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  • Best Bets of a Short Seller

    Barron's Most Viewed This Week
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Mark Roberts, founder of Off Wall Street Consulting Group, is betting Dealertrack falls and Crown Holdings rises, among other moves.
  • SanDisk Keeps Slipping Up

    Barron's This Week Magazine
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    Concerns about the flash-memory firm have only been increasing amid worries of greater share loss.
  • SanDisk Keeps Slipping Up

    Barron's Most Emailed Today
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    SanDisk Keeps Slipping UpConcerns about the flash-memory firm have only been increasing amid worries of greater share loss.SanDisk Keeps Slipping UpConcerns about the flash-memory firm have only been increasing amid worries of greater share loss.
  • Devon Can Surge 30%

    Barron's Most Emailed This Week
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Plunging oil prices have hammered shares of energy companies. But Devon appears to have limited downside and significant upside.
  • SanDisk Keeps Slipping Up

    Barron's Most Viewed Today
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    Concerns about the flash-memory firm have only been increasing amid worries of greater share loss.
 
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    Barron's Most Emailed This Week

  • Devon Can Surge 30%

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Plunging oil prices have hammered shares of energy companies. But Devon appears to have limited downside and significant upside.
  • Byron Wien's Views on Oil, Global Stock Markets

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The veteran Wall Street strategist dispels several myths shadowing these topics.
  • Best Bets of a Short Seller

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Mark Roberts, founder of Off Wall Street Consulting Group, is betting Dealertrack falls and Crown Holdings rises, among other moves.
  • Will Your Next Advisor Be a Machine?

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    Many wealth-management functions can be automated now. So what’s left for humans to do?
  • Follow-Up

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Hasbro Looks Like a Keeper Despite run-up, the toy maker’s shares could rise further, powered in part by tie-ins to coming movies.Follow-Up Despite run-up, the toy maker’s shares could rise further, powered in part by tie-ins to coming movies.
 
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    Barron's Most Viewed This Week

  • SanDisk Keeps Slipping Up

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    SanDisk Keeps Slipping UpConcerns about the flash-memory firm have only been increasing amid worries of greater share loss.SanDisk Keeps Slipping UpConcerns about the flash-memory firm have only been increasing amid worries of greater share loss.
  • Byron Wien's Views on Oil, Global Stock Markets

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The veteran Wall Street strategist dispels several myths shadowing these topics.
  • Best Bets of a Short Seller

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Mark Roberts, founder of Off Wall Street Consulting Group, is betting Dealertrack falls and Crown Holdings rises, among other moves.
  • BlackBerry Goes Soft in a Good Way

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    If the firm’s future is software, fiscal-fourth-quarter revenue beat views and may have already bottomed.
  • Don't Fall for the Head Fake in Chips

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The industry is more prepared for downturns than in the past due to lean inventory levels and better visibility.
 
 
 
 
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    Barron's Cover Story

  • JPMorgan Rising

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:39 pm
    JPMorgan came out of the banking crisis stronger, but shares haven’t caught up. They could rise 30% in a year, not including the 2.9% yield.
  • The World's Best CEOs

    21 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    Our 11th annual list adds eight bosses, but includes only two from our first list, after a turbulent decade that’s been tough on CEOs.
  • ETFs: What's Next?

    13 Mar 2015 | 9:26 pm
    We sat down with four of the fund industry’s most influential thinkers to get clues on what they have in store for investors.
  • Yale Goes to Asia

    13 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Yale is looking to mold the next generation of Asian leaders at its new college in Singapore. Could the new version be better than the old?
  • Private Bank Survey: Where to Invest Cash Now

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:33 pm
    America’s top 40 asset managers predict a grind in 2015.
 
 
 
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    Barron's International Trader - Asia

  • Indian Stocks Get Defensive

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Amid a weak earnings season, India becomes a stockpicker’s market. Tata Motors and Bharti Airtel offer defensive plays.
  • Japan Warms to Shareholders

    22 Mar 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Fanuc and Nintendo respond at last to the needs of investors as Tokyo champions corporate governance.
  • Taiwan, Korea, and the Dollar

    15 Mar 2015 | 6:25 pm
    One seems like a good place for investors to stave off the ill-effects of a rising U.S. dollar; the other looks vulnerable.
  • Playing China's "Green" Rally

    8 Mar 2015 | 5:54 pm
    With help from Beijing, a Chinese documentary on pollution sets off a big move in clean energy shares. What’s the best way to profit from it?
  • Chinese Tourists Change Plans

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    During the recent lunar New Year holiday, many mainlanders bypassed Hong Kong and Macau to head for Tokyo. Investors may do the same.
 
