Owning a cat vs. owning a dog — which pet makes better financial sense?

Owning a cat vs.  owning a dog — which pet makes better financial sense?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Weigh in on whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. If you’re not already a pet owner, headlines about pandemic pets may … Read more

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend. Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend.  Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

Elias Stein Text size The morning after streaming won big at the Academy Awards, shares of a movie theater chain— AMC Entertainment—surged 45%, driven by CEO Adam Aron’s efforts to create a future beyond, well, theaters. In mid-March, Aron caught Wall Street off guard with a $27.9 million stake in Hycroft Mining Holding, which owns … Read more

These 10 stocks have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected to soar up to 66% from here

These 10 stocks have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected to soar up to 66% from here

It sure has been a wild ride for investors over the past few weeks, with the S&P 500 benchmark rising 10% from March 8 through March 30. But the broader stock market is still down for 2022. Below is a list of 10 stocks that have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected … Read more

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm — 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm --- 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

At 7 am, it can be the time for a morning coffee while 8 pm can be time to have supper, watch your favorite television shows, or even enjoy a glass of wine. If you have a Robinhood account, it’s also becoming a time to play the stock market during extended trading hours — but … Read more

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm — 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm --- 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

At 7 am, it can be the time for a morning coffee while 8 pm can be time to have supper, watch your favorite television shows, or even enjoy a glass of wine. If you have a Robinhood account, it’s also becoming a time to play the stock market during extended trading hours — but … Read more

‘The dam finally broke’: 10-year Treasury yields spike to breach top of downward trend channel seen since mid-1980s, says Deutsche Bank

'The dam finally broke': 10-year Treasury yields spike to breach top of downward trend channel seen since mid-1980s, says Deutsche Bank

Yields on the 10-year Treasury note have spiked through the top line of a downward trend channel tracing back to the mid-1980s, with surging inflation and the Federal Reserve’s reaction to it sparking questions over whether the long-term trend will imminently end, according to a research note from Deutsche Bank. “Clearly such a channel can’t … Read more

Stock-market investors should watch this part of the yield curve for the ‘best leading indicator of trouble ahead’

Stock-market investors should watch this part of the yield curve for the 'best leading indicator of trouble ahead'

Investors have been watching the US Treasury yield curve for inversions, a reliable predictor of past economic downturns. They don’t always agree on which part of the curve is best to watch though. “Yield curve inversion, and flatting, has been at the forefront for everyone,” said Pete Duffy, chief investment officer at Penn Capital Management … Read more

Financial Advisers Aren’t Sold on Crypto

Financial Advisers Aren't Sold on Crypto

A January survey from BitWise Asset Management of 600 financial advisers found 15% allocated a portion—usually 5% or less—of their clients’ portfolios in crypto in 2021. That is up from 9% a year ago and 6% two years ago. Still, 85% of advisers still aren’t investing in cryptocurrencies for clients. Over the past two years, … Read more

This fund bailed on techs at the end of the year. Here’s the sector it’s fading now.

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What better time to invest in financials than at a time with rampant inflation and a Federal Reserve promising 11 rate hikes over the next two years? That’s not the view at Deuterium Capital, which is expecting a sharp slowdown in the economy. The Deuterium Global Dynamic Allocation Fund is mostly driven by a macroeconomic … Read more

Fed official doesn’t think housing market is headed for a crash: ‘I am trying to buy a house here in Washington and the market is crazy’

Fed official doesn't think housing market is headed for a crash: 'I am trying to buy a house here in Washington and the market is crazy'

Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller has no doubt about how competitive today’s housing market is. “Trust me, I know it is red hot because I am trying to buy a house here in Washington and the market is crazy,” Waller said in a speech at a housing conference. But even as home and rental prices … Read more