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NewsWatch: U.S. stocks have risen to all-time highs this year. Should you ‘sell in May and go away’?

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

“With stocks at record highs, some investors may be tempted to follow the old adage,” says a team of UBS strategists. See full story.

Big tech’s trillion-dollar pandemic year may be just the beginning

This week concludes the first quarter earnings reports of the five biggest giants in tech, illustrating how much bigger Big Tech actually grew since the pandemic began a year ago, and their results are mind-numbing. See full story.

Avoiding Biden’s proposed capital-gains tax hikes won’t be so easy—or will it?

Many taxpayers could avoid the tax by timing the realization of capital gains, but the elimination of the stepped-up basis loophole could mean the government would collect a lot of revenue. See full story.

Here’s how to best interpret Warren Buffett’s disappointing recent track record

Berkshire Hathaway’s trailing 15-year edge over the S&P 500 has disappeared. See full story.

Looking to buy a second home in Mexico? Here’s what you need to know

Cindy Krstich was visiting Mexico for the first time, and promised a friend she would take a look at some condos the friend’s son was building in Playa del Carmen. Twenty years later, she called the decision to purchase one of the units “one of her best.” See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

When a renter buys directly from the landlord, there may be other opportunities to save money, and not just by eliminating moving costs. But there are other concerns. See full story.

Howard Gold’s No-Nonsense Investing: ‘People are returning to the city,’ including Nashville and other affordable areas, says Redfin chief economist

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