Deep Dive: Weekend roundup: Lyft pops on day one | A new housing crisis | What the inverted yield curve may mean

MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.

1. Lyft beats Uber to the market — now be careful


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 priced its initial offering at $72 a share, and late Friday morning the shares began trading at $87.24 — a 21% increase that was pared in later action. Lyft has beaten its rival Uber by completing its IPO first, but investors thinking about jumping in after the IPO need to think about whether the company will be able to follow in the path of other innovative companies offering cloud-based services.

More on Lyft and big IPOs:

With Lyft offering, the IPO casino is now open.

Will Lyft and Uber make ‘car cutting’ the new cord-cutting?

Lyft’s blockbuster IPO is bad news for San Francisco home buyers

2. A housing crisis that has nothing to do with mortgage lending

Some large landlords are using eviction notices as a routine tool to squeeze more money out of renters.

Looking ahead: Why the housing market may be hit by a perfect storm

3. Could the inverted yield curve be different this time?

When the yield on three-month U.S. Treasury bills

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 exceeds that of 10-year U.S. Treasury notes

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investors typically expect a near-term recession. But here’s why it may be different this time.

More opinions about the inverted yield curve:

This time, an inverted yield curve suggests the stock market has already peaked, some analysts say

How bad can it get for the S&P 500?

4. How to profit when the dollar falls

Michael Brush lists six reasons the U.S. dollar is likely to decline and how you can profit from it.

5. The travails of Facebook and Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg remains in firm voting control of the social media giant, and activist shareholders are getting angry as more high-level executives leave.

6. Why is that clown in charge?

Here’s why incompetent managers are rewarded and promoted — and what to do about it.

7. Making more money and still not saving

Two-income couples are typically unprepared for retirement.

8. Growing your income

A stock with a dividend yield of less than 3% may not be very attractive to income-seeking investors, but look what can happen if the company raises payouts significantly.

9. Cut this cost to get ahead

You might not like it, but it will work.

10. Taking the fun out of the game

Just in time for the 2019 season, here’s why Moneyball is ruining baseball.

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Published at Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:37:44 +0000