NewsWatch: American consumers’ gray mood could put the S&P 500 in the green over the next 6 months

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Consumers’ sentiment is a contrarian indicator, so their current pessimism is bullish for stocks. See full story.

Buy the pullback in chip stocks — and focus on these 6 companies for the long haul

The iShares Semiconductor ETF is down over 6% from recent highs, much more than the S&P 500. See full story.

I’m an ‘elder millennial’ with $ 2 million in investments but a low monthly income. Should I spend my savings to buy a home in San Francisco?

‘I am still unable to qualify for any sort of loan required to purchase a home here and would likely have to pay cash for any home I purchase.’ See full story.

Ignore Elon Musk’s dancing distraction and face the dangers ahead for Tesla

Investors should ignore Elon Musk’s latest dance and focus instead on the growing issues Tesla is facing because of its chief executive’s outlandish claims about his company’s technological capabilities. See full story.

I love cool weather and hiking but can’t afford to stay in Oakland — where should I retire in the western U.S.?

Cultural options are on the retirement wish list too. See full story.


For every dinner, there’s a check to pay; for every wedding, a gift to buy; and for every concert, a ticket to score. See full story.