Tag: equity markets

Don’t contribute to your 2020 IRA until you read this

Don’t click that mouse. Before you plunge your $6,000 annual limit into a “Roth” individual retirement account for 2020, stop for a second and look...

Stock-market timing expert DeMark ‘confident’ S&P 500 surges 5% in next 2 weeks

Ask Tom DeMark how confident he is about his most recent equity-market timing call and he will imply that it is almost a no-brainer from...

New SEC chair needs to tackle these 5 big issues so the government can do a better job for investors

For the past four years, a majority of SEC commissioners have been Republican.  While the commissioners agreed unanimously on many technical and enforcement issues, policy...

European stocks rise on Brexit progress and U.S. stimulus hopes

European stocks made modest gains on Wednesday, as the European Union reported progress toward a post-Brexit trade deal. The pan-European Stoxx 600 SXXP, +0.63% rose...

Tesla may be ‘the most remarkable market story of them all,’ says strategist

So much has been made of Tesla’s breathless rise to mind-boggling valuations in 2020. But the stratospheric rise of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company also...

Stock-market uncertainty runs high headed into Fed’s final meeting of 2020

Time is running out on 2020. It is a point that some Wall Street investors might find some comfort in ahead of a what could...

This chart might have you rethinking your approach to the stock market

Raise your hand if you knew, after the March crash, that the stock market would hit record highs by the end of the year. Stop....

What will 2021 bring for ETFs?

Still, life goes on, and MarketWatch rounded up a few intrepid exchange-traded fund industry-watchers who were willing to offer predictions. There will be some continuity...

I’m 12 and in 7th grade. My parents are divorced, and I earn $10 a month from my podcast. What do you advise?

I am 12 and in the seventh grade. I run a small podcast and make $10 a month. I am thinking about investing in stocks,...

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...

Five investing rules from a money manager who crushes the stock market — and his take on the best companies to own now

One of the great things about writing for MarketWatch is that I regularly get to interview smart people about the stock market to learn key...

How to read what oil prices — and the Dow — are saying about prospects for a ‘normal’ economic recovery

Don’t let the green energy revolution fool you into thinking crude oil prices no longer have much to say about the economic outlook. So cautions...

Gains for U.K. stocks tempered by strong British pound as Brexit hopes rise

London stocks rose on Wednesday, amid continued investor optimism as the U.K. started its COVID-19 vaccine campaign, but gains were tempered as Brexit deal hopes...

European stocks and U.S. equity futures rise on stimulus hopes and COVID-19 vaccine optimism

European stocks and U.S. equity futures climbed on Wednesday, following a record session on Wall Street amid optimism over progress on a new American stimulus...

Stealing from Santa? Why the stock market’s historic November rally doesn’t doom December

Santa still on his way? Odd Andersen/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Don’t worry about Santa Claus. Despite fears to the contrary, the stock market’s historic November rally...

A popular stock-market indicator flashes red as Dow soars to records Friday

An often-cited measure of stock valuations, popularized by Warren Buffett, is affirming a growing fear on Wall Street: equity prices are richer than their fundamental...

European stocks and U.S. equity futures rise ahead of jobs data

A stall selling Christmas specialties is seen in a pedestrian area of Berlin’s Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district on Dec. 3, 2020. AFP via Getty Images European stocks...

Oil prices end higher as OPEC+ agrees to a gradual increase in output for 2021

Oil futures ended higher Thursday, even though major producers agreed to a gradual increase in crude production starting in January, defying earlier expectations for an...

Why the 2020s could favor market-timers over buy-and-hold U.S. stock investors

To get an idea of what the next decade has in store for the U.S. stock market, think back a decade ago to December 2010....

A ‘severe’ drop is imminent, this ‘3 Musketeers’ stock market is signaling, says contrarian strategist

This year’s recovery for equity markets in the face of a deadly pandemic has been remarkable, so a strong December would seem to follow. But...

The stock market saw a historic November rally — here’s why that might not bode well for December

The stock market was wrapping up a historic November rally on Monday, but if history is a guide, what’s shaping up to be the largest...

European stocks struggle and U.S. futures fall as blockbuster November comes to a close

European stocks struggled for direction on the last day of November, as investors looked toward December and a potential Santa rally, referring to typical late-year...

Weekend reads: $500,000 and a retirement problem

ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES Everybody’s financial scenario heading into retirement is different. This encompasses more than levels of savings or income — emotions come into play. What...

These ‘whales’ could stand in the way of a year-end rally for stocks, warns strategist

Optimism is building for stocks as U.S. investors return from the Thanksgiving Day holiday, though volumes may stay light for Friday as some stretch out...

Bitcoin price plunges over 10% to stage Thanksgiving correction

Bitcoin prices tumbled Thanksgiving Thursday, with the No.1 cryptocurrency, pulling back sharply just at it was on the verge of notching its first all-time high...