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U.S. gains just 266,000 jobs in April ‘in a huge disappointment’

The numbers: The U.S. created just 266,000 new jobs in April even as the economy gained strength, suggesting companies might be struggling to fill open...

A million new jobs? That’s how many Wall Street thinks the U.S. created in April

The U.S. might have created a million-plus jobs in April as the economic recovery spread across the country and reached businesses that suffered the most...

Unconventional investments for a young investor

There is no escaping investing if you want to build wealth. But you need to stop having a myopic view about it. Investing is not...

Opinion: 9 ways to ruin your financial life in a hurry

There are many ways to fritter away our wealth. Pay high investment costs. Day trade stocks. Buy timeshares. Marry a spender. Purchase variable annuities. Retire...

The resurgent U.S. economy grew 6.4% in first quarter and even faster growth lies ahead

The numbers: The U.S. economy charged ahead in the first three months of the year thanks to more Americans getting vaccinated, fewer people catching the...

Taiwan looks all set to thrive in a post-covid world

For our global fund, Taiwan has been an absolutely stellar performer in the past 10 months or so. And the reasons for our optimism about...

A guide to tiding over financial emergencies

It is, therefore, critical to have a cushion that can supplement your income—or replace it, in the worst-case scenario. Adheer Dhar, head, personal loans and...

Opinion: Why you should plan to leave money to your kids

No, your kids did not pay me to write this. Heck, I don’t know if they even deserve to get an inheritance. But bear with...

Why the Fed’s focus on those hardest-hit by the pandemic matters for markets

Hoovervilles, the shantytowns built in New York City’s Central Park and other open spaces during the Great Depression, became a lasting image of a decade...

Get ready for stock buybacks to roar back

U.S. corporations ranging from financial powerhouses to technology titans also have been stockpiling cash as a ballast against the COVID-19 storm. Investment-grade companies ended 2020...

U.S. government bonds see muted action as investors parse Powell comments, await big auctions

U.S. Treasury yields were seeing subdued moves Monday morning, as investors parsed comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during a “60 Minutes” interview and...

Powell says ‘it will be a while’ before Fed taps the brakes on economy

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell returned to “60 Minutes” on Sunday to tell Americans that the economy is going to start growing strongly, but they shouldn’t...

Travel and leisure top list of corporate credit ratings in flux during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only been disrupting lives and businesses around the world for more than a year, but also the credit ratings of...

Dow set to rise over 200 points in stock market’s first trading day after Good Friday jobs report

Futures for stock benchmarks Monday morning headed higher, suggesting a solid open for equities in the first full week of April as U.S. investors get...

ETF Wrap: Putting your money where your mouth is, and we have a winner(s)!

MarketWatch and ETF Wrap will, of course, continue to track all the developments with the spending package, and keep you updated on the best ideas...

Carole Streicher is first women to take reins of KPMG’s U.S. deals team. Here’s how she got there

Unlike most children, who want to be a firefighter or doctor, Carole Streicher, at 5 year’s old, knew she wanted to be a certified public...

Wall Street bet on financing self-employed home buyers. Will there be regrets?

Wall Street’s comeback story in U.S. housing finance has hinged on lending to self-employed borrowers and others who don’t quite fit the mold. It financed...

6 ways to reduce investment risk on your portfolio

If you are investing in equity-related avenues to get high returns on your investment portfolio without weighing the risks, you might not be heading in...

Dow aims for gains early Monday but rising bond yields slam tech stocks

U.S. stocks opened mostly higher Monday, with tech-related shares coming under additional selling pressure as government bond yields extended their climb following Senate passage of...

The U.S. economy is ready to surge again. So is inflation.

The U.S. added a robust 379,000 jobs in February, and the economy is primed to take off, but improved growth prospects might come with a...

Fed officials echo Powell’s dovish message

Three Federal Reserve officials on Friday reinforced the dovish message that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell presented 24 hours earlier. Against a backdrop of rising longer-term...

Don’t stop believing in bonds

Given the current doom and gloom, with the occasional spell of relief, over interest rates rising, does it still make sense to invest in bonds...

Dow clings to gain, but tech stocks slide while Beige Book shows only modest economic uptick

U.S. stock benchmarks mostly were lower Wednesday afternoon, as technology shares weighed down the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, after bond yields spiked and weaker-than-expected...

Fed’s Daly says asset prices are elevated, but that should not drive interest-rate decisions

Asset prices are elevated more than they have been historically, but that is not something that should drive the Federal Reserve policy decisions, a top...

Opinion: Bond investors will have a stormy 2021 and the Fed might consider hiking rates by early 2022. But hyperinflation? Nope

The key to understanding the COVID-19 recession was in understanding that it was an exogenous shock. This made it quite different from your standard recession...