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  • 6 High-Quality Small-Caps Selling at Fair Prices

    Barron's Most Viewed This Week
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    JB Taylor of Wasatch Core Growth looks for high returns on capital and favorable macro trends.
  • The Bear Case for Stocks

    Barron's This Week Magazine
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Several articles paint a troubling picture for stocks in a time of a strong dollar and low-priced oil. So how about a restaurant pick?
  • A Smart Way To Play HSBC, Standard Chartered

    Barron's Most Emailed Today
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    A Smart Way To Play HSBC, Standard Chartered They’re two big names in Asia banking but their shares are set to head in different directions. A Smart Way To Play HSBC, Standard Chartered They’re two big names in Asia banking but their shares are set to head in different directions.
  • Buyers On Bad News

    Barron's Most Emailed This Week
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    Canadian hedge fund Senvest Partners has notched top performance by picking up out-of-favor stocks including a Greek oil company.
  • A Smart Way To Play HSBC, Standard Chartered

    Barron's Most Viewed Today
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    They’re two big names in Asia banking but their shares are set to head in different directions.
 
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    Barron's Most Emailed Today

  • A Smart Way To Play HSBC, Standard Chartered

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    A Smart Way To Play HSBC, Standard Chartered They’re two big names in Asia banking but their shares are set to head in different directions. A Smart Way To Play HSBC, Standard Chartered They’re two big names in Asia banking but their shares are set to head in different directions.
  • The Bear Case for Stocks

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:07 pm
    The Bear Case for StocksSeveral articles paint a troubling picture for stocks in a time of a strong dollar and low-priced oil. So how about a restaurant pick?The Bear Case for StocksSeveral articles paint a troubling picture for stocks in a time of a strong dollar and low-priced oil. So how about a restaurant pick?
  • 29 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
  • Four Software Stocks to Buy Ahead of Q4 Reports

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Four Software Stocks to Buy Ahead of Q4 ReportsInContact, Ellie Mae, RingCentral and 2U have momentum and stronger corresponding fundamentals.Four Software Stocks to Buy Ahead of Q4 ReportsInContact, Ellie Mae, RingCentral and 2U have momentum and stronger corresponding fundamentals.
  • Delta Will Fly Higher, One Big Investor Bets

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Options trader makes massive wager that Delta stock will rise 40%. Here’s how to mimic the trade.
 
 
 
 
 
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    Barron's Cover Story

  • Masters of the Game

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Our experts predict sluggish economic growth and subdued gains for stocks. Where to find value around the world.
  • Getting Down to Business

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    Felix Zulauf, Abby Joseph Cohen, Brian Rogers, and Scott Black share their best investment bets in this week’s Roundtable installment.
  • Return of the Mutual Fund Stockpickers

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Active managers are likely to recapture their lost glory as interest rates rise.
  • Income Ideas for 2015

    8 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    With interest rates set to rise, we survey the best and worst income investments. Thumbs down for Treasuries, up for dividend stocks.
  • Barron's 10 Favorite Stocks for 2015

    29 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Even with the Dow at an all-time high, some shares still look tempting. GM, Google, Macy’s, Gilead could climb.
 
 
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    Barron's Electronic Investor

  • Survival Guides for Oil Investors

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Online sources New Constructs and Valuentum prefer companies with strong balance sheets like Chevron. And what is Gran Tierra Energy?
  • The Latest IRS Changes

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    Be aware of some important additions to your 1099 forms as they begin to arrive from your brokers.
  • What Is Quora?

    9 Jan 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Answer: It’s a five-year old site that’s growing rapidly and offers a unique take on investing.
  • Last-Minute Gifts

    2 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    ShareBuilder, TD Ameritrade, and eOption all launched new features as 2014 expired. Getting ready for our 20th annual review.
  • Where to Test Drive Your Trading Ideas

    27 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    Two new sites let investors create algorithmic strategies and then see how they would have performed over time.
 
