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Energy Stocks Are on Sale And on Verge of Breakouts

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:27:43 EST

Chart patterns suggest it’s time to pick up energy stocks, as Halliburton, Valero and others look set to rise.

Magical Mystery Tax Plan

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:49:40 EST

While tax reform is definitely coming, a final bill is still a long way off, and a 2017 effective date is looking less likely.

Tesla Has An 'Unneeded Distraction'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:54:24 EST

A skeptical analyst thinks SolarCity could be a drag on Tesla’s results. The auto maker reports its earnings next week.

Best Fund Families of 2016

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:20:04 EST

Natixis, Pimco, State Street, and American Funds top Barron’s latest list of mutual-fund-family winners. A year marked by change.

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?

What's Apple to Do with $246 Billion in Cash?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:41:40 EST

Consumers are still excited about the thought of an Apple Car, but Apple will probably use its cash for investments in content and other “services.”

Under Armour's Worst Days Could Be Behind It

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:58:02 EST

An analyst who had been bearish on the stock now thinks it’s fallen enough. Importantly, the company’s market share has continued to grow.

5 Infrastructure Plays for The Trump Era

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:50:39 EST

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

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.

The One Thing You Have that Warren Buffett Doesn't

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:01:29 EST

Compounding may the single most powerful tool for building wealth. Don’t squander your only chance to make use of it.

Macy's Could Have 50% Upside in a Sale

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:01:28 EST

Investors have many ways to win with the beleaguered retailer, including a takeover and real estate spinoff.

User's Manual for a Mixed-Up Market

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:44:24 EST

Scott Black, Jeffrey Gundlach, Meryl Witmer, and Mario Gabelli offer investment picks for the new year.

Rising Rates Be Damned: Real Estate Looks Good

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:34:41 EST

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

Digital Ads, YouTube Will Lift Alphabet 20%

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:41:05 EST

Google plays catchup in cloud services, helped by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Could Groupon Challenge Amazon Again?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:23:04 EST

Wall Street went gaga for Groupon’s earnings on Wednesday, but it’s still a very small player in online retail.

Why GameStop Can Win Its Toughest War Game

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:38:01 EST

Facing weak videogame sales, the company diversifies by selling AT&T phones and Apple products.

Goldman Buys MLPs, Sells Whole Foods, Sallie Mae

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:53:19 EST

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

Why Biotech Looks Like a Good Bet in 2017

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:07:14 EST

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

How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself" in a Job Interview

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:54:58 EST

Your ability to answer that question could decide whether you get an offer. Here’s how to be ready.

Why Apple's About to Close at a Record High

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:38:38 EST

As buzz for the next iPhone builds, investors are bidding up Apple shares. The stock is on track for a record close Monday.

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.

Tesla's Getting More Competition in Self-Driving Cars

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:42:04 EST

Ford announced a new $1 billion investment in autonomous vehicles, adding more competition in an already crowded market.

How to Invest With Ackman and Loeb

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:09:52 EST

Publicly traded closed-end funds offer a chance to invest with high-profile hedge fund managers.

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.

A Tale of Two Trumps

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:03:12 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.

Apple Takes a Page from Amazon's Playbook

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:21:44 EST

Apple has finalized plans for two original TV shows that will become part of the company’s Apple Music subscription. It worked for Amazon Prime.

The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:32:04 EST

Putting the Pop Back in Coca-Cola's Flat Shares

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:46:44 EST

The soft-drink giant’s stock has been asleep, but this trade could help wake it up.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Stock in Bargain Bin

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:26:28 EST

Yielding 3%, the drug maker’s stock is trading near its lowest valuation in five years. Why shares can rise 30%.

Is Apple Ditching Fingerprints for Facial Recognition?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:31:47 EST

The 3D sensor that’s expected to be on the iPhone 8 may actually be for facial scanning, not augmented reality.

Why PayPal Seems Cool Again

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:33:00 EST

After pioneering online payments in the 1990s, PayPal is wisely adapting amid heightened competition.

Why a T-Mobile Merger With Sprint Looks Less Likely Today

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:36:47 EST

T-Mobile reported strong results for its fourth-quarter, but a potential merger with Sprint remains the main event for investors.

Why T-Mobile Shares Are Jumping

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:07:44 EST

A new report suggested that T-Mobile and Sprint could shortly begin negotiations toward a merger. That’s long been an investor dream.

