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Why Biotech Looks Like a Good Bet in 2017

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:43:47 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Now Is the Time for Stock Investors to Play Defense

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:27:48 EST

With the Dow passing 20,000, consider investing in these three large consumer-staple names.

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.

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%.

20,000 Reasons to Be Wary of the Market

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:43:27 EST

The Dow is quite flawed. Also, will Trump’s tax plan pass muster with the GOP?

Dow 20,000 Is Eye Candy; Smart Money Eyeing P/E

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:37:05 EST

Don’t get carried away. The most likely outcome for the Dow is a 5% gain in the next 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Red Flags for Stocks, Oil

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:14:19 EST

Journalists make the case for Dow sub-20,000. And will President Trump’s pro-energy policies knock down the price of crude?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Where a Go-Anywhere Fund Is Finding Growth

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:54:45 EST

Artisan Global Opportunities’ Hamel sees “fluff” in the U.S. stock rally, praises IHS Markit, Regeneron, Visa.

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.

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 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.

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.

Microsoft Looks Like a Better Bet Than Intel

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:11:04 EST

Both PC-centric companies are on the mend, but Microsoft is likely to deliver more for shareholders.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vacheron Constantin's $1 Million Celestial Watch

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:50:55 EST

Exclusive first look: Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication unveiled at SIHH.

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 Dollar Dilemma

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:33:17 EST

If Trump wants to alter the terms of foreign trade, dollar devaluation would be a simpler means than imposing tariffs or changing tax policy.

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.

Facebook to Thrive as World Gets Smaller

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:38 EST

The move to mobile devices means more people on limited screen space, increasing Facebook’s pricing power.

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.

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.

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.

Uranium Goes Nuclear as Toshiba Melts Down

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:07:23 EST

Uranium prices are up 45%, but cheap gas may stymie recovery. Asia holds promise of long term demand.

Dump Disney

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:37:12 EST

Investors who buy Disney now may be doing little more than wishing on a star.

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.

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.

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%.

Goldilocks Joins Team Trump

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:41:16 EST

During a week of tumult in D.C., a benign jobs report calms the markets.

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.

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?

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.

Dow 20K Is Good, but NYSE 11,264 Is Better

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:26:22 EST

The world rejoiced as the Dow finally breached 20,000. But the real breakout news came from elsewhere.

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.

U.S. Auto Stocks Are Tuned Up for Gains

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:36:14 EST

Ford and GM sport low price/earnings ratios. But it’s their charts that make them attractive buys now.

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

Relax -- Market Internals Still Look Good

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:39:06 EST

The Monday-morning swoon raised big fears. That’s actually a good thing for stocks.

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.

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.

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

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.

BlackRock Bets on Buffett, Cools on Goldman Sachs

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:29:33 EST

The money manager raised stakes in many Dow stocks, and also bought more AMD, Avon and Domino’s.

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.

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.

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.

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?

5 Steps to an Orderly Succession

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:49:00 EST

Start with hiring a successor that your clients and beneficiaries will need in the future.

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.

Go Long America With the Dow Trading Above 20K

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:27:07 EST

Bullish investors can get paid by the options market to buy stocks on a modest pullback. Here’s how.

The Ides of March Could Deliver a Fed Rate Hike

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:49:08 EST

Though odds of a March move have roughly doubled recently, investors will unlikely flinch should it happen.

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.

A Huge Take-Away on Income Inequality

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 01:40:45 EST

Growth in good jobs, not higher income redistribution, is the key, one investment pro argues

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.