The Tell: Impact investing and dividends — just one combo that uncovers rare alpha

In a world of elusive alpha and passive index investing, the path to enhanced returns lies through combining socially responsible and impact investing with another factor, such as dividend yield of value, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The alpha from such a combination comes from the fact that stocks with high […]

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All the ways you can mess up your 401(k) — even if you max out your contributions

Workplace retirement plans get a lot of bad press, primarily if they are loaded with high fees. But truth be told, 401(k) retirement plans have been a boon to millions of Americans with access to them. In total, 55 million savers held $5.3 trillion in these plans at the end of 2017, according to industry […]

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The rich keep getting richer — in their 401(k)s and retirement accounts, too

For many people, saving for retirement may seem impossible, as MarketWatch was reminded this week. While some investors are saving thousands — or even millions — for retirement, others are saving almost nothing. In fact, a typical American family, headed by a 30-something, has only $1,000 in retirement savings, according to the left-leaning Economic Policy […]

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Barron's: How to make money on sports betting while everyone else loses their shirt

Shops for making wagers on sports seem as common in the United Kingdom as fish-and-chips stands, with one or two on many main roads. And if you can’t make it to a betting parlor, its operator probably offers an app that will let you gamble with a few taps. Sports betting now might become similarly […]

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CryptoWatch: Bitcoin briefly slips under $8,000, near one-month low with 2nd weekly drop in sight

Bitcoin traded in negative territory Friday afternoon, on track for a second consecutive losing week as momentum shifts for digital currencies. The price of a single bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.11%  slumped below $8,000 overnight to an intraday low of $7,931.43, its lowest level since April 18. The No. 1 digital currency has since regained $8,000, last […]

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CryptoWatch: A recent shift in Uranus may mean big things for cryptocurrencies

The stars are aligning for big gains in bitcoin, astrologers claim, and some investors are actually following that out-of-this-world advice. When Chicago-based investor Marcus Thomas first heard about cryptocurrency in 2017, he was skeptical. “I couldn’t understand how something digital could have any value like the dollar, gold or silver,” he said. But he has […]

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Top Ten: Weekend roundup: The worst investment advice | How to make money off advertising trends | Oil-price spike

MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week. 1. Steer clear of this terrible investment advice You may not need an investment adviser and their associated high annual fees. But if you do use one, avoid this simple and very costly mistake — one even worse than hidden fees and […]

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The Wall Street Journal: Lewd hat triggers sexism probe at Coutts, Queen Elizabeth II’s bank

A bank that counts Queen Elizabeth II as a customer has been conducting a fresh investigation into sexist behavior toward women. The inquiry at Coutts & Co. follows a separate 2015 probe into inappropriate conduct that led to the resignation of a senior banker earlier this year. In October, a male employee of Coutts, which […]

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Hong Kong regulators fine Citigroup over mishandled IPO

Hong Kong’s securities regulator on Thursday fined an Asian unit of Citigroup Inc. C, -0.64%   57 million Hong Kong dollars (US$7.26 million) for failures while leading an initial public offering in the city in 2009. Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission said Citigroup hadn’t conducted “adequate and reasonable due diligence” on some aspects of […]

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