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  • 8 Really Cheap Stocks

    Barron's Electronic Q&A
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    Tim Rudderow’s Mount Lucas fund buys the cheapest stocks in the index and holds them for a year. Right now, he owns a lot of energy.
  • Gilead Stock Should Move Big on Earnings Report

    Barron's The Striking Price Daily
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Some investors are actively buying Gilead’s upside calls in anticipation the stock surges on earnings.
  • Intel Has 30% Upside

    Barron's This Week Magazine
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Intel has a 3 ½ -year lead on rivals in chip-making technology, which should pay off in prolonged growth.
  • 23 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am

    Barron's Most Emailed Today
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
  • Chip Giant Intel Has 30% Upside

    Barron's Most Emailed This Week
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Intel has a 3 ½ -year lead on rivals in chip-making technology, which should pay off in prolonged growth.
 
 
 
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    Barron's Funds/Q&A

  • Thumbs Up for India, but Down for Hong Kong

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:56 am
    Why Christopher Wood is bullish on India and the Philippines and bearish on Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Big Investors Buying Stakes for Hedge-Fund Fees

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Firms like Goldman Sachs and Neuberger Berman have created new ways to sidestep the funds’ volatility while generating solid income.
  • New China ETFs Present New Challenges

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    China is relaxing it’s limits on foreign investment, and several new ETFs are prepared to take advantage of these new investing opportunities. But investors in these ETFs are likely to pay more for the ETF than the underlying securities are worth.
  • The Best European Bets

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Camox fund founder Jonathan Herbert has played lots of small-cap European shares to big gains this year while shorting some giants.
  • Investors Index at Home, Go Active Abroad

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Actively managed U.S. stock funds have had net outflows of nearly $75 billion in 2014, but it’s the reverse for global active stock funds.
 
 
 
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    Barron's Cover Story

  • On Solid Ground

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    With a few prominent exceptions, states are healthier than they’ve been in years. Good news for municipal-bond investors.
  • The New China

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Surging exports are making Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar dynamic economic rivals to their much larger neighbor.
  • Telecom's Cat Fight

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    T-Mobile is scratching for market share against Verizon and AT&T, while Sprint muddles along. The best bet for investors: AT&T.
  • The New World of Emerging Markets

    4 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    A panel of four top investors see lots of opportunities in developing markets, especially those in Asia.
  • Inside Schwab

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    In his six years as head of brokerage Charles Schwab, Bettinger has doubled client assets to $2.4 trillion. He’s only getting started.
 
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    Barron's Economic Beat

  • The Persistence of Low-flation

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    The Federal Reserve used to worry about inflation running too high, but recently it has worried that it may not be running high enough.
  • The Jobs Machine Chugs On

    8 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    While still not robust, gains in employment continue to be steady. Wages are beginning to tick up, too.
  • Close on GDP, but No Nostradamus

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:44 pm
    As Barron’s had predicted, the economy grew at a 3.5% annual clip in the third quarter, but not for the reasons we expected.
  • Economist Sees Slow, Solid Gains for Stocks

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Applied Global Macro Research’s Carsten Valgreen, who tracks the market with data that track the broad economy, sees stocks rising 5% to 8% annually over next three years.
  • This Nobel Is No Prize

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    The economics committee’s award to Jean Tirole honors a flawed view of financial regulation.
 
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    Barron's Electronic Investor

  • Who's Got the Cash?

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:13 pm
    A new Website from Robur Terminal as well as existing ones from YCharts and Financial Visualizations can help pinpoint companies with lots of it.
  • Brokers Adopt iPhone 6

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    T.D. Ameritrade, E*Trade, and SigFig upgrade mobile systems to handle Touch ID. Plus Apple Pay and iBillionaire.
  • Put Momentum on Your Side

    8 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    Three Websites that can help you separate the strong from the weak in your stock portfolio.
  • Sites for the Active---and Not So Active---Investor

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
    There are sites that can help you make money, and those that can help you save it. We’re going to offer one of each this week.
  • Good News Travels Fast

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Sometimes the best opportunities are right in front of investors’ eyes–like earlier-than-usual earnings calls and corporate spinoffs.
 
