The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index took its biggest two-day loss since mid-March to close the week after a long and steady rally this year.
Prior to these declines, there were warning signs from Wall Street analysts, who typically shy away from viewing stocks as a "sell". Tesla shares
had more "sell" than "buy" ratings, as did 62 other stocks in the Russell 1000 Index
William Watts explains why it's too early to call the decline in tech stocks a correction.
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What the eviction moratoriums really mean
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control imposed an eviction moratorium through the end of the year to prevent people from being displaced during the COVID-19 crisis. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expects the moratorium to protect around 40 million renters. However, when you rent your home, you need to understand important details of the order to ensure you are eligible, as Jacob Passy explains.
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The desire to retire – when the cost is high
Alessandra Malito helps a man who is 15 years older than his wife and who wants to stop working. They are both high earners but have a problem with spending.
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Debt and Inheritance
Quentin Fottrell – MarketWatch's Moneyist – helps a woman worried about how much of her husband's debt she might be liable if he dies. These matters may not be as straightforward depending on which state you live in.
Are social security benefits not increasing over time?
What to do if your online trading service is unavailable
Several online brokerage services including Robinhood, Charles Schwab
went or slowed down August 31. Michael Brush has tips on how to lower your risk before these events and what to do if they occur.
Estate tax planning
Inheritance planning isn't just for the rich. The tax implications for your heirs can be difficult for them. Bill Bischoff – MarketWatchs Tax Guy – shares four ways to lighten the burden on those you love.
Vanguard revised a tax estimate down by a factor of 15.
Vanguard founder John Bogle supported a small tax on financial transactions, but Vanguard itself spoke out against it in January. But now the mutual fund giant has revised its estimates of how much investors and traders would actually pay. Michael Edesess explains the math and why Vanguard is still against a transaction tax.
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