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Buffett's Berkshire Could Post Double-Digit Gains

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:26:46 EDT

Berkshire Hathaway will excel, Buffett or no Buffett. Might there be a dividend in the offing?

Who's Afraid of Amazon? 9 Surprising Winners

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:43:34 EDT

Traditional retailing is far from dead, to judge by the success of Best Buy, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, and others.

5 Retailers That Can Survive Amazon

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:48:07 EDT

Dana Telsey says big brands will prosper, while smaller retailers with heavy debt loads are likely to vanish.

Trump, Nixon, and the Economy

Sat, 13 May 2017 01:01:19 EDT

Trump firing Comey may remind many of Watergate. But inflation and unemployment are low, and there’s no specter of stagflation.

Vodafone Looks Beyond Red Ink to Better Times

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:49:14 EDT

The big mobile provider took a bath in India. But its shareholder-friendly policies and ample cash flow have already helped the stock

Impinj and Everspin Could Be the Next Big Thing

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:29:49 EDT

Memory chips are gaining importance over venerable microprocessors. Two ways to play the trend.

When to Buy a Stock---and When to Run Away

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:44:46 EDT

After five years, this is David Englander’s last Sizing Up Small-Caps column.

The Trump Tax Plan: The Good, Bad, and Dumb

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:09:09 EDT

The plan includes smart moves — like cutting corporate taxes — but would cost too much revenue.

Don't Buy the VIX---Buy the VIX's Owner Instead

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:56:09 EDT

Remember: Wall Street is a place where smart people think of ways to take money from dumb people.

The Top Income Stocks In Energy

Sat, 13 May 2017 01:18:37 EDT

After a miserable stretch for the sector, some oil and gas outfits have been boosting their dividends.

Berkshire Buys $250M In Sirius Tracking Stock

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:11:19 EDT

Buffett protégé Ted Weschler has spurred the purchase of Liberty equities that track the radio firm.

Philip Morris Could Pay 20% Premium to Buy Altria

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:25:47 EDT

A deal materializing in the next several months may have about a 70% probability.

Stock Market Rout Is a Reality Check for Bulls

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:17:37 EDT

This is hardly a crisis. The markets’ facile assumptions about the “Trump bump” are simply being unwound.

Apple: Buy the Dip

Wed, 03 May 2017 14:36:39 EDT

Mixed quarterly results and a tepid forecast are pressuring shares. But a number of analysts are raising their price targets on the stock.

Why Alibaba Juggernaut Can Keep Hitting Highs

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:19:49 EDT

Although quarterly earnings fell shy of estimates, revenue surged 60%, easily topping analysts’ projections.

Snap's 25% Plunge Isn't an Invitation to Buy

Sat, 13 May 2017 01:39:26 EDT

Two months ago, we said Snap’s market value could be cut in half. The plunge could continue.

How Should Investors Handle Trump Turmoil?

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:25:25 EDT

While the latest controversies could imperil several pro-growth initiatives, they don’t alter the economy much.

Would a President Pence Be Good for Stocks?

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:17:42 EDT

A new president isn’t a likely scenario at this point. But is the thought a salve for stock markets?

Bruce Greenwald: Channeling Graham and Dodd

Sat, 13 May 2017 10:48:27 EDT

Everyone thinks the market is expensive. It isn't, says Greenwald.

Trump Firing of Comey Is A Political Earthquake

Wed, 10 May 2017 11:41:28 EDT

Impeachment talk is premature but the specter of a presidency in trouble isn’t good for markets or the nation.

Highflying BDCs Hit a Rough Patch

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:24:02 EDT

These high-yielding companies, which make business loans, are facing stiff competition.

This Stock Market Still Has Room to Run

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:06:20 EDT

Although some major indexes have stalled, important indicators such as market breadth are still very positive.

Air Conditioning Is Hot; The Best Stock to Own

Thu, 04 May 2017 11:56:09 EDT

The sector has breezed past the S&P 500 over the past year but this lagging name is set to close the gap.

Costco's Special Payout Comes With Trade-Offs

Sat, 06 May 2017 03:02:36 EDT

The chain keeps its regular dividends low, but supplements them with special payouts.

AmerisourceBergen and AbbVie Top Barron's 500

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:45:16 EDT

Marriott International, Sun Life, and NVR are close on their heels in our exclusive ranking.

