List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2017

Personal Finance Daily: How long it will take Americans to pay off their holiday debt and this house is the first to be sold on the blockchain in the U.S.

Personal Finance Daily: How long it will take Americans to pay off their holiday debt and this house is the first to be sold on the blockchain in the U.S.

Hope you all have a Happy New Year, MarketWatchers! Here’s some of the day’s top stories to carry you into 2018. Personal Finance How to claim your tax break for… Read more »

How to claim your tax break for charitable donations under the Republican tax act

How to claim your tax break for charitable donations under the Republican tax act

December is traditionally when people give the most money to charities, but the new tax law means it might make sense for some Americans to ramp up donations even more… Read more »

Biggest S&P 500 winners and losers of 2017: Tech, health care and home builders lead

Biggest S&P 500 winners and losers of 2017: Tech, health care and home builders lead

Tech companies and home builders figured prominently in the best performing stocks of 2017 on the S&P 500 index, while energy companies and a few retail and consumer stocks figured… Read more »

Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield comes full circle as 2017 comes to close

Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield comes full circle as 2017 comes to close

Treasury yields mostly fell on Friday in holiday-thinned trade as U.S. government paper ended slightly below levels seen at the beginning of the year. The bond market closed early Friday,… Read more »

Market Extra: ’Tis the season: December lived up to its reputation for stock gains in 2017

Market Extra: ’Tis the season: December lived up to its reputation for stock gains in 2017

U.S. stock-market investors looking at their returns over the month of December should be pleased — but they shouldn’t be surprised. Wall Street has extended one of its most pronounced… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar suffers worst year since 2003 with 10% yearly loss

Currencies: Dollar suffers worst year since 2003 with 10% yearly loss

The dollar sank on Friday, falling against all other major currencies and clinching its biggest yearly loss since 2003. Trading was thin on Friday — the last session of the… Read more »

Biggest Nasdaq winners and losers in 2017:  Chip makers, videogame publishers lead tech

Biggest Nasdaq winners and losers in 2017: Chip makers, videogame publishers lead tech

It has been a banner year for U.S. stocks, and particularly tech stocks, as investors rushed into growth-oriented names. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.30%  has gained 29% so far… Read more »

Netflix gives some top executives big raise in salary, citing new tax law

Netflix gives some top executives big raise in salary, citing new tax law

Netflix Inc. said Thursday that it plans to increase the annual salary for a number of its top executives in 2018, and cited the recently passed tax overhaul for the… Read more »

Market Extra: Every major stock market is poised to be up for 2017 in dollar terms

Market Extra: Every major stock market is poised to be up for 2017 in dollar terms

Much has been written about how good a year 2017 was for world equity markets—notably, this is poised to be the first time in history where global stocks are positive… Read more »

Biggest Dow winners and losers in 2017: Boeing soars to record levels, while GE slumps

Biggest Dow winners and losers in 2017: Boeing soars to record levels, while GE slumps

FAANG stocks — Facebook, Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc., which have all generated a lot of buzz this year — can take a seat… Read more »

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