Best stock investing strategy now is just to ‘stay home’ MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE U.S. stock market is the star on the world stage, writes Ed Yardeni. See full story.
Tesla stock sinks after Elon Musk describes his ‘excruciating year’ in NYT interview Tesla sank 8% on Friday as investors digested the news of a widening SEC probe of Chief Executive Elon Musk’s go-private tweet, and after the New York Times published an interview in which Musk described an emotional year and said the “worst is yet to come.” See full story.
The questions every investor should ask about Trump’s proposal to radically change how companies report earnings Most investors and analysts argue that shareholders need more disclosure from the companies they invest in and not less. See full story.
Index fund investors will fail in a bear market if they can’t pass this test Buy-and-hold investment strategy must be kept through thick and thin See full story.
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What you should know about recording your coworkers and an important tax change Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Don’t forget to read these top personal finance stories as you head into the weekend.
I pay all my mom’s expenses, but she wants her estate split equally between her children—should I reimburse myself? This daughter feels like her time and money spent as caretaker have not be fully appreciated.

Why job seekers are relocating at historically low rates The tight labor market, soaring real-estate prices and new technology make moving for a better job less desirable.

Omarosa secretly recorded her coworkers—think very carefully before doing the same In many states, recording someone without their permission is illegal.

Want to make friends? Leave the Gucci bags and Dior shoes at home Researchers looked at how status symbols affect your chances of making friends.

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Italy draws fresh scrutiny, as investors eye market risks in aftermath of Turkish-lira crisis As skittish investors scan for the next trouble spot in the wake of Turkey’s currency dilemma, some market participants are turning a fresh eye to perennial market bugaboo—Italy.
The third-largest economy in the eurozone has resurfaced on investors’ radars as its populist government plans next year’s budget, which economists say are likely to expand fiscal deficits more than hoped, pitting the country against the fiscally conservative European Union.
Concerns over Italy’s fiscal road map have put local bank stocks and bonds under pressure, reviving talk of a dreaded “doom loop”, that is, the way in which Italian banks are dragged lowered by the deteriorating perception of its beleaguered government.
See: Here’s why Italy and financial markets are still headed for a showdown
“Italy should be the main focus as we enter the weekend with some pretty poor performance in their markets,” said Pe..Read More →