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    Barron's Commodities Corner

  • Coffee Prices Coming Back to Earth

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Hefty supplies in storage reduce effect of a Brazilian drought, but the industry awaits news of the new crop.
  • Where's the Beef?

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Prices, already lofty, could hit a record by end of this year. Says one market watcher: “The path of least resistance remains higher.”
  • Nickel Prices Headed Higher

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:06 am
    China, the No. 1 nickel consumer, will likely spur a supply shortage as shipments drop amid the Philippines’ seasonal lower output.
  • Soybeans Poised to Tumble

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Tight supply is giving way to record production, and record-low prices.
  • Cotton Prices' Great Unraveling

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    China’s decision to slash imports will worsen the biggest glut of the fiber in history. U.S. farmers can only delay selling so long.
 
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    Barron's Current Yield

  • The Fed: Can It Tighten in a Loosening World?

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The Federal Reserve mulls raising rates while Japan and Europe talk quantitative easing.
  • High Yield's Oil Slick

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    With the energy sector now the largest part of the high-yield market, your junk-bond investments are increasingly becoming bets on energy.
  • Bondholders and Pension Risk

    8 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    Ballooning pension costs have been a big cause of defaults, while pension claims are now challenging investor recoveries in bankruptcy court.
  • The Fed Hints at Inflation Concerns

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    The Fed’s new statement was upbeat on labor-market improvements, cautious on the timing of the next rate hike, and a nuanced take on inflation.
  • Taking a Breather as Munis Rally

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Market timing is particularly perilous as good investment opportunities are particularly fleeting with the end of quantitative easing.
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    Barron's Review

  • Review

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    To battle health problems and boost productivity, companies are sponsoring weight-reduction contests.
  • Review

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Experts tackle the question of whether there is anything a sharply divided Congress might actually agree on in 2015.
  • Review

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Polling authorities have pared the use of ”I Voted” stickers, amid budget-cutting, even though the badges may lift participation.
  • Review

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Madison Square Garden Co. prepares to monetize the Rockettes.
  • Review

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Experts weigh in on what investors should expect from Facebook’s earnings report.
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    Barron's Preview

  • Preview

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:21 pm
    As of March 31, 150,000 pay telephones remained in the U.S., down from 2.1 million in 1999.
  • Preview

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    A lot of retailers are promoting self-service delivery—it’s free!
  • Preview

    10 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    A recent academic paper asserts that we’re likely in a market bubble, but that a fresh crisis isn’t necessarily certain.
  • Preview

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Even if GOP controls both houses of Congress, it won’t be strong enough to overturn any presidential vetoes.
  • Preview

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:38 pm
    A recent study of academics’ theories of how to beat the market shows that most are about as accurate as a Ouija board.
 
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    Barron's Mailbag

  • Mailbag

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Letters to the Editor about the pitfalls of long-term care insurance, Republicans’ use of the filibuster, and immigration obfuscation.
  • Mailbag

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about the fall of portfolio insurance, Brazil’s undeserved good fortune, and the danger of huge public pension liabilities.
  • Mailbag

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:17 am
    Letters to Barron’s about federal budget scoring, money in politics, and a call for more analytical articles.
  • Mailbag

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about $75 oil, the IRS scandal as compared to Watergate, the longevity of disk-drive technology and the need for bank regulation.
  • Mailbag

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about the strengthen of the American economy, the importance of utility stocks and their dividends, the abundance of under-covered bad news about investments, pitfalls in picking a financial advisor, the ups and downs of the casino economy and the merits of free banking.
 
