Tag: trusts

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...

U.S. stocks have risen to all-time highs this year. Should you ‘sell in May and go away’?

Stocks have been on a tear this year, leaving investors to question whether to “sell in May and go away.” “With stocks at record highs,...

Investors are still keeping their cash levels high — but here’s what’s drawing them to stocks, UBS says

Investors have kept their cash piles high even after markets and the economy strengthened in recent months, as many search — or wait — for...

ETF Wrap: Let’s get away from it all

Raise your hand if you’ve got a mean case of cabin fever. After the past 13 months, of course you do! You want to see...

Synlab targets $6 billion market capitalization in Frankfurt IPO as COVID-19 testing booms

Synlab has set the price range for its planned initial public offering in Frankfurt at €18 to €23 a share, giving Europe’s largest laboratory services...

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...

The streaming wars have a winner — in this real estate sector

Hollywood was running out of studio space even before the pandemic hit. Now after a stay-at-home year, appetite for streamed entertainment, including original content, is...

‘51% to go’: Reddit crowd rejoices at report that Melvin Capital rang up a 49% first-quarter loss

Melvin Capital is giving the Reddit crowd something to cheer about on a Friday. The hedge fund, which has come to exemplify the worst of...

How to choose investment funds—what to do, and what to avoid

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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...

Here are the ETFs to help you invest in the Biden infrastructure plan

As President Joe Biden unveils the massive infrastructure package known as The American Jobs Plan, there are some stocks and exchange-traded funds that will benefit....

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...

These are the stocks for playing Biden’s infrastructure push, analysts say

President Joe Biden’s big speech on infrastructure is slated to come on Wednesday as he visits Pittsburgh. Analysts have been thinking about his push for...

Vanguard is beefing up its ESG staffing – are more sustainable-investing funds on the way?

Vanguard isn’t known for its broad suite of environmental, social and governance investment funds. It has just five available in the U.S., versus dozens at...

Opinion: If Social Security were a private retirement fund, we’d sue

One of the worst performing pension funds in the world last year was yours. And you probably didn’t even know it. All that money you’ve...

Opinion: Would you want your parents to live in a nursing home owned by private equity?

Would you put your mother in a nursing home that is owned by a private-equity firm? It’s a question a growing number of us are...

Opinion: 7 ways to cash in on the boom in videogames and esports

Like millions of other folks, I have maintained my sanity during the COVID-19 pandemic through videogames. To an older generation that may sound odd, but...

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...

ETF Wrap: Have a heart, and Bezos in an ETF

Welcome to the first ETF Wrap in months that doesn’t have existential dread as its guiding principle. There was plenty of news, of course —...

Energy stocks and bonds shine after brutal slump, even as Biden moves to curb fossil fuels

About nine months ago, oil futures did a crazy thing and briefly crashed into negative territory, marking a low point of a historic bear market...

Opinion: Code red — here’s what it means for the stock market now that company insiders are selling shares

Now that WallStreetBets’ 15 minutes of fame is over, it’s all clear in the stock market, right? Maybe not. Right before the GameStop GME, -28.41%...

Trader beware: Read this before buying stocks with investment apps like Robinhood

As social media has stoked interest in an assortment of stocks that recently were being shorted by hedge funds, Robinhood and similar, low-cost trading and...

Don’t worry, the GameStop-Reddit fiasco won’t tank your 401(k)

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This big Wall Street player made out like a bandit on AMC stock

Private-equity firm Silver Lake made out like a bandit this week by piggybacking off the stock market frenzy stoked in recent weeks by users of...

Tech stocks won’t crash according to this fund manager, dubbed the English Warren Buffett

Technology stocks are difficult to value but are unlikely to crash, according to one of Europe’s best known fund managers. Terry Smith, who has been...