K3 Capital Group drops as delays hit 1H results

Shares of K3 Capital Group PLC (K3C.LN) fell in early trade Monday after the company said some delays in transaction completions resulted in lower first-half pretax profit and revenue. Pretax profit for the six months to Nov. 30 fell 5.0% to 3.1 million pounds ($3.9 million) from GBP3.2 million in the year-earlier period, the business […]

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Asia Markets: Asian markets rise despite slower economic growth in China

Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong early Monday despite news that China’s economy grew at its lowest pace in three decades last […]

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Mutual Funds Weekly: Jack Bogle was the greatest investor who never managed money

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Jack Bogle gave individual investors the power to triumph over Wall Street Jack Bogle, mutual-fund industry agitator, got the last laugh 6 reasons why stocks are still overvalued — even after this recent correction These three ETFs have beaten S&P indexes while cutting risk Fund manager Jeffrey […]

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BookWatch: How ‘Badass’ author Jen Sincero went from living in a garage to being rich

If you were to ask Jen Sincero what kept her in a low-wage, low-happiness funk for decades of her adult life, stuck in “the fetal position of hopelessness and confusion,” she might attribute it to laziness and arrogance — and likely fear. But that was then. Sincero, now a life coach and bestselling author of […]

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Opinion: Vanguard’s Jack Bogle, the man who saved Americans $250 billion

You can thank Thomas Edison for the light bulb casting light in your home, Henry Ford for your affordable, mass-produced car, and Apple’s AAPL, +0.62%  Steve Jobs for the astonishing computer in your pocket. And Jack Bogle, who died Wednesday? The low-cost mutual funds he helped pioneer at Vanguard aren’t as sexy or dramatic as […]

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Top Ten: Weekend roundup: How John Bogle helped investors | Biotech stocks to avoid | Government shutdown and your investments

MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week. 1. Appreciating John Bogle’s efforts to help investors avoid being ripped off Vanguard founder and index-fund pioneer John Bogle died on Jan. 16. Here’s a sampling of opinion about the investing legend and his ideas: • Jack Bogle gave individual investors the […]

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Market Snapshot: On trade, China’s private-equity king is ‘hopeful for the best, prepared for the worst’

The stock market rallied this week on headlines that suggested progress was being made toward solving the long-running U.S.-China trade spat: One report indicated the Trump administration was considering pre-emptively reducing tariffs as a gesture of goodwill, another that the Chinese had a plan to get the U. S-China trade deficit down to zero by […]

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The Conversation: Debit card for student-loan borrowers will do little to erase a mountain of debt

The U.S. Department of Education is about to pilot test a new debit card for students who get federal student loans. For the federal government, it means less hassle and a way to get a glimpse at whether students are spending their student aid wisely. For the bank that gets to issue the card, it […]

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Outside the Box: U.S. stock market has switched to bullish from bearish too quickly

The S&P 500 Index, since its Dec. 24 low at 2,351 points, has rallied 13%. In fact, the S&P 500 SPX, +1.12% Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.19% and Nasdaq COMP, +0.86%  have recovered about half of last year’s losses. Does this mean the bear market is over? The weight of evidence suggests yes, but […]

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Market Extra: More than half of the U.S.’s largest cities are issuing bonds to protect against climate change

A majority of the U.S.’s biggest cities are now selling debt specifically to mitigate the impact of climate change as flooding from rising sea levels, extreme heat and natural disasters threaten to hurt the credit ratings of municipalities. In a survey of the U.S.’s largest cities based on total debt outstanding, 54% of the respondents […]

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