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Will CBS Buy Viacom?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:46:43 EDT

CBS Chief Les Moonves likely could find huge synergies from combining with Viacom. With or without a deal, CBS shares could double by 2020.

Infrastructure Stocks Could Rally on Election

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:42:53 EDT

Clinton and Trump both want to boost infrastructure spending. Jamie Cook, of CSFB, picks industry winners.

Why Oil Could Rise 35%

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:43:56 EDT

As oversupply subsides — and demand from India rises — RBC strategist Helima Croft says prices could top $60 per barrel in 2017.

LabCorp Looks Ready to Pass Every Test

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:05:27 EDT

The No. 2 U.S. lab testing firm has a diverse revenue base and lucrative drug-development business.

Is It Better to Buy or Rent a Second Home?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:35:10 EDT

A real-estate investment professional crunches the numbers and resolves this never-ending debate.

Biotech Is Cheaper Than Big Pharma: What to Buy

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:39:05 EDT

Biotech stocks in the S&P 500 fetch 12.2 times forward earnings, a 20% discount to pharmaceutical stocks.

Where to Find a 5% Yield

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:01:01 EDT

With rising interest rates likely later this year, floating-rate bank loans look like a good deal. Here’s what you need to know.

Social Injustice Depends on the Size of the Tip

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:25:30 EDT

Ninotchka, a 1939 movie starring Greta Garbo, remains Hollywood’s most vivid, humorous and accurate portrayal of socialism.

What's the Best Safe Haven for Investors?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:37:32 EDT

A hedge-fund manager rates the merits of four instruments including gold, Swiss francs and Treasuries.

Penta Millionaires: The New Rising Class

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:18:16 EDT

Families with over $5 million in investible assets surpass one million for first time

Capital One Financial's Savvy Plan for Growth

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:41:34 EDT

The financial-services hybrid ought to get more respect for its card business. The stock could return 20%.

Finding Those Reasonably Priced High-Payout Stocks

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:25:38 EDT

Many bond-proxy stocks now sport high valuations. A study from the Leuthold Group culls a group of lower-priced stocks with decent yields.

How One Investment Pro Is Betting on an Aging Bull

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:32:07 EDT

Signature Estate Investment Advisors’ Brian Holmes provides holistic financial planning, healthy returns.

The Federal Deficit Is Set to Explode

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:55:18 EDT

Increases in the annual budget gap add to the national debt and blunt prospects for economic growth.

Seeking the Best of Both Growth and Value Stocks

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:10:26 EDT

Jeff Rottinghaus, manager of T. Rowe Price’s U.S. Large-Cap Core fund, likes XL Group, Visa, Apple.

Today's Top 5 Stock Picks: Pfizer, Apple, GE, More

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:51:18 EDT

Dreyfus Equity Income beats 95% of its peers with stocks that offer yield and earnings stability.

How Charts Can Make You a Better Investor

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:46:17 EDT

No matter how one decides what to buy, sell, or hold, confirming your analysis with a chart is always useful.

Mid-Cap Value Stocks: Returns of 20% or More

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:29:42 EDT

American Century Mid Cap Value managers like Northern Trust, Tyco, Imperial Oil, and EQT.

Apple Stock and iPhone 7 Both Look Like Winners

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:22:56 EDT

Shares of Apple have been surging, boosted by news that the first run of the iPhone 7 has sold out. Stay long.

Jump in Bond Yields, Chance of Trump Win Hammer Stocks

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:33:18 EDT

Shares stumble as polls indicate that presidential race is tightening.

The Media Weigh In on Wells Fargo Scandal

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:25:18 EDT

Jim Cramer calls it a “sub-optimal situation.” Others aren’t quite so restrained in their reaction.

9/11's Lingering Toll On the U.S. Economy

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:29:35 EDT

The indirect costs of terror attacks continue long after the terrible impact of the direct ones have become memories. Also, why Janet Yellen might punt on a rate hike.

Sarepta Still Has Upside

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:54:55 EDT

Barron’s was right: After a prolonged process Sarepta’s muscular dystrophy drug was cleared by the FDA, driving shares up more than 100%.

Whole Foods Looks Tasty

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:06:31 EDT

For years this column has been skeptical of the once sky-high equity valuation of Whole Foods. Now that the stock is down, shares look tasty.