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    Barron's Commodities Corner

  • Time to Stock Up on Wheat

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Bad crops in Russia, and Ukraine, together with a rising U.S. dollar, could cut inventories further, pushing prices sharply higher.
  • A Perfect Time for a Pig Roast

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    The surging greenback makes it tougher for U.S. farmers to sell their output abroad and easier for foreign countries to sell here. Barbecue, anyone?
  • Sugar Sours on Real, Glut

    13 Mar 2015 | 7:37 pm
    The price of raw sugar is down this year, spurred by a slide in the value of Brazil’s currency. Things aren’t likely to sweeten soon amid a global glut.
  • Natural-Gas Rally Fades as Stockpile Grows

    6 Mar 2015 | 8:22 pm
    With warmer weather coming and production from hydraulic fracturing plentiful, natural gas prices look set to fall.
  • Driving Platinum Higher

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Strong auto sales in the U.S., Europe, and China are set to lift platinum and palladium prices, with the metals used in emissions controls.
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    Barron's Review

  • Review

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    It’s always festival time somewhere in the world. That’s good news for revelers and the businesses that cater to them.
  • Review

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:13 pm
    U.S. consumers’ finances appear to be steadier, as personal-bankruptcy filings declined. Hurdles in getting loans may have helped.
  • Review

    13 Mar 2015 | 8:13 pm
    New construction and competition have pushed down rates in the pricey tourist mecca. But the big brands should hold steady.
  • Review

    6 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    February saw the highest monthly dollar value of share buyback authorizations ever, $118.32 billion, a confidence signal.
  • Review

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Cubans have a way around the nation’s slow Internet service and controlled media: a weekly underground offering of bootlegged material.
 
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    Barron's Preview

  • Preview

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Rising consumption of sugar around the globe could lead to more obesity and diabetes, hurting workers’ productivity and thus economic growth.
  • Preview

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Despite the euro’s plunge, flights from the U.S. to the French capital stay pricey; so do hotel rooms in the City of Light.
  • Preview

    13 Mar 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Some sellers at the online marketplace for handmade goods are grumbling that a proposed IPO won’t help them.
  • Preview

    6 Mar 2015 | 8:54 pm
    The technical indicator posits that the Dow transports must confirm the Industrials’ high for the bull market to remain intact. So far, though, the transports are lagging.
  • Preview

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    A new study suggests that daylight savings time results in higher energy costs, but may also yield happier citizens.
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    Barron's Follow Up

  • Follow-Up

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Despite run-up, the toy maker’s shares could rise further, powered in part by tie-ins to coming movies.
  • Follow Up

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude could fall to $20 a barrel.
  • Follow Up

    13 Mar 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Momentum and quantitative easing could push the euro much lower. But don’t expect euro stocks to continue their bull run.
  • Follow Up

    7 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    If Apple had been added to the Dow last June, when it split its stock, the venerable industrial average would probably be 220 points higher than Friday’s 17,856.
  • Follow Up

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The shares were clobbered when AmEx lost an exclusive deal with Costco, and lost a lawsuit. But analysts see plenty of avenues for growth.
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    Barron's Mailbag

  • Mailbag

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about workers missing from the labor force, the English orientation of Singaporean elites, the prospect for another Nasdaq bust, and Johnson’s Great Society.
  • Mailbag

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about Yale’s alliance with Singapore and the magazine’s review of a book about the superwealthy.
  • Mailbag

    13 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about Fed policy and the difference between brokers and advisers
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    6 Mar 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about signs of market weakness, signs of military over-spending and deceptive language about federal spending.
  • Mailbag

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about oil supply, oil companies, government investment, and the failed market for government bonds in 1812.
 
