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The 50 Best Annuities: Income for Life

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:06:27 EDT

New rules from Washington have prompted a wave of innovation. Here’s how to sort through changes.

Amazon and Whole Foods: Grocery Apocalypse?

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:51:48 EDT

The surprise acquisition might not be so big, but the implications for grocers are staggering.

How a Child of Wealth Became a Drug Addict

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:48:02 EDT

How a child of affluence became addicted to opioids and lost everything but her life.

Gauging Where the Bear Market Lingers

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:20:02 EDT

Former Wells Fargo strategist Jim Paulsen identifies indicators that could signal a stock downturn.

Gilead Is Finally a Buy: 'Value Trap No More'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:10:36 EDT

With shares at 2013 levels, investors remain skeptical. But the stock is cheap, yields 3% and is on the rise.

The Day Tech Stocks Tanked

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:59:33 EDT

A handful of heavyweight tech names drove the S&P 500 for months and produced a very crowded trade. On Friday, it may have come to an end.

Why MLP Investors Shouldn't Panic as Oil Prices Slide

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:05:19 EDT

Since the oil-price free fall in 2015, MLPs have improved finances, bolstered balance sheets, and cut costs. But don’t bet the farm either.

Penta Top 100 Hedge Funds

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:52:37 EDT

Alantra Asset Management’s EQMC Decelopment Capital fund, based in Madrid, took top honors in a tough year in which quantitative funds provided the most consistency.

Is This How a Financial Crisis Begins?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:43:16 EDT

Ten years after the beginning of the great financial crisis, a few fissures appear. Too soon to worry?

Why Do Canadian Stocks Keep Blowing Up?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:50:11 EDT

U.S. hedge funds are making a bundle betting against Canadian shares. Call it The Great White Short.

12 Consumer Stocks With Nice Payouts

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:38:53 EDT

Despite challenges, consumer-staples companies continue to generate lots of cash, which supports dividends.

4 Undervalued Stocks in An Overpriced Market

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:43:52 EDT

Contrarian manager Alan Lancz has an eye for bargains. He likes Fitbit, Crocs, Occidental, and Twitter.

Trump's Tweeting on Trade: Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 00:20:54 EDT

President Donald Trump, the world’s most influential tweeter, has a large distorting effect on the world’s thinking about economics.

Stocks That Can Profit From New Tech Boom

Tue, 30 May 2017 13:05:46 EDT

Certain cloud-computing and chip stocks should benefit from era of ‘smart,’ network-connected devices.

Microsoft Could Leave AWS in a Puff of Smoke

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:08:19 EDT

Microsoft could break away from Amazon Web Services this year and have the largest public cloud platform.

Are Bonds Signaling a Peak in Stock Market?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:01:29 EDT

The risks of a stock-crippling recession are rising but the odds of one are still just modest.

How Will Stocks Perform In the Next 12 Months?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:03:13 EDT

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is up almost 9% this year and more good news is likely ahead.

Sam Zell Speaks His Mind

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:53:49 EDT

The real estate investor sounds off about property, Donald Trump, immigration, pot, Amazon, marriage, malls, and newspapers.

News Flash! The Bull Market Is Quite Rational

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:17:43 EDT

The stock market has performed well because it’s focused on the stuff that matters to companies.

A Sober View on Stocks and the Economy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:09:53 EDT

A Pimco analyst explains how the next recession could play out. And five famous investors share their fears.

The Top 100 Hedge Funds

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:09:35 EDT

Who’s up and who’s down in our exclusive list of top hedge funds. Quants dominate overall, but a value manager ranks No. 1.

Visa Deserves Credit for Being a Tech Company

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:06:18 EDT

“Visa’s earnings are almost gaudy” and the company has “everything you want in a good growth company.”

Multiple Sector Breakouts Show This Bull Has Legs

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:53:58 EDT

Move over, tech. Other major sectors have recently broken out—and that bodes well for the market.

Rock Creek's Winning Bet on Hedge Funds, EMs

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:05:39 EDT

The alternatives firm, run by Afsaneh Beschloss, uses broad themes to find promising investments.

