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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

Markets Cast Ballots for Clinton After Debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:59:01 EDT

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

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.

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.

IPhone 8 Headwinds Brewing

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:33:24 EDT

Free iPhone 7 promotions may impact the 2018 cycle as those that upgrade would see an increase in their monthly bills.

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%.

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.

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.

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%.

CVS Catalysts Will Revive Stock

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:38:38 EDT

Additional PBM new business wins, acquisitions and a potential dividend hike are all in the offing.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Double Trouble for Hedge-Fund Chief Leon Cooperman

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:20:30 EDT

Insider-trading allegations come atop performance woes that just now appear to be abating.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Will Twitter Find a Buyer? Don't Ask That Question

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:48:55 EDT

Google will buy Twitter! No, maybe not. Disney? Still unclear. Why investors should stay away.

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.

Biotech Is Cheaper Than Big Pharma

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:00:57 EDT

Takes on Alexion and Amgen

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.

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.

IPhone 7 Teardown: Who Gained Content?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:08:47 EDT

Broadcom, Cirrus Logic and Skyworks Solutions provide more for Apple basebands.

Teva, Allergan Pump Up the Pipelines

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:17:14 EDT

Teva reached a partnership with Regeneron, but more surprisingly, Allergan agreed to acquire Tobira.

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.

Why the Fed Should Raise Rates Slowly

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:01:15 EDT

Some Fed watchers decried the decision to leave interest rates unchanged. But raising rates shouldn’t be something that’s done in haste. Here’s why, and a better plan.

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.

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.

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.

Bubble Watch: Market Starting to Feel Like 1999

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:47:14 EDT

Only one company can buy Twitter, so investors have begun to look for consolation prizes.

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 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.

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.

America's Top 40 Wealth Management Firms

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:32:35 EDT

Barron’s annual list shows that the top 10 firms have acquired 82% of assets in accounts over $5 million.

Betting on Alibaba to Hit a New All-Time High

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:22:01 EDT

China’s e-commerce giant has been overshooting investors’ expectations. How much higher can it climb?

Investing for the Next 100 Years

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:52:19 EDT

Ned Dane, head of the OppenheimerFunds’ Private Client Group, urges investors to think very long term. Catastrophe bonds, bank debt, Indian stocks, and emerging market bonds are among his recommendations.

Seagate, Western Digital: Upside to Estimates

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:44:35 EDT

Recent checks in Asia throughout the hard-disk-drive ecosystem suggest total available market is above expectations.

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.

Bank of Japan Throws Down the Gauntlet

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:54:07 EDT

Shinzo Abe must urgently embrace tough reforms rather than rely on more monetary policy tweaks.

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.

Barron's 2016 List: Best 100 Hedge Funds

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:56:44 EDT

Our ranking of the top-performing funds.

Abbott's Deal With JNJ Is Good Strategy

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:04:52 EDT

Abbott can use proceeds from the divestiture of the Medical Optics business to pay down debt next year.

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.

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?

Jim Rogers on Oil, Gold and Why China Is a Buy

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 21:26:05 EDT

The legendary investor is shorting U.S. stocks, buying the dollar and bullish on three frontier markets.

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.

Meg Whitman Divides and Conquers at HPE

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:24:10 EDT

The CEO has been spinning off units, focusing on more profitable products. The stock has 35%-plus upside.

T-Mobile Brags About Growth Yet Stock Falls

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:28:41 EDT

The wireless phone carrier says it’s added 753,000 monthly customers this summer. Investors wanted more.

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.

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.

Apple Takes Aim at PayPal

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:18:07 EDT

Starting this week, Mac users will be able to make online purchases with ApplePay. The increasingly crowded payments business could make life difficult for PayPal.

Best Online Brokers: Fidelity Tops Our Survey

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:31:25 EDT

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

UBS: New Boss, New Mission

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:28:38 EDT

Tom Naratil, new head of the Swiss bank’s U.S. wealth management arm, is shaking things up.

Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 02:31:18 EDT

Five of the Top 100 offer insights into navigating the bull market. Why they’re pivoting toward value.

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.

More Bad News About Alpha-Seeking Business

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:22:58 EDT

A new S&P survey reports that 90% of actively-managed funds fail to hit their bogey.

The Most Undervalued Housing Markets

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:31:16 EDT

Not all luxury homes ar in overheated markets. Surprising value can be found in 10 U.S. metropolises.

Vodafone's Charms: 33% Upside and a 5.3% Yield

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 02:47:44 EDT

Coming off a network upgrade, Vodafone is poised to start minting cash. Could a merger be next?

Chanel Affiliate Trims Ulta Stake by $200 Million

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:20:26 EDT

Mousseluxe sold nearly a million shares of the beauty chain. The stock is up 27% for the year-to-date.

America's Top 40 Wealth Management Firms

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:06:50 EDT

The big story in our wealthy managers list: slow growth. But Citigroup moves up two spots with a 19% increase in assets.

Food Stocks Look Spoiled

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:20:52 EDT

It’s not just Hershey. General Mills and Campbell Soup are leading a broad food-stock correction.

Will the U.S. Have a Recession Next Year?

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:33:05 EDT

Bessemer Trust’s top strategist lays the odds of the one event that could easily end the bull market.

America's Top 40 Wealth Management Firms

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:02:50 EDT

Barron’s exclusive ranking of the Top 40 managers of accounts of $5 million and up

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.

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.

America's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:34:16 EDT

Our annual listing of the best financial advisors features 15 new No. 1s. Who made the cut in your state?

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.

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.

Top 50 Annuities for 2016

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:14:25 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stephanie Pomboy: Grim on Economy, Stocks

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 02:29:17 EDT

MacroMavens’ founder says investors ignore data that proves the financial crisis changed everything.

Barron's Cartoon Corner

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:49:02 EDT

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

New Tracking Stock Offers Cheap Play on VMware

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:45:50 EDT

The VMware tracker to be issued by Dell next week as part of its EMC acquisition offers significant upside.

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.

4 Cheap Big-Cap Stocks With Strong Cash Flow

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:18:43 EDT

Ben Beneche, co-manager of the ASTON/Pictet International fund, discusses some of his top picks.

Top 100 Independent Advisors for 2016

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:56:15 EDT

As market share for the independent channel continues to grow, so do the practices of Barron’s ranked advisors.

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.

3 Banks With Room to Grow

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 03:46:29 EDT

Three Asian-listed banks—Hong Kong’s China Construction Bank and HSBC Holdings, and India’s Axis Bank—offer strong yields, strong growth prospects, or both.

This Tractor Supply Trade Can Deliver a Rich Harvest

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:39:25 EDT

The retailer’s stock has tumbled and will likely be dead money. Use this straddle to profit from inaction.

What Warren Buffett Likes About Cash

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:01:20 EDT

Here’s a case for an inert asset. And what will self-driving cars mean for auto stocks?

How to Profit From the Coming Rate Rise

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:42:27 EDT

Consider using options on a basket of 12 financial stocks in anticipation that rates may rise by January 2018.

2016 Tax Brackets (for Taxes Due April 17, 2017)

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:46:55 EDT

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

Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors

Tue, 10 May 2016 14:19:54 EDT

Our annual roster of America’s best indies -- and what they recommend.