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    Stocks to Watch

  • Offshore Drillers: There Goes the Gulf of Mexico

    Ben Levisohn
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    The Gulf of Mexico has been the one place where offshore drillers haven’t had to worry too much about cancellations but hat might be about to change after BP (BP) cancelled contracts on rigs owned by Ensco (ESV) and Seadrill Partners (SDLP). Raymond James analyst Praveen Narra and team explain: Bloomberg News Today Ensco announced its DS-4 [...]
  • Tesla Motors: Personal Storage Battery a ‘Long Shot at Best’

    Ben Levisohn
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    Yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla Motors (TSLA) would have make a big announcement next month–one that wasn’t about a car. It’s now widely assumed that he will be debuting Tesla’s “stationary storage application.” BofA Merrill Lynch’s John Lovallo II and John Murphy call it “a long-shot at best.” They explain why: Morgan Stanley In [...]
  • Morning Movers: Schlumberger Sinks on Downgrade; Conn’s Gains on Possible Loan Portfolio Sale

    Ben Levisohn
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    What goes up must go down. Associated Press After yesterday’s big gains, S&P 500 futures have dropped 0.6%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have fallen 0.5%. Nasdaq Composite futures have declined 0.5%. Schlumberger (SLB) has dropped 1.6% to $83.10 after the oil-services firm was cut to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo. Movado [...]
  • Dow Jumps 280 Points: How Real is the Rally?

    Ben Levisohn
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Amid all the selling last week, you would have been hard pressed to find an enthusiastic buyer. Today, they’re impossible to miss. AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGE The S&P 500 gained 1.2% to 2,086.24, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 263.65 points, or 1.5%, to 17,976.31, its biggest rally since Feb. 4, 2015. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.1% to [...]
  • Transports Tank But Blame the Rails, Not the Airlines

    Ben Levisohn
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    MKM Partners technical analyst Jonathan Krinsky notes that of the S&P 500′s 24 sector groups, transportation–which includes the likes of United Continental (UAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and Norfolk Southern (NSC)–has performed the worst, which would be the first time that’s happened during the first quarter since at least 1990 if they don’t recover. MKM Partners The weakness [...]
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    Tech Trader Daily

  • Michael Stonebraker Explains Oracle’s Obsolescence, Facebook’s Enormous Challenge

    Tiernan Ray
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Michael Stonebraker is a living legend in the database world. Not a year goes by I don’t hear this or that tech startup or industry executive refer with awe and admiration to his work of the past 40 years. Stonebraker refined the relational techniques that today form the heart of billions of dollars in annual software sales [...]
  • BlackBerry: FYQ4 a Success, Says BGC, With Costs Contained, Software Growth Primed

    Tiernan Ray
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    BGC Partners’s Colin Gillis, one of only two brokers with a Buy rating on BlackBerry (BBRY) shares — the other being T.D. Securities’s Scott Penner — today reviews the results from Friday’s fiscal Q4 report, a report greeted with deep skepticism by most of his peers, and finds that the numbers “continued the trend seen in [...]
  • Oracle: RBC Ups to Buy, Cloud Software Sales Accelerating

    Tiernan Ray
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    Shares of database giant Oracle (ORCL) are up 88 cents, or 2%, at $43.52, after RBC Capital Markets’s Ross MacMillan raised his rating on the stock, to Outperform from Sector Perform, and raised his price target two bucks to $50, reflecting “a more confident view on the company’s cloud growth (both applications and platform) and [...]
  • BlackBerry Drops 8%: RBC’s Upbeat, But Street Mostly Still Skeptical on Software

    Tiernan Ray
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    The Street today continues to debate the lower-than-expected fiscal Q4 revenue report by BlackBerry (BBRY) on Friday morning, accompanied by a surprise profit.  BlackBerry shares today are down 66 cents, or 7%, at $8.80, after a 1.7% rise on Friday. During an appearance on CNBC on Friday, CEO John Chen defended the company’s progress with its “BES 12” [...]
  • Analog Devices Jumps 8%: Barclays Ups to Buy as Apple May Use for ‘Force Touch’

    Tiernan Ray
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Shares of Analog Devices (ADI) are higher by $4.89, or 8.4%, at $63.73, after Barclays’s Blayne Curtis raise his rating this morning to Overweight from Equal Weight, writing that the company is going to help with Apple‘s (AAPL) “Force Touch” on the forthcoming iPhone and iPad. “We believe ADI has secured multiple sockets across AAPL’s [...]
 
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