WSJ Your Money Briefing
Summary: Your must-listen weekdays for valuable money and market stories. Our journalists from Heard on the Street, MoneyBeat, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, market trends, taxes, retirement strategies and much more.
Rising yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note come in response to the growing economy, but some economists fear they could deflate the housing market and threaten overall economic growth. Wall Street Journal Daniel Kruger explains.
A San Francisco startup provides homeowners a "trade-in" service that will allow them to buy a new home without having to worry about the hassle of selling the old one. Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Kusisto explains.
Current New York Stock Exchange chief operating officer Stacey Cunningham, who began as a summer intern at the NYSE, takes over as president of the exchange this week. She becomes the first female leader in the NYSE's 226-year history. Wall Street Journal reporter Alexander Osipovich epxlains.
Wall Street Journal 'Intelligent Investor' columnist Jason Zweig describes scenarios where robo-investors may require monitoring and oversight by investors, such as in the case of automated online investment manager Wealthfront.
Congress significantly reduced the scope of the Alternative Minimum Tax, also known as the AMT, under the new tax law. Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains which taxpayers still fall under the unpopular rule, and which tax benefits can push some taxpayers to have to pay the AMT.
Amid the fanfare and pageantry of the royal wedding, Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders offers some timely tax advice to Meghan Markle, a U.S. ex-patriot, in light of her marriage to non-U.S. citizen, Prince Harry.
Fidelity Investments says the number of its 401(k) accounts worth $1 million jumped 45% in the first quarter of the year. Tax attorney Rebecca Walser explains why that is not enough to retire on, and suggests ways to complement a 401(k).
Wall Street Journal 'Middle Seat' columnist Scott McCartney discusses airlines that offered among the best frequent-flier award programs of 2018.
U.S. companies are putting stockpiled cash to work at a pace not seen in seven years. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani explains why Wall Street is happy, but the ramp-up in spending is getting a cool reception from shareholders.
Wall Street firms like KKR and Goldman Sachs are raising up their bet on high-interest, short-term home loans. Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Dezember explains the risk and rewards, as well as lessons learned from 2007's housing crash.
For every movie blockbuster like 'Avengers: Infinity War', there are other big-budget movies that flop with audiences. Heard on the Street columnist Justin Lahart explains why movies that do not make the box-office grade are particularly painful to movie studios.
Videogame makers are planning to launch subscription services to bring gamers back to play repeatedly and launch games against other players. Heard on the Street columnist reporter Dan Gallagher explains.
Median pay for the biggest U.S. companies reached $12.1 million last year, a post-recession high. Wall Street Journal reporter Theo Francis reviews the numbers.
After ranking among the worst performing groups in the stock market, shares of energy companies have become a favorite of investors recently, especially as oil prices have zoomed higher, hovering around $70 a barrel. Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Wursthorn explains.
U.S. sanctions on a large Russian aluminum producer have send shockwaves through the commodities market and are creating headwinds on earnings at companies like Boeing and Ford. Wall Street Journal reporter Amrith Ramkumar explains.