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    Stocks to Watch

  • Not the Hunger Games: Stocks Hit Record Highs as Central Banks Stir

    Ben Levisohn
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Even with sure things, there’s no sure thing. Consider the fate of the new Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay — Part 1, the first part of the two part conclusion to the entire saga. BoxOfficeMojo had estimated that the film could take in $148 million over the weekend, but that was before we knew that the film [...]
  • MannKind’s Afrezza Remains in Sanofi’s Plans, RBC Says

    Ben Levisohn
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    Yesterday, Sanofi hosted a seminar on new medicines in Cambridge, Mass., and RBC’s Adnan Butt and team note that MannKind’s (MNKD) inhaled insulin Afrezza “featured prominently enough.” They summarize the highlights of the presentation: Reuters MannKind’s partner reiterated prior guidance that a commercial launch is planned for 1Q:15. Some had feared this timing could be [...]
  • Good Week for Gilead’s Hepatitis-C Treatments, UBS Says

    Ben Levisohn
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    UBS strategist Matthew Roden and team note that it was another good week Gilead Sciences’ (GILD) hepatitis-C treatments: AP Scripts for Gilead’s Harvoni during the week ending November 14 were released today with total scripts of 3,606, up +37% w/w. These data are strong in the context of feedback at AASLD that Harvoni Rx are [...]
  • Hertz: So, About That New CEO…

    Ben Levisohn
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Hertz Global (HTZ) appointed John Tague as its new CEO last night, a move that caught some investors by surprise because he’s an airline executive, not from the rental industry. MKM Partners’ Christopher Agnew discusses the implications: The Board favored the combination of Airline, revenue management/operational and merger integration experience over a candidate with car [...]
  • U.S. Financials? Yes!

    Ben Levisohn
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Before you start throwing daggers my way for the headline, let me point out that’s exactly what appeared in the subject line of an email containing UBS strategist Julian Emanuel’s new report on the industry. He explains why he’s excited about the financial sector: Getty Images In conversations with investors, skepticism remains high while interest [...]
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    Tech Trader Daily

  • Apple Tends to Underperform Ahead of Turkey Day, Says Citi

    Tiernan Ray
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Just in case you thought of buying shares of Apple (AAPL) next week, Citigroup‘s Jim Suva this afternoon arrived with some words to consider: Apple stock tends to underperform the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Nasdaq Composite Index heading into the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, based on the past seven years of returns. The stock also tends to underperform [...]
  • Marvell Jumps 6% Despite FYQ3 Miss, Lackluster Forecast; Bulls See Risks Priced In

    Tiernan Ray
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Shares of chip maker Marvell Technology Group (MRVL) are up 79 cents, or almost 6%, at $14.09, despite the company yesterday afternoon reporting a downcast set of results and outlook, missing fiscal Q3 revenue expectations, and projecting a shortfall for this quarter’s results, including a declining gross profit margin. CEO Sehat Sutardja told the Street during the [...]
  • Intel Rising: Server Growth, Mobile Costs Cheered; CLSA Cuts to Sell on PC ‘Discrepancy’

    Tiernan Ray
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Intel’s manufacturing maestro William Holt laid out how Intel’s scaling down of its transistors along three dimensions continues to lead the efforts of competitors such as TSM, which are shown in the green dotted line. Shares of Intel (INTC) are up 25 cents, or 0.6%, at $36.20, after the company yesterday held its annual analyst [...]
  • Dish: Citi Hikes Target to $94 as Airwaves Value Rises; Mind the Outcomes, Says Morgan Stanley

    Tiernan Ray
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    The Federal Communications Commission’s Auction 97 for cellular frequencies underway in Washington crossed round 23 yesterday, and with $29.896 billion in “provisional” bids by AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ) and others, that has continued to place focus on the very large spectrum holdings of Dish Network (DISH), the satellite TV provider that may or may not actually [...]
  • Amazon: Nomura Starts at Buy, $410 Target; Someday They Might Cool Spending

    Tiernan Ray
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Shares of Amazon.com (AMZN) are up $4.44, or 1.3%, at $334.98, after Nomura Equity Research’s Robert Drbul and Anthony DiClemente and their respective colleagues in the retail and Internet equity research teams initiated coverage of the stock with a Buy rating and a $410 price target, writing that after a 16% decline this year, “sentiment appears [...]
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