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Prime Ten: Weekend reads: Sizzling IPOs for DoorDash and Airbnb point out an overheated inventory market

DoorDash Inc. DASH and Airbnb Inc. ABNB shares rose in the wake of the company's initial public offerings this week. This type of exuberance can be a sign that a bull market is in a late stage.

Mark Hulbert interviews Jay Ritter, a professor of finance at the University of Florida who has researched the IPO market for decades and has a dire warning to investors.

Investing Wisdom and Which Stocks to Buy Now

Alexanderr Ely, who manages the highly rated Delaware Smid Cap Growth Fund
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shares wisdom for investors and what stocks investors should own right now.

It's cold – think of a beach town

The holidays are almost here. It is cold. A winter cruise is out of the question. But you can think about how nice it would be to live on the beach.

Silvia Ascarelli continues her series on Moving Into Retirement by helping a reader who wants to move to a warm beach near the beach on a $ 350,000 home budget.

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Three years before retirement – lessons learned

Chris Mamula writes about retirement and wishful thinking. If you are waiting to do something until you retire, it is better to do it now. This means that it is possible to make real changes and even improve relationships if you put in the work.

Bill Gates and his book will vote from 2020.

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Book recommendations from Bill Gates

Every year around the holidays, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recommends a list of books. Silvia Ascarelli takes a closer look at some of this year's tips, with an emphasis on thinking outside of your own narrow specialty.

The moneyist is tackling an inheritance dispute

Quentin Fottrell – MarketWatch's Moneyist – is helping a reader who finds himself in a complex emotional and legal situation: her father died, leaving behind her only heir for good reason. Her brothers now want a part of the inheritance and she is not sure what to do.

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Brett Arends and the robot dog

Dog lover Brett Arends has a penchant for a pandemic puppy: He's been living with Sony's Aibo Robot Dog for some time. What he has learned can be very useful in your own family.

Find the best bank stocks

Here's a list of 25 bank stocks with dividend yields of at least 3.5% that haven't cut their payouts this year and even made enough to cover dividends in the first half of 2020.

Time to reconsider your 60% equity / 40% bond portfolio recommendation?

Sonny Oh studies the performance of balanced funds and is considering income alternatives to bonds.

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Time of decision on social security

As part of her Help Me Retire series, Alessandra Malito answers questions from an unemployed 62-year-old woman about whether she should take out social security now or later.

Who could come first for COVID shots?

It is evident that the elderly and those in nursing homes or hospitals are obvious priorities for the new COVID-19 vaccine being developed by BioNTech SE
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With the FDA approval, which is expected today, the recordings can be administered on Monday. But which industries could be given priority? The answer may surprise you.

Also: Children are unlikely to get a COVID-19 vaccine until their next school year – here's why

One point for Joe Biden's environmental program

President-elect Joe Biden has made it clear that climate change and other environmental concerns will be a priority for his administration. Eric Pan, the new head of the trading group that represents American money managers, wants the Biden government to push companies to better disclosure.

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