Morgan Stanley Reimagines Private Banking

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:14:13 EDT

The nation’s second-largest wealth-management firm is quietly focused on reinventing the bank’s digital platform.

Biotech Breaks Out: Bulls Rejoice as Stocks Surge

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:53:43 EDT

Biotech joins a growing list of sectors scoring technical breakouts. Celgene, Regeneron, Amgen on fire.

Rise of the Robot Stocks

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:24:53 EDT

Five of the six robotics-linked investments—including ABB, Alphabet, and Kuka—we profiled in March are up

Is the Federal Reserve Living in the Real World?

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:18:29 EDT

The Fed’s view on inflation looks to be at odds with economic realities.

NCR: Profiting From the Amazon Arms Race

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:53:31 EDT

The venerable cash-register company is a rising software star. The stock could gain 30%.

DB11: Aston Martin's Latest James Bond Car

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:35:24 EDT

The latest iteration of James Bond’s car is rakishly good-looking and serves up high-intensity performance.

Icahn's $4 Million Copper Bet on Freeport-McMoRan

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:03:50 EDT

The billionaire activist was selling the stock in Q4, but he reversed course and is now sporting an 8% gain.

Investors, Reasons to Beware the Second Half

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:39:30 EDT

Stubbornly low inflation, falling oil and iron-ore prices, lack of volatility, and rising wages could all point to trouble ahead for U.S. stocks.

The General Mills Appeal

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:25:57 EDT

For an income-seeking investor, this global food producer might fit the bill.

Kimberly-Clark Reinvents the Diaper Business

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:23:20 EDT

Under CEO Thomas Falk, the consumer-products company has become a nimble and innovative competitor around the world.

Market Makers in Equity Options Are Vanishing

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 00:38:27 EDT

While trading remains weak, many firms can’t afford costs of keeping their technology competitive.

Bank-Loan Funds Are Looking Shakier

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:19:43 EDT

The high-yielding investments, recently touted as ideal for a rising-rate environment, are now attracting critics. Here’s why.

3 Places to Find FANG Alternatives

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 02:20:34 EDT

Why are energy, telecoms, and financials lagging a runaway market, and is it time to browse for bargains in their ranks?

Beyond the Hamptons: Summer-Rental Arbitrage

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:20:55 EDT

From Palm Springs to Martha’s Vineyard, we find the hidden values in the luxury market.

Are the FANG Stocks Really Dead?

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:45:04 EDT

Big bearish reversals last week in tech got a lot of attention—and that creates opportunities.

What Went Wrong in Kansas

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:48:19 EDT

Income-tax cuts couldn’t turn around the state’s lagging economy.

How Tech Dependent Is This Stock Market?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:40:52 EDT

While several well-known tech names have led the market lately, their dominance is overstated.

Oracle Conquers the Cloud, and Just in Time

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:45:07 EDT

Cloud computing is becoming mainstream. In the near future, it will be less and less meaningful to investors.

Time for a Chill Pill on Trump's Climate Action

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:14:14 EDT

The decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris accord isn’t as momentous as critics claim.

It's Time for Investors to Pounce on Banks

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:38:15 EDT

Citigroup could be a big winner in this year’s stress tests. Here’s how to position yourself to take advantage.

Why UnitedHealth Is a Top Pick in the Sector

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:00:28 EDT

UnitedHealth’s business model is “most aligned with the future of healthcare in the U.S.”

Savile Row's Top Tailor Invades New York

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:49:46 EDT

The Savile Row tailor makes a big U.S. push.

Escape to Puerto Vallarta's Best Hotel

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:11:39 EDT

The five-diamond Hotel Mousai makes Puerto Vallarta a rejuvenating break.

New GE CEO: 'No One Is Happy With Stock Price'

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:54 EDT

John Flannery tells Barron’s he will review the entire company, top to bottom. Investors cheer move.

No Quick Cure for Express Scripts' Ailing Shares

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 11:36:22 EDT

The pharmacy benefit manager faces political, legal, and business risks

Hope Floats for Offshore Drillers

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 01:33:14 EDT

For a sector that specializes in things that float, offshore drillers sure are sinking fast. Is it time to think about buying?

