Here’s how you can compound dividend stocks to double the S&P 500’s return

Here's how you can compound dividend stocks to double the S&P 500's return

Companies announce dividend increases all the time, but here’s one that points to a simple investing strategy that can lower your risk and make you a lot of money over the years. Maybe it isn’t so exciting on the surface: Kroger Co. KR, a supermarket operator, raised its quarterly dividend payout by quite a bit, … Read more

JetBlue Lifts Offer for Spirit Airlines, Commits to Selling Assets

JetBlue Lifts Offer for Spirit Airlines, Commits to Selling Assets

JetBlue Airways Corp. JBLU 5.30% is continuing its quest to buy Spirit Airlines Inc., SAVE 2.11% increasing its offer and strengthening its commitment to divest itself of assets to get regulatory approval for the deal. JetBlue JBLU 5.30% on Monday increased its offer to $33.50 in cash per Spirit share. Previously, it had offered $31.50 … Read more

Elon Musk Expected to Reiterate Desire to Own Twitter in Meeting Thursday

Elon Musk Expected to Reiterate Desire to Own Twitter in Meeting Thursday

Elon Musk is expected to confirm his desire to own Twitter Inc. TWTR 2.07% when he speaks to the social-media company’s employees on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The billionaire Tesla Inc. chief executive is slated to answer pre-submitted employee questions for roughly an hour at a virtual Twitter all-hands meeting … Read more

Salesforce stock rallies following raised outlook, with stronger dollar seen as only major headwind

Salesforce stock rallies following raised outlook, with stronger dollar seen as only major headwind

Salesforce Inc. shares rallied in the extended session Tuesday after the cloud-based customer-relationship-management company said business remained strong amid the current rocky economic landscape and hiked its earnings forecast for the year. Prior to the report, some analysts were concerned that reports of a slowdown in capital spending would be reflected in Salesforce’s CRM, -2.94% … Read more

Crypto Exchange FTX Expands Into Stock Trading

Crypto Exchange FTX Expands Into Stock Trading

Crypto exchange FTX will let customers trade stocks and exchange-traded funds on its popular trading app alongside bitcoin and dogecoin. FTX said Thursday that it opened access to its new stock-trading service for a limited number of US users, It plans to expand the functionality to all American customers in the next few months, the … Read more

Bitcoin records 7 consecutive weeks of losses. Could it turn around?

Bitcoin records 7 consecutive weeks of losses.  Could it turn around?

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch, and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. Find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we … Read more

Where Elon Musk’s Twitter Deal Could Go From Here, a Flowchart

Where Elon Musk's Twitter Deal Could Go From Here, a Flowchart

Elon Musk’s recent tweets cast doubt on whether the billionaire will follow through with his agreement to buy Twitter Inc. TWTR -0.24% for $44 billion. Twitter’s board, meanwhile, says the agreement remains in effect and it intends to enforce it. As with everything involving the unpredictable Tesla Inc. TSLA 0.25% chief executive, it is far … Read more

Affirm stock soars 34% after earnings ‘put to bed some persistent bear themes’

Affirm stock soars 34% after earnings 'put to bed some persistent bear themes'

Shares of Affirm Holdings Inc. surged in after-hours trading Thursday after the buy-now pay-later company delivered a revenue beat and sought to reassure investors about its positioning in a downturn. Revenue at Affirm AFRM, +23.31% increased to $354.8 million in the fiscal third quarter from from $231 million a year before, while analysts had been … Read more

Elon Musk’s Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators’ Probes

Elon Musk's Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators' Probes

WASHINGTON—Federal regulators are investigating Elon Musk’s late disclosure last month of his sizable stake in Twitter Inc., TWTR -2.48% according to people familiar with the matter, a lag that allowed him to buy more stock without alerting other shareholders to his ownership. The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Mr. Musk’s tardy submission of a … Read more