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How to Pick Stocks That Will Beat the Market

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:26:50 EST

A veteran Barron’s writer shares insights that have helped him pick big winners over the years.

The Little Newsletter That Crushed the Market

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:59:47 EST

The Prudent Speculator has more than tripled the broad stock market since 1980. What’s its secret?

Why Biotech Looks Like a Good Bet in 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:04:14 EST

Looking for future winners among small- and mid-cap biotech. Bullish on Sarepta, Global Blood, and Versartis.

Steer Clear of Retail Wrecks

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 03:18:28 EST

The drop in retail stocks make them a tempting buy. Still, we’re reluctant to recommend jumping in with two feet.

GM Shares Could Drive 35% Higher

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:06:07 EST

If CEO Mary Barra sheds Opel, GM could free up $1 billion in yearly cash and focus on profitable markets.

Why Biotech Stocks Are Finally Set to Break Out

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:30:49 EST

The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology index ETF looks strong. What’s next for Celgene, Biogen, Myriad, Gilead.

David Rosenberg: Cautious on Trump Rally

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:48:42 EST

The contrarian economist sees volatility ahead with the market finishing the year just where it started.

A Tale of Two Trumps

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:32:41 EST

Judging by the stock market, the Trump presidency so far has been a grab bag of policy proposals, some good, some bad, some disastrous.

Harley-Davidson: An Uneasy Rider

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:08:18 EST

The stock has been riding high in Washington and on Wall Street. But it could be headed for a nasty spill.

Just Do It: The Time to Plan Your Estate Is Now

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:48:37 EST

If you delayed, get busy, for the sake of your heirs. An estate plan can always be revised. When to talk money with the kids.

Why Gold and Energy Can Make Gains This Year

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:47:21 EST

A UBS analyst looks for the best investment opportunities in the commodities sector.

Infrastructure Maven

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:27:13 EST

Cressida Hogg has cranked out strong returns at an $18 billion Canadian infrastructure fund. Here’s where she sees opportunity now.

Why the Bull Market May Soon Hit Resistance

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:22:31 EST

While there is still much to like about the market, there are many good reasons to hit the pause button.

Why the Dollar Is Likely to Fall This Year

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:53:48 EST

The conventional wisdom looks for a stronger buck. But that will make it hard for President Trump to deliver on his Rust Belt promises.

A Regional Bank Fund Favors Small Banks

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:17:47 EST

Lisa Welch, manager of the John Hancock Regional Bank fund, navigates a tough market well.

What Big Investors Are Thinking and Feeling

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:04:13 EST

Greg Valliere takes the pulse of clients on issues including the economy, tax reform and a possible Iranian conflict.

California's Water Problems: Too Little and Too Much

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:11:58 EST

California’s drought-and-flood weather matches its boom-and-bust economy and its tax-and-borrow government.

Why Goldman Is Turning on Trumponomics

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:30:19 EST

The Wall Street heavyweight is increasingly concerned about the risks of global market disruptions.

Memo to Investors: What Goes Up Must Come Down

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:25:40 EST

Last week, the Dow Industrials and the Standard & Poor’s 500 both snagged their 9th record close. Can inflation be far behind?

KeyCorp, Up 75%, Has More Gains to Come

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:36:52 EST

With rising interest rates and cost savings kicking in from KeyCorp’s acquisition of First Niagara, shares could rise 15% or more.

For Global Payments, Growth Is in the Cards

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:13:43 EST

The provider of payment-processing technology and services is exploring lucrative new businesses.

Auto Parts Maker Adient Could Have 35% Upside

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:14:11 EST

Wall Street cheered the company’s spinoff from Johnson Controls, and more gains could lie ahead.

Bottom Fishing Transocean: Reel In 35%

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:11:49 EST

Another uptick in oil prices could put the embattled deepwater driller’s rigs back in the water.

A Trump-Era Strategy for Municipal Bonds

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:14:37 EST

The Trump administration’s plans to radically overhaul the tax code could weigh on munis—but it could create buying opportunities.

