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    Barron's Companies

  • More Stocks, Fewer Bonds

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    In our asset-allocation survey, wealth managers see smoother sailing.
  • Italy's Coastal Gems

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Reviews of four jet-set hotels from Portofino south. Il Splendido, Portofino; Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole; Il San Pietro, Positano; and Santa Caterina, Amalfi, have their charms, but most show signs of slippage.
 
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    Barron's Funds/Q&A

  • Finding Value in Developed Markets

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    Simon Hallett, chief investment officer of Harding Loevner, likes Nestlé, Dassault Systèmes, and Keyence.
  • Greater Expectations

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    Oberweis International Opportunities' Ralf Scherschmidt looks for stocks with improving outlooks that others have yet to discover.
  • The Trouble With Stars

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    Morningstar's star rating gives you a quick way of seeing where a mutual fund has been. The analyst rating is a better gauge of where it's going.
  • Fama Weighs In on ETFs

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
    What Nobelist Eugene Fama really thinks about the enhanced investing craze.
  • When Closed-End Funds Make Sense

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Retail investors often overreact to events, and that provides the opportunities in these funds. Here's a different way to play them.
 
 
 
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    Barron's Cover Story

  • Don't Panic!

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:40 am
    Americans have been told over and over again we're unprepared for retirement. But new research says the news isn't so dire.
  • The New American Express

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    As AmEx expands its franchise, profits could rise at a double-digit rate, lifting the stock nearly 30%.
  • Wall Street Strategists See Stocks Steaming Ahead

    6 Sep 2014 | 1:34 am
    U.S. equities could head higher in coming months, propelled by strong earnings gains and low interest rates.
  • The Decline of Work

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    The unemployment rate may be falling, but with more people than ever out of the workforce, the news is bad and getting worse.
  • Time for PepsiCo to Split Up?

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    Activist Nelson Peltz builds a compelling case for breaking up PepsiCo. Management disagrees.
 
 
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    Barron's Electronic Investor

  • The John Bogle of Websites

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:13 am
    New site FeeX joins SigFig in searching for ways to cut those nasty fees that reduce your returns.
  • Behind the Numbers

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Websites New Constructs and GuruFocus help investors get the benefit of first-rate analysis of corporate accounting.
  • What's New at Brokers

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Charles Schwab, Interactive Brokers, OptionsHouse, tradeMonster, and Springleaf Financial get traders ready for fall.
  • Yahoo!, CNBC in One

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:12 pm
    The two financial media outfits have a new online offering that's bringing together technical and fundamental analysis–and more.
  • Join the Money Crowd

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    It's been about a year since crowdfunding was broadened to include actual equity financing. What's happened so far?
 
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    Barron's Current Yield

  • The Fed: Something for Everyone

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    After the Federal Reserve's latest rate decision, it may be doing something for everyone, or just what it should be doing.
  • Volatility Ahead From the Fed?

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    Signals of a change in Fed policy on Wednesday could give the bond market whiplash.
  • ECB Sends All Bond Yields Lower

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    The European Central Bank is playing catch-up -- it's just starting its bond-buying program as the Federal Reserve winds its quantitative easing down. Now global money will keep Treasury yields low.
  • Bondholders, Fasten Your Seat Belts

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Bond prices have defied expectations and risen this year, but investors should brace for significant volatility ahead. Consider moves to cash.
  • Bond Markets Are Still In for a Shock

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Just because a rate hike is expected doesn't mean the market won't react. Fed Chair Yellen's Friday speech gave little hint as to the timing.
 
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    Barron's Review

  • Review

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    Young adults don't understand money, a survey finds. They need someone other than mom and dad to teach them.
  • Review

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Crude prices have been trending lower, despite geopolitical tensions. A group of experts forecasts where Brent oil prices will end the year.
  • Review

    6 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    Gender and high-end shopping
  • Review

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    Four opinions on whether hiking the minimum wage is beneficial to the economy
  • Review

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Will the IBM server deal click?
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    Barron's Preview

  • Preview

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    Washington women with full-time jobs earned the highest median salary in the nation. D.C. is also tops in gender equality on pay.
  • Preview

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Stanford and Harvard are offering senior citizens rigorous programs, with Stanford's costing $60,000 without residential fees. Call it "unretirement."
  • Preview

    6 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    Scientists foresee important new technologies on the near horizon. A big issue: ensuring privacy.
  • Preview

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    The contest of private aerospace companies will hit a key point in September, when NASA awards manned-spacecraft contracts.
  • Preview

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    How to declutter and do good at the same time.
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    Barron's Follow Up

  • Follow Up

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    Yahoo! could have upside of 35%. And whether or not DuPont management heeds an activist's advice to break up the company, shareholders could come out ahead.
  • Allstate Shares Look Like a Bargain, Even After a 31% Rally

    13 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    The insurer topped even our expectations, but still trades at a discount. Amgen has vanquished doubters. Auxilium oddly seeks inversion.
  • Follow-Up

    6 Sep 2014 | 1:06 am
    Firmer pricing for offshore oil rigs could lift Transocean's shares from the depths. And while Carmike Cinemas is doing well, its shares don't look inexpensive anymore.
  • Higher Interest Rates Could Boost Discover

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:12 am
    Up 20% since our story in November, Discover could turn in double-digit gains over the next year.
  • It's Still Sears, Where America Doesn't Shop

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Latest loss points to continuing operating woes, which show no signs of abating.
 
