Tag: investing

Gold prices rise, even as dollar rebounds, yields hold higher

Gold futures added to gains on Wednesday after a sharp rally in the session prior, with bullion buoyed by seasonal buying trends that have momentarily...

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....

There are many reasons to donate to charity this Giving Tuesday — but here’s a little added tax incentive

People have plenty of compelling reasons to donate money this Giving Tuesday if they can afford it, but a handy tax code tweak enacted earlier...

These money and investing tips can help you manage your portfolio — and your expectations — in 2021

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

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...

I am 66 years old, retired, and now need to go back to work full time — how can I start over?

I retired from my job in 2014 and started drawing my Social Security at age 62. My income is around $1,600 a month but my...

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...

Trump picks a fight with Powell. The economy loses

What’s happening: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has pulled the plug on emergency Federal Reserve lending programs, drawing a rare rebuke from the central bank,...

‘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...