Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Zillow expects to take in billions from flipping homes | Take the citizenship test | Cheap stocks

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

1. Zillow will expand its home-flipping business


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 management team believes it can book $20 billion a year in revenue from buying and selling homes.

More about housing: Mortgage rates fall to one-year low

2. Would you pass this test?

Test your knowledge of U.S. civics by taking the citizenship test that’s part of becoming a naturalized American. Most native-born Americans would flunk, according to a very large survey.

3. Stocks under $10

Jeff Reeves lists five stocks priced below $10 that you may want to consider.

Don’t miss: Five reasons emerging-markets stocks could outperform U.S. stocks for several years

4. A guaranteed 16% return on investment

Mark Cuban explains how easily you (or people you care about) can make big gains.

5. Dividend stock screens

Here’s a list of the highest-yielding REIT stocks in the S&P 500

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 and a list of 20 companies that pay generous dividends and have excess cash flow to pay more.

6. Happy with this year’s stock market?

Mark Hulbert explains why you should not be surprised if the market pulls back.

7. Keep thinking, stay fit

People are living longer, but their mental abilities aren’t keeping up. Here are ways to keep your brain in shape.

Also see: Karl Lagerfeld didn’t make his own bed, cook or drive — why more Americans are following in his footsteps

8. Be careful with target-date mutual funds

Employer-sponsored retirement plans typically feature target-date funds as default investment choices. But they may not be your best choice.

Related: These are the 3 big reasons you should use a financial adviser (and picking investments is not one of them)

9. How Amazon does it

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 has been bashed by politicians for not having to put up cash to pay federal income taxes. Here’s what’s really going on with Amazon’s federal, state and local taxes.

More for tax time: Two cheers for billionaires — they’ve made life so much better for us

10. How much time do you spend watching TV?

How the Northeast, Midwest, South and West differ in how people spend their time.

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Published at Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:40:16 +0000