HP: 'A Cheap Stock in a Very Expensive Market'

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:58:46 EDT

The PC isn’t dead and neither is HP. Far from it. Shares are up 30% this year and poised to rise further.

Take Advantage of Calm to Rejigger Investments

Wed, 03 May 2017 16:30:58 EDT

Don’t wait for geopolitical tensions or other spikes in volatility before making key shifts in a portfolio.

Trump and Bitcoin: Two Peas in a Pod

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:15:22 EDT

The president and bitcoin have much in common. Can the White House help further its meteoric rise?

Not Just Buffett: IBM Unit Sells IBM, Wells Fargo

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:10:01 EDT

The IBM Retirement Fund has sold off stocks, not even sparing its own. At least it still has more Apple than IBM.

Banks Still Look Like a Good Investment

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:43:49 EDT

Financial stocks have gone nowhere this year, but be patient. A buying opportunity is near.

Why Home Depot Stock Can Fix Up Your Portfolio

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:03:55 EDT

The home improvement retailer has a sturdy foundation upon which to build yet more gains.

Pros Are Near-Term Bulls But See Recession in '18

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:39:20 EDT

Money managers eye 2.5% GDP growth, higher interest rates, and tax cuts, according to our Big Money poll.

Five of the Best Summer Wines

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:22:05 EDT

An innovative winemaker’s selections come from Austria, France, Italy, and the U.S.

A Comeback for Coach

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:39:17 EDT

Retail-accessory stocks have taken investors to hell in a handbag in recent years. Coach, however, might be ready to reverse course.

3 Big Banks Poised to Trade Sharply Higher

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:13:36 EDT

Key U.S. bank stocks could wake up and surge on Fed rate hike and French election results.

As Crude Prices Firm, Oil Majors Rise to the Top

Sat, 06 May 2017 01:43:57 EDT

The integrated giants cut costs, sold off assets, and hunkered down when oil prices plunged. Now those efforts are bearing fruit.

A Sneak Peek at New Investing Apps

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:54:11 EDT

Finovate’s spring conference on financial tech showcased lots of soon-to-launch ways to trade or save.

The Fate of U.S. Steel and Other Industrial Stocks

Fri, 05 May 2017 18:19:10 EDT

Industrials send mixed signals: Some stocks break out while others plunge. Fastenal may be ready to rebound.

Allergan Stock Can Inject Profits Into Your Portfolio

Wed, 10 May 2017 07:30:32 EDT

Best known for its wrinkle-erasing Botox injections, Allergan has a big drug pipeline and shares look cheap.

Yale Sells Citigroup, Bank of America, Alphabet

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:53:19 EDT

The Ivy League institution also exited positions in Aetna, Fidelity National and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF in Q1.

Tech Winners and Losers in a Difficult Season

Sat, 06 May 2017 02:08:40 EDT

Fiber-optic stocks got slammed on China worries, while suppliers to Apple got a leg up.

Europe on Sale: Time to Buy Foreign Stocks

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:48:27 EDT

Overseas markets are cheaper than the U.S., and look ready to outperform.

It's Not Too Late to Jump On the Tech Bandwagon

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:13:41 EDT

Many tech stocks have already soared in price, but the sector shows no signs of stalling—yet.

A Simple Tale of Carried Interest

Sat, 06 May 2017 01:21:42 EDT

A financial advisor explains the tax advantages of a private-equity partnership.

Regeneron's Regeneration

Sat, 06 May 2017 02:56:16 EDT

Everything old eventually becomes new again. Is that true for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals? It sure looks that way as shares are rising again.

Is the Bull Market Long In The Tooth? Nah

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:32:30 EDT

Just because the S&P 500’s gains are concentrated in a few stocks doesn’t mean it’s about to drop.

The United Kingdom Can Still Exit Brexit

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:34:05 EDT

Once the massive costs of leaving the EU become clear, Britain would do well to emulate the “remain” method already utilized by France.

Four Reasons to Buy Intel Stock

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:03:42 EDT

We may now be at a temporary pause ahead of the Purley launch set for midsummer.

5 Ways to Play the Coming European Boom

Tue, 02 May 2017 06:14:58 EDT

The Federated International Leaders fund favors Kering, UniCredit, Shire, BNP Paribas, and Credit Suisse.

GE Falls to 52-Week Low; Bottom-Fishers Beware

Fri, 12 May 2017 20:31:51 EDT

While the Dow and S&P 500 are near record highs, GE stock could easily go from bad to worse.

