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Earnings Outlook: PayPal earnings: Expect double-digit growth from behind a sturdy moat

The digital payment company PayPal reports its third-quarter earnings this week and analysts expect strong growth and a positive outlook.

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks steady as traders focus on Goldman, Morgan Stanley earnings

U.S. stock futures seesaw on Tuesday, with traders hesitant to push markets further into record territory ahead of the next wave of key earnings, including those from banking majors Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

The moment of truth for U.S. stocks will take place in the next two weeks

Third-quarter corporate earnings and the ECB's all-important stimulus plans for 2018 will converge, says Thomas H. Kee Jr.

The U.S. stock market has entered a 'topping' zone

The S&P 500 probably will start a multi-month pullback as 2018 approaches, writes Avi Gilburt.

The Wall Street Journal: Nordstrom family to pause effort to go private

The Nordstrom family has suspended efforts to take Nordstrom Inc. private after struggling to raise enough financing for the leveraged buyout, in the latest sign of how much investors have soured on the retail industry.

Market Extra: How the 'scariest chart in financial markets' ignores this economic law

Some investors who see quantitative easing as an evil that has permanently distorted financial markets have seized upon a a chart showing the 10-year Treasury yield issuing the same returns as that of a European junk bond.

Bond Report: 2-year Treasury yield posts biggest single-day jump in five weeks

Treasury yields rose on Monday after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen left open the possibility of another interest-rate increase this year

The Wall Street Journal: Wells Fargo to compensate customers for risky ETP recommendations

Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to compensate customers after recommending complex exchange-traded products linked to stock market volatility, without fully understanding the securities' risks.

Metals Stocks: Gold extends climb above $1,300; copper set for highest finish since 2014

Gold futures extend their climb above the key $1,300 level Monday, buoyed by uncertainty about the pace and scope of U.S. interest-rate hikes beyond December persisted. Copper prices, meanwhile, look set to mark a three-year high.

Market Extra: S&P 500 is poised to make uncanny stock-market history this week—for doing almost nothing

How quiet is this stock market? By at least one measure, the S&P 500 is on pace to register is lengthiest period of quiescence in more than two decades.

Deep Dive: These stocks have popped more than 75% since Trump was elected

The president boasted Monday that U.S. stocks have risen 25% on his watch. By Phil van Doorn.

Market Extra: 30 years after Black Monday, could stock market crash again?

It has been three decades since the most disastrous single day in U.S. stock market history, and investors can be forgiven for wondering if Wall Street learned its lesson.

NerdWallet: High school grads missed out on $2.3 in free money

An eligible high school graduate who didn't fill out the Fafsa missed out on an average of $3,583.

The Wall Street Journal: What you need to know about the Household Economic Stress Index

How stressed are U.S. consumers on an aggregate basis? There's an index for that.

Europe Markets: Spanish stocks dragged down by Catalonia uncertainty, sapping European benchmark

The drop for Spanish stocks weighs on the pan-European benchmark, as a statement from Catalonia's leader leaves investors struggling to understand where the region stands on independence.

The Moneyologist: I was robbed of my childhood by my abusive parents — now I'm being robbed of my inheritance

This man's father died without a will and yet his stepmother inherited everything.

Trump brags about sparking plunge in health insurance stocks

President Donald Trump took a break from tweeting about stock market records Saturday, instead bragging that health insurance shares plunged' after the White House moved to end cost-sharing payments.

Earnings Outlook: UnitedHealth earnings: Insulated from Obamacare, Amazon and still going strong

Though it's considered a bellwether for the health-care sector, UnitedHealth Group is largely immune to many of the industry's biggest risks.

The Moneyologist: My wife transferred $130,000 from our joint bank account into a CD with '6% return'

What's his is theirs — and the rest belongs to his wife.

Market Extra: S&P 500 is poised to make uncanny stock-market history—for doing almost nothing

How quiet is this stock market? By at least one measure, the S&P 500 is on pace to register is lengthiest period of quiescence in more than two decades.

Metals Stocks: Gold clears key $1,300 line as consumer inflation reading misses mark

Gold prices top the key $1,300 level Friday after the latest reading on U.S. inflation came in cooler than expected, raising uncertainty about the pace of U.S. interest-rate hikes over coming months.

Market Snapshot: Stock market trades in record territory as sentiment touches 13-year high

The Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq climbed, hit fresh all-time highs in intraday trade Friday, after a pair of economic reports came in slightly weaker than expected, but a reading of consumer sentiment hit its highest level in 13 years.

Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Trump's new health-care battle | Profiting from health care | Real contrarian investing

Here are MarketWatch articles to read this weekend.

Trump announcing end to cost-sharing payments slams insurers, hospitals

Health insurer and hospital stocks plummeted on policy changes expected to undermine Obamacare.

