These money and investing tips can help you if a Santa Claus rally is coming to town

These money and investing tips can help you if a Santa Claus rally is coming to town

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Be a smarter investor. Sign up here to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly!INVESTING NEWS & TRENDSInsider buying says a Santa Claus rally is on the way — here are 10 stocks they favor Hang on to your stock-market exposure and add … Read more

Tech Stocks, Omicron Concerns Pull Stock Markets Down

Tech Stocks, Omicron Concerns Pull Stock Markets Down

Major U.S. indexes gave up their strong early gains and turned lower, setting them on track to finish a bumpy week on Wall Street with losses. The S&P 500 lost around 1%, dragged down by shares of tech companies. The index rallied Thursday despite uncertainty about the Omicron variant’s potential impact on the global economy. … Read more

These money and investing tips can help a tough Friday for your portfolio become an easier Monday

These money and investing tips can help a tough Friday for your portfolio become an easier Monday

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Sign up here to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly!INVESTING NEWS & TRENDSHow one rate hike by a small African nation could derail Powell’s Fed inflation-fighting plans and sink stocks Investors need to stop obsessing about the Fed taper and pay attention … Read more

These money and investing tips can help your portfolio traverse the stock market’s peaks and valleys

These money and investing tips can help your portfolio traverse the stock market's peaks and valleys

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Sign up here to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly!INVESTING NEWS & TRENDSWant to know why it’s so hard to beat the market? Fail to own just one or two stocks and you could significantly lag the market Read More Inflation is … Read more

These money and investing tips can help keep your portfolio sailing smoothly

These money and investing tips can help keep your portfolio sailing smoothly

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Sign up here to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly!INVESTING NEWS & TRENDSHidden in plain sight is a U.S. Treasury bond yielding more than 7% This simple investment could be the solution for your fixed-income needs in retirement Read More If inflation … Read more

You’ll be able to put more money in your 401(k) next year

You'll be able to put more money in your 401(k) next year

Americans will be able to save more in their workplace retirement accounts in 2022, the Internal Revenue Service said on Thursday. As part of the changes, employees will be able to contribute $20,500 to their 401(k), 403(b), the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan and most 457 plans in 2022, up from $19,500 in 2021. The catch-up contribution for workers … Read more

Opinion: I withdrew money from my IRA during Covid. How can I pay it back?

Opinion: I withdrew money from my IRA during Covid. How can I pay it back?

Q.: Hi Dan, I’ll soon be 63. During Covid, I was furloughed from my job and made a withdrawal from my traditional IRA. While I’ve used some of the funds to supplement my cost of living, I would like to return the excess to my IRA. I can make a $7,000 contribution for 2021 but is … Read more