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 →

Revolve closes its first trading day up 90%

2019-06-07

Revolve Revolve is entering a crowded e-commerce landscape dominated by Amazon Revolve Group Inc. shot straight up when it began trading at 10:40 a.m. Eastern, closing its first trading day up 94.4% at $34.65. Revolve RVLV, +88.89%   shares priced at $18, the high-end of the $16-to-$18 range. The companyRead More →

Gold prices see muted trade as stocks attempt tepid bounce

2019-05-30

Gold futures on Thursday were swinging between slight gains and losses as equity markets drifted higher amid persistent worries about U.S.-China trade tensions and fears of sluggish global economic growth. Gold for August delivery on Comex GCM19, +0.40% most recently, was down $1.30, or 0.1%, to trade at $1,285 anRead More →

Should annuities pay out the same for men and women?

2019-05-06

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 →

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 →

Cyclical stocks are back in vogue as recession fears fade

2019-04-19

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-care drama has now spread to biopharma stocks

2019-04-18

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 IPO: 5 things to know about the DevOps company

2019-04-09

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 →