Facebook's flubbed IPO a year ago isn't the reason individual investors are reluctant to participate in the record equity rally, but it did lay bare some important investing truths.
U.S. stocks rose for the week, setting a few records along the way. It was another week of gains that some say defies logic.
The consumer sentiment survey is expected to rise to 77.5 in May from 76.4 in April, according to a consensus estimate of economists compiled by MarketWatch.
Getting a home loan is hard enough, but first-time buyers who want a jumbo mortgage have even higher hurdles to clear.
Treasurys rose Thursday after data showed rising jobless claims, weaker housing starts, and a fall in consumer prices.
Business conditions among manufacturers in the Philadelphia region are expected to improve slightly in May, according to a MarketWatch poll of economists.
A message may have one sender and one recipient, but it can -with little effort- be read by a third party.
Shares of Google Inc. jumped Wednesday - passing the $900 mark for the first time - as the company kicked off its developers conference known as Google I/O. shares closed up 3.3% at $915.89 as the company delivered its opening keynote, which has so far included announcements of new developer tools and Google Play Music: All Access - a new ... (more)
MarketWatch's Jen Wieczner notes in a story today that at least one company benefited from the actress's disclosure that she had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after discovering she carries a gene would make her highly susceptible to breast cancer.
U.S. wholesale prices sank in April for the second straight month as the cost of gasoline and vegetables fell sharply.
Wednesday is shaping up to be a busy one on the economics front, with two indicators due on manufacturing as well as reports on inflation and home-builder sentiment.
And those Internet sites that won, won big. Here are four examples, Google, Amazon, eBay and Priceline: 2) Streaming video - You read about college kids and technophiles dropping their cable/satellite TV services and going all-streaming video.
"Neiman Marcus Group Inc. is planning overtures to a handful of sovereign-wealth funds about a possible buyout," MarketWatch reports.
J.J. Zhang is a chemical engineer and amateur financial adviser who was the winner in MarketWatch's second annual World's Next Great Investing Columnist contest.