‘Black Swan’ author says if investors don’t use a ‘tail hedge,’ he recommends ‘not being in the market’—‘We’re facing a huge amount of uncertainty’

2020-06-27

“ ‘If you don’t have a tail hedge, I suggest not being in the market we’re facing a huge amount of uncertainty.’  ” That’s “Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” author Nassim Nicholas Taleb offering his view on the risks swirling in the market and a growing lack of clarityRead More →

How to drive Tesla stock — plus other top investing tips

2020-02-09

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Tesla cars are electric, but the stock lately has been all rocket fuel. Read some of the Tesla stories that captured MarketWatch readers’ attention this past week. Plus, check out a warning about excessive stock-market optimism, and read why a buy-the-dip opportunityRead More →

Fixed-income strategies dominate actively managed ETFs

2019-12-20

Everett Collection Would Daniel Craig, here as James Bond in 2012, like that ETF shaken or stirred? After a series of industry and regulatory decisions in 2019, there’s been a lot of talk about “actively managed” exchange-traded funds, along with some speculation that investors are about to get lots moreRead More →

More borrowers are getting rejected for auto loans

2019-12-16

U.S. consumers might have their pick of employment in today’s robust job market, but that doesn’t mean everyone is getting financed for a car. A Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey of consumer credit released Monday showed a spike in the rate of auto-loan rejections, to 8.1% in OctoberRead More →

Is it time for ETFs to get active?

2019-10-22

Getty Images Active investing vs. passive: tastes great, less filling? If you’ve ever used a Groupon, toggled between Expedia and Kayak and Travelocity, or waited until Prime Day to do your shopping, the current state of affairs in financial services may sound familiar. Like consumers of all types, investors areRead More →

What is factor investing? – MarketWatch

2019-10-20

Getty Images/iStockphoto What’s factor investing? You’ve read about the stock of the day and the ETF of the week. You’ve got a pile of newspaper clippings about the strategy of the month. You bookmarked an article somewhere about the newest rotation to read later. But, despite it all, you haveRead More →