 
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    Barron's Commodities Corner

  • Soft Growth Frays Cotton

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    Prices for the fiber are plunging amid poor forecasts for global growth, as economic weakness hurts consumer clothing purchases.
  • Uranium Rally Flickering

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    After shooting higher, prices have come back down amid questions about how much more of the radioactive metal China needs to buy.
  • Forecast for Silver Is Gray

    10 Jan 2015 | 1:13 am
    With inflation, interest rates, and global economic growth all low, prices will have a hard time escaping the doldrums.
  • Big Chill May Heat Up OJ Prices

    2 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Cooler temperatures in Florida and short supply could produce higher orange-juice prices in the grocery aisle.
  • A Less-Than-Happy New Year

    26 Dec 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Oil, soybeans, and natural gas are likely to stay under pressure. Gold could have a tough first quarter, but could benefit if interest rates rise.
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    Barron's Current Yield

  • Consequences of European QE

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    The ECB’s bond-buying program further clouds the rate outlook, and it could spur those seeking yield to the U.S.
  • A New Year and Falling Yields

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    So far, this January looks a lot like last January, with Treasury yields going down instead of up. This may be good news for bond investors, if not for other financial sectors.
  • Inflation Becoming Job No. 1 for Fed

    10 Jan 2015 | 1:14 am
    Higher wage growth is missing ingredient as central bank seeks recipe for continued economic gains in U.S. That’s one reason why interest rates are unlikely to rise soon.
  • Calm Ahead for Munis?

    2 Jan 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Return to investing on fundamentals might end volatility seen in past few years
  • A Year of Tempered Expectations

    27 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    Year-ahead forecasts are extremely speculative, but the Fed seems set to raise rates. A middling year for bonds seems likely.
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    Barron's Review

  • Review

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Three experts weigh in on Obama’s proposed hike in the capital gains tax.
  • Review

    17 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    A new report says all the talk about a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing is merely talk, not reality.
  • Review

    9 Jan 2015 | 11:18 pm
    For the first time since 2006, the U.S. could top China in nominal GDP growth, thanks to Fed policies and a manufacturing renaissance.
  • Review

    2 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    If looser trade rules trigger a Cuban cigar bonanza, smokers may end up longing for the bad old days.
  • Review

    27 Dec 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Regulations and technology are creating new kinds of financial institutions for investors to buy.
 
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    Barron's Preview

  • Preview

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Two fathers set their sons up in a public biotech company with a family-aided $25 million market valuation.
  • Preview

    16 Jan 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Reflecting Manhattan’s desirability, the city leads the pack in bidding for FCC wireless spectrum, accounting for 15% of total national bids.
  • Preview

    9 Jan 2015 | 11:05 pm
    The probable number of defaults has risen a full percentage point in Western Europe and North America.
  • Preview

    2 Jan 2015 | 9:47 pm
    An urban millennial can earn 50% more in rewards over five years by picking Chase over Starwood.
  • Preview

    27 Dec 2014 | 10:35 pm
    The global impact of obesity is $2 trillion, or nearly 2.8% of global GDP—as much as smoking or terrorism.
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    Barron's Follow Up

  • Activist Peltz Calls Truce with Pepsi

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    A new board member finds favor with those on both sides of the debate about splitting the snacks business from the beverage unit.
  • Follow-Up

    16 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Memory chip and smartphone giant is becoming more shareholder-friendly. Investors are responding.
  • Oil May Fall to $20

    10 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    With demand for energy weak and commodity funds likely to keep trimming their positions, petroleum could fall even more, like in 2008.
  • Promising New Chapter for Barnes & Noble

    2 Jan 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Deals with Microsoft, Pearson clear the way for possible separation of Nook from other operations.
  • The Price Is No Longer Right for CarMax

    27 Dec 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Investors should hit the brakes on CarMax and buy GM and Ford instead.
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    Barron's Mailbag

  • Mailbag

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about stock-picking, the proper investment goals for money managers and their clients, and how changing reality may be changing market values
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    20 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    Letters to Barron’s about tax reform and the timing for taking Social Security benefits.
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    9 Jan 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about Apple’s success and Belmond’s prospects. The Belmond reporter replies.
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    2 Jan 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about changing relations with Cuba, about Barron’s opinions on Royal Dutch Shell and about the dangers of financial engineering.
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    28 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Letters to Barron’s about terrorists and torture.
 
