Personal Finance Daily: What you need to know about day trading and the worst online mistake you can make

Personal Finance Daily: What you need to know about day trading and the worst online mistake you can make

Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers! Hope you had a great long weekend. Don’t forget to check out today’s top personal finance content. New York City just banned discrimination based on hairstyles Now employers, schools and clubs that discriminate against natural hair and styles like afros, cornrows and dreadlocks can get a $250,000 fine. How old are you? → Read More

The Tell: How trillion-dollar stock-market index funds are vulnerable to manipulation that ‘could harm American investors’

The Tell: How trillion-dollar stock-market index funds are vulnerable to manipulation that ‘could harm American investors’

Dangers may lurk in index funds, a popular area of the stock market known for their recent and consistent record of outperformance against actively managed funds, according to experts. A recent op-ed in the New York Times cautions that passive index funds may be vulnerable to bias, and possibly manipulation, as interest in those funds → Read More

Mattel forecasts a year of flat sales despite growth in Barbie and Hot Wheels

Mattel forecasts a year of flat sales despite growth in Barbie and Hot Wheels

Mattel Inc. showcased its biggest names and partnerships at Toy Fair 2019 in New York City, hoping to capitalize on big names like Barbie and Hot Wheels, but is only forecasting flat gross sales for 2019, after factoring currency fluctuations. Mattel’s MAT, +1.37%   portfolio of superstar names in the toy space includes Barbie, which → Read More

NewsWatch: How trillion-dollar stock-market index funds are vulnerable to manipulation that ‘could harm American investors’

NewsWatch: How trillion-dollar stock-market index funds are vulnerable to manipulation that ‘could harm American investors’

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Dangers are lurking in index funds, an area of the stock market is known for its history of outperformance against actively managed funds and ironically, it is stock picking that may be at the heart of concern in so-called passively managed index funds. See full story. A shocking number of Americans flunk → Read More

‘Yellow vest’ protests in France have pushed company meetings to U.K., says CEO of hotel giant IHG

‘Yellow vest’ protests in France have pushed company meetings to U.K., says CEO of hotel giant IHG

France’s “yellow vest” movement is making itself heard from Paris to Provence, but its rallying cry is reverberating in an unexpected place: Britain. Holiday Inn owner Intercontinental Hotels Group IHG, -0.54% IHG, +0.81% has seen a rise in company-meeting relocations across the Channel among executives fearing the protests in France. The “gilets jaunes” protesters, who → Read More

: New York City just banned discrimination based on hairstyles

: New York City just banned discrimination based on hairstyles

New Yorkers can no longer be forced to have “professional” hair — whatever that means. They now have the legal right to wear their locks in locs — or au naturale, or styled in afros, cornrows, dreadlocks, twists, braids, Bantu knots and other ‘dos at work, in school, as well as in fitness clubs and → Read More

Trump Today: Trump Today: President hints at extending trade deadline with China and denies he tried to interfere in hush-money investigation

Trump Today: Trump Today: President hints at extending trade deadline with China and denies he tried to interfere in hush-money investigation

Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks to the media before signing the Space Policy Directive 4, during a ceremony in the Oval Office on Tuesday. President Donald Trump on Tuesday again suggested he could extend a trade-deal deadline with China, as he denied interfering in an investigation involving hush-money payments. CHINA DEADLINE, REPORT DENIAL Trump → Read More

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