Tag: Investing/Securities

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...

Beware of ‘zombie’ companies running rampant in the stock market

Few would dispute that the Federal Reserve’s enormous doses of monetary medicine this year were necessary to alleviate the worst economic impacts of the coronavirus...

Is upbeat COVID-vaccine news priced into the market?

A growing list of vaccine candidates have rolled out in recent weeks, offering the world a potential exit from a global pandemic nightmare that has...

There’s a way to fix the $4.6 trillion U.S. public pensions mess — Canada shows us how

In Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” Mike is asked how he went bankrupt. His reply: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” He might as well...

Active managers see value in these 3 company practices but indexers hate them. Who’s right?

Every corporation is unique. It follows that governance arrangements should be tailored to suit. Yet many shareholders, especially indexers, roundly condemn certain governance practices as...

Why one stock-market pro says the S&P 500 can surge another 7% before year-end

Thomas Lee, founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, says that the S&P 500 has more in the tank before the end of 2020 and has therefore...

These money and investing tips can help you ride the stock market’s year-end momentum

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, offer insight about how...

‘Goldilocks’ funds? Midcap ETFs may be about to have their moment

Porridge Cafe, London, England. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Some stocks are behemoths, and even the likes of Apple AAPL, +0.51%, Amazon AMZN, +0.37%, and Netflix NFLX,...

Bond traders talk up possibility of December Fed ‘twist’

karen bleier/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Investors are preparing for the Federal Reserve to expand its purchases of longer-dated Treasury bonds. A few market participants have flagged...

I lost my job because of COVID-19 cutbacks — can I tap into my IRA?

Q: I’m 49 and was laid off due to COVID cutbacks. A former co-worker says I can tap my IRA tax-free this year. How do...

Simon Property gives up on four struggling malls. Why more could follow

Christmas decorations at The Grove outdoor shopping center in Los Angeles. AFP/Getty Images It was called “jingle mail” during the last recession. Real estate owners...

Stock-market investors are ‘living through 3 transitions’ and short-term volatility may be ‘gut wrenching’

This is a unique period for financial markets, buffeted not just by a wall of worry but a trifecta of inflection points that could feed...

Trump acknowledges Biden presidential election win for first time — then says he ‘concedes nothing,’ repeating unfounded claim of ‘rigged’ vote

Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted his first tacit acknowledgment of former Vice President Joe Biden’s election victory — beginning a tweet with the words “He...

These money and investing tips can help you set up for the stock market’s ‘Great Rotation’ to value from growth

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Bargain-basement value stocks have been out of favor for years, with investors driving up the prices and...

‘I think everybody’s taken a deep breath’: Joe Biden didn’t get a ‘blue wave’ but here are 5 ways he can advance his tax agenda

That pledge was premised on a “blue wave” where Democrats kept the House of Representatives and established a newfound majority in the Senate, which would...

Short sellers lost $5.5 billion so far in November. Here are the trades that hurt the most

It has so far been a bruising November for those investors betting against cyclically oriented sectors that have been hobbled due to the spread of...

Health-care real estate deals surge as investors seek ‘flight to quality’

Investment appetite for health-care real estate remains strong in traditional assets such as care-home developments. iStockphoto Health-care property and services deals are on track to...

Dow, S&P 500 surge by at least 3% to records early Monday on coronavirus vaccine report

U.S. stocks soared in early trading Monday, sending major equity benchmarks to record highs after Germany-based BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. said their COVID-19 vaccine...

These money and investing tips can help you ready your portfolio for the Biden administration

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Americans have voted and a new president has been elected. Now comes the hard part. These money...

Weekend reads: where to retire on $40,000 a year

White Oak Lavender Farm/courtesy Visit Harrisonburg VA Silvia Ascarelli helps a couple who wish to leave Salt Lake City and retire to an area away...

My husband is paying $10,000 of $20,677 in child-support arrears. He wants me to give it all to my adult children. Should I do that?

Dear Moneyist, My children’s father recently pledged to pay $10,000 of $20,677 in child-support arrears. He initially wanted the funds divided between his two sons....

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...

‘I watch our finances like a hawk’: My husband owes $12,000 in unpaid tax — and he never told me. Should I file separately?

Dear Moneyist, I knew my husband of 5 years was poor at managing finances before we got married. The fact that he made $85,000 a...

Trump seen as betting favorite to win 2020 election by some oddsmakers as race tightens on Election Day

In the throes of Election Night, a few betting markets now are starting to indicate incumbent President Donald Trump could be a favorite to win...

A crisis looms and ‘your vote doesn’t matter,’ longtime investor warns

MarketWatch photo illustration/Getty Images|, iStockphoto David Merkel’s not exactly “rocking the vote” in his latest post. Ahead of the 2016 election, the longtime investor behind...