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NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) -European shares, the S&P 500 and an index of global stock performance scaled new peaks while yields on U.S., Japanese and European government debt fell on Friday as investors embraced the easy monetary policies of major central banks. Investor sentiment rose in Europe after the European Central Bank raised its growth and inflation projections on Thursday, and also renewed a pledge to keep stimulus flowing. The MSCI all-country world equity index, a benchmark that tracks shares in 50 countries, set a new intraday high and record close at 719.52, up 0.2% in a late-day surge that also lifted the S&P 500 to an all-time close.
(Bloomberg) -- Lumber futures posted their biggest-ever weekly loss, extending a tumble from all-time highs reached last month as sawmills ramp up output and buyers hold off on purchases.Prices in Chicago fell 18% this week, the biggest decline for most-active futures in records going back to 1986. Lumber has has now dropped almost 40% from the record high reached on May 10.Sawmills appear to be catching up with the rampant homebuilding demand in North America that fueled a months-long rally, br
Sometimes, finding the right stock can be a chore, and sometimes, a pleasure. But whether it’s a breeze or a slog, some things remain constant. The right stock will always bring a benefit to your portfolio – and high-yield dividend stocks, when carefully chosen, will do just that. Wall Street analysts have been doing the research for you, picking out stocks that are meeting those requirements. And the results are interesting – the analysts have tagged two stocks under $10 with strong dividends,
A developer of electric, flying taxis is set to go public in New York by merging with a SPAC, as part of the latest wave of listings bringing more than $5 billion in enterprise value to the stock market.
(Bloomberg) -- If the meme-stock mayhem were a movie -- and by all accounts it will be -- we’re now at the scene where the protagonists, after pulling off their first big mission, fight about what to do next.Emboldened by their initial success, the more daring would be anxious to ride again while the weather-worn veterans advise caution and, somewhere in between, a few characters can’t decide which side they’re on.That scene is playing out now on the 10 million-member WallStreetBets forum, where
(Bloomberg) -- After weeks of profiting from the stock and debt of AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., hedge fund Mudrick Capital Management ended up with a 5.4% loss after a derivatives bet went haywire.The fund, which specializes in distressed debt, suffered the losses on AMC after day traders pushed the movie theater’s shares up as much as 127% on a single day, derailing call options Mudrick had sold on AMC shares to hedge exposure to the company, according to a person with knowledge of the matt
The Houston Methodist hospital system suspended 178 workers who refused to have the COVID-19 shot. “Unfortunately, a small number of individuals have decided not to put their patients first,” Dr. Marc Boom, Houston Methodist’s CEO and president, wrote in a Tuesday staff email that a spokeswoman shared with MarketWatch. “Houston Methodist is officially the first hospital system in the country to achieve this goal for the benefit of its patients,” he said.
The FIRE movement promises a surefire way to help you retire below the national average retirement age of 64 and be financially independent. But first, you should know your FIRE number, or the amount of retirement money that you need … Continue reading → The post What’s Your FIRE Number for Early Retirement? appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.
There are plenty of reasons why rolling retirement assets from one account to another makes sense, but there are also plenty of questions to ask and answer before making that decision. Investors may decide to move money from one retirement plan to another because they’re switching jobs, or because they found a better investment opportunity in another account. Retirement tip of the week: Wondering if you should roll over an old 401(k) plan or merge a few different retirement accounts?