A 12-Step Recovery Plan For Puerto Rico

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:40:50 EDT

Puerto Rico’s financial problems seem overwhelming, but the island commonwealth can heal itself.

Facebook, Amazon Can Keep Hitting New Highs

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:04:08 EDT

With Facebook and Amazon both rallying and Apple and Alphabet improving, big cap tech can stay hot.

Markets Cast Ballots for Clinton After Debate

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:42:51 EDT

Stocks rebound and Mexican peso jumps, suggesting market expects continuity in the White House.

Spirit Airlines: Cheap Airfares, Cheaper Stock

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:42:22 EDT

Low-cost Spirit Airlines offers no amenities, cramped seats, and a stock that could fly as much as 60%.

Deutsche Bank's Woes: Will Germany's Sick Man Infect Global Markets?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:00:08 EDT

Options investors bet that battered stock will keep falling. Bank’s problems include possibility of huge fine from U.S. regulators.

Stock Market Acts as if Clinton Will Be President

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:59:38 EDT

The pundits and the stock market react to the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Pharma Shares Slump, but Payout Yields Tempt

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:00:48 EDT

Stocks get hit by patent expirations and pricing fears. But the companies still generate abundant cash flow and are growing their dividends.

Where to Put Your Muni-Bond Money Now

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:40:53 EDT

Higher-quality longer-term munis could be hit by central bank moves, but there are other places where returns are safer.

New Maserati SUV Impresses -- and How

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:31:06 EDT

The Italian luxury car brand delivers this fall an $83,000 off-road vehicle that’s a dream to drive.

MIG Capital's Winning Recipe for Gains

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:30:57 EDT

Richard Merage’s hedge fund looks at companies through the lens of a business owner. Bullish on Sprint.

Bond Yields Up to 12%? Here's BlackRock's Trade

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:10:09 EDT

Fixed-income chief Rick Rieder combs the world for opportunities. He’s finding them in surprising places.

Two Cancer Biotechs See Bullish Insider Buying

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:24:40 EDT

Felix and Julian Baker added $70 million to their stakes in Seattle Genetics and Aquinox Pharma.

How to Profit From the Fed's Coming Rate Hike

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:49:33 EDT

Investors are using call options on a financial-sector ETF to bet on a rate hike before the end of the year.

Delphi and Magna: 2 Cheap Ways to Play Self-Driving Cars

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:01:09 EDT

Traditional auto parts companies will likely play a big role in autonomous car, and their stocks are dirt cheap.

A Power Tool for Traders

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:42:18 EDT

ETFs that aim to deliver the opposite of the volatility index, or VIX, should be handled with extreme care. But they will deliver gains as long as market swoons are short and sweet.

Look to China, Not OPEC, on Oil Prices

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:54:15 EDT

Investors should keep an eye on China’s Big Three oil companies, whose aggressive production cuts are helping to bring the oil market back into balance.

The Allure and Risk of Consumer-Staples Stocks

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:31:12 EDT

The sector looks expensive, and while it offers good yields, telecoms and utilities provide higher ones.

AmEx Hikes Dividend; Stock Can Take Charge

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:23:49 EDT

American Express investors should benefit from a favorable court ruling, dividend boost and stock buyback.

Must-See TV: Clinton vs. Trump, Round One

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:00:31 EDT

Taxes, health care, and energy likely to be flashpoints in the first Clinton-Trump debate

Pfizer Won't Split and Neither Should Investors

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:05:45 EDT

Investors wanted a breakup but the stock is a buy given the drug maker’s low valuation and 3.5% yield.

What the Big Selloff Portends for Stocks

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:24:13 EDT

The market’s most exciting day since Brexit signals a profound change -- and not for the better.

Shake Shack Fries in the Face of Convention

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:30:24 EDT

Insiders have sold a huge amount of the slumping stock so far this year. Yet shares remain richly valued.

Sarepta Soars 100% in a Week Yet Remains a Buy

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:19:01 EDT

FDA approval of Sarepta’s muscular dystrophy drug is creating a big opportunity for investors.

Both United and American Airlines Can Gain Altitude

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:10:37 EDT

American president J. Scott Kirby joins United, lifting its shares. But American should also take flight.

