Tag: securities

Stock-market traders brace for ‘quadruple witching’

The stock market is repeating a pattern of midmonth stumbles some analysts tie to options expiration. That dynamic could be amplified this week ahead of “quadruple witching,” the simultaneous expiration Friday of individual stock options, stock-index options, stock-index futures and single-stock futures. Options are financial instruments that give the holder the right but not the […]

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Litecoin hoax highlights crypto market vulnerable to scams: ‘Walmart has no relationship with litecoin,’ says big box retailer

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated John Wu’s affiliation with Ava Labs, where he is president. Ava Labs was founded by a group including Emin Gün Sirer. Fake news appeared to give holders of virtual currencies very real agita on Monday, as a hoax news release sent litecoin briefly soaring before crumbling back […]

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Here’s a safer way to invest in bitcoin and blockchain technology

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be among the most volatile securities trading today. A safer way to invest in cryptos and blockchain-technology companies is through exchange traded funds. The Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF BLOK is, by far, the largest ETF focused on cryptocurrencies and companies that use or develop blockchain technology. It has $1.3 […]

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Stocks may fall 15% by year-end, warns Morgan Stanley. Here are some portfolio moves investors might consider.

Morgan Stanley’s optimistic view of the economy isn’t keeping it from warning about a looming correction in the U.S. stock market.  “The issue is that the markets are priced for perfection and vulnerable, especially since there hasn’t been a correction greater than 10% since the March 2020 low,” said Lisa Shalett, chief investment officer of […]

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Your financial adviser is retiring. Should you find another firm?

With the average age of financial advisers in the U.S. hovering around 55, and about 20% of them age 65 or older, chances are that your adviser will be retiring sooner than later. Depending on the size of your retiring adviser’s firm, you may be assigned to another planner within the company or referred to an […]

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These money and investing tips can help you when stock market leadership changes hands

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Sign up here to have MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly. INVESTING NEWS & TRENDS This is what investment research suggests we do amid geopolitical crises Wars and terrorist attacks are shocking. But, often, the right thing to do is to keep steady. […]

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