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Stocks Could Post Single-Digit Gains in 2017

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:38:22 EST

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

Our 2016 Stock Picks Beat the Market

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:36:41 EST

U.S. Steel was our top pick in 2016, with a 120% return. In all, our bullish picks returned 12.8%.

Dividend-Hike Heroes

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:59:43 EST

One way to find companies likely to consistently raise their payouts:Track their cash flow.

6 Stocks Now On Sale

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:50:53 EST

Attention bargain hunters! The valuation for stocks including Micron and Bristol-Myers Squibb has become much more attractive.

At Last, Hope Triumphs

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:57:50 EST

It is no small measure of irony that measures of optimism, in the stock market and elsewhere, are near their highest as Obama leaves office.

The Dogs of the Dow Are Poised to Pay Dividends

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:23:20 EST

Investors appear to be bracing for a pullback once Trump takes office. Here’s how to sidestep the mess.

Shareholders Fight to Keep Peabody Stock

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:17:06 EST

The coal miner, in bankruptcy court, plans to wipe out shareholders just as coal prices rise.

Bill Gross: Treasury Yields Will Tell Much

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:42:36 EST

If 10-year note rises above 2.6%, a secular bear bond market has begun, the manager writes.

Berwyn Income Offers Income Equality

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:42:23 EST

The co-managers view income from stocks and bonds as equal, and look for undervalued companies.

Videogame Sales Are Fading and It's Crushing GameStop

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:42:15 EST

It wasn’t a happy holiday season for GameStop. Sales fell 16% in the last nine weeks of the year.

Pandora: Now for Some Good News

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:06:17 EST

The online radio service said earnings would be better than expected. Plus, its latest paid product added nearly 400,000 subscribers in recent months.

A Growth Plan for eBay: Buy Etsy

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:37:00 EST

An analyst proposes merging the online retail firms. One way to take on

Mario Gabelli's Latest Stock Buys and Sales

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:53:25 EST

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

Barron's Experts: 8 Picks For a Topsy-Turvy Year

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:38:36 EST

In Barron’s annual roundtable, top investors name their favorite stocks and offer predictions for Donald Trump’s first-year in office.

Why a Deal for Kate Spade Looks Almost Inevitable

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:21:57 EST

One analyst puts the odds of a deal happening at 80%, and he says a strategic buyer like Coach or Kors is the most likely scenario.

Ex(xon)-ed Out

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:04:11 EST

Rex Tillerson has departed ExxonMobil. It might be time for investors to make their exit as well.

Our Favorite 10 Stock Picks for 2017

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:32:28 EST

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

Revlon's Beautiful Outlook

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:30:30 EST

The stock could be worth more than twice its current price, even if top shareholder Ron Perelman doesn’t relinquish control.

Will 2017 Be a Choppy Year for Investors?

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:53:19 EST

Joseph Amato, Neuberger Newman’s CIO for equities, sees turbulence ahead. Investors, stick with stocks.

Viacom's Disaster of a Movie

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:44:18 EST

The movie studio is in the middle of a disappointing stretch, and it doesn’t look to get much better this weekend.

Bond ETF Investors Should Look to TIPS and Loans

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:15:33 EST

Investors bracing for our new economy would be wise to invest in TIPS and bank loan ETFs to protect against rising rates and inflation.

Icahn Hedge Fund Loses 20% of Its Value in 2016

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:40:45 EST

A nearly $6 billion hedge fund run by billionaire Carl Icahn continues to suffer after tumbling 18% in 2015.

The New Battle for France

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:30:24 EST

High-profile, anti-euro, anti-immigration Marine Le Pen is unlikely to win the presidency. That’s good news for French stocks.

Netflix or Hulu Plus? A guide to the best TV streaming services.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:44:17 EST

A comparison of the top video streaming providers: Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Amazon Prime Video and more.

What Tech Earnings Will Tell Us About the Broad Market and the Economy

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:02:30 EST

Bellwethers like IBM and Linear Technology can tell us about stocks and the economy. And get ready for Netflix.

Three Stock Picks to Play Mobile Trends

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:00:24 EST

Analog Devices, Broadcom and Integrated Device Technology are favorites.

How to Use Credit Cards to Get Free Airline Tickets -- Over and Over Again

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:04:32 EST

A veteran financial writer shares his technique for racking up the miles in 50,000 point increments

A Rebounding Unilever Has Room to Rise

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:16:22 EST

With most of its sales coming from overseas, Unilever is one of the few large European companies with insulation from political shocks.

Investors on Tariffs: What, Me Worry?

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:54:47 EST

Seduced by the promise of tax cuts, investors are shoving concerns about tariffs aside—at their peril.

Guru to Silicon Valley

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:55:40 EST

Emily Van Hoorickx, an equity compensation specialist at UBS, helps clients offset the risk of concentrated positions in company stock.

