Barron's

  • Most Topular Stories

  • No Time for Tax-Code Fixes

    Barron's This Week Magazine
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    Legislators, particularly Democrats, are conspicuous by their absence at hearing on ways to thwart corporate tax inversions.
  • Saudis to Open Stock Market

    Barron's Most Emailed Today
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Saudis to Open Stock Market to Foreign InvestorsThe entry process is expected to be gradual, with limits on foreign ownership. Four stocks that look good. Saudis to Open Stock MarketBy Shuli RenThe entry process is expected to be gradual, with limits on foreign ownership. Four stocks that look good.
  • 9 Health Care Stocks From Index-Crushing Fund

    Barron's Most Emailed This Week
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Jean Hynes is keeping the streak alive at Vanguard Health Care, the No. 1 stock fund over the past 30 years.
  • Ready to Wear?

    Barron's Most Viewed Today
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
  • 9 Health Care Stocks From Index-Crushing Fund

    Barron's Most Viewed This Week
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Jean Hynes is keeping the streak alive at Vanguard Health Care, the No. 1 stock fund over the past 30 years.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's Most Emailed Today

  • Saudis to Open Stock Market

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Saudis to Open Stock Market to Foreign InvestorsThe entry process is expected to be gradual, with limits on foreign ownership. Four stocks that look good. Saudis to Open Stock MarketBy Shuli RenThe entry process is expected to be gradual, with limits on foreign ownership. Four stocks that look good.
  • 25 Jul 2014 | 8:26 pm

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:26 pm
  • 9 Health Care Stocks From Index-Crushing Fund

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    9 Health Care Stock Picks From Index-Crushing FundJean Hynes is keeping the streak alive at Vanguard Health Care, the No. 1 stock fund over the past 30 years.9 Health Care Stocks From Index-Crushing FundJean Hynes is keeping the streak alive at Vanguard Health Care, the No. 1 stock fund over the past 30 years.
  • Intel's CFO Sells $20.8 Million in Stock

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Intel's CFO Sells $20.8 Million in StockFive insiders at the semiconductor giant sold a total of $39.2 million in shares earlier this month.Intel's CFO Sells $20.8 Million in Stock Five insiders at the semiconductor giant sold a total of $39.2 million in shares earlier this month.
  • 25 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
 
 
 
 
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's Cover Story

  • Ready to Wear?

    26 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
  • The New Contrarian Stocks

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    Investors have shunned cyclical stocks in favor of utilities and Internet stocks. Time to bet on global growth.
  • Retail on Sale

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Investors have fled from retailers, creating an opportunity to scoop up the shares cheaply. Our picks include Whole Foods, GameStop, TJX.
  • Target-Date Funds Are Taking Over

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Once-maligned target-date funds now have $1 trillion in assets, making up 20% of retirement plan assets.
  • The World's Most Respected Companies

    28 Jun 2014 | 1:52 am
    Apple wins top honors in our exclusive annual ranking, Berkshire Hathaway is next. Who's up, who's down.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's Balancing the Books

  • Beware of Populist Economics

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The new lessons from the Freakonomics guys are compelling, but deeply flawed.
  • A Wealth of Misconceptions

    30 May 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty's thoughtful manifesto, sadly gets capitalism all wrong.
  • A Liberal Indictment of Government

    2 May 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Peter Schuck's new book, Why Government Fails So Often, finds many costly programs bring harm that greatly offsets the benefits. Examining ethanol, the war on drugs, Fannie, Freddie, and other "unmitigated disasters."
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's Electronic Investor

  • Keeping an Eye on the Exit

    19 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    Two Websites, ExitPoint and YCharts, can provide you with alerts on whether your portfolio is getting too pricey.
  • TradeKing Launches Robo Financial Advisor

    11 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    The firm is one of a number of new entrants into low-cost financial services that rely on automated systems to help individuals with their financial planning.
  • Best Sites for Quants

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Online resources like Quantopian and Quantpedia let you share ideas and sharpen you trading skills.
  • Flash Boys' New Traces

    1 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Michael Lewis' book continues to spur debate and some change, though the government will ultimately have to address the stock market's structure.
  • Dividend Era Near End?

