MarketWatch rounded up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.
1. The Tesla-Amazon connection
As part of her daily markets coverage, Barbara Kollmeyer shared a prediction from Mott Capital Management founder Michael Kramer that investors will love Tesla Inc. TSLA, -0.75% the way they loved Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -1.22% in years past. That is, the shares can soar as investors wait for the company to show consistent profits.
2. Predicting a bitcoin crash
Bitcoin rose above $11,000 earlier this week. Based on the remarkable and rapid increase in the cryptocurrency’s price this year, Mark Hulbert says there’s more than an 80% chance of a crash.
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3. The private sector’s fight against global warming
Ciara Linnane describes efforts to have big companies sign America’s Pledge on Climate to improve disclosure and the monitoring of emissions, while also helping corporate managers understand how “going green” can improve their profits.
4. Dividend stocks with a defensive bent
If you’re worried that the bull market for stocks will end, here are five dividend stocks to be holding during a downturn, according to Jeff Reeves.
5. A hiccup for Micron Technology
6. A market warning and a safer harbor
Goldman Sachs warned that the bull market that began in March 2009 has led to stock valuations so high that investors will suffer quickly or slowly. Howard Gold describes a balanced investment portfolio that over the long term has lowered risk while giving up only a small amount of returns.
7. Allergan’s latest controversy
Shares of Allergan PLC AGN, -2.24% are down 24% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 Index has returned 7%. Here’s a look at the company’s novel move to keep other companies from challenging a drug patent, which, according to drug industry competitors has dragged them all through the mud.
8. An outperforming fund with an unusual strategy
Here’s a large-cap value mutual fund that ranks at the top of its Morningstar category and has beaten the performance of the S&P 500, with an investment strategy that can change every month.
9. How this fund manager beats the stock market
Michael Brush interviews Thornburg fund manager Brian McMahon, who talks about his concentrated investment strategy.
10. Christmas turbulence
Kari Paul shares a heartwarming early Christmas story: The airline that was thoughtful enough to give most of its pilots time off during the peak holiday rush.