Weekend roundup: How the Fed props up stocks | Broad effects of government shutdown | Dividend stocks that beat Dow and S&P

Philip van Doorn
Weekend roundup: How the Fed props up stocks | Broad effects of government shutdown | Dividend stocks that beat Dow and S&P

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 3% for 2019 through Jan. 10, but investors are still reeling from the 12% fourth-quarter decline. This detailed article about how massive injections of liquidity by the Federal Reserve and other central banks has propped up stocks for 10 years struck a chord with hundreds of thousands of MarketWatch readers.