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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?

Why Biotech Looks Like a Good Bet in 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:04:14 EST

Looking for future winners among small- and mid-cap biotech. Bullish on Sarepta, Global Blood, and Versartis.

Tesla Has An 'Unneeded Distraction'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:54:24 EST

A skeptical analyst thinks SolarCity could be a drag on Tesla’s results. The auto maker reports its earnings next week.

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.

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.

How to Pick Stocks That Will Beat the Market

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:26:50 EST

A veteran Barron’s writer shares insights that have helped him pick big winners over the years.

Here Comes The iPhone 'Supercycle'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02:41 EST

Apple shares are already at an all-time high, but this analyst sees plenty of gains still to come.

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.

Why Biotech Stocks Are Finally Set to Break Out

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:30:49 EST

The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology index ETF looks strong. What’s next for Celgene, Biogen, Myriad, Gilead.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Little Newsletter That Crushed the Market

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:59:47 EST

The Prudent Speculator has more than tripled the broad stock market since 1980. What’s its secret?

What's Apple to Do with $246 Billion in Cash?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:41:40 EST

Consumers are still excited about the thought of an Apple Car, but Apple will probably use its cash for investments in content and other “services.”

Why T-Mobile Shares Are Jumping

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:07:44 EST

A new report suggested that T-Mobile and Sprint could shortly begin negotiations toward a merger. That’s long been an investor dream.

The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:32:04 EST

Why Whole Foods Isn't Cutting Prices Like Everyone Else

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:03:13 EST

The organic grocer has promised investors that it won’t lower prices. The good news for consumers is that other chains are.

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.

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.

Barrick Gold's Beating

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:00:43 EST

Turns out earnings really do matter for gold miners. And DineEquity’s CEO to resign.

Who Says Bank Stocks Don't Have Room to Run?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:50:19 EST

The top-performing Alpine Financial Services fund prefers small- and mid-cap names like Citizens.

At Home With Home Depot

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:24:38 EST

Home Depot is still the go-to stock in home improvement.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Takeover Candidate Alexion Is on the Mend

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:50:49 EST

The maker of drugs to treat rare diseases has been punished by investors but looks set to recover.

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.

It's Time to Upgrade Your Credit Card, and Get Free Stuff

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:53:10 EST

If your credit card isn’t either giving you money or buying you airline tickets, it’s time to go shopping for new plastic.

Tesla's Earnings Report Raises New Questions

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:02:08 EST

The automaker, battery company and solar panel installer faces crucial tests in 2017.

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.

Expect Less Fiber in Google's Diet

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:00:33 EST

The tech giant has been transferring employees away from Google Fiber, its effort to spread high-speed Internet.

Rising Rates Be Damned: Real Estate Looks Good

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:39:20 EST

Despite the specter of higher interest rates, real-estate-related stocks seem poised to notch more gains.

Merger's Collapse Could Boost Anthem Stock

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:56:37 EST

Even if the health insurer must pay a $1.85 billion breakup fee to Cigna, it could start taking steps to enhance its profits and share price.

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.

Could WhatsApp Kill Snapchat?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:55:47 EST

Facebook already saw success by bringing a popular Snapchat feature over to its Instagram service, and now it’s doing the same with WhatsApp.

Maybe Amazon's Results Were Better Than We Thought

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:38:53 EST

Amazon’s shares fell after the company’s recent quarterly report, but the numbers look better when compared to broader economic data.

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

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.

How to Find the Cheapest Wireless Plan

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:53:05 EST

In bringing back unlimited plans, Verizon has shaken up the wireless market. Here’s how the carriers’ plans now rank in terms of price.

The One Thing You Have that Warren Buffett Doesn't

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:01:29 EST

Compounding may the single most powerful tool for building wealth. Don’t squander your only chance to make use of it.

This Time, AMD's Revival Is for Real

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:21:05 EST

AMD’s sweeping changes could elevate it in cloud computing. Shares could double in a year.

3 Stocks to Buy as Lumber Prices Catch Fire

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:39:59 EST

Both lumber and wood panel prices are continuing their recent upward charge.

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.

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.

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.

Our Favorite 10 Stock Picks for 2017

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:32:27 EST

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

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.

Barron's 2016 List: Best 100 Hedge Funds

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:56:44 EDT

Our ranking of the top-performing funds.

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.

11 REIT Plays for Income and Inflation Protection

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:33:36 EST

Eight REITs and three funds that should appeal to long-term investors looking to diversify as interest rates rise.