Who Says Bank Stocks Don't Have Room to Run?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:50:19 EST

The top-performing Alpine Financial Services fund prefers small- and mid-cap names like Citizens.

Stock Market Warnings From Bonds and Dollar

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:39:17 EST

The Trump trend is still to the upside, but there are a few potential dangers lurking out there.

10 Stocks of Companies Blowing Past Estimates

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:25:09 EST

Companies that exceed earnings and revenue estimates tend to beat the market for the next six to 12 months.

International Game Technology Is Paying Off

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:14:23 EST

IGT has become a predictable cash-generating machine with 85% recurring revenue.

The Trump Market: Is This as Good as It Gets?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:56:25 EST

Far from a “mess,” the president has inherited a growing economy and a richly valued bull market.

An Active Voice for Bonds

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:17:53 EST

Index funds make sense for average investors. But stock and bond markets send very different signals.

Two Fast-Growing Stocks That Remain Undervalued

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:05:03 EST

The highly-rated $12 billion Polen Growth Fund is betting on beautiful smiles and payroll services.

Illumina, Up 26% So Far This Year, Can Stay Hot

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:51:41 EST

The gene sequencing equipment company announced strong quarterly results and still looks undervalued.

Value Investors, Relax

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 03:18:33 EST

After outperforming the market—and their faster-growing counterparts—in 2016, value stocks, defined as the market’s cheapest, have stalled out so far this year.

Online Art Sales Boom

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:43:00 EST

A $9.6 billion market by 2020? One artist’s tale of Internet success.

Is Margin Debt a Bear-Market Indicator?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:46:44 EST

Margin debt has increased 193% since the bull market began—the same as the rise from 2002 to 2007

Nestlé Shares Could Rise by 16%

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:24:43 EST

It’s a high-quality company that is trading cheaply because of political and economic worries in Europe.

Snap's Growing Losses Could Chill IPO Demand

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:50:31 EST

Snapchat’s parent may struggle to attract investors even with a slightly lower-than-expected valuation.

Finding Value in Apple, Nike, Allergan, Wal-Mart

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:26:20 EST

Top-performing Becker Value Equity fund is loading up on beaten-down big names and shunning utilities.

Future Phones: Technology You Can See and Touch

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:24:08 EST

What’s on the outside of your phone will drive new demand. Among the winners in display technology: Samsung, LG Display, Corning, and Universal Display.

12 Stocks to Benefit Most From the House Tax Plan

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:54:39 EST

Big corporate tax changes proposed by the House of Representatives would significantly help these firms.

Brinker International Sets The Table for Growth

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:10:00 EST

Casual dining stocks are out of favor, but improvements at Chili’s could win Brinker shares new fans.

Hess: Less Appealing Than It Looks

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:13:37 EST

Oil outfit Hess has improved its operations, but not enough to offset drop in prices from shale production.

The DOL Fiduciary Rule Still Has Momentum

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:38:28 EST

Trump may have halted implementation of the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule, but the fund industry is proceeding with compliance.

The End of an Active-Investing Era

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:29:20 EST

The investment-industrial complex doesn’t want to admit it, but active investing’s low odds of success dictate the acceptance of passive strategies.

Forget India, the New Big Thing Is Right Next Door

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:02:26 EST

Here are 4 stocks investors should buy to profit from the quiet rise of Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Exact Sciences Is on Target for More Gains

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:58:09 EST

The Benchmark Co. upgrades Exact to Buy and values shares at $22.

Where Has the Stock Market's Volatility Gone?

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:14:33 EST

Investors keep betting that the VIX fear gauge will surge, but it remains placid.

Best Bets for Bonds in 2017

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:25:29 EST

Interest rates have risen much further and faster than expected since November. But don’t expect them to keep climbing in a straight line.

Trump's Top Legislative Goals Are Bogged Down

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:44:57 EST

Political infighting will both slow down and limit the impact of tax reform and other initiatives.

Boston Beer Loses Its Edge

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:49:53 EST

Sales of craft beer have slowed in the last few quarters, and Boston Beer has been hit particularly hard.

