NewsWatch: Here’s how the Dow and S&P 500 perform in years after they ring up gains of 20%

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

If statistics over the past 70 years hold true, next year is likely to produce healthy, if not stellar, gains. See full story.

‘I’m 100% in equities. … You’re never going to make enough money if you have 40% of your money in bonds,’ says CNBC anchor

CNBC’s Becky Quick on Thursday morning explains that she’s all but abandoned allocating any portion of her personal investment portfolio to bonds. See full story.

Congress passed the SECURE Act— how much will it actually help people save for retirement?

The proposal is in the government’s year-end spending bill, expected to be voted on in the Senate this week. See full story.

Tesla stock tops $400, sets fresh record

Tesla Inc. stock soars past $400 on Thursday to set a record close Thursday, boosting the company’s market capitalization north of $72 billion and ahead of General Motors’ and Ford’s market values. See full story.

Half of U.S. workers say they didn’t get a raise this year — and that’s an improvement

Cost-of-living increases are becoming ‘a relic of the past,’ one analyst said. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

Walmart, Amazon and FedEx are among the companies that don’t have matching gift programs. See full story.

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