MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.
1. The China trade
The Shanghai Composite Index
has risen 58% over the past five years, but it is down 37% from the closing high it set on June 12, 2015. Here are five Chinese stocks to consider as trade talks with the U.S. progress.
2. Try this to save money while booking a vacation
People typically begin planning a vacation by deciding when and where to go, before figuring how much it will cost. But these online tools can make booking a vacation easier and cheaper, by incorporating all those factors at the same time.
3. Your assumptions about index funds may be incorrect
A broad academic study shows being patient with an active fund manager may lead to better performance than the average investor gets from index funds.
4. A clear path toward a larger bank account
There is an endless flow of tips about how to save money on frequently purchased items, but here’s a simple change you can help you save a lot more.
5. Slow and steady — maxing-out 401(k) contributions
It is rare for people to maximize their retirement-account contributions, but it can be done — and it may not be as difficult as you might believe. .
6. Contrarian value stocks
Bob Burnstine of Kovitz Investment Group names four downtrodden stocks with great long-term potential.
7. Thoughts about the role of the media — and the need to take a deep breath
Rex Nutting explains why the culture of outrage is stoked every day.
8. No, a recession isn’t just around the corner
More about the economy:
9. Amazon, Alexa and your health data
10. Why dog owners spend more
Dog owners spend more on their pets than cat owners do. The reason why may surprise you.
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