Markets out of whack? Investors say we're only getting back to normal

02/09/18 05:00 PM EST

By MarketWatch

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Some say investors are simply receiving shock treatment from a return back to "normal" after years of easy monetary policy See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/markets-out-of-whack-investors-say-were-only-getting-back-to-normal-2018-02-09).

Here's the really bad news: Only half of Americans actually own stocks

And the wealthiest among us own 81% of their value. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-the-really-bad-news-only-half-of-americans-actually-own-stocks-2018-02-09).

Fed officials sound almost glib discussing stock-market correction

Fed officials may regret trying to brush off the stock market's slump, analysts said. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-officials-sound-almost-glib-discussing-stock-market-correction-2018-02-09).

Bitcoin: How the skeptics and believers grew so far apart

The decentralized payment system known as Bitcoin is becoming the most divisive topic in the financial industry. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bitcoin-how-the-skeptics-and-believers-grew-so-far-apart-2018-02-09).

Cardlytics IPO: What it's like to go public during market madness

A calm market suddenly went crazy in the final two weeks leading up to Cardlytics Inc.'s initial public offering, but top executives didn't even discuss the possibility of turning back. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cardlytics-ipo-what-its-like-to-go-public-during-market-madness-2018-02-09).

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