NewsWatch: This is what the stock-market indicator with the best track record is telling us

NewsWatch: This is what the stock-market indicator with the best track record is telling us

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Hint: Large amounts of “cash on the sidelines” isn’t a long-term bullish indicator. See full story. These companies are expected to profit from Trump’s continued ‘zero-tolerance’ policy at the border For some companies that have contracts with the federal government, rising detainee populations at the border could mean an increase in business. → Read More

These companies are expected to profit from Trump’s continued ‘zero-tolerance’ policy at the border

These companies are expected to profit from Trump’s continued ‘zero-tolerance’ policy at the border

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border generated weeks of outrage, but for some federal contractors it’s also generating profits, analysts say. The detention of thousands of adults and children is expected to be a boon for private prison operators with federal contracts, such as GEO Group, Inc. GEO, +1.61%   and CoreCivic, → Read More

ETF Investing: SEC may make it easier to create exchange-traded funds

ETF Investing: SEC may make it easier to create exchange-traded funds

Exchange-traded funds have been one of the most popular segments of Wall Street for years, with assets seeming to hit records on a monthly basis, but a potential upcoming regulatory change could accelerate the already-blistering levels growth in the industry. The Securities and Exchange Commission will next week hold a meeting that could result in → Read More

Commodities Corner: OPEC dashes hopes for much lower U.S. gasoline prices this summer

Commodities Corner: OPEC dashes hopes for much lower U.S. gasoline prices this summer

All hopes for significantly lower gasoline prices at the pump this summer were squashed when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries announced a smaller-than-expected increase in crude production, rallying prices for oil. Oil prices rallied Friday, and “I’m calling this a bust for motorists hoping for noticeably lower gas prices,” said Patrick DeHaan, head → Read More

The Ratings Game: Here’s what could happen to Apple’s average selling prices in the next iPhone cycle

The Ratings Game: Here’s what could happen to Apple’s average selling prices in the next iPhone cycle

Apple Inc. has struggled to meet Wall Street’s expectations for iPhone units sales in recent quarters, but the company has surprised investors by getting consumers to pay ever more for its phones. The company’s strategy around its next iPhone launch will determine whether the trend continues. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty has weighed in on → Read More

Personal Finance Daily: There’s a spike in university ‘enrollments’ of emotional support animals and how to earn more money

Personal Finance Daily: There’s a spike in university ‘enrollments’ of emotional support animals and how to earn more money

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Here are your top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance Advocates say the fastest way to help immigrants separated from their children: Post their bail Freedom comes at an increasingly high cost for detained immigrants. You should be earning more money. Here’s how to get it When unemployment is low, → Read More

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