My previous post on the idea of allowing workers to buy cheap inflation-indexed annuities through Social Security with some of their 401(k) holdings raised a question: would men and women get the same monthly benefit for their premium as under private sector defined-benefit plans or different amounts as occurs todayRead More →

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Stories resonating with MarketWatch readers this week include a look at simple annuities, which is a relatively straightforward way to generate guaranteed income in retirement — with certain considerations and caveats. Plus Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting this weekend is always anRead More →

As U.S. stock indexes near all-time highs, investors have all but abandoned sectors considered defensive, in favor of cyclical stocks that perform better during periods of healthy economic growth. And while recent economic data indicate a recession isn’t imminent — contrary to widely held fears just four months ago —Read More →

Health stocks had another bad day, with investor jitters spreading to the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, as well. Investors’ anxiety seemed to have expanded from health retailers, managed care companies and health insurers to include biopharma companies on Thursday. The three biggest losers in the Health Care Select Sector SPDRRead More →

PagerDuty Inc. late Tuesday hiked the pricing range of its coming initial public offering, signaling heightened demand for its shares as it joins the stampede of IPOs from tech startups expected this year. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, PagerDuty PD, +0.00%  raised the expected pricing for its IPORead More →

Auto-enrollment introduces millions of Americans to the concept of saving for retirement — but it’s not enough of a good thing. More companies are implementing automatic enrollment, in which new employees are signed up for a retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b), when they start their jobs. TheRead More →

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: This week’s best ideas and information to help your investment decisions include climate-proofing your portfolio, gaining perspective on long-term market performance, the value and role of holding gold, and whether adding utility stocks to your holdings is a timely move. — JonathanRead More →