These homeowners are putting a floor under house prices

2019-08-16

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Stories resonating with MarketWatch readers this week include a look at what’s been keeping the U.S. housing market afloat. Unlike the real-estate bubble in the mid-2000s, price gains nowadays are largely due to yield-seeking investors buying homes they can rent. This isRead More →

Why stocks tend to make money when corporate earnings decline

2019-07-07

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: One of the top money and investing stories resonating with MarketWatch readers this past week eased fears that a corporate earnings recession would sink the stock market, while another set aside concern that Americans’ Social Security retirement fund is going broke. Plus,Read More →

Why growth stocks are winning a tug-of-war with value shares

2019-06-09

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Value stocks are dead; long live value stocks. More to the point, value investors nowadays understandably feel they’ll have to live a long time before they’re vindicated. Go-go growth companies have been stock investor favorites for the past decade for several reasons,Read More →

Why a simple annuity can be like money in the bank

2019-05-03

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 →

Climate change calls for an all-weather investment portfolio

2019-03-02

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 →

In a bear market, the best offense is a good defense

2019-02-16

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: The trouble with bear markets is that stock investors typically don’t know they’re in one until they’re in one. Investment advisers may also be taken by surprise. That’s why it’s crucial to have realistic expectations of the market, especially when it comesRead More →

These 3 surprising stocks are held in ESG funds

2019-02-11

Individual investors often rely on a company’s reputation to judge its performance in environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Institutional investors, by contrast, tend to take a more methodical approach in analyzing whether companies earn a favorable do-gooder rating. But investors might express surprise at some of the stocks thatRead More →