A Turnaround Is in the Works at PICO Holdings

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:12:54 EDT

The company could cash in soon on its sizable water rights near fast-growing Reno. And more on Sparton.

Chicago Bridge Issues Take a Toll

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:24:18 EDT

The Westinghouse Electric lawsuit has and will likely continue to be a drag but there are some positive catalysts.

Low Investment Returns For the Long Run

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:28:55 EDT

Several economic factors have combined to almost assure that weak returns are here to stay a while.

Oil Giant Total's Stock Could Rise 20%

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:32:54 EDT

The French integrated oil and gas producer has been cutting costs and pumping up production. The 6% dividend doesn’t hurt, either.

What Does Mighty Apple Want With Tiny McLaren?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:05:32 EDT

Apple has the cash to buy any car maker it wants, but McLaren might be the wisest move.

A Bullish Sign: Investors Are Stockpiling Cash

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:39:19 EDT

Money managers report that cash levels are elevated this year in investment funds. That means there is plenty of buying power to fuel a rally in stocks.

The 10 Best Dividend Stocks

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:44:55 EDT

Barron’s picks have hefty yields and nice prices. Why JPMorgan Chase, Verizon, Target, and MetLife make the grade.

With Investing, Cheap and Lazy Pay Off

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:58:55 EDT

Reviews of Heads I Win, Tails I Win by Spencer Jakab, and Debunking Utopia by Nima Sanandaji

How the Fed's Decision Could Affect Stocks

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:07:37 EDT

Technical ratios within the market weakened ahead of the Sept. 9 selloff, but they came roaring back in the past two weeks.

Royal Caribbean Making Waves With Dividend Hike

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:12:55 EDT

The cruise line boosts its dividend by 28% as sector valuations relative to the S&P 500 near 2008-2009 levels.

Worried the Market Is Too Calm? Bring On the Noise

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:31:34 EDT

An unusual stretch of low stock volatility ended with a blowup in August 2015. Friday’s drop doesn’t mean we’re in for a repeat.

Bob Doll: Stocks Are Best Game in Town

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:48:04 EDT

The strategist says that equities are expensive on historical basis but are attractive versus bonds and cash.

Will Bayer's Takeover of Monsanto Be a Bust?

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:27:05 EDT

A successful corporate acquisition should increase cost savings, boost profits, and expand markets. Unfortunately, too many do just the opposite.

How Large is Election's Impact on Stocks?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:38:19 EDT

An investment analyst looks at the past 35 presidential terms to answer this question.

MainStay's Municipal Bond Mavens

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:57:58 EDT

MainStay High Yield Municipal Bond’s co-managers are active traders in the $3 trillion municipal bond market.

GM, With Its Delectable Dividend, Is Priced to Buy

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:29:42 EDT

Morgan Stanley upgrades General Motors, which yields near 5%, to Overweight with a $37 price target.

A Simple Solution for Infrastructure Spending

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:24:09 EDT

Charging cars and trucks for their contribution to congestion on roads and bridges—and planes for their contribution to congestion on runways—would shift the cost of infrastructure to users from taxpayers.

Shoe Seller DSW Stumbles Into Bargain Bin

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:17:38 EDT

Disappointing sales outlook pummels the stock, but retailer’s longer-term prospects are better.

Cut Your Losses on Tractor Supply

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 02:46:21 EDT

The long-term bullish case for the retailer is intact, but after management lowered guidance, regaining investors’ confidence could take time.

How Mylan Got the Market And Criticism It Deserves

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:57:35 EDT

Disasters shift supply and demand, creating opportunities and pitfalls for those that exploit them.

Is Chipotle Mexican Grill Off of Its Sick Bed?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:09:35 EDT

A fan of the chain’s tasty fare reviews the media’s latest takes on the company’s shares.

It Was the Best of Times

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:18:33 EDT

Letter from the editor detailing highlights of the current Penta edition.

The GOP May Keep Both Houses of Congress

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:38:58 EDT

Republicans have made gains in close Senate races. What that might mean for tax legislation?

The Experts' Guide to Retirement Planning

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:22:09 EDT

Enjoying your health and wealth in retirement takes more work than you might think. Our pros look beyond the numbers. What about the kids?

Four Reasons HPE Could Break Up Completely

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 09:40:25 EDT

For one thing, the value-creation narrative has changed and Enterprise Services is spinning off.

