On April 13, Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter TWTR,
for $54.20 per share. Twitter’s stock closed at $45.08 (17% below Musk’s takeout price) on April 14, making it clear that many investors believe the deal won’t happen. .
Louis Navellier pleads for Twitter’s board of directors to accept Elon Musk’s offer.
Meanwhile, New Constructs’ David Trainer, Kyle Guske and Matt Shuler have a warning for Twitter shareholders: Musk’s offer could be a costly distraction.
More on Musk and Twitter:
Where you could live if you don’t drive anymore
In the section Where should I retire? chronicle, Silvia Ascarelli helps a woman who can no longer drive with three possible locations depending on her budget and transportation needs, while allowing her to pursue cultural and educational opportunities.
Try MarketWatch’s retirement locator tool for your own personalized research. It includes data for over 3,000 US counties and incorporates climate risk.
Learn more about retirement moves: Six things to consider before moving in retirement
Here’s how activist investors can help you
Tonya Garcia explores a fascinating trend: shareholders are fighting against boards of directors to bring about changes that will increase the value of companies.
How the Semiconductor Industry Evolved
The chart above shows how semiconductor stocks as a group have outperformed the benchmark S&P 500 TWTR index,
over the past 10 years. But so far this year, the iShares Semiconductor SOXX ETF,
fell 23%, while the S&P 500 is down 8%.
Wallace Witkowski explains how the semiconductor industry has evolved, while examining its recent volatility.
Inflation rises again and hits the working class
This week, the government announced that consumer inflation in the United States hit a new 40-year high of 8.5% in March, while wholesale prices rose 11.2% from the previous year.
Rex Nutting explains why this cycle of inflation has been the most difficult for the working class.
Continue reading: Gas Is Rising, But That’s How Inflation Really Hurts Older Americans
Here’s an easy way to protect yourself from inflation – and it’s about to get even better next month
Series I US Savings Bonds, referred to as I Bonds, currently have an interest rate of 7.12%. The rate resets every six months, in May and November, and is based on the rate of inflation. Mark Hulbert expects the May reset to take the interest rate well above 9%. He explains how I-bonds work and whether it’s better to buy them now or wait a month.
Investors are turning to emerging markets
US investors have poured money into emerging market stocks, according to Bank of America. Michael Brush makes the case for emerging market outperformance and shares lessons learned from Neal Dihora, who co-manages the Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Investor Fund.
Learn more about emerging markets: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine changes ESG investing
Other stock ideas:
20 High Volatility Stocks You Might Want To Avoid In A Fast-Trigger Market
Three Value Stocks That Can Offer Safety When Interest Rates Rise
Retirement and its planning
As part of her Help Me Retire column, Alessandra Malito helps a couple facing a tough decision about the Social Security schedule. Some details might surprise you.
As well: As Social Security finances falter, Congress could make matters worse with this rule change
Learn more about retirement and its planning:
Retired and bored or, even worse, boring? Try that
4 big retirement expenses to consider
A hopeful home pinball machine
In the column The Big Move, Jacob Passy helps a couple who have spent much more to repair a house than expected. The dilemma: sell now or rent?
Learn more about the housing market:
Mortgage rates hit their highest level in more than a decade – even wealthy homebuyers are feeling the pain
Remember the tiny house movement? How it works ?
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