Tag: diversified holding companies

Are your retirement savings on track? These benchmarks can help determine where you stand.

As you save for retirement, it’s beneficial to know how much to save and whether you’re on the right track. Everyone’s situation is different, of course, but there...

What will you do with your enhanced Child Tax Credit? Invest in your child’s future with these 3 options

Some 39 million households, accounting for almost 90% of U.S. families, will receive the enhanced Child Tax Credit. The Internal Revenue Service will issue the...

Opinion: Meme stock investors are bringing AMC and other troubled companies back to life

During the takeover battles of the 1980s, the term “white squire” designated a significant bloc shareholder that management enlisted to deter or defeat unwanted bids...

Mortgage rates fell over the past week, despite inflation hitting a 13-year high. What’s going on?

Benchmark mortgage rates slid over the past week, without any clear reason for a decline, continuing the reprieve for price-sensitive home buyers. The 30-year fixed-rate...

Hedge funds had become ‘extreme’ sellers of stocks even before Yellen’s remarks. Here’s why.

Oops. As a former Federal Reserve chair herself, now Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen should have known that her comments about the possibility of a need...

Warren Buffett still believes Berkshire Hathaway stock is cheap enough to buy

There’s no bubble in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares, as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger still believe they are cheap enough to spend more than $6...

Charlie Munger says bitcoin’s rise ‘disgusting and contrary to interests of civilization’

It seems safe to say that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger’s cryptocurrency skepticism hasn’t been softened by the rally in prices for bitcoin...

Is now a good time to buy — or sell — a home? Here’s what Americans need to know about the hot real-estate market

With any purchase, people want to know if they’re getting a good deal. But when it comes to buying a home in today’s market, it’s...

Is the U.S. housing market heading for a crash? Here’s what the experts say

That’s the question a lot of Americans appear to be asking themselves. Data from Google GOOGL, -0.03% underscore the concerns that many people have about...

How do you compete with home buyers who can pay in all cash? Skip inspections and appraisals

Alissa Resnick and Brett Banhazl’s experience buying a home will sound familiar to many Americans negotiating today’s housing market. The married couple began seriously searching...

Are you worrying too much about running out of money in retirement?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.  Many U.S. households retire without enough money to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living. Once retired, though,...

Apple stock breaks below post-COVID uptrend line after largest shareholders disclose share sales

Shares of Apple Inc. sank to a one-month low Wednesday, and broke below two key chart levels in the process, after the technology behemoth’s two...

Europe joins Wall Street’s boom in ‘blank-check’ companies

It’s the monster trend on Wall Street. Now it’s crossed the Atlantic. LVMH MC, -0.34% founder Bernard Arnault and former UniCredit UCG, -0.09% chief Jean-Pierre...

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...

Individual investors are back — here’s what it means for the stock market

Look who’s back. After a long absence, active individual investors have returned. While breakneck and foolhardy trading activity in shares of GameStop Corp. GME, +19.20%...

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...

Tesla joining the S&P 500 is ‘mother of all’ stock-market events

Wall Street will soon find out, as investors strap in for what could be a frenetic ride in equities thanks to electric-vehicle maker Tesla. On...

What a COVID-19 vaccine would mean for mortgage rates and the housing market

When the coronavirus pandemic first reached U.S. shores earlier this year, worries abounded about how it would affect the country’s housing market. Starting in March,...

Dow futures up nearly 400 points as stocks election week rally extends to fourth day

U.S. stock-index futures rose further Thursday, with the market looking to extend an election week rally on expectations the result will be divided government, as...

Value stocks “worst for 100 years”

If you have any old-fashioned “value” or “equity income” funds in your 401(k), IRA or other retirement accounts, right about now you may be asking...

Ant Group IPO: Five things to know about the Alibaba affiliate aiming for the largest offering in history

Ant Group could be headed for the largest initial public offering in history, as the Chinese financial-technology juggernaut chases a valuation that would rival the...

3M hits back at Trump, says ceasing exports of N95 masks will have ‘opposite’ effect, humanitarian consequences

3M Co. responded Friday to criticism from President Donald Trump, saying the request to cease exports of much-needed N95 masks to fight the COVID-19 pandemic...