Health Care Stocks Are Looking Sick, Charts Say

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:12:08 EDT

Bad news in the group extends past Mylan. Dow components Pfizer and UnitedHealth look unwell, too.

Vertex Looks to Cash In On Its Rich Drug Pipeline

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:03 EDT

The drug maker remains a robust—and inexpensive—growth story. It isn’t being given its due by Wall Street.

Stocks Fall 2.4% on Week, on Talk of Rate Hike

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:23:06 EDT

A Fed official’s words Friday pummel shares. Even financials, which could benefit from higher rates, feel the pain.

Fed Votes for Status Quo, Giving Boost to Markets

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:51:48 EDT

Holding rates unchanged, Yellen & Co. signal gentle rise over the next two years.

More Pain Ahead for Home Builder Stocks

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:15:17 EDT

The interest-rate-sensitive group saw significant bearish events last week. It will likely fall further.

Alibaba Significantly Underweight in Funds

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:25:37 EDT

The company should be and will become a core holding for large-cap-growth managers.

Is Chipotle Worth It?

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:57:01 EDT

Bill Ackman’s stake is good for the burrito purveyor, but it will take more than that (and tasteless tweets) to bring back hungry millennials.

Biotech Is Cheaper Than Big Pharma

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:00:57 EDT

Takes on Alexion and Amgen

Picks in Mortgage REITs for Better Returns

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:11:07 EDT

New Residential, PennyMac, Starwood Property and Two Harbors can produce better risk-adjusted returns over time.

No Rx for Restaurant Sales

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:06:26 EDT

Health-care costs are denting dining-out spending for consumers.

Is Apple a Growth Stock or a Value Stock?

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:29:42 EDT

The lines are blurry between growth and value, and ETF investors should beware of duplicate holdings.

Is the market about to take a cyclical turn?

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:54:11 EDT

Cyclical stocks could soon snatch market leadership from the defensive sectors, says David Lebovitz, Global Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Funds. J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Look Who's Shorting Deutsche Bank

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:26:57 EDT

AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear is the only ETF that incorporates fundamental-driven stock selection. Here’s what it’s betting against now.

Microsoft Growth May Lift Stock to $91 by 2020

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:47:41 EDT

Given the more-recurring nature of the business and a healthy dividend yield, shares can continue to garner a premium.

The Best-Selling Wings

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:18:29 EDT

Many surprises among the five aircraft most in demand.

Too Late to Get Out of Medallion

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:39:25 EDT

The financier of New York’s yellow cabs cut its dividend and felt the wrath of investors. Best to buckle up and brave the bumps.

Matriculating in the Ivy-Covered Halls of Debt

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:38:58 EDT

College can be a path to cultural enlightenment, or a door to a professional career, or an introduction to penury.

Has the Fed Averted a Big Stock Selloff?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:14:17 EDT

A columnist articulates the challenges of raising rates. And the list of Amazon’s victims widens.

September Surprise?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:23:02 EDT

Chief strategist Mike O’Rourke argues that the FOMC could raise rates in September.

Scottrade Offers Investors New Constructs Research

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:13:16 EDT

The online broker upgrades its site; also, thinkorswim trading challenge for students; and Siebert changes hands.

A New Favorite for Value Funds: Technology

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:50:28 EDT

Why some value managers are stocking up on tech stocks, including Amazon, Alphabet, and even Facebook.

Byron Wien: Smart Money Says U.S. Stocks are Best

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 09:32:53 EDT

The Blackstone strategist hosts lunches every August with financial experts. Here is what they see ahead.

Could a Correction Be Around the Corner?

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 06:51:34 EDT

Three market ratios that help assess risk-taking look weaker. A few weeks ago, all three were solidly bullish.

Can We Fix Social Security?

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:20:27 EDT

A new bipartisan compromise on taxes and benefits beats the alternative—doing nothing.

Jim Grant Is Bullish on Gold, Bearish on Kraft

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:01:02 EDT

The founder of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer foretells fiat money’s end game, and a bull market in metals.

You've Got to Be Bats Not to Buy CBOE Now

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:38:56 EDT

CBOE’s plan to buy Bats is a chance to get an innovator on the cusp of a radical transformation.