Hedge Funds Now Play the Nuances of Energy

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:24:49 EST

After crude surged last year, some funds were able to recoup their losses. Now, with oil around $50 a barrel, they have to be more discriminating.

Buffett's $2.95 Breakfast in New HBO Documentary

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:00:01 EST

Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO is long on investment wisdom and entertainment in ‘Becoming Warren Buffett.’

Trump Rally Skeptic Says S&P 500 Could Fall 40%

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:42:20 EST

Dreyfus Global Real Return manager expects that stocks will plunge once long-term trends reassert themselves.

Rising Rates Be Damned: Real Estate Looks Good

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:39:20 EST

Despite the specter of higher interest rates, real-estate-related stocks seem poised to notch more gains.

The Challenge Snap's Youthful Masses Pose to Disney

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:34:49 EST

Snap is the embodiment of leisure as short-term bursts of activity. That’s a threat to media companies that require hours or days sitting still.

Big Bank, Small Bank ETFs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:16:34 EST

Experts say bank stocks have further to run. The question is whether to go with the biggest banks or the smaller, regional ones.

The Barrick Dilemma

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:26:44 EST

Mining giant Barrick Gold is scheduled to report earnings this week—and it probably won’t matter one lick.

India's Busy First Quarter: 4 Key Risks to Watch

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:45:07 EST

After a tepid 2016, India investors need to review the prime minister’s political standing and his budget and monetary-policy initiatives.

Qorvo, Skyworks Could Be Winners in Intel-Qualcomm Fight

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:21:19 EST

Smaller rivals are chipping away at Qualcomm profits in battle for wireless chips, and mighty Intel is losing ground.

Prognosis on Abbott Labs' Stock: 20% Return

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:07:09 EST

The global health-care company will extend its streak of double-digit earnings gains this year.

Six Energy Dividend Payers That Could Run Out of Gas

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:25:41 EST

Investors used to hefty payouts in the sector should brace for possible cutbacks.

Putting Low Volatility to Work for Your Portfolio

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:25:54 EST

Tips from a veteran trader on strategies to benefit from the rally without risking too much in a downturn.

ETF Creation/Redemption Process: Behind the Scenes

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:32:50 EST

What is the creation/redemption process is and how does it fit into the trade life cycle.

The Jobs Surplus Is Real---Even in Manufacturing

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:25:11 EST

The latest data show that employers are finding it harder to fill job openings, even after accounting for retiring boomers.

Charts Show Stock Rally in 'Acceleration' Phase

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:48:49 EST

J.P. Morgan’s technical analysts see broad sector participation and a “relatively low-volatility bull trend.”

Pensions Losing Ground Despite Big Trump Rally

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:40 EST

Higher stock prices and bond yields aren’t narrowing the gap between retirement plan assets and liabilities.

Barron's Cartoon Corner

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 22:50:57 EST

Brought to you by popular demand: A monthly collection of Barron’s cartoons.

Alexa, Get Me an Apple Quote

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:35:09 EST

Interactive Brokers adds voice-activated artificial intelligence to its platform as other brokers tiptoe into Amazon Echo.

At Home With Home Depot

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:24:38 EST

Home Depot is still the go-to stock in home improvement.

Winning Managers of Fund Families Weigh In

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:12:40 EST

The heads of the four best fund families reflect on a pivotal year—and look ahead.

Taxing Tax Changes

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:26:49 EST

Much attention has been focused on the possibility of slashing the corporate tax rate, but those gains could be eroded by other Trump policies.

Wall Street Firms Introduce Visible Alpha Platform

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:34:43 EST

A joint venture launches a platform combining Wall Street’s financial models and forecasts for more than 1,500 public companies

Barrick Glitters Among Gold Peers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:33:01 EST

Barrick looks strong based on Q4 results and guidance. If Agnico Eagle could become a buy on weakness.

The Right Pipeline Decision for the Wrong Reasons

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:43:49 EST

The building of oil pipelines should be guided by efficiency and wealth creation.

