Tag: Commentary/Opinion

Opinion: These 2 pipeline stocks are undervalued and pay a fat dividend

Pipelines are undergoing a renaissance, but it’s not the one you think. The previous renaissance of shale oil and natural gas development was anything but...

Opinion: 7 ways to cash in on the boom in videogames and esports

Like millions of other folks, I have maintained my sanity during the COVID-19 pandemic through videogames. To an older generation that may sound odd, but...

Opinion: Superspreader Sunday? What to do if you’re exposed to COVID-19 at a Super Bowl gathering

Health officials have urged football fans to celebrate the Super Bowl at home this year. The virus is indifferent to whether people cheer for the...

Opinion: Bucs, not Chiefs, will win one for the bulls if the Super Bowl Indicator is right

Would a Tampa Bay victory in this year’s Super Bowl be good for the U.S. stock market? For followers of the famous Super Bowl Indicator,...

Opinion: Taxes in retirement: What happens after your husband or wife dies

One of the most common retirement tax planning errors I see is specific to married couples: not accounting for the tax changes that will occur...

These S&P 500 stocks have had the biggest increases in ‘buy’ ratings so far this year

Traders in the stock market can take advantage of special situations to exploit sentiment and momentum and make quick profits — if they are quick...

Opinion: Code red — here’s what it means for the stock market now that company insiders are selling shares

Now that WallStreetBets’ 15 minutes of fame is over, it’s all clear in the stock market, right? Maybe not. Right before the GameStop GME, -28.41%...

Opinion: These trading strategies can make the stock market’s trend your friend

An orchestrated short-squeeze on GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings lured traders into the stock market last month for a chance to strike it rich. Some...

Can my ex-husband file a joint tax return without my consent? He tried to take both my stimulus checks, but I got the better of him

Dear Moneyist, I’m 62 years of age, I have stopped working and I am currently receiving Social Security. My husband is intending to file a...

Here are the biggest short squeezes in the stock market, including GameStop and AMC

Short squeezes will remain a big story in the financial-news media until heavily shorted stocks that have been pushed up by individual investors connected through...

Opinion: GameStop’s stock surge and QAnon couldn’t seem more different — yet they have this trait in common

When former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger compared the short squeeze of GameStop’s stock to the recent storming of the U.S. Capitol, she was mostly referring...

Opinion: What January’s market decline means for stock returns in 2021

Move over, January: at least two other months have greater predictive power of stock-market returns than you do. January has a reputation as being able...

Opinion: Apple justifies its huge valuation, while Tesla … not so much

The difference between two of the most popular stocks in America, Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc., stood out starkly Wednesday. Apple AAPL, -0.77% reported a...

Opinion: Americans tend to blow an inheritance — here’s how to be prudent and have some fun too

Dear Ms. MoneyPeace: I received unexpected money from my uncle’s estate, but not enough to celebrate and plan an early retirement. I have a secure...

‘This is sheer economic waste. We distributed our $1,200 stimulus to our church:’ Why did we get these checks instead of poor Americans?

Dear Moneyist, My husband is 82 years old. I am 83. We are retired. We are neither Democrats nor Republicans. Last year, about midsummer, we...

Opinion: These ‘lucky seven’ ETFs have left the S&P 500 in the dust

Late last year, I did a deep dive into how sector funds had done, and I stumbled upon the astonishing outperformance of four sector ETFs...

Opinion: Why Tesla is not a safe stock for long-term investors 

Tesla is one of the world’s highest-flying stocks. While optimism about the future of electric vehicles (EVs) is understandable, Tesla’s current valuation reflects aggressive assumptions...

Opinion: Netflix removes one long-standing cloud for investors

Netflix Inc. had a couple of surprises in its record-breaking fourth quarter, including one that removed a long-hovering cloud for investors. After surpassing Wall Street’s...

My partner, 70, refuses to put his bank accounts into both our names. Do I have the right to be offended?

Dear Moneyist, I am 62 and my partner is 70. We have been together for 16 years, living together for 12 of those. We have...

Bitcoin ETF? A crypto Holy Grail. But don’t expect to see one soon, say experts

Bitcoin prices are on the rise, notwithstanding a recent bout of weakness, but experts interviewed by MarketWatch caution that although it may feel inevitable, an...

Shareholder voting is another electoral process that needs more access and transparency

The proxy advisory industry is broken. Things are so bad that even Congressional Republicans promoted legislation to regulate it. But there is a simple market...

The U.S. must tap this powerful tool to loosen the COVID-19 vaccine logjam

One key to unlocking the logjam of COVID-19 vaccines is in plain view but so far overlooked: the neighborhood retail pharmacy.  As of Monday,  9...

10 Biden tax plans that will sail through a Democratic-controlled Senate — and how to prepare for them

With the New Year here and a Democratic-controlled Senate looking increasingly likely after the runoff Senate elections in Georgia, President-elect Joe Biden’s tax plans are...

What will streaming bring in 2021? Here are 5 developments to watch

In 2020, most of us streamed a lot more shows than we otherwise might have, thanks to coronavirus stay-at-home orders. But the pandemic also set...

These streaming services were worth paying for in 2020 — but might not be next year

I’ve been writing a monthly streaming preview column for MarketWatch for a little more than a year now, advising readers which streaming services they should...