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.

How to Find the Cheapest Wireless Plan

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:53:05 EST

In bringing back unlimited plans, Verizon has shaken up the wireless market. Here’s how the carriers’ plans now rank in terms of price.

Expedia Has a Google Problem

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:37:07 EST

The online trip-booking company has to deal with Google’s growing ambitions in travel.

Will Customers Support Amazon's New Bra Line?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:29:10 EST

A new report says Amazon will be coming out with its own line of ‘intimates.’

How Market Insiders Buy Stock at Discounts

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:38:07 EST

Investors worried about being left behind by the market can get paid for waiting with this put-option strategy.

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?

3 Stocks to Buy as Lumber Prices Catch Fire

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:39:59 EST

Both lumber and wood panel prices are continuing their recent upward charge.

This Time, AMD's Revival Is for Real

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:21:05 EST

AMD’s sweeping changes could elevate it in cloud computing. Shares could double in a year.

Morgan Stanley's India Pro Offers 6 Top Picks

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:45:06 EST

Portfolio manager Amay Hattangadi on why he’s bullish on Infosys, HDFC Bank and Ashok Leyland.

Verizon: This Party Has Its Limits

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:39:33 EST

By offering an unlimited wireless data plan, Verizon is matching its rivals. But it might not be all good news for the company.

Finding Big Value in Small Stocks

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:20:17 EST

Nuveen Small Cap Value’s Karen Bowie finds undervalued companies primed for a turnaround.

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.”

Google Sends Mixed Message About Nazi 'Jokes'

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:13:38 EST

A YouTube star posted videos that included Nazi imagery and anti-Semitic statements. Some of the material has been up for months, though Google has recently removed ads from them.

How to Invest: When You're Just Getting Started

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:07:57 EST

It’s not complicated — just set up automatic deposits into these funds, and don’t try to get clever.

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.

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 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.

Why TripAdvisor Is Getting a Bad Review

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:42:15 EST

The travel site is struggling to convert its traffic into profits. Shares are down 10% Thursday.

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.

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.

Stalking the Component Makers for the iPhone X

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:24:52 EST

Lumentum, Infineon, and Finisar could score key positions in the 10th-anniversary version of Apple’s iPhone.

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.

The Hidden Risks of Bank-Loan Funds

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:26:25 EST

They may seem like the perfect investment in a time of rising interest rates, but these funds are vulnerable to refinancing and credit risk.

Citi Shares: Best EM Bet for the Cautious?

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:26:21 EST

The global bank has a big developing-market presence but fewer dollar, volatility risks than the markets themselves.

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.

Howard Marks' Oaktree Stock Looks Undervalued

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:17:22 EST

Shares in the revered value investor’s firm look extremely underpriced and yield more than 5%.

Our Favorite 10 Stock Picks for 2017

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:32:27 EST

Alphabet, Apple, Citigroup, Deutsche Telekom, Disney, Toll Brothers, and Unilever are among the best bets.

Expecting Change, Top Advisor Adds Small-Caps

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:39:25 EST

Leading Morgan Stanley advisor Robin Krasny also favors cheap foreign stocks and floating-rate bonds.

Why You Want to Own Tesla Now

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:50:58 EST

Tesla stock did well in the six months preceding the company’s last two car launches, an analyst notes.

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.

Barron's 2016 List: Best 100 Hedge Funds

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:56:44 EDT

Our ranking of the top-performing funds.

Top 100 Hedge Funds for 2016

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:58:46 EDT

David Tepper’s Appaloosa and Ken Griffin’s Citadel return this year but No. 1 on the Barron’s Penta list is a very big surprise.

Snap's Coming IPO Looks Like One to Avoid

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:08:12 EST

Snapchat’s parent prepares to come public at an eye-popping valuation. The next Facebook—or Twitter?

Rollovers: When Leaving a Job, Take the 401(k) Money and Run

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:30:29 EST

Here’s what to do — and what to avoid doing — with your all-important retirement-fund stash.

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.

Rating Dividends' Health

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:46:10 EST

Reality Shares’ system gauges payout’s safety, chances for growth.

Can Richard Branson's Green Fund Renew Hope?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:34:39 EST

Recent filings show Virgin Green fund still exists, but its holdings in AquaVenture may be all wet.

Jeremy Grantham: Why Donald Trump Won

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:48:37 EST

American workers elected a billionaire to save them from the rich and powerful, writes the money manager.

