NewsWatch: Why ‘The China Hustle’ is a finance documentary all U.S. investors need to see

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Producer and documentarian Alex Gibney and whistleblower Dan David speak with MarketWatch about Chinese reverse mergers and short-selling. See full story.

The simple reason the Dow snapped a 9-quarter win streak: Wall Street’s surging ‘fear index’

The Dow and the S&P 500 halted a record-setting streak of quarterly wins at nine, and the clearest reason why may be explained by the VIX index, widely known as Wall Street’s “fear gauge.” See full story.

Cash-out mortgage refis are back — will homes become ATMs again?

As interest rates rise, fewer households refinance their mortgages. And the refinances that do get done are often very different than those initiated during low-rate periods. See full story.

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This streak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is broken, plus an alternative to the FAANG stocks. See full story.

Trump tweets dial up attack on Amazon ‘scam’ and the ‘lobbyist’ and ‘fake’ Washington Post

Two days after introducing the topic with a Thursday tweet saying the e-commerce giant was using the U.S. Postal Service as a delivery boy, President Trump renewed his attack on Amazon.com’s business practices with a brace of tweets early Saturday, while also opening himself up to speculation that his ill will toward the company is as much about coverage of his administration by the Washington Post, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as it is about postal-service fees and sales-tax remittance. See full story.

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College admissions officers rely on databases and software to manage troves of data. See full story.