By Philip van Doorn
Also, a special risk for bitcoin, tech stocks and retirement locations
This is a familiar story for anyone who followed the Reddit-induced bets against short sellers that pushed the stock of these otherwise-challenged companies into the stratosphere early this year. Steve Goldstein explains why the action is different this time ().
More about the "meme stocks:"
Here's another bitcoin risk
The price of bitcoin in U.S. dollars is down 44% from its peak on April 21, in part because of a warning from the People's Bank of China against using bitcoin to make payments () and signals from China's government that tighter regulations ( ) on the cryptocurrency are coming.
But what about bitcoin mining, upon which so much of investors and traders' belief in its pricing is based? Mark Hulbert explains how the miners -- and bitcoin's price -- can be disrupted by China's government ().
The Epic-Apple battle continues
There won't be a verdict in the lawsuit by Epic Games against Apple Inc. (AAPL) until August, but R "Ray" Wang believes there is already a clear winner ( ).
Time to jump on tech stocks?
So far this year, the S&P 500 has returned 12.5% (with dividends reinvested), while the normally high-flying information technology sector has returned only 6%. Looking back, the full S&P 500 hasn't beaten its technology sector for a calendar year since 2013, when the index soared 32% and the tech group was up "only" 28%.
Michael Brush gives five reasons to jump on tech stocks now as a contrarian play ().
More on tech companies and their stocks:
Looking for a quaint place and lots of nature
Continuing her series about retirement locations (), Silvia Ascarelli helps a woman who says she's had a gypsy-like past and now wants to find a place with "a tribe that connects with my vibe ( )."
Which of the three suggestions would you pick?
Also read:I'm sick of the Arizona heat. I want to move to a place with low humidity and a low cost of living ()
For your own retirement location search, try MarketWatch's upgraded retirement location tool (), which now includes data for more than 3,000 U.S. counties.
Should you buy ... Tesla?
Jeff Reeves takes a close look at Tesla Inc. (TSLA), whose shares have slumped 31% from their record high set on Jan. 25. A decision on whether to buy may hinge on how many years out you can look ( ).
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In an exclusive for MarketWatch subscribers, Mark Hulbert digs into eight indicators that explain the likely action for small-cap stocks over the next year ().
Michael Arone, the chief investment strategist for State Street Global Advisors' U.S. SPDR exchange-traded fund business, recommends investors track the labor market rather than worrying about inflation -- and then focus on these four sectors of the stock market ().
This 'new' stimulus might keep coming
It isn't a really a new benefit, but it is one that many parents may not realize is part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus federal stimulus package that President Joe Biden signed into law in March: Monthly payments to families of $300 per child under age 6 and $250 per child aged 6 to 17 that will run for six months beginning in July.
Victor Reklaitis looks into the likelihood that this may turn out to be a benefit with a much longer life ().
Booster shots and opportunities for vaccine makers
Jaimy Lee digs deep into efforts by Moderna Inc. (MRNA), Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and BioNTech SE (BNTX) to figure how long their successful vaccines can remain effective and what type of booster shots will be needed ().
Just in time for the big holiday weekend -- shortages
As we head into Memorial Day weekend, Andrew Keshner lists the five items or services are are the most difficult to obtain for a reasonable price ().
And what's up with that $34 lobster roll ()?
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