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    Barron's Most Viewed This Week

  • Focusing On LG's Strengths

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:53 am
    LG Display’s growth in notebooks, smartphones, and watches will offset challenges to TVs and PCs.
  • Follow-Up

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:38 am
    In a cover story last December, we argued that any bubble in tech pricing was confined to the private market. This year’s results bear us out.
  • Review

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:38 am
    Weighing in on Hillary Clinton’s proposal to increase capital-gains taxes on short-term investments for top earners.
  • Starbucks' Growth Spurt Is Far From Over

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:31 am
    The coffee chain’s shares could rally 15% to 20% in 2016, making it the world’s biggest restaurant stock.
  • Down Nearly 90%, Linn Energy Is Still No Bargain

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:06 am
    Linn Energy was a stock market darling. With its rich payout gone, there is little to support the stock.
 
 
 
 
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    Barron's Cover Story

  • Answering God's Call

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:35 am
    Wells Fargo Advisors’ former CEO Danny Ludeman launches efforts to help ex-convicts adjust to life after prison.
  • Berkshire Hathaway's Bright Future

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Warren Buffett has positioned Berkshire Hathaway to prosper long after he steps down as CEO.
  • Time to Buy Japan's Blue Chips

    17 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Japan’s big stocks like Hitachi, NTT, and Toyota are reforming and now offer possible gains of 30% or more.
  • Bye-Bye Bond Funds

    10 Jul 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Bond funds tend to hold their value—unless rates are rising. Is it time to dump yours?
  • The Peltz Prescription

    8 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Nelson Peltz was an activist before the term was popular. Targets like Pentair are bigger, but his aim is the same: Cut costs, boost sales.
 
 
 
 
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    Barron's Review

  • Review

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:38 am
    Weighing in on Hillary Clinton’s proposal to increase capital-gains taxes on short-term investments for top earners.
  • Review

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:11 pm
    As the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo passes, so may the red-hot market for his memorabilia.
  • Review

    18 Jul 2015 | 12:08 am
    The Kansas City Royals—the No. 16 spender in the majors—lead the American League. The Red Sox should be green with envy.
  • Review

    15 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    The Russell 2000 Index routinely loses ground after its holdings are reshuffled at the end of June each year.
  • Review

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    A look at what four investment professionals will be reading on the beach this summer.
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    Barron's Preview

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    1 Aug 2015 | 1:38 am
    A former SpaceX employee has assembled a design team including an astronaut and a rocket scientist to build comfortable high heels.
  • Preview

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:11 pm
    The German-made detergent Persil claims more stain-fighting power, but the U.S. champ will be hard to beat.
  • Preview

    18 Jul 2015 | 12:08 am
    Based on Morningstar’s definition of a market expansion, this bull is just getting going.
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    15 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    The CBO issued a report warning that the U.S. could face a debt burden like that of Greece. Why we should change our ways.
  • Preview

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Survey indicates that 71% keep one in, or next to, their bed, and that it’s the first thing that many reach for in the morning.
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    Barron's Follow Up

  • Follow-Up

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:38 am
    In a cover story last December, we argued that any bubble in tech pricing was confined to the private market. This year’s results bear us out.
  • Follow-Up

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
    As Chuck Robbins takes the reins from John Chambers, shares look poised to rise.
  • Follow Up

    18 Jul 2015 | 12:08 am
    With litigation costs moderating and expense reductions kicking in, JPMorgan’s profits are set to soar.
  • Follow Up

    15 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    Shanghai stocks could see more volatility as Beijing tries to bolster the market. Why Hong Kong-listed H shares are a better long-term bet.
  • Follow Up

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    The commonwealth’s governor warned that the island’s debt is unpayable. Municipal bond investors should approach with caution.
 
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    Barron's Mailbag

  • Mailbag

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about war and peace.
  • Mailbag

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about the July 13 Cover Story, “Bye-Bye Bond Funds.”
  • Mailbag

    17 Jul 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Letters to Barron’s on Nelson Peltz and corporate raiding, investing for outperformance, and Harley-Davidson stock as an economic indicator.
  • Mailbag

    10 Jul 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Barron’s readers also comment on tech earnings, American Express, and service for Apple products.
  • Mailbag

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about airline industry prospects, annuities, active management, and the future of American entitlement programs.
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    Barron's Fund of Information

  • Multistrategy Funds Win Converts, at a Price

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:10 am
    These funds can be tricky to understand, don’t always work, and require due diligence and patience by investors.
  • Macro Bets, Tiny Returns

    25 Jul 2015 | 12:25 am
    Macro funds have trailed the industry averages for most of the past several years. Could rising interest rates lift them from their funk?
  • In Search of a Universal Valuation Metric