How to Invest: When You're Just Getting Started

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:07:57 EST

It’s not complicated — just set up automatic deposits into these funds, and don’t try to get clever.

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.

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.”

Why TripAdvisor Is Getting a Bad Review

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:42:15 EST

The travel site is struggling to convert its traffic into profits. Shares are down 10% Thursday.

Magical Mystery Tax Plan

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:49:40 EST

While tax reform is definitely coming, a final bill is still a long way off, and a 2017 effective date is looking less likely.

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.

Kate Spade Confirms What Everyone Was Thinking

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:22:01 EST

The handbag maker said it was considering “strategic alternatives.” That could include a sale of the company.

Best Online Brokers: Fidelity Tops Our Survey

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:17:05 EST

The asset-management giant’s brokerage arm topped the list for the first time.

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.

Snap's Coming IPO Looks Like One to Avoid

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:08:12 EST

Snapchat’s parent prepares to come public at an eye-popping valuation. The next Facebook—or Twitter?

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.

5 Infrastructure Plays for The Trump Era

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:25:00 EST

Morgan Stanley Global Infrastructure favors renewable power, toll roads, pipelines, and cellphone towers.

Why Twitter Thinks Business is About to Rebound

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:53:24 EST

A top Twitter executive says advertisers are still catching up with Twitter’s growing user base.

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%.

Why PayPal Seems Cool Again

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:33:00 EST

After pioneering online payments in the 1990s, PayPal is wisely adapting amid heightened competition.

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.

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%.

Apple Fans are Paying Up for That Big iPhone

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:16:41 EST

Strong demand for the iPhone 7 Plus boosted Apple’s average selling price for its phones and helped the company capture nearly all the profit in the industry last quarter.

Could Groupon Challenge Amazon Again?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:23:04 EST

Wall Street went gaga for Groupon’s earnings on Wednesday, but it’s still a very small player in online retail.

America's Top 40 Wealth Management Firms

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:32:35 EDT

Barron’s annual list shows that the top 10 firms have acquired 82% of assets in accounts over $5 million.

Investing Legend Warns of Market Risk

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:23:57 EST

Chipotle: Can It Be Fixed?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:58:25 EST

The fast-casual chain is getting past its food-safety issues. CEO Steve Ells can improve service, but rising costs could cut into an earnings rebound.

Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:08:09 EDT

Five of the Top 100 offer insights into navigating the bull market. Why they’re pivoting toward value.

2016 Tax Brackets (for Taxes Due April 18, 2017)

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:54:11 EST

Tax brackets for income earned in 2016 and due in April 2017.

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.

Barron's Roundtable, Part 3: Digging Into the Details

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:03:46 EST

Oscar Schafer, Brian Rogers, and Abby Joseph Cohen share their top investment ideas for 2017.

Stocks Could Post Single-Digit Gains in 2017

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:42:05 EST

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

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.

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.

Morgan Stanley's India Pro Offers 6 Top Picks

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:45:06 EST

Portfolio manager Amay Hattangadi on why he’s bullish on Infosys, HDFC Bank and Ashok Leyland.

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.

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.

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.

There's a Hole in State Pensions

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:25:13 EST

State finances still haven’t recovered from the recession, and their biggest problems are found among their pension funds.

Why a T-Mobile Merger With Sprint Looks Less Likely Today

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:36:47 EST

T-Mobile reported strong results for its fourth-quarter, but a potential merger with Sprint remains the main event for investors.

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.

Inauguration 2017: Stock Market Outlook Under President Donald Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:21:22 EST

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

Under Armour's Worst Days Could Be Behind It

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:58:02 EST

An analyst who had been bearish on the stock now thinks it’s fallen enough. Importantly, the company’s market share has continued to grow.

How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself" in a Job Interview

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:54:58 EST

Your ability to answer that question could decide whether you get an offer. Here’s how to be ready.

America Might Plug into Tesla Sooner Than Expected

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:11:50 EST

The growing use of solar and wind energy means utilities and consumers are likely to want more battery storage, and Tesla is the leading provider.

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.

Finding Big Value in Small Stocks

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:20:17 EST

Nuveen Small Cap Value’s Karen Bowie finds undervalued companies primed for a turnaround.

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.

Putting the Pop Back in Coca-Cola's Flat Shares

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:46:44 EST

The soft-drink giant’s stock has been asleep, but this trade could help wake it up.