14 dividend stocks that rose 100% or more in 5 years as the payouts doubled

In basketball, a double-double is a combination of at least 10 or more of the following in a game: points scored, rebounds, assists, blocked shots or steals. For dividend stocks, you might find a screen of double-doubles below to be fascinating. The screen of the S&P 500 SPX highlights dividend-paying companies that have at least … Read more

Annual rent growth continues to slow — so why do prices still feel so high?

We want to hear from readers who have stories to share about the effects of increasing costs and a changing economy. If you’d like to share your experience, write to readerstories@marketwatch.com. Please include your name and the best way to reach you. A reporter may be in touch. Rent growth in January experienced its smallest annual … Read more

My 84-year-old brother has dementia. Would his guardian be able to sell the home I co-own with him?

Dear Harry,  My 84-year-old brother lives alone. We believe he has dementia and he has had repeated hospitalizations. He refuses to move to a nursing home. Currently the hospital is in the process of getting him assessed for capacity and petitioning a judge to appoint a professional guardian. I live in another state and have … Read more

Redfin stock price targets doubled by these analysts, but they’re still not bullish

Shares of Redfin Corp. sold off Friday, after the real estate services company’s outlook for first-quarter losses was wider than what Wall Street expected, and said the housing market recovery has stalled as mortgage rates have climbed. But the company also reported fourth-quarter losses that more than doubled, but were narrower than expected, and revenue … Read more

‘Grandma shacking up? What example would I set for my grandchildren?’ I want to get married. My fiancé’s adult daughter is against it — she has a list of financial demands.

What advice would you give to a widow and widower considering marriage on how to manage finances — and deal with adult children? We are both 60 years old and plan to work a few more years, mostly for health insurance. We both have about $1.5 million in retirement savings accounts. Our spouses’ 401(k)s and … Read more

This couple got married at a gas station for $986 and loved every minute and NBA All-Star Chris Paul on the most important thing to look for when investing

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. ‘A historic day of progress’: Spain becomes first European country to provide menstrual leave Minister of Equality Irene Montero called the new law ‘historic’ for feminist rights. Read More Would you spend $30,000 on a wedding? This couple got married at a gas station for $986 — and … Read more

Long-term lumber demand looks to benefit from U.S. ‘population demographics’

Lumber was one of 2022’s worst commodity performers, and it has been volatile at the start of this year, but prices may gain on the back of a housing shortage. An overall lack of confidence in U.S. housing amid the sharp rise in interest and mortgage rates in the past year led to lackluster lumber demand, contributing … Read more

Where can I afford to live in retirement? Senior housing and the ‘forgotten middle’

As housing costs soar, these are among the top questions retirees and near-retirees grapple with as they transition out of paid work and into a life on a fixed income. It’s a particularly tricky issue for the so-called “forgotten middle” of the senior housing market—those who make too much to qualify for Medicaid and those … Read more

DocuSign plans to lay off 10% of its staff

DocuSign Inc. expects to lay off about 10% of its workforce in a bid to improve its “growth, scale and profitability objectives,” the company disclosed in a Thursday morning filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company, which makes e-signature technology, anticipates that it will incur about $25 million to $35 million in charges … Read more

Another ‘Volmageddon’? JPMorgan becomes the latest to warn about an increasingly popular short-term options strategy.

Another big data day is testing animal spirits that seem to be keeping stock markets from running off a cliff, despite rising bond yields and signs of a strong economy that may lock in tighter Fed policy for longer. Producer prices came in hotter than expected and stock futures are falling. Onto our call of … Read more