MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE
It’s Friday the 13th, but the bulls should be feeling a bit lucky, given the S&P 500 stands at a five-month high. Our call of the day from Ben Carlson may embolden the bulls. It tackles a hot topic — this FAANG-tastic stock market’s top heaviness. See full story.
What NOT to buy on Amazon Prime Day
Amazon’s annual sales promotion definitely offers consumers the chance to save—but not all deals are created equally. See full story.
Victoria’s Secret can’t even sell its merchandise at a discount
L Brands reported struggles selling Victoria’s Secret merchandise, even during the semiannual sale, sending shares down. See full story.
7 tough investment decisions everyone must face
Why it’s hard to do the ‘right things’ with our nest egg See full story.
Surprised by how little Trump’s trade war matters to the economy? Just you wait
The economic and financial fallout from Trump’s trade war has been surprisingly small, but a lagged effect is exactly what we should expect. Just wait, writes Barry Eichengreen. See full story.
MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE
Reducing health-care costs without political nonsense; reducing FAANG exposure risk and a closer look at Amazon’s bargains. See full story.