How you could lose everything by short-selling stocks, whether it's betting against GameStop or Tesla
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GameStop short-sellers are blowing up professional investors' funds. But the story is far different for bets against Tesla and other large-cap stocks. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-you-could-lose-everything-by-short-selling-stocks-whether-its-betting-against-gamestop-or-tesla-11611669028).
Here's what the robot fund that's beating the S&P 500 is investing in now
An AI-powered ETF is having a spectacular year so far, and last year too. Here are the stocks that the machine is betting on right now and what that may mean. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-what-the-robot-fund-thats-beating-the-s-p-500-is-investing-in-now-11611662894).
IMF boosts U.S. and global growth outlook for 2021
The International Monetary Fund boosts its forecast for global economic growth this year to 5.5% but warned that uncertainty remains 'exceptional.' See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/imf-boosts-forecast-for-global-growth-this-year-but-warns-risks-remain-11611666058).
McConnell agrees to Senate power-sharing agreement
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he is ready to move ahead with a Senate power-sharing agreement after two Democratic senators said they won't support ending the legislative filibuster, a central sticking point for the GOP in the talks. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mcconnell-agrees-to-senate-power-sharing-agreement-11611634411).
Hotels are pushing 'elopement packages' to market empty wedding spaces
The packages can be a win for couples who want to get married at a lower price tag, or at venues that might have only been a fantasy in a pre-coronavirus world. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/hotels-are-pushing-elopement-packages-to-market-empty-wedding-spaces-11611350641).
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Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said two masks are likely better than one See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dr-fauci-double-masking-is-common-sense-to-prevent-covid-19-transmission-2021-01-26).
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