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    Stocks to Watch

  • Royal Caribbean Falls On Q4, CFO Says Strong Bookings, Asia Expansion Ahead

    Teresa Rivas
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Royal Caribbean (RCL) ended down 5.5% Thursday after it reported fourth-quarter earnings that disappointed the Street. The cruise operator said it earned 32 cents a share on revenue that slipped 2% to $1.82 billion. Analysts were forecasting earnings of 43 cents a share on revenue of $1.87 billion. Royal Caribbean’s guidance was also light. The [...]
  • Where Did That Come From? Dow Jumps 225 Points, S&P 500 Gains 1% For No Good Reason At All

    Ben Levisohn
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    A late afternoon surge sent stocks markedly higher after early gains had turned to losses. Andrew Burton/Getty Images The S&P 500 gained 1% to 2,021.25 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 225.48 points, or 1.3%, to 17,416.85. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1% to 4,683.41. What was responsible for the move higher? Reuters cited a bounce in crude-oil [...]
  • Time to Hitch Your Wagons to Coach?

    Grace L. Williams
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Investors are stuffing shares of Coach (COH) in their bags this afternoon following better-than-expected financial results. Might they regret their impulse buys? Ike Boruchow, et al, over at Sterne, Agee & Leach, think they might, even as the analysts hiked the price target to $35 from $33. They explain why: Coach reported a mixed second-quarter [...]
  • U.S. Steel: Trying to Value Its Earnings is ‘Impossible Right Now’…and I Feel Fine

    Ben Levisohn
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    Credit Suisse analyst Nathan Littlewood and team think “trying to value U.S. Steel’s (X) earnings is pretty much impossible right now.” That fact doesn’t seem to bother them, however. They explain why: Associated Press Trying to Value U.S. Steel’s Earnings Is Pretty Much Impossible Right Now: There are simply too many moving parts. We do not know [...]
  • Valero Energy: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    Ben Levisohn
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    Shares of Valero Energy (VLO) are climbing today after the refiner released earnings that showed it knows how to take lemons and make lemonade. Cowen’s Sam Margolin and Jason Gabelman explain: Reuters Valero reported adjusted EPS of $1.83/sh, better than our $1.13/sh and outpacing the highest Street estimate by 15%. Refining operating income came in 20% higher than forecast [...]
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    Tech Trader Daily

  • Qualcomm Drops 10% on Three Downgrades; Bulls See Silver Lining

    Tiernan Ray
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) Thursday declined $7.30, over 10%, to close at $63.69, as the Street digested the company’s cut in its fiscal year outlook yesterday as it contends with issues in its chip sales and royalty battles. The company cut $800 million, 3%, from its outlook for revenue this year, pointing to a variety of [...]
  • NetSuite Q4 Rev Beats, Q1 View Misses

    Tiernan Ray
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Shares of cloud computing software vendor NetSuite (N) are up a penny in late trading at $106.96, after the company this afternoon reported Q4 revenue that topped analysts’ expectations, and profit in line with estimates, but forecast this quarter’s revenue below consensus. Revenue in the three months ended in December rose 37%, year over year, to [...]
  • Broadcom Rising: Q4 Rev, EPS Beat; Q1 Rev View In-Line

    Tiernan Ray
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Chip maker Broadcom (BRCM) this afternoon reported Q4 revenue slightly above analysts’ expectations and earnings per share that beat, and forecast this quarter’s revenue in line with consensus. Revenue in the three months ended in December rose to $2.14 billion, yielding EPS of 90 cents, excluding some stock-based compensation and some other costs. Analysts had been modeling [...]
  • Synaptics Surges 10%: FYQ2 Beats, Q3 Rev View Beats

    Tiernan Ray
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Shares of mobile device touch-sensor controller maker Synaptics (SYNA) are up $6.76, or almost 10%, at $75.07, in late trading, after the company easily beat fiscal Q2 expectations for revenue and profit and forecast this quarter’s revenue higher as well. Revenue in the three months ended in December rose to $463.7 million, yielding EPS of $1.46. Analysts [...]
  • InvenSense Drops 12% Despite FYQ3 Beat, Higher Q4 View

    Tiernan Ray
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Sensor maker InvenSense (INVN) this afternoon reported fiscal Q3 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations. Revenue in the three months ended in December rose 74%, year over year, to $115.9 million, yielding EPS of 21 cents, excluding some costs. Analysts had been modeling $112 million and 20 cents per share. Gross profit margin [...]
 
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