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Brent slides after OPEC lifts output caps

--Brent oil futures maintained its start-of-trading slide in afternoon Asian trading Monday as investors continued to react to the end-of-week …

Oil

How oil prices will affect your summer road trip

Hitting the open road for a summer getaway is a lot more expensive this year — but some relief is in sight.<p>The Organization of Petroleum Exporting …

Oil

Like tech-disruptor stocks? Here’s a back-door way to get into them

Technology stocks are scoring all-time highs yet again, but you may have tired of betting on the same old Nasdaq names. A less-familiar publicly …

Venture Capital

Economists say 30 years of data show asylum seekers are not a burden on European countries

President Donald Trump has taken a hard line on immigration, recently telling reporters that Democrats want immigrants to “infest” the country and …

Immigration

Opinion: Beware of the Russell 2000, but should you buy the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

There has been a bifurcation in the U.S. stock market recently.<p>This is unusual because, typically, markets move in relative tandem. This time, …

Stock Markets

You only live once: 5 ways to avoid retirement FOMO

In your various social media feeds, you see your friends and acquaintances visiting family, traveling to exotic locals, eating tantalizing food, …

Retirement

This pink tonic water will up your gin-and-tonic game

<b>The bottle:</b> Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic Water, $5.99 for a four-pack<p><b>The back story:</b> These days, it’s no longer enough to pick the right gin for gin and …

Fever-Tree

Weekend roundup: A Starbucks beating | The benefits of immigration | More on the KPMG scandal

<b>MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.</b><p>1. A rough week for Starbucks<p>On Tuesday, Starbucks SBUX, +0.88% said it …

Stock Markets

What’s the purpose of education? The Trump administration has one theory

What’s the purpose of an education? To get a job? To expand the mind? This is a question that’s dogged philosophers, politicians and educators for …

Education

Opinion: This is what the stock-market indicator with the best track record is telling us

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Can you imagine how high the stock market would go if even a fraction of the nearly $3 trillion currently in money-market funds …

Stock Markets

Popular oil and energy ETFs on pace for best day in weeks as oil futures surge on OPEC deal

Popular ways to bet on energy and oil assets on Friday were on track for their best daily gains in weeks after OPEC said it reached a tentative deal …

Oil

Treasury yields inch up, but global trade tensions remain in focus

Treasury prices pulled back, nudging yields higher, on Friday as persistent anxieties, centered on trade clashes between the U.S. and major trading …

Economy

Gold hovers around 2018 low, poised for weekly skid

Gold futures on Friday were trading at break-even levels, but set to register a decline for the week as investors focus on expectations for higher …

Stock Markets

Your loyalty to your credit card brand may be misplaced

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>For David Parada, a teacher in Ontario, California, there’s just something he likes about his …

Personal Finance

Do this one thing that wealthy investors do to avoid losing money

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>This has been one of the longest running bull markets in the history of the stock market. …

Investing

You should be earning more money. Here’s how to get it

The last decade was particularly rough for young workers. Millennials had the highest average unemployment rate of any group: 12.8% compared with …

Employment

My ex-wife stopped payments on our home and racked up credit-card debt in my name

<b>Dear Moneyist,</b><p>Before I got married in 2001 I had a credit score of 780. My wife at the time turned out to be extremely deceitful and we ended up …

Personal Finance

SEC may make it easier to create exchange-traded funds

Exchange-traded funds have been one of the most popular segments of Wall Street for years, with assets seeming to hit records on a monthly basis, but …

Investing

There’s a spike in university ‘enrollments’ of emotional support animals and how to earn more money

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Here are your top personal finance stories of the day.<p>Personal FinanceAdvocates say the fastest way to help immigrants …

Time Inc.

Some companies are already warning investors that a strong dollar will pinch performance

Corporations have begun warning investors that the U.S. dollar’s rally could hurt their performance. And while two months of strength for the …

Markets

Science proves the book is in fact better than the movie

It is hardly controversial to say that the book is always better than the movie. With the exception of “The Godfather” and maybe a few others, that …

Writing

How AMC’s new subscription service compares to MoviePass and its competitors

Grab your popcorn because the battle of the movie-ticket subscription services is ratcheting up. Which plan should you get? It all depends on how …

MoviePass

This one factor has determined which stocks rise or fall on trade-war fears

In a volatile year for the U.S. equity market, one factor has emerged as pivotal in determining whether a stock is likely to rise amid growing …

Stock Markets

Small-cap stocks are on a tear—but shares in tiny companies have done even better

Much has been made about the outperformance of small-capitalization stocks as fears about global trade have intensified, but a subset of small-cap …

Stock Markets

Everything looks great for small-cap stocks, with just one caveat, says chart watcher

Small-cap stocks are kicking tail, taking names and generally looking good on the charts, says one of Wall Street’s most closely followed technical …

Stock Markets

Here’s what may be eroding gold’s traditional haven status

The stock market has been rattled by the threat of a global trade war between two of the world largest economies, creating an environment that ought …

Stock Markets

How to outlast a job you hate until you can retire

First, the good news: You’re closing in on retirement. After decades of long hours and loyal service, you only have another few years until you can …

Self-Pity

Opinion: Will the bearish Dow streak infect the rest of the stock market?

The Russell 2000 Index of small-cap stocks has been racing from one all-time high to the next, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 …

Stock Markets

There’s been a spike in university ‘enrollments’ of emotional support animals

University enrollment is on the rise, especially if you have four legs.<p>At first glance, Cadee is a friendly 10-pound brown Chihuahua. To Grace …

College & University

What the blockchain ETF ‘feeding frenzy’ says about the ETF industry

One of the hottest segments of the exchange-traded funds industry in 2018 involves a technology that is extremely new, often misunderstood and has …

Investing