Why a Big Insurer's Stock Could Double

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:43:47 EDT

Assurant, which covers phones to funerals, is shifting toward a “capital light” business model.

'The Best Retailer in the Business' Looks Attractive

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:11:53 EDT

As Ulta Beauty’s stock hits new highs, the nation’s largest beauty retailer shows no signs of fading.

The Next Great Tax-Cut Battle

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:03:04 EDT

Proposed cuts in the pass-through tax rate will benefit the very rich more than small businesses.

Expect Bonds Yields to Stay 'Lower for Longer'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:49:28 EDT

The 10-year Treasury should stay low because ‘inflation is missing,’ writes a Charles Schwab strategist.

Baseball's Aging Viewers

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:23:49 EDT

The average age of MLB TV viewers is 57, up from 53 a decade ago. Men’s basketball has an average age of 42.

Profit From MSCI Index Decision on China Stocks

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:48:28 EDT

MSCI is about to decide if 169 Chinese stocks will be added to the MSCI Emerging Market index.

Berkshire Buys Even More Sirius Tracking Stock

Wed, 31 May 2017 12:14:05 EDT

Berkshire bought another $40 million in Liberty Media. Jana Partners revealed a $130 million Liberty stake.

3 Big-Caps Delivering Surging Revenue Growth

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:43:58 EDT

U.S. corporate earnings and sales are showing significant strength. Here’s how investors can benefit.

Is Bristol-Myers Falling Behind?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:25:34 EDT

The investor perception today may be that competitors have caught up with the company’s progress.

The Price of Arrogance

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 01:13:07 EDT

The roots of VW’s $25 billion (and counting) diesel disaster. Plus, the social function of swearing.

Prudential Details EM Megatrends for Next Decade

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:36:28 EDT

The insurer’s investment arm expects major growth for financial technology, infrastructure, and the middle class. Avoid passive investing.

It's Time to Lighten Up on Exact Sciences

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:19:37 EDT

While colorectal test looks like a winner, profits are years away, and lots of optimism is built into the stock price

Are Auto Loans Careening Toward a Smashup?

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 00:04:27 EDT

As car sales soften and values on failed car loans fall, the possibility of a blowup in subprime auto loans looms

Three Banks Worth a Bet

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:56:52 EDT

Top regionals, SVB Financial Group, Comerica, and Zions Bancorporation, should do well, regardless of whether the Fed continues to push up rates.

Growth and Value Mix in a Top-Performing ESG Fund

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:34:32 EDT

Parnassus Mid-Cap combines value and growth stocks to mitigate losses during market downturns.

Riding Genesee & Wyoming

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:27:49 EDT

This out-of-favor railroad stock is worth a look.

The Newly Powerful CFO: 4 Finance Chiefs to Watch

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:06:34 EDT

Costco’s Richard Galanti, Microsoft’s Amy Hood, JPMorgan’s Marianne Lake, and Alphabet’s Ruth Porat.

General Electric Shares Could Return 15%

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:42:32 EDT

As a new CEO prepares to take over, it looks like the conglomerate’s best chance to reinvent itself in years.

Why eBay Stock Could Be Bid Up By Another 25%

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:56:35 EDT

Credit Suisse raises its price-target to $44, citing several catalysts that could unlock value for investors.

Banks Entice Despite Flattening Yield Curve

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:19:42 EDT

The flattening yield curve is slowing gains in the bank sector but it still scored a technical breakout.

How to Build a Great Boathouse

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:53:16 EDT

How to properly build a boathouse that appears to float on water.

Can the U.S. Economic Expansion Last Into 2020?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:46:10 EDT

The upturn has likely entered its late phase, but the slow pace of GDP growth might help it linger.

John Malone Sells Sirius as Berkshire Buys

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:04:07 EDT

Malone sold $1.4 million in Liberty SiriusXM shares as Berkshire bought another $43 million as May ended.

Mid-Year Roundtable: 26 Investment Picks

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:00:43 EDT

The market could get bumpy, but Disney and Dollar Tree could shine. What Gabelli and Gundlach like now.

