NewsWatch: What history tells us happens to the S&P 500 after a strong year-end rally, strategist says

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

U.S. stocks are set to start the new year in positive fashion, after ending a volatile 2020 at record highs. See full story.

Dow industrials set to head higher in first session of 2021

Stock-index futures climb in the first session in 2021, as investors focus on the positive factors that helped the market to close out last year at record highs: vaccine rollouts and fiscal aid packages. See full story.

Here’s what Fauci has to say about President Trump’s claim that the number of COVID-19 deaths is ‘exaggerated’ and ‘fake news’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases specialist, took issue with a Trump tweet claiming the number of COVID-19 deaths is “fake news.” See full story.

Former Obama economist questions wisdom of stimulus checks

Stimulus checks don’t have much back for the buck, and it was unfortunate they made up so much of the recently passed $900 billion economic rescue package, a former top economist for President Barack Obama said Sunday. See full story.

Impeachment redux? Democratic lawmakers condemn Trump’s remarks, raise question of criminality

Democratic lawmakers called for swift and serious action against President Donald Trump ranging from censure to impeachment on Sunday, after he was heard in a leaked audio tape pressuring Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find” more votes and to reverse his election loss in that state. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

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

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