Prime Ten: Weekend Reads: Learn how to Make investments at Document Highs with the S&P 500

Welcome to the weekend!

The S&P 500
+ 0.34%
ended the week on a record (after the first record closed six months earlier in the week) – a 52% increase from the low of that quick and brutal COVID-19-related slump in mid-March. The Nasdaq Composite
+ 0.41%
set his 36th year-end record on Friday.

Where is the stock market going next? Here's what you need to read now – about investing, retiring, and more.

The stocks hedge funds love right now

Here's what the latest filings with the SEC show.

Also:Did Warren Buffett just bet against the US economy?

And:You love soaring growth stocks now, but your money should be in these companies, says this market pro

Also:10 stocks positioned for an “abrupt” rebound when normalcy finally returns – none of them are technical

One unit shakes the exchange-traded world

When Credit Suisse delisted the VelocityShares Daily 3X Inverse Exchange Traded Note
+ 400.00%,
The price rose from $ 125 to $ 25,000 in a matter of days.

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Who is getting that extra $ 300 a week in unemployment?

Unlike the $ 600 per week program that has now expired, it is not nationwide.

This is how far your retirement benefit goes

You will soon see an estimate of how much your 401 (k) balance will be converted to monthly income for the rest of your life. It could be a shock.

Also:The new savings goal for a humble retirement: $ 8 million?

Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction, Colo.


Go west my husband

As part of the ongoing MarketWatch retirement series, we're helping a “young 68-year-old” who is moving north or west of Colorado – and we don't pay taxes on their social security checks.

Also:For people over 60, life will never be the same – even with a COVID-19 vaccine

What the postal controversy means for your next Amazon order

And yes, some people still get DVDs from Netflix

Antitrust Game Against Big Tech?

Lawsuits against Alphabet's Apple and Google online stores for alleged punitive business practices could shed a bright light on this and other controversial conduct.

University? Not this semester

Find out how many college students are not enrolled in even online courses because of COVID-19.

Also:Wealthier parents are more likely to send their children back to physical classrooms – here's why

Oleandrin comes from the oleander plant.

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Four facts about oleandrin

Another hydroxychloroquine? This poisonous flower extract has been touted as a COVID-19 cure for the White House.

Put this on your do-to list now

Get your flu shot asap. With COVID-19, this is even more important this year.

Now start planning how to vote

Whether by mail, personal polling station or on election day, here's what you need to find out now. Don't be one of the 40% who didn't care in 2016.

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Should the US levy a one-time pandemic wealth tax?

Billionaires' wealth rises during COVID-19 as more than 160,000 people have died and tens of millions have lost their jobs. These opinion makers say we face a difficult choice.

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