It's the Right Time to Buy a Vintage Airplane

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 03:28:59 EDT

Price dives make it the ideal time to start that classic-airplane collection you’ve always wanted.

Are Fiduciaries Setting Themselves Up to Be Sued?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:55:21 EDT

Litigation that targets estate-related trusts and trustees is on the rise.

How to Play Alibaba's Rising Stock Price

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:07:56 EDT

Its option-trading patterns suggest the Chinese web giant might be the Street’s newest momentum trade.

Pension Giant Joins the Robo-Advisory Fray

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 03:24:38 EDT

TIAA is targeting millennials and nonretirement savers with a hybrid system.

Biotech Blazes Higher

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:26:56 EDT

Last week two incidents gave a boost to the biotech sector. Investors should take care not to get burned.

Goodyear's Stock Price Burns Rubber

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 01:14:29 EDT

The tire maker has an opportunity to transform itself into an asset-light supplier for future autonomous fleets.

The Tech Stock Rally Will Be Right Back

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:39:25 EDT

Look for Apple, Alphabet,, and other big tech stocks to bounce back.

The Outlook for Bank Stocks Brightens

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:44:02 EDT

Banks’ earnings are rising, their stocks are cheap, and they could increase dividends and buybacks. Stock Can Drive Up to $45

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:58:37 EDT

The auto marketplace is a leading beneficiary of the shift to digital ads. A third of U.S. buyers already use it.

Netflix Headed to 90 Million Users

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:59:16 EDT

The streaming service will add millions of subscribers a year and the stock could reach $273 by 2020.

A New Target for Short Sellers?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:47:16 EDT

Exchange Income Corp., a Winnipeg, Manitoba–based company, is worried it’s become the latest target of short selling.

Wal-Mart and Costco Still Click as Buys

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:53:44 EDT

Wal-Mart customers have lower household incomes and less overlap with Whole Foods. Costco’s moat is its price structure.

Apple to See China Unleash Demand for IPhones

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:08:12 EDT

May survey data indicate significant pent-up demand from new and existing iPhone users in Greater China.

Dollar General Offers Great Bang for the Buck

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:38:15 EDT

The retailer’s strong quarterly results are propelling shares higher. Why investors are still getting a good deal.

Finding the Best Alternative ETFs

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:42:23 EDT

Few ETFs that offer alt strategies have low correlation to stocks and bonds, relatively low risk, and good returns. Choosing among the best.

Inside the Market's Magical Mystery Rally

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 00:30:09 EDT

Stocks still seem to be a reasonable investment. What alternative do investors have?

The Winner's Picks

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:28:28 EDT

An interview With No. 1 Alantra’s Jacobo Llanza and Francisco de Juan.

Tech Wreck Sends Nasdaq Down 1.8%

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:25:51 EDT

Investors dumped tech stocks like yesterday’s trash. Oh, and blue chips hit a record high.

Visa: Eight Focus Points for Analyst Day

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:47:55 EDT

The firm has a host of growth/scale catalysts, including the disintermediation of cash/checks by electronic payments.

The Growing Allure of Data-Center REITs

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:44:43 EDT

REITs that house servers powering ecommerce and the cloud are faring well. Digital Realty stands out.

How to Meet Cybersecurity Requirements

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:18:12 EDT

The SEC and Finra want advisors to have clear security protocols in place to protect sensitive financial information.

Cisco, Calm for Now, Set For Extreme Volatility

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:30:01 EDT

Cisco’s upcoming analyst day meeting should create pronounced volatility. How investors can profit.

CBS Can Keep Laughing Its Way to the Bank

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:39:18 EDT

Stephen Colbert has given CBS its first late-night win since 1995 and upfront sales for TV ads look good.

A Turbocharged Trade On Tesla

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:17:14 EDT

As analysts squabble over the car maker’s future, bold investors can swoop in and realize quick profits.

Making Microcredit Charities Better

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:14:03 EDT

Making small, expensive loans to women is not a miracle poverty cure. But tracked results and straight talk can help.