MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.
1. Lyft beats Uber to the market — now be careful
priced its initial offering at $72 a share, and late Friday morning the shares began trading at $87.24 — a 21% increase that was pared in later action. Lyft has beaten its rival Uber by completing its IPO first, but investors thinking about jumping in after the IPO need to think about whether the company will be able to follow in the path of other innovative companies offering cloud-based services.
More on Lyft and big IPOs:
2. A housing crisis that has nothing to do with mortgage lending
Looking ahead: Why the housing market may be hit by a perfect storm
3. Could the inverted yield curve be different this time?
When the yield on three-month U.S. Treasury bills
exceeds that of 10-year U.S. Treasury notes
investors typically expect a near-term recession. But here’s why it may be different this time.
More opinions about the inverted yield curve:
4. How to profit when the dollar falls
Michael Brush lists six reasons the U.S. dollar is likely to decline and how you can profit from it.
5. The travails of Facebook and Zuckerberg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg remains in firm voting control of the social media giant, and activist shareholders are getting angry as more high-level executives leave.
6. Why is that clown in charge?
7. Making more money and still not saving
8. Growing your income
A stock with a dividend yield of less than 3% may not be very attractive to income-seeking investors, but look what can happen if the company raises payouts significantly.
9. Cut this cost to get ahead
10. Taking the fun out of the game
Just in time for the 2019 season, here’s why Moneyball is ruining baseball.
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