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

US stock end higher Friday, S&P 500 rises for third straight week, after March jobs report reinforces Fed rate-hike expectations

US stock end higher Friday, S&P 500 rises for third straight week, after March jobs report reinforces Fed rate-hike expectations

All three major US stock benchmarks closed higher Friday, after a March jobs report reinforced a picture of a healthy economy but also underlined expectations for the Federal Reserve to be more aggressive in hiking interest rates in an effort to rein in persistently hot inflation. How did stock indexes perform? The Dow Jones Industrial … Read more

US stock end higher Friday, S&P 500 rises for third straight week, after March jobs report reinforces Fed rate-hike expectations

US stock end higher Friday, S&P 500 rises for third straight week, after March jobs report reinforces Fed rate-hike expectations

All three major US stock benchmarks closed higher Friday, after a March jobs report reinforced a picture of a healthy economy but also underlined expectations for the Federal Reserve to be more aggressive in hiking interest rates in an effort to rein in persistently hot inflation. How did stock indexes perform? The Dow Jones Industrial … Read more

Dow down more than 300 points, US stocks edge lower on last day of S&P 500’s first losing quarter in 2 years

Dow down more than 300 points, US stocks edge lower on last day of S&P 500's first losing quarter in 2 years

US stocks fell Thursday afternoon to cap a quarter in which Federal Reserve monetary tightening and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have weighed on sentiment and has put the S&P 500 on track for its first quarterly loss in two years. How are stock indexes peforming? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.56% fell 336 … 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

Consortium to Buy Nielsen for $10 Billion

Consortium to Buy Nielsen for $10 Billion

Nielsen Holdings NLSN 20.31% PLC agreed to sell itself to a group of private-equity firms in a deal that values ​​the media-measurement company at around $10 billion, resurrecting a deal after talks fell apart last week. A consortium led by Elliott Management Corp.’s private-equity arm and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. agreed to pay $28 a … Read more

Robinhood Is Offering Extended Trading Hours, Eyes 24/7 Trading

Robinhood Is Offering Extended Trading Hours, Eyes 24/7 Trading

Robinhood Markets Inc. HOOD 24.20% said it is extending the hours it will let its users trade to between 7 am ET and 8 pm ET, an announcement that sent the stock surging Tuesday amid hopes that the investment platform can rebound from slowing growth. The brokerage, which is popular with individual investors, is expanding … Read more