Handicapping the Trump Agenda

Sat, 20 May 2017 02:27:06 EDT

The controversies swirling around the administration could thwart much of the president’s agenda.

7 Ways to Play the Rise of The Millennials

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:53:14 EDT

The Smead Value fund has been buying home builders and banks; why it’s bearish on tech stocks.

Three Apple Suppliers You Should Own

Fri, 12 May 2017 15:13:49 EDT

Broadcom, Cirrus Logic and Skyworks are favored as Apple can make up unit sales later in the year.

Trump Serves Up a Back of The Napkin Tax Plan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:32:00 EDT

A great many details are missing from the administration’s one-page outline, notably the price tag.

Corn Prices About to Pop

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:23:58 EDT

The U.S. just cut its production forecast, which could boost prices for ethanol and animal feed. An ETF to play the trend.

Oil Could Rise to $58 This Year

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:02:42 EDT

New OPEC deal to cut production will have to overcome more U.S. supply and hefty inventories.

Nine Stocks to Play China's New Silk Road

Sat, 20 May 2017 11:55:10 EDT

President Xi Jinping’s bold plan to connect much of Asia to Europe and Africa will produce a number of winners.

A Simple GE Trade for Long-Suffering Investors

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:54:32 EDT

General Electric stock is near a multiyear low but this classic trading strategy can boost returns.

Our Favorite Security Blanket: Big Tech

Sat, 06 May 2017 00:03:40 EDT

Investors are flocking to tech stocks on worries that the economy may be rolling over. And all are waiting for the new iPhone.

Berkshire Buys More Sirius and Liberty Media

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:09:17 EDT

Warren Buffett’s firm bought $131 million more in stocks that track Sirius. It also bought more Sirius.

Is This Downturn the End Of the Trump Rally?

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:56:01 EDT

Wednesday’s sharp market moves suggest the Trump agenda will be sidelined—but not killed.

Trump's Big Tax Challenge

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:55:49 EDT

The president offers a plan big on ambition, but low on details. It faces hurdles that Ronald Reagan’s tax proposals never did.

Calpers Trims Stakes in FANG Stocks, Apple

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:31:05 EDT

Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and both classes of Alphabet have surged. Apple remains the biggest holding.

Barron's 2017 Best Online Broker Ranking

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:23 EDT

Fidelity takes the top spot, with Interactive Brokers and TD Ameritrade right on its heels

Is Target Back on Target?

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:40:13 EDT

Shares of Target were a rare bright spot Wednesday as investors cheered the retailer’s first-quarter results. But the stock isn’t on sale yet.

Head for the Checkout Line at Whole Foods

Sat, 13 May 2017 01:32:31 EDT

Readers who took our advice and bought Whole Foods last year got a break when an activist investor took a big stake. Take it and get out.

Buy Qualcomm on Likely Apple Settlement

Mon, 01 May 2017 13:01:35 EDT

Other reasons to buy Qualcomm include the closure of the NXP buy and a 4.4% dividend yield.

Better Chapter Ahead For Houghton Mifflin

Sat, 13 May 2017 01:05:51 EDT

After a difficult 2016, in which its shares tumbled 50%, the publisher appears to be on the mend.

Technology Stocks as Payout Plays

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:26:29 EDT

As established tech companies mature, many are growing more slowly but ramping up their dividends.

Novartis Has the Right Prescription for Profits

Sat, 06 May 2017 02:51:05 EDT

New branded and generic drugs could propel the Swiss pharma to a multiyear run of earnings gains.

Is India Lying About Its World Beating Economy?

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 01:40:23 EST

American Enterprise Institute’s Derek Scissors says India’s desire to report faster growth trumped accuracy.

Earnings Season Appears To Be the Best Since 2011

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:43:56 EDT

Yes, strong numbers were expected. But a whopping 78% of firms that have reported have beaten estimates.

Apple, Qualcomm: A Messy Marriage

Mon, 08 May 2017 12:02:30 EDT

Qualcomm may be seeking to ban importation of the iPhone in the latest escalation of the dispute.

Why Investing Off the News Is a Bad Move

Mon, 08 May 2017 17:02:15 EDT

Don’t be distracted by saturation coverage of events like the French election. Listen to the market instead.