    21 Jun 2014 | 12:44 am
    Dividend-paying stocks won't do as well as nonpayers if the snapback in bond yields materializes. Screening for companies with reasonable valuations.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's International Trader - Asia

  • Asian Airlines Find Some Lift

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Despite recent tragedies, air travel is up across the region, and the carriers' stocks may offer an opportunity.
  • Cashing in the Chips on TSMC

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    The giant Taiwanese chip foundry is under pressure from customers like Apple and Qualcomm and rivals like Abu Dhabi's Global Foundry. Why the stock could drop more than 10%.
  • No More Easy Pickings in India

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Now that reformist Narenda Modi is in office, it's time to look beyond favorites like Infosys to the industries favored in his budget.
  • High Stakes in Indonesian Vote

    6 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    This week's presidential election is too close to call as Jokowi's reformist campaign loses momentum. Who's best for stocks?
  • Second Half: More Asian Gains

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Most forecasters got the first half wrong in Asia. So what happens in the second half? Three top picks for the rest of 2014.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's Commodities Corner

  • Rubber Prices in a Skid

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Thai stockpiles and slowing Chinese growth have hurt prices, and supply is expected to exceed global demand for a fourth consecutive year.
  • A Sweet Outlook for Cocoa

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    Surging global demand for chocolate should keep the rally going, even if the cocoa crop hits a record. And an El Niño could boost prices even more.
  • Factories Hum, Copper Rises

    11 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    An improving global economic outlook has investors piling back into copper, as well as other base metals.
  • Coffee Prices Cool

    4 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    Arabica prices ease as the top-growing nation's crop appears not as bad as had been thought.
  • U.S. Resists Rising Oil Prices

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The Iraqi insurgency has lifted crude prices, but U.S. prices have lagged behind he global benchmark, amid surging U.S. production.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's Current Yield

  • Money-Fund Reform Passes

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Some institutional money-market funds will no longer be able to keep the stable $1 NAV ... but that could affect more retail investors than intended.
  • Global Risk Reappears, Bonds Benefit

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Geopolitical dangers triggered a rush into sovereign paper. Meanwhile, corporate bonds are a pocket of risk.
  • Risk Will Get Riskier

    12 Jul 2014 | 1:09 am
    Junk bond investors, in particular, need to map out an exit as the Fed moves toward ending market interventions.
  • Eyeing a Second-Half Rebound in Rates

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Some market watchers think Chinese buying is propping up interest rates, even as the U.S. economy improves. But good news about growth could get the upper hand later this year.
  • Mortgage Bets Get Riskier

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:20 pm
    As investors reach for more yield, the dangers become greater
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's Review

  • Review

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Business and finance professionals are increasingly taking acting classes to hone their communications skills.
  • Review

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:17 am
    A defined-contribution retirement plan for artists, who invest pieces of their own work in the fund.
  • Review

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Nuclear waste keeps piling up, with the opening of the Yucca Mountain single-site storage facility unlikely until 2020 or later.
  • Review

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Market experts tell Barron's they're positive on stocks, but they feel corrections may yet arrive.
  • Review

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Aereo wasn't the only Supreme Court decision in this session that investors should know about.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's Preview

  • Preview

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Makers of Scotch are fretting over the business implications of leaving the United Kingdom, set for a September vote.
  • Preview

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    They don't come cheap, but some are on sale.
  • Preview

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Items linked to nesting and dorm rooms might do the best in a back-to-school season that's likely to be OK, but far from torrid.
  • Preview

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Even with weak sales, packaged-food companies are takeover targets. However, they've struggled to meet changing tastes.
  • Preview

    3 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Surveys point to a rise in Americans' travel volume and spending, as well as a taste for more-adventurous locales.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's Follow Up

  • CIT Is Finally More Than a Work in Progress

    26 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
    There's good news and a brighter outlook for the commercial lender as it prepares to buy OneWest Bank. And speculation in Fannie and Freddie stocks has surged, but it's taxpayers who should be profiting.
  • The Worst May Be Over at IBM

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    Big Blue surprised investors last week with better-than-expected results and a landmark deal with Apple. Could a rebound in its shares be far behind?
  • Follow Up

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Spinning off its smartphone unit has let the industrial company tighten its focus and lift earnings. The shares still have 10%-15% upside.
  • Puerto Rico: The New Detroit

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Puerto Rico is moving to restructure a large slice of its debt. More trouble could be on the way. And, Mercado Libre is the eBay of Latin America. But it has a new competitor: eBay itself.
  • Local Broadcast Stocks Win Big

    28 Jun 2014 | 1:54 am
    The Supreme Court decision on Aereo is boosting shares of Nexstar and Sinclair Broadcasting.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barron's Mailbag

  • Mailbag

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Letters to Barron's on weak retail sales, recent pessimistic stories, market timing, and the French government's threat to prosperity at Orange.
  • Mailbag

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    Barron's readers comment on the Fed, Puerto Rico's bonds, and target-date funds.
  • Mailbag

    12 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Letters to Barron's about a contrarian view of respected companies, the aging work force and the viability of solar and wind energy.
  • Mailbag

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Letters to Barron's about annuities, bond funds, and Ebitda
  • Mailbag

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Letters to Barron's about the economy as a machine, the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the role of state taxes in pushing people out of high-tax states and alternative investments for the Social Security Trust Fund.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Stocks To Watch

  • Earth to Lucy: What’s Going on With This Market?

