Weekend reads: Scorching IPOs for DoorDash and Airbnb level to an overheated inventory market


Shares of DoorDash Inc. DASH and Airbnb Inc. ABNB shot straight up after the businesses’ preliminary public choices this week. That kind of exuberance generally is a signal {that a} bull market is in a late stage.

Mark Hulbert interviews Jay Ritter, a finance professor on the College of Florida who has researched the IPO marketplace for many years and has a dire warning for investors.

Investing knowledge and what shares to purchase now

Alexanderr Ely, who manages the extremely rated Delaware Smid Cap Progress Fund
shares phrases of knowledge for buyers and what stocks investors should own now.

It’s chilly — think about a seashore city

The vacations are nearly right here. It’s chilly. A winter cruise is out of the query. However you’ll be able to take into consideration how pretty it might be to stay by the seashore.

Silvia Ascarelli continues her series about retirement relocations by serving to a reader who needs to maneuver to a warm climate near a beach, with a housing budget of $350,000.

Strive the MarketWatch “where should I retire” tool on your personal personalized search.

Three years into early retirement — classes discovered

Chris Mamula writes about retirement and wishful pondering. If you’re ready to do one thing till you retire, it’s higher to do it now. This implies it’s potential to make actual adjustments and even enhance relationships if you put in the work.

Invoice Gates and his e-book picks from 2020.

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E-book suggestions from Invoice Gates

Yearly across the holidays, Microsoft co-founder Invoice Gates recommends an inventory of books. Silvia Ascarelli takes a better look a number of of this yr’s picks, with an emphasis on thinking outside your own narrow field of specialization.

The Moneyist tackles an inheritance squabble

Quentin Fottrell — MarketWatch’s Moneyist — helps a reader who’s in a sophisticated emotional and authorized scenario: Her father died, leaving her sole inheritor, with good motive. Her brothers now want some of the inheritance, and she’s not sure what to do.

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Brett Arends and the robotic canine

Canine lover Brett Arends has a twist on a pandemic pet: he’s been residing with Sony’s Aibo Robotic Canine for fairly a while. What he discovered could also be very helpful in your own family.

Screening for the very best financial institution shares

Right here’s an inventory of 25 bank stocks with dividend yields of at least 3.5%, that haven’t minimize their payouts this yr and even have been capable of earn sufficient to cowl the dividends through the first half of 2020.

Time to rethink the 60% shares/40% bonds portfolio suggestion?

Sonny Oh seems on the performance of balanced funds and considers income alternatives to bonds.

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Timing the Social Safety resolution

As a part of her Help Me Retire sequence, Alessandra Malito solutions questions from an unemployed 62-year-old girl about whether she should take Social Security now or later.

Who is perhaps first in line for COVID pictures?

It’s apparent that the aged and folks in nursing houses or hospitals are apparent priorities for the brand new COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE

and Pfizer Inc.
With FDA approval anticipated as quickly as at the moment, pictures could also be administered as quickly as Monday. However which industries may obtain precedence remedy? The answer may surprise you.

Additionally: Children probably won’t get a COVID-19 vaccine before the next school year — here’s why

An merchandise for Joe Biden’s environmental program

President-elect Joe Biden has made it clear that local weather change and different environmental considerations will likely be priorities for his administration. Eric Pan, the brand new head of the commerce group representing America’s cash managers, desires the Biden administration to push companies for better disclosure.

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