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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.

Paul Wick: Bullish on Micron, Bearish on Tesla

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:04:30 EDT

Veteran tech manager Paul Wick likes Lam Research and Micron, but IBM and Tesla, he says, are lost causes.

Fiberoptic Stocks Are Back, and This Time It's for Real

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:04:18 EDT

Fiberoptic stocks have slumped this year after a strong run in 2016. Now bargains can be had in Lumentum, Oclaro, and more.

Caterpillar Stock Revs Up

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:10:46 EDT

After a series of ill-timed acquisitions and a collapse in commodity prices, Caterpillar is back on track for higher profits and a rising stock price.

Is This 4-Story Starbucks the Company's Future?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:21:06 EDT

Starbucks plans to create a 4-story temple to coffee in Chicago, with roasting tours and $10 cups of coffee.

Banks, Restaurants, MLPs Could Win Under Tax Plan

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:05:12 EDT

Lower tax rates would be a boon for companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway, and Anthem.

The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:53:33 EST

Byron Wien: The Scary Signal of the Bond Market

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:09:15 EDT

The surprising drop in 10-year Treasury yield speaks volumes about challenges of a changing economy.

Most VIX Analysis Is Outright Nonsense

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:05:37 EDT

Avoid portfolio hedging. It is too hard trying to catch volatility spikes or perfectly time stock swoons.

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.

Poll: Top Money Managers Favor Tech, Finance

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:10:26 EDT

The bulls look to tax cuts, earnings to keep the market climbing, according to our latest Big Money poll.

How Much Should You Have Saved by 30?

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:53:54 EST

Yes, your retirement is still decades off. No, you can’t really afford to delay starting to fund it.

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.

NextEra: Steady Growth and a Rising Dividend

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:16:14 EDT

NextEra is growing its profit and its dividend faster than its peers. Shares are cheap: 20% return in a year.

Property Plays in an Aging Bull Market

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:05:32 EDT

One key for real estate success: corporate tenants with entry barriers to entry, that can’t leave and want more space.

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.

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.

Chipotle's 18% Gain Is Giving Us Indigestion

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:13:54 EDT

Earlier this year, we cautioned that Chipotle stock could have further to fall. We’d still stay away from it.

Edgewell Could Attract a Deep-Pocketed Buyer

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:13:09 EDT

The consumer-products company looks like a bargain. Its Schick shaving business has room to grow.

User's Manual for a Mixed-Up Market

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:44:24 EST

Scott Black, Jeffrey Gundlach, Meryl Witmer, and Mario Gabelli offer investment picks for the new year.

Digital Ads, YouTube Will Lift Alphabet 20%

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:41:05 EST

Google plays catchup in cloud services, helped by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Why GameStop Can Win Its Toughest War Game

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:38:01 EST

Facing weak videogame sales, the company diversifies by selling AT&T phones and Apple products.

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.

Mobile First

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:04:38 EDT

Who needs a laptop? Millennials bank from their phones, trade through their phones, watch prices via their name it.

No Easy Remedy for Express Scripts Stock

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:33:49 EDT

Nasty battle with client Anthem over payments hints at broader health-care battles for pharmacy-benefits manager.

Bubble Babble?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:34:55 EDT

The Nasdaq Composite hit 6000 last week, and that means bubble talk is back.

Down 65%, Home Capital Shares Could Go Lower

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:35:15 EDT

Regulatory setbacks and a run on deposits end years of defying critics of its subprime lending practices

Long-Term Winners for Emerging Markets

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:19:37 EDT

RBC’s Philippe Langham scours the globe for well-run companies that can produce long-term growth in emerging markets

Lampert's Seritage Play Could Lead to Big Gains

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:53:46 EDT

The REIT is signing on new tenants who pay substantially more rent than did the closing Sears stores.

3 Takeaways from Amazon's Earnings

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:12:59 EDT

Making money is still not a priority. The company is spending on its Echo device, new distribution centers, and a larger presence in India.

Profit Gains Lift Dow 1.9; Nasdaq Rises 2.3%

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:32:11 EDT

Strong profit reports and rising earnings forecasts are driving stocks higher. McDonald’s, Ingersoll-Rand surprise on the upside.

The 100 Days of 1933: Dangerous and Unwise

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:03:36 EDT

How FDR remade America in 1933

This Energy Stock Should Rise Even if Oil Prices Fall

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:58:38 EDT

“Pioneer offers a rare valuation and growth investment opportunity,” says Stifel’s Derrick Whitfield.

The Virtues of Investment-Grade Corporates

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:05:42 EDT

Not as essential as Treasuries or as exciting as junk, corporate bonds could be the answer to uncertain times.

Is This the Endgame for Venezuela?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:45:36 EDT

The beleaguered country just made a big debt payment, but it’s running out of ways to raise new money as violence surges.

Tech: Investors' Boon or Bane?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:06:26 EDT

At a Morningstar conference, a debate on whether the proliferation of data and technology has made the present the best—or worst—time for investors.

Four Smaller Cloud Picks Ahead of Earnings

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:38:29 EDT

HubSpot, Zendesk, Shopify and Square are favorites. Smaller SaaS firms are up 38% so far this year.