    Ben Levisohn
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    What if we used all out brains (and please, be nice with jokes about your friendly neighborhood blogger not using any of his)? Luc Besson takes the myth that humans only use 10% of our brains, and adds Scarlett Johansson and comes up with Lucy, a $40 million film that could top the box office [...]
  • Should You Swap Out ExxonMobil for ConocoPhillips?

    Ben Levisohn
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Yes, say the folks at Barclays. They took a long, hard look at integrated oil companies like Chevron (CVX) and ConocoPhillips (COP)–but only one came away with a downgrade: ExxonMobil (XOM). Associated Press Barclays’ Paul Cheng and team explain why: We downgrade ExxonMobil to Underweight from Equal Weight primarily due to its relative valuation. The [...]
  • This Could Be Biggest Risk When Tesla Reports Earnings

    Ben Levisohn
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Tesla Motor’s (TSLA) is scheduled to report earnings on July 31, and while Wedbush’s Craig Irwin believes the upstart automaker will “meet or beat full-year deliveries guidance,” he says there’s a risk that third quarter guidance could be light: REUTERS While we are confident Tesla will meet or beat full-year deliveries guidance of 35k units, [...]
  • Time to Sell Biotech Stocks?

    Ben Levisohn
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    Not yet, says Weeden’s Michael Purves–but it’s sure time to hedge. He explains why: Special to The Chronicle Hedging biotechnology stocks once again appears timely. This sector, a stand out in 2012 and 2013 is still outperforming the broader market (iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) up 12.4% ytd vs S&P 500 up 7.5%). None the [...]
  • Cynk Resumes Trading, Now a $2 Stock

    Ben Levisohn
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Shares of Cynk Technology have resumed trading today, but it’s still priced well above $2. This for a company that has, in the words of BusinessWeek’s Zeke Faux and Dune Lawrence, “no assets, no revenue, and one employee.” The headlines tout Cynk’s 80%+ drop today, with the move being called a “plummet,” “plunge,” or, in [...]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Tech Trader Daily

  • Maxim Drops 11%: MKM Cuts to Hold, Hedgeye Says Stay Course

    Tiernan Ray
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Shares of Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) are down $3.68, or 11.2%, at $29.25, after the company yesterday afternoon missed analysts’ fiscal Q4 expectations and forecast results this quarter well below consensus, but also raised its dividend payout. Revenue in the three months ended in June rose 6%, year over year, to $642.47 million, yielding EPS of 43 [...]
  • Silicon Labs Drops 14%: Look Past Speed Bump to IoT, Says Pac Crest

    Tiernan Ray
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Shares of chip maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) are down $6.75, or 14.4%, at $40.05, after the company this morning reported Q2 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations, but also forecast results this quarter below consensus. Revenue in the three months ended in June rose almost 10%, year over year, to $154.9 million, yielding EPS of [...]
  • Tech Today: Qlik Surges, Amazon Drops, RF Micro Rising, Apple Ramping Up

    Tiernan Ray
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: Amazon.com (AMZN) shares continue their descent after last night’s projection of a much, much larger-than-expected Q3 loss, as the company ramps up spending on fulfillment centers and cuts prices on its Amazon Web Services cloud computing offering. The reaction of some bulls on [...]
  • Pandora Drops 13%: Look Past ‘RPM,’ Say Bulls

    Tiernan Ray
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Shares of internet radio purveyors Pandora Media (P) are down $3.82, over 13%, at $24.90, after the company yesterday beat Q2 expectations, but missed on its Q3 earnings outlook, and raised its revenue expectation for the year. The main, though not exclusive, reason for the decline is that the single metric “revenue per thousand hours (RPM),” both [...]
  • Amazon Drops 12% on ‘Huge Loss’ Projection; Three Downgrades

    Tiernan Ray
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Shares of Amazon.com (AMZN) are down $41. 31, or almost 12%, at $317.30, in early trading, adding to last night’s losses, after the company missed Q2 profit expectations with a much-wider-than-expected net loss per share, and said losses will be even deeper this quarter. Among the surprises of the quarter, beyond just the lower profit, were [...]
Log in