Stocks Grow Weary of the Trump Trade

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:33:13 EST

The Nasdaq was up 1% for the week, though most market measures were flat or down. Expect more volatility as the new administration tries striking deals and the president continues his Twitter campaign.

The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:59:36 EST

Warning Signs for Corporate Bonds

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:35:04 EST

After a strong 2016, both investment-grade and high-yield corporate debt look vulnerable. But there are ways to protect your portfolio.

Credit Suisse Likes Expedia's Mash-Up of Brands

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:09:35 EST

Plus, Barclays on Abbott Laboratories, Evercore on Adobe, and Morgan Stanley on Lions Gate

A Hard Landing for Iron?

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:57:40 EST

After a surprising surge in 2016, the price of the metal could drop this year on a jump in new production.

Investment Checklist for the Donald Trump Era

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:30:43 EST

The following list can help investors identify holdings that are well positioned for the times ahead.

Up 72%, Goldman Sachs Still Has Legs

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:59:29 EST

We caught Goldman shares at the bottom last summer, at $142. Now $246, we think they could tack on another 15%.

A Wary Mexico Awaits Trump's Changes

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:23:00 EST

America’s neighbor has seen the peso hammered. Now it girds for the wall, new U.S. taxes, and Nafta revisions. Time to be wary.

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.

China 2017: Infrastructure Pushes Tech Aside

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:46:40 EST

Credit Suisse Favorites for 2017: Chinese infrastructure stocks like Baosteel and Anhui Conch Cement.

With This Credit Card, Amazon Prime Purchases Just Got a Little Cheaper

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:15:53 EST

A week after halving the sign-up reward for its high-end travel card, Chase has a generous new offer for Amazon Prime Members.

Don't Fear the Tweeter

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:04:21 EST

While the initial hit might hurt, it’s just as likely to benefit intrepid investors.

Why Investors Shouldn't Bet on Transition Rallies

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:00:10 EST

A number of presidents-elect have seen stocks soar between their election and their inauguration. Then they have to govern.

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.

Best Bets for Bonds in 2017

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 01:37:08 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.

Investors Bear the Brunt of Merging Brokers

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:36:18 EST

When brokers merge—as when TD Ameritrade announced it will buy Scottrade—or when your advisor switches platforms, it can be costly.

Barron's 2016 List: Best 100 Hedge Funds

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:56:44 EDT

Our ranking of the top-performing funds.

Stock Market Outlook for 2017

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:33:53 EST

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

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.

Chipotle Gets a Tough New Critic -- the CEO

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:27:40 EST

The burrito chain’s service needs a major upgrade, says CEO Steve Ells.

BHP, Rio Tinto Should Fear Trump's Tweets

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:34:35 EST

Australia and its mining giants could be caught in the crossfire of rising tensions between the U.S. and China.

Drug Pricing May Linger Over Biotech in 2017

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:04:42 EST

Innovative therapies are likely safe, but there may be some macro concerns around pricing.

Fighting for $15?

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:58:25 EST

The minimum wage can bring wage hikes to some and cost others their jobs. It is productivity that powers higher wages.

Byron Wien Reveals His '10 Surprises of 2017'

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:24:36 EST

Among the strategist’s predictions: Donald Trump will conclude that he’s been wrong about China.

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.

Shocking News

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:00:20 EST

Investors and advisors offer possible surprises that could shake the markets in 2017. A spike in wages? Peace in the Middle East?

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.

Farewell, Gary

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:25:51 EST

After 18 successful years as publisher, Gary Holland is leaving Barron’s.

Apple Reportedly Cutting iPhone Production...Again

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:07:12 EST

A report in Nikkei Review suggests that Apple is cutting its iPhone production by 10%, the second year in a row it’s making cuts.

3 Undervalued Blue Chips Set to Thrive This Year

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:44:46 EST

The stocks featured here can do well under a broad range of policies argues Kate Warne of Edward Jones.

Oaktree's Howard Marks: So Much for the Experts

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:52:53 EST

The veteran asset manager derives lessons from the presidential campaign that apply to investing.

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.

CES 2017: Under Armour Talks Up Plans to Beat Apple

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 12:31:09 EST

‘Whoever invents the next great t-shirt wins,’ Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said during his CES keynote.

The Bullish Case for Bank of America

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:08:30 EST

Investors see it as a lean, muscular bank that can excel amid rising rates and reduced regulations.

7 Steps to Using Social Media Effectively

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:18:04 EST

Libby J. Dubick suggests ways to help make social media an integral part of a financial advisor’s communication strategy.

Baker Bros. Adds to Its Stake in Aquinox Pharmaceuticals

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:18:55 EST

Plus changes in holdings of Asta Funding, Genco Shipping & Trading, and Global Eagle Entertainment. Also, a look into 2017.