Best Online Brokers: Fidelity Tops Our Survey

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:17:05 EST

The asset-management giant’s brokerage arm topped the list for the first time.

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.

The Real Cost of Health Care in Retirement

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:53:55 EST

Medicare covers a lot, but not everything. Here’s what it covers and what you’ll owe out of pocket.

A Speculative Trade on Twitter's Rise or Fall

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:08:03 EST

Here’s a strangle trade to capture both aspects of the struggling social-media companies’ plight. The risk: Twitter is a tired story.

Where to Find Technology Growth Stocks Now

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:14:16 EST

The sector is still strong, but investors should look beyond the FANG stocks for better opportunities.

Why the Cloud Will Reign in 2017

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:20:27 EST

Another solid investment cycle bodes well for the three largest cloud platforms, Microsoft, Amazon and

Top 50 Annuities for 2016

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:06:53 EDT

Annuities are about to get a makeover with new rules, low interest rates, and longer lives. Our annual ranking will point you to the best choices.

Apple Fans are Paying Up for That Big iPhone

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:16:41 EST

Strong demand for the iPhone 7 Plus boosted Apple’s average selling price for its phones and helped the company capture nearly all the profit in the industry last quarter.

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.

Barron's Roundtable, Part 3: Digging Into the Details

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:03:46 EST

Oscar Schafer, Brian Rogers, and Abby Joseph Cohen share their top investment ideas for 2017.

Chipotle: Can It Be Fixed?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:58:25 EST

The fast-casual chain is getting past its food-safety issues. CEO Steve Ells can improve service, but rising costs could cut into an earnings rebound.

A T-Mobile Merger with Sprint Could End Wireless Brawl

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 23:27:07 EST

All of the wireless telecom companies will likely benefit if Sprint and T-Mobile merge, one analyst says.

Investing Legend Warns of Market Risk

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:23:57 EST

Stocks Could Post Single-Digit Gains in 2017

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:42:05 EST

Rising bond yields, rich valuations, and global turmoil could limit the market’s gains, our experts say.

The Best Annuities

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:05:12 EDT

Investors are realizing what academics have long preached: Fixed-income annuities outshine all retirement income options.

2016 Tax Brackets (for Taxes Due April 18, 2017)

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:54:11 EST

Tax brackets for income earned in 2016 and due in April 2017.

Inauguration 2017: Stock Market Outlook Under President Donald Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:21:22 EST

Wall Street’s best minds tell Barron’s that stocks could rise 6% next year on top of the Trump rally.

Betting on the Dogs of the S&P 500

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:46:23 EST

The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF has a three-year annual return of 12.91%, better than 98% of its Morningstar-category peers.

6 Life Lessons from Warren Buffett

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:01:18 EST

We compiled wisdom that the world’s greatest investor has shared with graduate students over the years.

Another Sign Apple is Taking TV Seriously

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:05:20 EST

A management shift in the Apple TV segment suggests the device itself and original content are becoming bigger priorities.

Skepticism About Syntel Creates an Opportunity

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:25:40 EST

Unloved, misunderstood IT outfit’s short-term woes overshadowed by long-term prospects. A $36 stock?

Buffett Betting Big That Airline Stocks Will Fly

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:52:19 EST

In November, Warren Buffett loaded up on the sector but an overdone selloff offers a second chance to buy.

Where to Find Yield

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 03:20:21 EST

We rank the best—and worst—places for income in a rising-rate world. European dividend stocks and utilities look attractive. MLPs, not so much.

America Might Plug into Tesla Sooner Than Expected

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:11:50 EST

The growing use of solar and wind energy means utilities and consumers are likely to want more battery storage, and Tesla is the leading provider.

Vistra Energy's Promising Next Act

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:23:51 EST

The Texas electricity producer’s depressed shares could get a jolt from higher power prices.

How to Pick Great Funds

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 01:35:38 EST

Actively managed mutual funds are poised to make a comeback after years of being trounced by ETFs. Seven great ones to buy.

3 Big Yielding Singapore Stocks With 25% Upside

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:17:11 EST

Singapore stocks are cheap after two down years, plus yields look tempting. Singtel is among brokers’ top picks.

Mario Gabelli's Latest Stock Buys and Sales

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:36:25 EST

The lauded value investor has raised his beneficial stakes in Hertz and Herc. He pulled back on cat litter.