NewsWatch: Stock-market pros are having a tough time imagining an S&P 500 slump in 2021

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Strategists aren’t eager to balk at the notion that the bull market in stocks is getting exhausted and are offering expectations for solid year-end gains and in some cases, projecting eye-popping rallies for the market in the coming 12 months. See full story.

How many people have to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to reach herd immunity? ‘The faster we do it, the faster we get back to life’

‘If you have a highly efficacious vaccine and only 50% of the country gets vaccinated, you’re not going to have that umbrella of protection of herd immunity,’ Anthony Fauci said. See full story.

Buy bitcoin as prices soar near $27,000 in holiday trade? Good luck!

Bitcoin prices shatter records during the Christmas weekend as investors look toward closing out a historic 2020 for the world’s most prominent digital currency, amid a global pandemic. The asset, however, is still seen as highly speculative, even if it is gaining greater mainstream attention. See full story.

‘It’s just unbelievable how fast things can change’: 10 New Year’s resolutions to keep you financially afloat

Taking a breath and maintaining grace under pressure will result in less impulsive, more far-sighted money decisions, experts say. See full story.

What’s worth streaming in January 2021: ‘WandaVision,’ ‘Cobra Kai,’ ‘Dickenson’ and more

Netflix has long dominated the streaming game, but rivals such as Disney+, HBO Max and even Apple TV+ are stepping up their games See full story.

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The Moneyist: ‘Don’t you mean round three and four? I wouldn’t spend that second check quite yet.’ See full story.

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