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These money and investing tips can shelter your portfolio from the stock market's worst storms

These money and investing tips can shelter your portfolio from the stock market’s worst storms

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Retailer Kohl's said to have received takeover offer from consortium backed by activist hedge fund

Retailer Kohl’s said to have received takeover offer from consortium backed by activist hedge fund

A consortium backed by activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP has offered roughly $9 billion to buy department store Kohl’s Corp.  KSS, -2.60%, according to people familiar with the matter. A group led by Acacia Research Corp. ACTG, -0.69%, which Starboard controls, offered to buy the department-store chain for $64 a share in cash Friday, the people …

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The Federal Reserve needs to 'shock and awe' the market with one big rate hike 'to restore its credibility,' says hedge-fund star Bill Ackman

The Federal Reserve needs to ‘shock and awe’ the market with one big rate hike ‘to restore its credibility,’ says hedge-fund star Bill Ackman

Billionaire hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman said the Federal Reserve needs to deliver old-fashioned “shock and awe” to financial markets by delivering a much larger onetime increase to benchmark interest rates to combat inflation. “The @federalreserve could work to restore its credibility with an initial 50 bps surprise move to shock and awe the market, which …

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Four reasons why value stocks are poised to outperform growth in 2022 — and 14 stocks to consider

Four reasons why value stocks are poised to outperform growth in 2022 — and 14 stocks to consider

Investing is all about being in tune with the trends. Here’s one to be aware of for 2022: Value stocks will most likely beat their growth counterparts. The trend is already under way. Consider: * The Vanguard S&P 500 Growth Index exchange traded fund VOOG is down 5.6% year to date, while the Vanguard S&P …

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Will the crypto market always follow bitcoin's price lead? It may not in the future, this asset manager explains.

Will the crypto market always follow bitcoin’s price lead? It may not in the future, this asset manager explains.

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch, and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. Find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback or tell us what you think we …

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Cathie Wood's ARK ETF buys into SPAC linked to stablecoin operator Circle

Cathie Wood’s ARK ETF buys into SPAC linked to stablecoin operator Circle

An earlier version of this article misstated the number of shares and the total dollar amount invested in Concord Acquisition Corp., by Ark Investment Management’s ARK Fintech Innovation ETF. The error has been corrected. Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest has purchased shares of the special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, that is merging with Circle, one of …

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'There's no way the stock market goes up this year, it probably goes down pretty aggressively,' says hedge-fund honcho Kyle Bass

‘There’s no way the stock market goes up this year, it probably goes down pretty aggressively,’ says hedge-fund honcho Kyle Bass

Don’t expect stock-market gains in 2022 if the Federal Reserve sticks to its guns on rate hikes and tightening overall financial conditions, says Kyle Bass, founder and chief investment officer of Hayman Capital Management. “With interest rates concurrently with quantitative tightening, there’s no way the stock market goes up this year, it probably goes down …

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These money and investing tips can guide you now that stocks are caught between a rock and a hard place

These money and investing tips can guide you now that stocks are caught between a rock and a hard place

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These are the best-performing S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 stocks of 2021

These are the best-performing S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 stocks of 2021

(Updated as of the market close on Dec. 31.) The performance of the stock market in 2021 was nothing short of remarkable, surprising many investors after the dramatic crash-and-recovery cycle of 2020. A continuing recovery for the world economy meant increased demand and shortages in various industries, including semiconductors and energy. Some of the best-performing …

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As Cathie Wood's funds struggle, head of anti-Ark ETF says he's surprised his fund---up 8% in December---isn't drawing more flows

As Cathie Wood’s funds struggle, head of anti-Ark ETF says he’s surprised his fund—up 8% in December—isn’t drawing more flows

The present travails of ARK Invest founder Cathie Wood in the world of exchange-traded funds are no secret. The star investor’s flagship ARK Innovation ETF ARKK, -1.10% is down for the year and notably down 11% so far in December, even as the broader market has enjoyed new records for the S&P500 index. That is, …

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