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    Barron's Mailbag

  • Mailbag

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    Letters to Barron's about foreign students, what's right with Iowa and what's wrong with a value-added tax.
  • Mailbag

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Letters to Barron's about declining workforce participation, increasing reliance on disability benefits, and the loss of secure jobs.
  • Mailbag

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Letters to Barron's about breaking up PepsiCo, solving the California water crisis, charging for Wi-Fi in Marriott hotels, and the mysteries of Fed policy.
  • Mailbag

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    Letters to Barron's about immigration policy and about Kinder Morgan's financial engineering.
  • Mailbag

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Letters to Barron's about exchange-traded funds, the Social Security and Medicare annual reports, buybacks, the right synonym for "ample" and the "do-nothing" Congress.
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    Barron's Fund of Information

  • The Trouble With Stars

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    Morningstar's star rating gives you a quick way of seeing where a mutual fund has been. The analyst rating is a better gauge of where it's going.
  • When Closed-End Funds Make Sense

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Retail investors often overreact to events, and that provides the opportunities in these funds. Here's a different way to play them.
  • Notable Sale of Foreign Bonds

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Loomis Sayles fixed-income guru Dan Fuss retreats from overseas markets and raises cash to record levels.
  • Where to Stash Your Cash

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    With interest rates likely to rise, you'd think the outlook for your money-market mutual funds would be improving. You'd be wrong. Here are better alternatives.
  • A Look Back, and Ahead, for Hedge Funds

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Veteran investor and prolific writer Howard Marks penned a contrarian, and prescient, memo to investors 10 years ago. What he sees now.
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    Stocks to Watch

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones: A Great Week for Stock But Fed Risks Still Loom

    Ben Levisohn
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    There are two reasons to see A Walk Among the Tombstones. One is Liam Neeson, its star who has remade himself as the go-to guy when you need a hero with an edge. The other is the fact that it’s based on a novel by Lawrence Block, a great mystery writer whose work deserves to [...]
  • Despite Woes, McDonald’s Hikes Dividend for 38th Straight Year

    Ben Levisohn
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Say what you will about McDonald’s (MCD)–and a lot has been said–but it just increased its dividend for the 38th consecutive year. Still, Morgan Stanley’s John Glass and team worry that McDonald’s streak could be in jeopardy if the fast-food giant doesn’t turn its business around: Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal McDonald’s announced 5% [...]
  • Clorox: This is the One Big Change That Could Happen Under New CEO

    Ben Levisohn
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Last night, Clorox (CLX) announced that CEO Donald Knauss would step down and be replaced by COO Benno Dorer. B. Riley’s Linda Bolton Weiser doesn’t expect any major changes other than a possible exit from Venezuela. She explains: Clorox After the close on 9/18, CLX announced insider Benno Dorer, 50, will become CEO effective 11/20. [...]
  • Why Gilead Sciences Could Gain 30%

    Ben Levisohn
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Citigroup’s Yaron Werber and team upped their price target on Gilead Sciences (GILD) to $139 from $111. They explain why: Associated Press From our discussions with mgt, Gilead looks very optimistic about FY15 and anticipates that hepC treatment volumes could be up substantially over FY14 rates globally. This will be driven by the availability of [...]
  • No, It’s Still Not Time to Buy Offshore Drillers

    Ben Levisohn
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Despite the recent pain for offshore drilliers like Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO), Noble (NE), Transocean (RIG) and Vantage Drilling (VTG), RBC Capital Markets’ Robert Pinkard and team don’t think it’s time to buy their stocks. They explain why: Associated Press Given the number of uncontracted newbuild deliveries, rigs rolling off contracts, and operator sublets, 2015 [...]
 
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    Tech Trader Daily

  • Oracle Slips: As Ellison Transitioins, Street Weighs Cloud Risk, Opportunity

    Tiernan Ray
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Shares of Oracle (ORCL) today closed down $1.75, or 4.2%, at $39.80, after the company yesterday afternoon announced founder Larry Ellison would pass the baton to his two highest deputies, Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, and would assume the title of chairman of the board and chief technology officer. The move came as Oracle reported fiscal Q1 revenue and profit per share that missed analysts’ [...]
  • Alibaba Closes Up 38% at $93.89, Volume Falls Off

    Tiernan Ray
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Alibaba Group Holdings (BABA), after opening at $92.70, up 36% from its offer price of $68, slipped in afternoon trading then steadily worked its way back up to close at $93.89, up 38%. The stock hit a high of $99.70 early in the session. Volume dried up noticeably from over 50 million shares at the [...]
  • Apple Lines Long, Analysts Triangulate First-Weekend Sales

    Tiernan Ray
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    iPhone buyers in Hong Kong queued up outside electronics chain Fortress to get their hands on the new models. Photo by Shuli Ren of Barron’s. Apple (AAPL) stock has reversed earlier losses, currently up 9 cents at $101.88, as reportedly thousands of people queued up to greet the iPhone 6 as it went on sale. [...]
  • Alibaba Slips Below Opening Price to $90

    Tiernan Ray
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    Shares of Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) have slipped from their opening price of $92.70, which was a gain of 40% from last night’s offer price of $68, to a recent $90. The stock had risen as high as $99.70 earlier. Volume, moreover, as you can see from the chart, has slipped dramatically, from as much [...]
  • Apple: Flagship Store Line Still Long, Some Carriers Stock Out of 6 Plus

    Tiernan Ray
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    In a brief check of carrier stores in Manhattan — AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Sprint (S), and T-Mobile US (TMUS) — I found most are sold out of Apple‘s (AAPL) iPhone 6 Plus, the larger of two new models, with stock outs on some varieties of the smaller iPhone 6. A Sprint store on 125th [...]
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