NewsWatch: The stock market’s next step could be its most pivotal

NewsWatch: The stock market’s next step could be its most pivotal
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

The U.S. stock market’s bulls and bears have for months been a arm-wrestling match with no end in sight. However, whichever side “wins” could dictate the tone on Wall Street for months. See full story.


These are the retail brands that will be hurt most by Chinese tariffs

Analysts weigh in on the retailers and brands that could be most impacted by tariffs. 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.


Morgan Stanley expects the inverted yield curve — harbinger of recession — in 2019

The inverted yield curve is the four horsemen of the apocalypse of the economy—investors fear them because they have often preceded recessions in the past. Strategists at Morgan Stanley on Thursday predicted the yield curve will invert by middle of 2019 although they stopped short of issuing a recession warning. See full story.


The risk Jeff Bezos takes with Amazon.com offers stock investors a valuable lesson

Seek and reward leaders who build, rebuild, and transform companies, writes Mark W. Johnson. See full story.


MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

Delinquencies are inching back up, but still relatively low. See full story.