Battered Toshiba Stock Has 50% Upside

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:50:49 EST

The shares are risky but grossly undervalue the company’s lucrative chip business.

The Mexican Wall Is a Waste

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:25:18 EST

Our focus should be on the trafficking in drugs and people

Snap IPO Could Get a Warm Reception

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:40:40 EST

Some on Wall Street are betting Snap will be the next Facebook, based on robust revenue trends

Mario Gabelli's Latest Big Buy: Vascular Solutions

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:03:18 EST

The money manager now holds a 5.7% stake in Vascular, which has agreed to be acquired by Teleflex.

U.S. Homeownership Rate Hits a 35-Year Low

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:09:34 EST

Well-meaning government policies couldn’t boost the percentage of households owning their own homes long-term. Renters, take the keys.

Goldman Buys MLPs, Sells Whole Foods, Sallie Mae

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:31:19 EST

Goldman’s fund-management arm has already gained big from new bets on energy. Other new bets, not so much.

5 Infrastructure Plays for The Trump Era

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:25:00 EST

Morgan Stanley Global Infrastructure favors renewable power, toll roads, pipelines, and cellphone towers.

A New Era of Sustainable Investing Emerges

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:56:13 EST

The political backdrop could be good for funds that use environmental, social, and governance criteria.

The Value of the Human Touch

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:25:09 EST

Technology can take you only so far. Advisors need the right balance of tech and human interaction for a successful client experience.

Eight Years a Bull

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:26:35 EST

The bull market’s eight-year anniversary is just around the corner—and cracks in its façade are beginning to show.

Why Palladium's Run Will Last Another Year

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:44:17 EST

The key component in car exhaust systems will gain from higher vehicle sales and slumping supplies.

Rethinking the Reflation Trade

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:34:20 EST

The latest rise in inflation will likely prove to be another temporary break from entrenched deflationary pressures, argues Mizuho.

The Aging Market's Meltup Continues

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:25:50 EST

The bull market has gone 84 sessions without a daily decline of 1% or more. How long can that last, given Washington’s chaos?

Let's Ditch the Border Adjustment Tax Plan

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:25:24 EST

If imposed, it’s likely to do nothing to help offset lower corporate taxes. Simply curbing spending would make more sense.

Which Donald Trump Will Impact Stocks More?

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:57:34 EST

The one who favors some draconian measures has overwhelmed his more mainstream GOP counterpart.

A Robo-Advisor Gets a Human Face

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 01:41:24 EST

Betterment pioneered the automation of financial advice. Now it’s offering a twist on that concept: Human interaction for a fee.

Insurers: The Bank Alternative

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 03:18:31 EST

How much is too much of a good thing? That’s a question investors betting on a rally in bank stocks have to ask themselves.

3D Systems Health-Care Buy a Solid Strategy

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:47:09 EST

The acquisition of Vertex-Global gives access to digital dentistry, an addressable market with “multibillion dollars.”

Bank of America, Citi Still Have 10%-Plus Upside

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:04:42 EST

JPMorgan Chase, Goldman and Wells Fargo are also favorites with more room to run.

Shares of Norway's Orkla Look Tempting

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:24:24 EST

The undervalued consumer-products outfit is expanding, while looking for ways to trim costs.

11 REIT Plays for Income and Inflation Protection

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:33:36 EST

Eight REITs and three funds that should appeal to long-term investors looking to diversify as interest rates rise.

Express Scripts: A Unique PBM

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:45:26 EST

The largest standalone pharmacy benefit manager can generate value and mitigate the effects of drug-price inflation.

Axalta: A Stalled Stock That Should Rev Up

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:28:04 EST

The coating maker’s solid position in the auto industry could help shares rise 20% or more.

Market Breaks Dow 20,000 and Asks, What's Next?

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:59:05 EST

The Trump election has released animal spirits. But a plethora of questions remain, from protectionism to deregulation to tax policy.

Is Hasbro Rally Peaking?

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:48:09 EST

Game over for big gains? Unlikely. “Hasbro pushed all the right buttons in the fourth quarter as it had no problem exceeding forecasts.”