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Shaking Up the Market for Municipal Bonds

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:20:21 EST

How tax reform in Washington is changing the landscape for investors, states, and cities. image


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Money Managers’ Favorite Muni Bonds

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:49:19 EST

We offer some standout bonds and bond funds from a complex market. image


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New Day for Media Stocks With Disney-Fox Deal

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:22:26 EST

Expect an upsurge in industry consolidation and gambles on strategy. How rivals are seeking to regain lost ground from Netflix.image


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The Math Behind the Disney-Fox Deal

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:25:10 EST

Walt Disney’s acquisition of assets from 21st Century Fox is a murky web of deals within deals. We break it down.image


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Alaska Air Stock: Ready for Takeoff

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:51:35 EST

After sharply trailing the shares of many of its rivals this year, the airline looks set to climb in 2018 and beyond.image


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Hungry for Income? The Best—and Worst—Yield Plays for 2018

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:50:28 EST

MLPs, dividend stocks could offer the most upside, while utilities and Treasuries bring up the rear. The outlook for 10 yield sectorsimage


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Looking for the International Everyman

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:41:08 EST

Sammy Simnegar, manager of two top-notch Fidelity funds—International Capital Appreciation and Emerging Markets—has an eye on the consumer.image


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There’s Still Life in Spark Therapeutics

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:48:19 EST

Spark Therapeutics shares have sold off sharply—but there’s more to the biotech than one treatment.image


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REITs on the Rebound: Where to Shop Now

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:46:10 EST

Green Street’s Mike Kirby sizes up mall operators, the New York real estate market, and red-hot unicorn WeWork.image


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Stocks Stampede to New Highs on Tax News

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:16:16 EST

Dow rallies 1.3%, and Nasdaq 1.4%, on hopes for a final tax deal. And, here’s some good news on earnings.image


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Tax Reform Bypasses Utilities

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:17:41 EST

Much of utilities’ underperformance can be chalked up to the fact that most of these power companies won’t receive much of a boost at all. image


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Hot to Spot a Bubble

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:13:08 EST

Ever since the stock market began its post-financial-crisis rally, someone’s been calling it a bubble. Thankfully, Bitcoin came along to remind us what a bubble really looks like.image


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Why Investors Should Steer Clear of Steinhoff

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:18:26 EST

The global retail giant’s shares have crashed by 80% after an accounting probe and the CEO’s exit. The situation could get worse.image


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3 Things Investors Should Watch in China in 2018

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:18:01 EST

Holding growth to a sustainable pace, reining in debt and runaway property prices, and including A shares in the MSCI emerging markets index are keys to the outlook for Chinese stocks. image


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Cboe: How to Wait Out Bitcoin Risk

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:37:21 EST

Bitcoin futures have pushed Cboe’s stock to a new record high. Now, investors should get somewhat more cautious. image


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Finding the Upside in Nonagency MBS

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:40:07 EST

Mortgage securities not backed by government sponsored-enterprises might have credit risk, but are less sensitive to rising rates.image


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Are Investors Selling Gold to Buy Bitcoin?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:21:46 EST

The cryptocurrency is stealing some of gold’s shine, but it must prove itself worthy over a longer time period to compete.image


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Sunnier Forecast for Greek Stocks

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:56:53 EST

Economic growth, rising employment, and a budget surplus improve the forecast. Bonds have jumped. Are stocks next?image


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Cutting Taxes and Raising Rates

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:57:17 EST

As Congress appears to slash corporate taxes, central bankers are beginning to raise rates. Meanwhile, stocks keep rising. Also, a look at The Children’s Place.image


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Exxon Faces Climate Change

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:44:28 EST

What will tightening regulations do to the long-term value of its hydrocarbon assets in the ground? image


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Software Problems Bug iPhone Users

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:03:13 EST

Growing frequency of software problems and updates disenchants some users.image


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Investing and Politics

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:01:44 EST

Editor in Chief Katherine Bell on why Barron’s can’t ignore what happens in Washington. image


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Merrill Lynch’s Noel Weil Has the Right Touch

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:43:50 EST

For Merrill Lynch’s Noel Weil, guarding his clients’ ultrahigh net worth includes municipal bonds, blue-chip stocks, and a nice dash of private equity.image


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An ETF for a Value Rally

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:19:17 EST

Value investors have been waiting for a decade for the stocks to outperform. ETF investors seem hopeful, and have put $17 billion in new money into value stocks this year, despite underperforming. But that’s about to change.image


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Can the Passive Juggernaut Roll On?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:58:19 EST

Vanguard, BlackRock, and other index providers have had a very good decade. What might trigger a move out of passive and into active?image


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Special Dividends Are Getting Even More Special

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:24:27 EST

Occasional payouts are a nice extra—and increasingly rare in this market.image


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Two Myths About Automation and Jobs

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:31:28 EST

Automation won’t kill but transform many professions. Tax credits for worker retraining could lessen the fallout.image


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Invest Like John Malone: Buy Discovery, Sell Lions Gate

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:51:36 EST

Liberty’s Chairman Malone has been buying slumping Discovery. He’s also selling surging Lions Gate.image


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Under Armor Vet Tries to Get Blue Apron Running

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:43:47 EST

Brad Dickerson, the new head of the meal-kit company, has just made the first open-market stock buys.image


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