    17 Jul 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Deutsche Bank’s Croci system isn’t perfect, but it offers investors a good way to compare the performance of companies, regardless of what industry they’re in or where they’re located
  • Keeping the Faith

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Neither a papal oration nor a Supreme Court ruling will change the direction of the Ave Maria Catholic Values fund.
  • Volatility Favors Active Hedge Funds

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Fund raising, returns, and assets all on the rise for the funds, following a tough six-year stretch.
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    Stocks to Watch

  • Time to Be Committed: After All That, Stocks Finish July in the Black

    Ben Levisohn
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    After a wild and crazy month filled with Greece, China and other concerns, U.S. stock indexes finished higher across the board. Bloomberg The S&P 500 gained 2% to 2,103.92 this month after dropping 0.2% today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up 0.4% to 17,690.46 in July after falling 0.3% today. The Nasdaq Composite [...]
  • Coca-Cola Bottlers of the World, Unite and Take Over

    Ben Levisohn
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Shares of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) have soared more than 12% today on reports that it is considering a purchase of two other Coca-Cola bottlers, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG. Sterne Agee CRT’s April Scee explains why a deal would be good news for Coca-Cola (KO): Bloomberg New After the market close today, the WSJ reported [...]
  • Why ExxonMobil is Getting Hammered..and Why It’s Time to Buy

    Ben Levisohn
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Shares of ExxonMobil (XOM) have dropped more than 4% after releasing its earnings today. Citigroup’s Alastair Syme and Fernando Valle explain why: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News ExxonMobil 2Q15 adjusted EPS of $0.88/share was well below consensus and Citi estimates. Upstream results were lower than expected, with both volumes and margins below estimates. US Upstream was particularly weak [...]
  • Western Union: An Upgrade…With Reservations

    Ben Levisohn
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Barclays analyst Darrin Peller explains why he upgraded Western Union (WU) to Equal Weight from Underweight following today’s earnings announcement–and why he still has reservations about the stock: Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal Raising our rating to Equal Weight: On the basis of stable pricing and transaction growth trends in the C2C business, [...]
  • Airlines: Time to Unleash ‘Cash Flow Hell’

    Ben Levisohn
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Wolfe Research’s Hunter Keay and team contend airlines stocks–including American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL) and United Continental (UAL)–will either get a boost from better passenger revenue metrics or increased share buybacks. They explain why: Associated Press We believe investors don’t really care about share buybacks… yet. And that’s totally understandable given the buybacks [...]
 
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    Tech Trader Daily

  • LinkedIn Drops 10%: User, Ad Growth Dilemma Not Unlike Twitter, Says Evercore

    Tiernan Ray
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Shares of business software and online networking site purveyor LinkedIn (LNKD) are down $21.88, or almost 10%, at $205.27, reversing initial after-hours gains yesterday afternoon, despite the company beating Q2 expectations and raising its year outlook above consensus. The main issue of discussion today is what appears to be a breakdown in the company’s display advertising business. [...]
  • Microsoft’s Win 10 no PC Savior, Says Fitch

    Tiernan Ray
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Here at Tech Trader Daily, we’re still waiting for a series of updates to Win 7 to complete before getting our upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft’s (MSFT) latest and greatest, which some hope will jump start a flagging PC market. Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, however, this morning warned folks not to get their hopes [...]
  • Apple: Plenty of Growth for iPhone, Helped by Android Switchers, Says Nomura

    Tiernan Ray
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    Apple (AAPL) shares are down $1.10, or 0.9%, at $121.27, despite getting a new bit of positive coverage from the Street this morning, from Nomura Equity Research’s Jeffrey Kvaal, who took over coverage from Stuart Jeffrey, who had had a Neutral rating on the stock. Kvaal boosts the firm rating up to Buy, with a [...]
  • Seagate Slips: CEO Luczo Pares Expenses in Tough PC, Macro Market

    Tiernan Ray
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Shares of hard disk drive maker Seagate Technology (STX) are down 51 cents, or 1%, at $50.78, after the company this morning reported fiscal Q4 revenue that slightly beat expectations and profit comfortably ahead of consensus, and forecast revenue this quarter below consensus. The report follows a similarly downbeat report from competitor Western Digital (WDC) on [...]
  • QLogic Drops 8%: Cloud is Eating Enterprise Servers

    Tiernan Ray
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Shares of component maker QLogic (QLGC) are down 88 cents, or almost 8%, at $10.50, after the company, which warned about slack revenue on July 9th, tonight delivered the formal results of the June quarter, and forecast this quarter’s revenue lower as well, saying that cloud computing is changing its traditional market so much that it is looking [...]
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