The Invisible Stock Market Correction

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:08:14 EST

Most market watchers are looking for a healthy giveback of the postelection rally. They may not get it.

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.

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.

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.

Small Businesses Are Feeling Good

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:06:22 EST

The latest sentiment readings are the most optimistic in years.

Charting the Market

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:56:59 EST

A graphic look at selected stock activity for the week ended January 13, 2017. Includes JPMorgan Chase, Illumina, and Pandora Media.

5 Regional Banks Poised for Big Returns

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:43:57 EST

Analyst Matt Olney targets a group of overlooked small banks that have the potential for strong growth.

Report Card: Barron's 2016 Mid-Year Roundtable

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:58:23 EST

Here’s how our Roundtable members’ 2016 Mid-Year Roundtable picks.

Netflix: How $2.8 Billion for U.S. Content Just Might Pay Off

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:47:24 EST

Netflix could shell out $2.8 billion on domestic programming in 2017, according to one analyst’s estimate. Will it boost subscriber growth?

Amazon's Next Big Innovation -- Brick and Mortar Shopping

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:37:43 EST

Amazon is innovating yet again. And this time the target is the humble storefront.

Why Starbucks Has a Big Edge Over Other Restaurant Chains

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:18:21 EST

An analyst says the coffee chain could more than double its locations around the world.

Bad News for Boston Beer in New Data

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:19:45 EST

The maker of Sam Adams struggled with sales at convenience stores in December.

A 2.2% to 2.5% Bet on 2017 GDP

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:15:24 EST

Plus, a look at jobs numbers, the bad habit of hanging on the president-elect’s every word, and retail’s reliance on light-vehicle sales.

Apple's Disappointing Response to Battery Controversy

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:59:14 EST

Apple’s new MacBook Pros have been criticized for weak battery life. Now, the company has lashed out at its chief critic.

The Best Dow Stocks As 20,000 Looms

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:25:02 EST

With some tweaks, the venerable Dogs of the Dow strategy can deliver even better results.

Amazon Responds to Alibaba's Job Pledge

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:00:24 EST

Alibaba’s one million jobs figure is larger, but Amazon’s plans for jobs with full benefits may be as significant.

Gold Rush: Trump, China Puts The Bull Into Bullion

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:12:07 EST

The unknown unknowns of a Trump White House and resurgent inflation has investors taking a shine to gold.

Should Google and Facebook Be Worried About Pinterest?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:45:05 EST

The scrapbooking platform is still small, but has several important advantages.

Tribune Set to Deliver Good News to Investors

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:11:17 EST

The stock is trading near $30. But an analyst at Gabelli puts Tribune’s private market value at $60 a share.

Is This As Good as It Gets for T-Mobile?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:44:57 EST

Investors have priced in all the good news but they’re ignoring some major risks, says one analyst.

Why 2017 Has Become a Crucial Year for Tesla

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:27:54 EST

The company has promised to begin production of the new Model 3 by the middle of the year, with its first deliveries by year end. Will it happen?

There's a New Reason to Wear Your Fitbit

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:39:00 EST

After its stock tumbled in 2016, Fitbit has a new incentive to get people to wear its devices: money. Investors like the idea.

Nintendo, Sony Investors Can Expect Gains of 50%

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:23:42 EST

Nintendo’s Switch gaming console and a turnaround at Sony can send shares of both companies surging.

How Garmin Jumped Ahead of Apple in the Wearable Race

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:56:54 EST

Even as the market for activity trackers slows, Garmin is picking up the pace.

Would Trump Stop AT&T-Time Warner Deal?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:03:07 EST

A denial would be precedent-setting as no vertical merger in the technology, media and telecom space has been halted.

Good Times for Amazon, Trouble for Macy's

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:48:55 EST

Several articles discuss the rapidly changing landscape for retailing in the U.S.

Tesla Misses the Mark Again

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:58:54 EST

Investors should be wary after Elon Musk fails to hit another target.

Looking for Coachella Tickets? They're Going to Cost You

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:52:06 EST

Concert economics 101: Everything costs at least twice as much as it does in the rest of the world.

ESPN Isn't the Only Puzzle Facing Disney in 2017

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:12:21 EST

Will ESPN recover, will Shanghai Disneyland falter, and who will succeed Robert Iger?

Samsung Should Throw Lee Under the Bus

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:33:36 EST

Korea’s corruption scandal shows why it’s time to end the incestuous grip on power in the Samsung Nation.

That's a Wrap -- Highlights from CES 2017

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:48:20 EST

Connected cars -- and coffee makers -- were a focus at this year’s tech show. VR is still a work in progress, while wearables search for an identity.

Stay Skeptical of Chipotle's Turnaround

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:00:12 EST

December sales jumped, but the chain’s longer-term problems still need to be solved.