A Cheap FireEye Trade to Make Before Earnings

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:41:24 EDT

A collapse in equity volatility means speculators can buy options without paying a fear or greed premium.

Misstatements on Two Companies

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:40:42 EDT

We missed on total equity and expected return numbers for one, and, for another, the purchase price of a competitor’s business unit.

Trump's First 100 Days Bode Well for Stocks

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:30:51 EDT

The presidential precedents for the market point to an up year.

The Great Agave Shortage Squeezes Tequila

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:29:39 EDT

As U.S. tequila demand has jumped in the past four years, agave prices have more than quintupled.

European Stocks Rise as Fear of Frexit Falls

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:06:33 EDT

Centrist candidate appears to have edge as second phase of French presidential election nears.

Some Cautionary Notes on Smart Beta

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:06:35 EDT

For several years, Research Affiliates’s Rob Arnott has warned about the dangers of many smart-beta strategies. He may be protesting too much.

Tax Reform Is Important, But Only If It's Done Right

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:26:16 EDT

Doing tax reform the right way means reducing the deficit and abolishing the corporate income tax

9 Undervalued Earnings, Revenue Powerhouses

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:21:58 EDT

These companies blew past analyst estimates for first-quarter results and should continue to trade higher.

Expedia: Global Travel is Healthy With 1 Exception

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:14:05 EDT

Travel from the Middle East to the U.S. appears to be slumping following new restrictions on travel from the Trump administration.

Tesla's New Truck: Don't Laugh, Says Analyst

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:40:10 EDT

Elon Musk said his company plans to unveil a big truck in September. Why that’s potentially bad news for the existing truck makers.

Rice Prices Ready to Rally at Last

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:51:32 EDT

New disruptions to supply as well as low existing stockpiles augur higher prices.

An Alternate Reality for Income Taxes

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:04:02 EDT

Americans are so happy to pay their taxes, they’d do so voluntarily. Yeah, right.

Charting the Market

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:37:24 EDT

A graphic look at selected stock activity for the week ended April 28, 2017. Includes Fiat Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, and Twitter.

Samsung Trends Boost Applied Materials, Micron

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:29:50 EDT

Samsung’s capex commentary is positive for semicap companies and supportive of continued strength in the DRAM market.

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.

Morgan Stanley Raises Price Target but Underweights 3M

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:53:55 EDT

Plus, takes on 21st Century Fox, Whirlpool, Corning, and Wyndham Worldwide

Hot Hong Kong Housing Market Could Cool

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:42:47 EDT

Up 200% since the financial crisis, the territory’s housing prices face liquidity and regulatory obstacles.

Two Years with an Apple Watch: Our Review

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:27:41 EDT

The Apple Watch turned 2 this week. Here’s what works, what doesn’t, and what still needs to change.

LendingTree, Ally Look Like Picks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:54:43 EDT

After first-quarter earnings, the two specialty-financial firms should continue to benefit.

Peabody Is a Coal Miner That Should Be Yours

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:01:44 EDT

The subsequent relisting of the shares provides an excellent buying opportunity.

Easy Does It

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:06:07 EDT

Why the Fed’s shrinking of its balance sheet shouldn’t scare markets

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

Priceline Shares Seen Reaching $2,030

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:09:10 EDT

The firm is the largest share player in the fastest growth channel and may have the best business model.

Morningstar's New Gambit: Opportunity, Controversy

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:48:26 EDT

Can the fund-ratings firm remain impartial as it launches mutual funds?

War Is Hell---but Not for The Stock Market

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:50:15 EDT

Investors should expect a sharp rally if and when U.S.-led hostilities begin—if history is a reliable guide.

Elliott Associates Aims to Rebuild Arconic Board

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:06:26 EDT

Plus, big investors’ SEC filings on nine other companies

A Low VIX Signals More Stock-Market Gains

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:07:25 EDT

This week’s sharp decline in volatility bodes well for the next several weeks, if not months.

New Competitor Should Make Under Armour Sweat

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:08:20 EDT

Dick’s Sporting Goods has launched its own line of athletic apparel that competes directly with Under Armour.

PayPal Can Grow EPS 10%-15%

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:06:52 EDT

The firm has a host of growth/scale catalysts, including explosive transaction growth in the mobile payments space.

Tesla Investors May be Overlooking an Important Weakness

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:28:16 EDT

One analyst thinks that sales of the Model S and Model X are slumping, and that’s a bigger deal than the market seems to realize.

Nike Has A New Blueprint for 'Athletic' Jeans

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:57:40 EDT

Nike received a patent last week to make denim for skateboarders, BMX racers, and other extreme-sport athletes.

Is the Worst Over for GoPro? Not Even Close

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:21:56 EDT

On Monday, Goldman Sachs said investors should sell GoPro’s stock. This, even with the shares down 90% since October 2014.

The Financial Lesson in a $1 Hot Dog

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:15:54 EDT

Chris Davis once asked his grandfather to buy him lunch. Grandpa said no and told him how he could turn the missed lunch into $1,000.