CryptoWatch: Coinbase says it’s exploring adding 5 news coins to its platform, as bitcoin slips

Coinbase, the most popular digital-currency platform in the U.S., late Friday said it is exploring adding five new cryptocurrencies to its suite of offerings, which currently includes bitcoin and Ethereum’s Ether. Up for consideration is the following crypto quintet, according to Coinbase: Cardano Ticker: ADA—The asset is often likened to Ethereum, which offers smart-contract capabilities […]

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‘New York is a city that never stops’—and the health of Big Apple residents proves it

New York is the city that never sleeps. But some New Yorkers have a different theory. “New York is a city that never stops,” says Lindsay Goldwert, an editorial director at personal-finance site Stash. She’s not wrong: It’s a city with more than 8.5 million people who are all paying some of the highest rents […]

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Market Extra: A new day for stocks may be dawning as optimism rebounds off 2-year low

After months of heavy caution over the state of the U.S. stock market, investors appear to be warming up to the future prospects of equities despite lingering uncertainty surrounding trade policy and other factors. According to a quarterly survey conducted by E*Trade, 57% of active managers describe themselves as bullish on the market. That represents […]

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Wells Fargo keeps disappointing investors, while trying to keep its sales people happy

Wells Fargo & Co. continued to disappoint investors with its earnings report released early Friday, but it still kept its sales people happy, as commissions and incentive pay increased while profit and revenue fell below expectations. The stock WFC, -0.72% tumbled as much as 4.3% intraday, before paring losses to trade down 0.9% in afternoon […]

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The Fed: Fed’s Bostic favors one more interest-rate hike in 2018

Bloomberg Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said Friday he favors one more interest-rate hike this year, given current economic conditions. “I favor one more move as things currently stand,” Bostic said during a talk at the Northern Chapter Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants in Falls Church, Va. The Fed […]

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Earnings season kicks off as expected—with a fizzle, not a bang

The second-quarter earnings season kicked off Friday as expected with big banks JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. beating expectations and Wells Fargo falling short, but all three stocks fizzled in early trade as the numbers failed to inspire investors. Wells Fargo shares WFC, -0.90%  were down 2.2% in midday trade, while Citi C, […]

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The Tell: Goldman recommends cybersecurity stocks in anticipation of midterm-meddling fears

The prospect that the coming midterms in the U.S. could be tampered with by an outside force is one of the biggest fears facing election watchers. It could also prove to be an opportunity for investors looking for a growth story with coming catalysts. High-profile hacks and data breaches have long been a tailwind for […]

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Top Ten: Weekend roundup: How the U.S. can save on health care without rationing | Hedging inflated FAANG stocks | Don’t buy these items on Amazon Prime Day

MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week. 1. Outside-the-box thinking about health-care expenses. Two authors share new ideas about how to make the U.S. health-care system much more efficient (and cheaper) without reducing the quantity or quality of care. 2. FAANG stocks have led the bull market but you […]

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Bond Report: Treasury yields turns lower as long-dated bonds stay anchored

Treasury yields fell Friday as simmering trade tensions and speeches from the Federal Reserve helped to buoy demand for long-dated bonds. What are Treasurys doing? The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.26%   was down 0.9 basis point to 2.844%, on pace to end slightly higher than last week’s close at 2.831%. The 2-year note […]

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In One Chart: The rally in stocks is days away from setting a notable record for longevity

The U.S. stock market has been stuck in a tight trading range for much of 2018, and while this is setting it up to post at least one notably bearish record, it is also days away from a milestone that market bulls should feel good about. According to the WSJ Market Data group, the S&P […]

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