To make money on marijuana stocks, buy when the buzz is over

To make money on marijuana stocks, buy when the buzz is over

Money is to be made in marijuana stocks in the long term. However, markets are not simple. Investors need expert guidance. Not only investors are not getting the needed guidance, they are getting burned by supposed gurus. Read on for the proof. Let’s start with two charts. Two charts Please click here for an annotated → Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Netflix is creating a comedy radio channel with SiriusXM

The Wall Street Journal: Netflix is creating a comedy radio channel with SiriusXM

Netflix is coming to radio. The streaming-content giant has cut a deal with Sirius XM Holdings Inc. SIRI, +1.27%  to create a comedy channel with the satellite-radio broadcaster, according to the companies. For Netflix Inc. NFLX, -0.26% the platform—dubbed Netflix Is a Joke Radio—will give it a new outlet to use its rapidly growing library → Read More

Encore: Investment returns vary a lot across state and local pension plans

Encore: Investment returns vary a lot across state and local pension plans

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College just released a study that explores whether the source of variation in returns for state and local pension funds is due to asset allocation or returns by asset class. The short answer is returns by asset class, primarily because public plans tend to have fairly similar asset → Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Lawmakers are considering these changes to your 401(k) plan

The Wall Street Journal: Lawmakers are considering these changes to your 401(k) plan

Lawmakers are working on the biggest changes to U.S. retirement savings in more than a decade, exploring several proposals that could make it easier for small companies to offer 401(k) plans and for workers to guarantee themselves an annual income after they retire. The efforts start with a bipartisan Senate bill and House Republicans’ plan → Read More

This is the only second-half investment strategy you need

This is the only second-half investment strategy you need

By now you’ve likely read a few dozen “second half” investing strategy ideas being offered online. Here’s the only one that matters: rebalancing your portfolio. I understand why financial journalists peg these stories to the calendar. They’ve got space to fill and often there is nothing in the stock market to talk about. Yes, there → Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Hong Kong exchange moves closer to deal with mainland for supervoting shares

The Wall Street Journal: Hong Kong exchange moves closer to deal with mainland for supervoting shares

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. 0388, +0.60%   touted progress in letting mainland Chinese investors trade locally listed companies with supervoting shares, giving Xiaomi Corp 1810, -0.32%   a boost. On Wednesday, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. said it had reached a “consensus” with peers in Shanghai and Shenzhen over dual-class shares. That → Read More

Economic Report: Housing starts tumble to 9-month low as market headwinds crush momentum

Economic Report: Housing starts tumble to 9-month low as market headwinds crush momentum

The numbers: Housing starts ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 1.173 million rate in June, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast a rate of 1.303 million. What happened: Builders broke ground on far fewer homes in June, signalling more of the stop-start rhythm that’s characterized the uneven housing recovery. June’s → Read More

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