Market Extra: Dow industrials dalliance with 23,000 is a sign of the stock market's velocity

A resurgence in the so-called Trump trade has investors once again contemplating a fresh milestone for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The Tell: Why stock-market bulls shouldn't sweat some bad earnings

Wall Street is eagerly awaiting third-quarter earnings season, hoping for signs that the record-highs in major indexes are justified by the level of activity in corporate America. The good news is there may be more wiggle room on this score than investors realize.

Market Extra: 3 things to know about Japan's snap election

Japan is going to the poll on Oct 22 to vote in a snap election that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe put on the agenda last month. Though the result will likely give more power to the incumbent, there is a tail risk that could derail the yen.

Market Extra: Poll: Are tax cuts already priced into the stock market?

Analysts are divided over whether investors have already priced tax cuts into stock market prices. What do you think?

Market Extra: One giant leap for Wall Street: the risk and opportunity of investing in space

Investors are boldly going where no traders have gone before.

Market Extra: Currency traders have already worn out their 2017 trading themes

Many of the themes animating currency trading in 2017 appear to have played out, analysts say.

Mark Hulbert: Who has the guts to buy Equifax stock — and potentially make a killing?

This might be the ultimate test for a contrarian investor. By Mark Hulbert.

TPG sells Myanmar Distillery stake to Thai tycoon

By P.R. Venkat SINGAPORE--U.S. private-equity firm TPG Capital has agreed to sell its entire stake in Myanmar's largest spirits maker to one of Thailand's richest people in a deal valued at close to $500 million. TPG said Friday it would sell its 50% stake in Myanmar Distillery Company Group ...

Metals Stocks: Gold rises, inches closer to the key $1,300 level

Gold futures rise Thursday to touch highs near $1,300 an ounce as investors read minutes from the Federal Reserve's September policy meetings as slightly dovish, offering a lift to the commodity.

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: The cyberwars are coming — here's how to prepare

With billions of hacking events per day, the companies charged with stopping them will only grow, says Jeff Reeves.

Currencies: Dollar on modest upswing after jobless claims, PPI data

The U.S. dollar rose modestly against many of its rivals on Thursday, pushed higher after the release of weekly jobless claims and producer-price index data.

Market Snapshot: Stocks retreat from records as third-quarter results get under way

U.S. stocks slip lon Thursday, with major indexes retreating from record levels as investors read the first of third-quarter earnings season from the banking sector, led by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and Citigroup Inc.

My husband wants our house and half my 401 in our divorce — and he's hiding his assets

This woman believes her spouse is sharing her financial details with his sister.

Citi among 9 banks IMF says will struggle to be profitable

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday named nine banks that could struggle to be profitable in coming years.

Deep Dive: Bank stocks are soaring, but now it's time to go for quality

Pick banks with high returns on equity, which power stock prices in the long run, says Phil van Doorn.

This Dow company is ready to go all-in against Amazon

Wal-Mart has a better shot at challenging Amazon than any other retailer, says Nigam Arora.

Market Snapshot: Stock market fights to scale new heights with Fed minutes, earnings ahead

U.S. stock benchmarks on Wednesday trade little changed, with the Dow industrials drifting around record territory, as investors await the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's September meeting.

Metals Stocks: Gold prices retreat as traders await Fed minutes for policy clues

Gold prices trade slightly lower Wednesday, threatening to halt a multisession climb as investors await minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy-setting gathering.

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures fight for direction with Fed minutes, earnings on tap

U.S. stock futures on Wednesday point to little change at the open, putting the Dow industrials on track to stay near the prior day's record close.

Outside the Box: Thaler's Nobel Prize tells investors to mind their manners around money

Attention to investing behavior can improve your financial life, writes Dan Egan.

FA Center: Tony Robbins: 7 questions you must ask a financial adviser

Take control of your money before giving it to a professional manager, Tony Robbins writes.

Asia Markets: Asian markets achieve milestones as monthlong rally continues

The monthlong global stock rally continued Wednesday, with Asian stocks mostly higher and Japan's Nikkei nabbing its best close since 1996.

The Wall Street Journal: Don't let the critics scare you away from passive investing

Passive indexing will not consume all investments, despite its recent growth. If anything, there is still too little of it.

Next Avenue: When it comes to financial advice, stay away from these 4 kinds of people

Unsolicited financial advice might seem harmless, but blindly following it can send you on a scary path.

Europe Markets: Spanish stocks rally as worries over Catalan independence ease

The IBEX stock benchmark bounces higher after Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont suspends an official declaration for a split for now.

Mark Hulbert: Why a top investment newsletter is betting big on this one stock

Adviser's faith in MannKind takes a page from Benjamin Graham, writes Mark Hulbert.