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  • Moneyish
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Financial News

Past articles by Ryan D:

The pint-sized ass-kickers of 3 Ninjas show why action is best left to adults

With Run The Series, The A.V. Club examines film franchises, studying how they change and evolve with each new installment. → Read More

We drive the holiday road down two generations of Vacations

With Run The Series, The A.V. Club examines film franchises, studying how they change and evolve with each new installment. → Read More

Like its cursed hero, Stephen King’s Elevation is bizarrely thin

As Halloween approaches in the peculiar Maine hamlet of Castle Rock, a graphic designer named Scott Carey steps out of the shower and onto a bathroom scale. He then overdresses, picks up a pair of 20-pound weights, and steps on again. The scale reads the same amount. When he tries it again the next day, he weighs less. Now, isn’t that strange. → Read More

Stocks rally to close higher but log worst week since March

U.S. stock market rallies on Friday, with equities rising broadly in a partial rebound from a multiday rout that slashed about 1,400 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average and left the Nasdaq on the precipice of a correction. → Read More

Market carnage has investors fleeing from bonds, but not stocks

The U.S. stock market is on track to post its worst weekly performance in about seven months, but the sharp losses on Wall Street hasn’t resulted in an investor exodus from stocks. → Read More

U.S. stocks close lower as Dow drops nearly 1,400 points in 2 days

U.S. stocks extend losses to finish lower Thursday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing nearly 1,400 points over two days. → Read More

Individual investors grow bearish as stocks continue to fall

The sharp and still-ongoing stock-market selloff is taking a toll on investor psyche. → Read More

Nasdaq on cusp of first correction in more than two years as stock selloff accelerates

The Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled in a volatile session on Thursday, at one point dropping below a level that would officially represent a correction, should it end there. The Nasdaq COMP, +2.29% shed 1.2% to 7,331. At its low of the session, it fell to 7,274.04. That low unofficially put the tech-heavy index on track to close in correction territory, defined as a 10% decline from its record… → Read More

The volatility in stocks is historic—but also shouldn’t have been unexpected

A period of unusual calm has come to a crashing end on Wall Street. → Read More

Stocks close sharply lower as Dow sinks over 800 points in worst day since February

U.S. stocks slump to close lower Wednesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 800 points and the S&P 500 had its worst day since February as technology stocks went into a freefall. → Read More

Why the stock-market selloff could be an opening for bulls, in one chart

The U.S. stock market has been struggling of late, with the S&P 500 on track for its longest losing streak in about two years, but this weakness could simply be creating an opportunity for bargain-hungry investors, according to one analyst. → Read More

Stocks close mostly lower after volatile session as bond yields remain in focus

U.S. stocks close mostly lower Tuesday as investors continued to fret over the implication of higher bond yields on equities. → Read More

Why investors shouldn’t fear the dominance of FAANG stocks

The U.S. stock market has done well in 2018, to the point of recently hitting record levels, but anyone looking under the hood of the major indexes will quickly learn that most of the gains have come from a few key companies. → Read More

As stocks sell off, analysts debate whether the recent record was a market top

The most recent all-time high in the U.S. stock market isn’t too distant in the rearview mirror, but investors are starting to worry that the record could end up marking a top. Here’s why. → Read More

Test Your Smarts on…Market Manias

News Challenge: 10 questions to challenge your knowledge about some of history’s biggest financial flip-flops and flimflams. → Read More

As stocks slide, investors see turn to a ‘defensive market’

Defense has become the name of the game for some market analysts, who are urging caution and suggesting the recent rise in volatility was likely to continue. → Read More

U.S. stocks close lower as worries about rising yields overshadow strong jobs report

U.S. stocks close sharply lower Friday as worries about rising interest rates offset the September jobs report, which pointed to strength in the labor market and the broader economy. → Read More

Stock futures inch up after payrolls report

U.S. stock-index futures were slightly higher on Friday, after the September jobs report came in lower than expected, though the unemployment dropped to a multidecade low. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMH9, -0.04% rose 0.1%. S&P-500 futures ESH9, -0.05% gained 0.1%. Nasdaq-100 futures NQH9, -0.06% added 0.1%. All three had been essentially unchanged prior to the report. The… → Read More

The Social Network is a masterpiece—does it matter that it bent the truth?

It’s become widely accepted that a movie adapting a novel should use its source as a guide rather than a strict blueprint. If a change would improve the film, then that change should be made. The book isn’t sacred, nor should it be. This becomes more complicated when it comes to nonfiction. It’s one thing to tweak the life of a fictional character, but do real people deserve to be depicted as… → Read More

Stock market closes firmly lower as surge in bond yields sparks equity revaluation

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq on Thursday book their worst session in about three months as a powerful climb in government bond yields ripples through Wall Street, forcing a broad reassessment of assets perceived as risky, like stocks. → Read More