By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch
Also, the risks of trading options and two ways to fix your finances
MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.
1. Senator Warren's wealth tax proposal and how it would work
Elizabeth Warren made a big splash this week by proposing a federal wealth tax on people with $50 million or more in assets (). Here's a deep analysis of the pros and cons of taxing wealth ( ).
2. Trump's tax cuts and business investment
President Trump has touted the benefits of this year's dramatic cut in the maximum federal corporate income-tax rate as a continuing source of extra money for business investment and expansion. Rex Nutting looks at the numbers to see how this is working out so far ().
3. Things are different this year: tax-season tips
Bill Bischoff lists 10 changes in tax rules that will affect personal returns the most ().
More tax tips:
-- One in five taxpayers risk a penalty from the IRS for withholding too little in taxes for 2018 -- here's how you avoid it ()
-- How to invest in real estate and pay nothing in capital-gains taxes ()
4. Do you want to be a trader? Read this
Here's a look at the pride before the fall () of an options trader.
5. GE is very much in play
Shares of General Electric Co.(GE) are up 9% for 2019 through Jan. 24. But it may be too early to conclude that the worst is over for the company ( ), whose shares plunged 55% last year.
6. Sears in its death throes
Tonya Garcia covers the continued struggle to save Sears (SHLDQ) -- or to pick through the retailer's wreckage:
-- Sears may live on but experts think a turnaround is unlikely ()
-- Gold's Gym is taking over vacated Sears locations ()
-- Struggling malls will have a hard time adjusting to more Sears vacancies ()
7. Fixing your finances -- 401(k) decisions
This simple piece of advice can help you overcome behavior impulses and make better investment decisions ().
8. Fixing your finances -- focus on your real passion
Thinking about what you enjoy most can help you get your finances in order (). Then cut the expenses that don't rate highly.
9. How to position for the coming China trade deal
These seven stocks should get a major boost () once President Trump arrives at a trade agreement with China.
10. Soros takes on Xi
George Soros called Chinese President Xi Jinping "the most dangerous opponent of those who believe in the concept of open society ()" while speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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-Philip van Doorn; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
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