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The risks in the power of stock market indices

Stock market indices are a little like the members’ clubs of Mayfair — their rules of admission are strict, numbers are often limited, and companies are desperate to be allowed entry for the status that would confer. They have grown far from their roots as lists of prominent companies on the local exchange; the big… Continue reading The risks in the power of stock market indices

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Qatar to buy stake in Istanbul stock exchange

Qatar has agreed to buy a stake in Istanbul’s stock exchange in one of several deals that reaffirm the wealthy Gulf nation’s status as one of Ankara’s most important financial backers at a time when Turkey’s economy is under strain. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Qatar’s emir, used a visit to Ankara on Thursday to… Continue reading Qatar to buy stake in Istanbul stock exchange

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Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you ride the stock market’s year-end momentum

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, offer insight about how the stock market typically performs in December and give tips and advice about what you can do to stay on the upside of any year-end momentum. Sign up here to get… Continue reading Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you ride the stock market’s year-end momentum

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: Blink Charging’s stock more than doubles in a week amid a ‘great deal of market interest’ in the EV sector

Blink Charging Co. Shares of Blink Charging Co. zoomed higher again on heavy volume Friday, to more than double in a week, as the electric-vehicle sector continued to attract investor interest. The Florida-based electric vehicle charging equipment maker’s stock BLNK, +23.61% charged up 23.6% to $22.67 Friday, the fifth straight gain, and the highest closing… Continue reading : Blink Charging’s stock more than doubles in a week amid a ‘great deal of market interest’ in the EV sector

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Next chief executive Wolfson sells £10m in stock

Next chief executive Simon Wolfson sold more than £10m in the retailer’s shares this month, weeks after a trading update revealed a small uptick in sales over its third quarter. Online sales rose by nearly a quarter over the three months to October 24, dragging Next’s online revenues for the year into growth of 1… Continue reading Next chief executive Wolfson sells £10m in stock

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Need to Know: Here’s the unwelcome surprise awaiting stock investors next year, says this money manager

While markets may have priced in a lot of that optimism, the rest of the year probably won’t see big market drops, says Thomas H. Kee Jr., president and chief executive of Stock Traders Daily and portfolio manager at Equity Logic. But that’s coming in 2021, he tells MarketWatch, in our call of the day. The big reason… Continue reading Need to Know: Here’s the unwelcome surprise awaiting stock investors next year, says this money manager

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Market Extra: Dow on verge of 30,000 and first record close in 10 months on back of Apple’s stock surge

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday was knocking on the door of a psychologically significant 30,000 milestone, which would mark the first such round-number level for the benchmark since mid January as the stock market attempts to punch higher in the wake of the volatility inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. The blue-chip index has… Continue reading Market Extra: Dow on verge of 30,000 and first record close in 10 months on back of Apple’s stock surge

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Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you set up for the stock market’s ‘Great Rotation’ to value from growth

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Bargain-basement value stocks have been out of favor for years, with investors driving up the prices and popularity of Big Tech, FAANG and other growth stocks. Yet many U.S. market strategists see a window opening for value stocks in 2021 on hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and… Continue reading Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you set up for the stock market’s ‘Great Rotation’ to value from growth

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: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold close to $50 million worth of stock in the past week as part of a trading plan

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg AFP via Getty Images Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg disclosed that he sold nearly $50 million worth of social media company’s stock this past week, as part of a predetermined trading plan. Zuckerberg also bought 101,000 shares this week by exercising stock options, which in effect netted him about $28.1… Continue reading : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold close to $50 million worth of stock in the past week as part of a trading plan