Back to Basics

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:13:33 EDT

The co-managers of the Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value Small Cap fund like cash flow a lot, and company visits even more.

What's the Market Saying About Trump's Budget?

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:39:24 EDT

The special interests and media are blasting the spending plan. Bond yields have a different reaction.

A Different Perspective on Global Income

Sat, 13 May 2017 11:06:41 EDT

Nick Clay, manager of the Dreyfus Global Equity fund, looks for cash-rich companies with strong yields and attractive valuations. Among them: Microsoft, Unilever, and Diageo.

Fear These ETFs, Not the Volatility

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:34:16 EDT

Investors who think they can use ETFs to capitalize on market volatility are in for an unpleasant surprise. Gains on Alibaba

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:51:27 EDT

China’s No. 2 online retailer swung to a profit with strong revenue gains. It has some key strategic advantages still to play.

Goldilocks Is in the House

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:04:31 EDT

Synchronized global growth is driving the markets, but big problems still loom.

Weatherford Still a Buy Target and a Buy

Tue, 02 May 2017 13:20:59 EDT

The firm remains an attractive acquisition target for Halliburton. Longer-term investors should consider the stock.

A Trump Exit Could Send Dow Surging 1,000 Points

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:16:15 EDT

If President Trump leaves office, stocks would soar, argues Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel.

Four Small Biotechs See Bullish April Stock Buys

Wed, 03 May 2017 05:51:51 EDT

Celgene bought more Agios. The Biotechnology Value Fund disclosed large positions in three firms.

Three Top Picks in U.S. Big Pharma

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:31:35 EDT

Merck, Lilly and Allergan have clear areas for upside through emerging products or underappreciated pipelines.

How to Capitalize on Low Volatility

Sat, 06 May 2017 00:42:57 EDT

By using straddles, investors can take advantage of individual stocks’ big moves in a generally calm market.

Using a Bond Portfolio to Play Defense

Sat, 20 May 2017 12:56:47 EDT

When stocks tank, there’s rarely a better place to be than in Treasury bonds. But there are other moves worth a look.

CVS Move Hurts Hershey, Boosts Post, Mondelez

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:50:57 EDT

The retailer is accelerating plans to increase floor space for nutritious foods at the expense of confectionery.

Did Gilead Cut Buybacks for Acquisition?

Thu, 04 May 2017 10:38:18 EDT

Gilead’s stock repurchases in the first quarter were half of the fourth quarter’s. It may be eying Incyte or BioMarin.

Cliff Asness on Socially Responsible Stocks

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:55:53 EDT

The star hedge-fund manager writes that “pursuing virtue” can diminish investment returns.

What Does Wall Street Really Think of Trump?

Fri, 05 May 2017 07:58:46 EDT

Many financial pros like the president’s business-friendly agenda but worry about his effectiveness.

Stocks Ignore the Headlines and Hit Highs

Sat, 06 May 2017 01:34:52 EDT

Shrugging off shenanigans in Washington, stocks just kept advancing. Even health-care stocks rose after the House repeal of Obamacare.

United Technologies Stock Seen Reaching $136

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:07:08 EDT

There could be a marked acceleration in EPS and free cash flow in 2018 after three years of stasis.

Sirius Set for Solid Ebitda Growth

Wed, 03 May 2017 16:05:19 EDT

Used-car opportunities are increasingly supplementing new cars in growing subscriber levels.

In Falling Markets, Payout Stocks Play Defense

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:47:02 EDT

As the S&P 500 has roared ahead, dividend stocks have lagged behind. A market reversal could change that.

Is Your Perfectionism Holding Back Your Firm?

Sat, 06 May 2017 02:09:50 EDT

The high standards that brought you success may now be your biggest obstacle to growth.

Why Air Lease Should Soon Be Flying High

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:53:17 EDT

Air Lease has been buffeted by fears of rising rates. But its virtues should propel the stock up over 30%.

Cisco: A Safe Way to Play Growth in Cyber Attacks

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:37:28 EDT

Cybersecurity stocks are rallying as fears rise over the global ransomware attack known as ‘WannaCry.’

Chill in Cocoa Prices Isn't Over

Sat, 06 May 2017 01:21:48 EDT

Overproduction and health-conscious diets are likely to keep the pressure on.

What to Do if You Missed The Alibaba Juggernaut

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:00:14 EDT

The stock should be a core position for anyone interested in profiting from the rise of Asia’s middle class.