 challenges 3,700 mark Focus: Retail sector extends break to record highs, Apple sustains trendline breakout, XRT, AAPL, FFIV, SAIL, EMR, PDCOTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher, rising amid rotational price action, and persistent late-year strength. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has rallied to press its latest round-number milestone — the 3,700 mark — while the Nasdaq Composite vies to extend a more aggressive break to all-time highs.
11:28 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My mother wants to leave her home to her three grandchildren. I have one child and my sister has two. Is that fair? Inheritances, family homes and sibling rivalries often create a toxic cocktail: the Troubletini, served straight up with a twistInheritances, family homes, and sibling rivalries often create a toxic cocktail. The Troubletini, served straight up with a twist.
3:12 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My fiancé and I have 3 kids each. My stepson, 16, ‘forgot’ his Christmas gift last year. Should I get him nothing this year? ‘I spent the last 2 years trying very hard to be kind to him, and to always greet him and include him regardless of his attitude. But recently, I just no longer care about his approval’‘I spent the last 2 years trying very hard to be kind to him, and to always greet him and include him regardless of his attitude. But recently, I just no longer care about his approval.’
9:30 a.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - By Daniel Newman
Investors temper their enthusiasm for Nvidia’s earnings results amid pending Arm acquisition Nvidia’s stock — trading at more than 10 times Intel’s price-to-earnings ratio — fails to get going, even after record-breaking revenues in its two biggest segmentsNvidia’s stock — trading at more than 10 times Intel’s price-to-earnings ratio — fails to get going, even after record-breaking revenues in its two biggest segments.
3:12 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Robert Pozen
Americans need another stimulus bill now to get through 9 more months of the coronavirus pandemic U.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliestU.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.
6:59 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
This 26-year-old blogger is on her way to financial independence and wants to show millennials and Gen Z how to do it From $10,000 to $150,000 in four years: Why 20-somethings need to think about retirementFrom $10,000 to $150,000 in four years: Why 20-somethings need to think about retirement
10:45 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020 - By Elina Geller
Countries that will give you a remote-work visa, and how to get to them Here’s the details on five countries, and how you can travel to them using your points and milesHere’s what to know about how to take advantage of this unique opportunity and how to travel there on points and miles.
2:41 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Blackstone Real Estate to acquire Simply Self Storage for about $1.2 billionBlackstone Real Estate Income Trust Inc. said Monday it has reached a deal to acquire Simply Self Storage from a Brookfield Asset Management real estate fund for about 1.2 billion. Simply Self Storage is a private owner of self-storage with eight million square feet across the U.S. The deal is expected to close before year-end and to make Blackstone Real Estate the third biggest private owners of storage space in the nation. "Simply Self Storage is a best-in-class company with significant potential for growth through future acquisitions in a highly fragmented sector, and similar to logistics, self-storage is a resilient sector through economic cycles because of low tenant turnover, minimal maintenance costs and stable cash flows," Frank Cohen, chief executive of Blackstone Real Estate said in a statement. Blackstone Real Estate is operated by a unit of Blackstone .
5:28 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Big U.S. banks’ day of reckoning is delayed Stimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big lossesStimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big losses
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