Individual Investors Are Back – Here’s What It Means For The Stock Market

The OECD warns a second virus wave is as likely as not — here’s what that would do to the economic recovery

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MARKETWATCH HOME PAGE The battle between day traders and short sellers over GameStop dominated the headlines, but the biggest questions for investors of all stripes is what the resurgence of retail means for the stock market as major benchmarks are marching toward all-time highs. See the full story What’s next for concert work? The Biden Administration Could Bring Significant Changes As a new presidential administration and a Democratic majority are installed in the Senate, and with continued developments in California, 2021 is shaping up to be another great year for the self-employed classification issue. . See the full story.

These S&P 500 stocks have seen the biggest increases in ‘buy’ ratings so far this year. Over long periods of time, analyst improvements help drive stock prices higher. Disney earnings preview: Can Disney + keep up its steamy pace to sustain the Magic Kingdom? Walt Disney Co. has deftly managed to navigate the pandemic despite being crippled by closed amusement parks and an indefinite hiatus in live-action productions. See the full story This is America’s most overvalued housing market. Spoiler: not in California. Home prices have skyrocketed over the past year, but the economy has yet to catch up. See the full story MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE Plus: Super Bowl Ads, WallStreetBets and Free Speech, and Which States Don’t Tax Social Security See the full story.