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  • Is It Really Time to Load up on Stocks?

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    20 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Several articles suggest that investors should be careful about buying seemingly beaten-down shares.
  • 20 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm

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    20 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
  • The Bull Will Be Back

    Barron's Most Emailed This Week
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    America’s money managers say stocks will resume their climb after a short but needed time out, according to our latest Big Money Poll.
  • Is It Really Time to Load up on Stocks?

    Barron's Most Viewed Today
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Several articles suggest that investors should be careful about buying seemingly beaten-down shares.
  • The Bull Will Be Back

    Barron's Most Viewed This Week
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    America’s money managers say stocks will resume their climb after a short but needed time out, according to our latest Big Money Poll.
 
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  • 20 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
  • Is It Really Time to Load up on Stocks?

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Is It Really Time to Load up on Stocks?Several articles suggest that investors should be careful about buying seemingly beaten-down shares. Is It Really Time to Load up on Stocks?Several articles suggest that investors should be careful about buying seemingly beaten-down shares.
  • Brokers: Time to Hit the Buy Button on Shares

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Brokers: Time for Investors To Hit the Buy ButtonMany brokers have fallen so fast that the bigger risk seems to be missing a rebound rather than suffering losses.Brokers: Time to Hit the Buy Button on SharesMany brokers have fallen so fast that the bigger risk seems to be missing a rebound rather than suffering losses.
  • 20 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
  • Goldman: How to Trade Amazon Before Earnings

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Goldman: How to Trade Amazon Before EarningsThe investment bank sees a better-than-expected holiday season, and says options are mispriced. Goldman: How to Trade Amazon Before EarningsThe investment bank sees a better-than-expected holiday season, and says options are mispriced.
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  • The Bull Will Be Back

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    America’s money managers say stocks will resume their climb after a short but needed time out, according to our latest Big Money Poll.
  • Stocks Slide on Indiscriminate Selling

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Investors fell into a herd mentality last week, sending stocks on a wild ride. But in all that selling, some good stocks got cheaper. Take a look at Gilead, Prudential, WellPoint, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, and CSX.
  • The Lessons of This Stock Market Selloff

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Investors can’t pretend the signs of a pullback weren’t staring them in the face for months.
  • Schlumberger Is Cheap

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
    The battered shares of the oil-services giant popped on a good earnings report. Here’s why they have further to climb, despite an energy glut.
  • Airline Stocks Taking Off

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    U.S. carriers are down big, hurt by market weakness and Ebola jitters. But falling oil prices and cheap valuations should revive shares.
 
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  • The Bull Will Be Back

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    America’s money managers say stocks will resume their climb after a short but needed time out, according to our latest Big Money Poll.
  • Stocks Slide on Indiscriminate Selling

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Investors fell into a herd mentality last week, sending stocks on a wild ride. But in all that selling, some good stocks got cheaper. Take a look at Gilead, Prudential, WellPoint, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, and CSX.
  • The Lessons of This Stock Market Selloff

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Investors can’t pretend the signs of a pullback weren’t staring them in the face for months.
  • Jana Buys $77 Million More of Walgreen Stock

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    The purchase this week lifts the investment firm’s stake in the drugstore chain to 1.4% from 1.3%.
  • Schlumberger Is Cheap

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
    The battered shares of the oil-services giant popped on a good earnings report. Here’s why they have further to climb, despite an energy glut.
 
 
 
 
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    Barron's Cover Story

  • The Bull Will Be Back

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    America’s money managers say stocks will resume their climb after a short but needed time out, according to our latest Big Money Poll.
  • Time to Buy Samsung

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    It’s hard to think of another huge company with a stock as cheap as South Korea’s Samsung Electronics. Its shares could rally 50%.
  • Invest Like a Tech Tycoon

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Silicon Valley moguls are investing smarter, with help from private bankers. Where to find safety nets for risk-takers.
  • Fidelity's Bright Stars

    7 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Joel Tillinghast and Will Danoff are renowned stockpickers closing in on 25 years managing funds for Fidelity. What’s next?
  • 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.
 
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    Barron's Features

  • Secrets of the All-Stars

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Barron’s presents the best of the best advisors: Here are investment ideas from 15 who made our Top 100 list for 10 straight years.
  • Disk-Drive Wild Card

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Disk-drive maker Western Digital is an inexpensive way to get exposure to big data. Trading at 10 times profits, with a big cash cushion.
  • Zurich Insurance: Time for Growth

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    The multi-line insurer has suffered some blows but has solid insurance results and a hefty 6% payout—and better investment returns could give the stock a lift.
  • Stock-Market Bargains Abound After Last Week's Selloff

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Valuations are cheaper, even as business fundamentals are improving. Why Disney, Pfizer, E*Trade, and Chevron look attractive. Plus, a construction play for your shopping cart.
  • Five Stocks to Buy?

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Chevron, Disney, E*Trade, Pfizer and Eagle Materials all have promising prospects and newly cheap shares. Chevron yields 3.9%, and Pfizer, 3.7%.
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    Barron's Economic Beat

  • This Nobel Is No Prize

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    The economics committee’s award to Jean Tirole honors a flawed view of financial regulation.
  • U.S. Job Gains Ramp Up

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Jobless rate slides to 5.9%, as September’s job-creation numbers look strong and August’s are revised higher. Workforce-participation rate remains weak.
  • Some Economic Sinners in Need of Atonement

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    The Affordable Care Act was endorsed by more than 300 economists in January 2011, but economists have since pointed out the ACA's disincentive effect on job creation.
  • Count on Growth of 3.5%

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:51 am
    Better outooks for jobs, shopping and housing are all keeping the economy on track. Lower oil prices help, too.
  • Inflation Robs the Bull of Its Run

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:21 am
    Fourteen years later, the Standard & Poor's 500 still hasn't exceeded its inflation-adjusted high of March 24, 2000.
 
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    Barron's Electronic Investor

  • New Tools for Options

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Alibaba’s huge IPO has spurred interest in the U.S. options market. Here are trading platforms from Schwab, Quantcha, and OptionsPlay.
  • Where to Profit This Earnings Season

    11 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    Websites Estimize and Zacks break down quarterly profits in just about every way possible to pinpoint the “surprises.”
  • Robo-Advisors Multiply

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    A recent financial technology conference underscored the rise of the automated money manager. Now one's tackling the defined contribution market.
  • 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.
 
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    Barron's International Trader - Asia

  • Where to Bet in Asia Now

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Southeast Asian markets have proved more resilient than others in the turmoil. So which countries are the best plays?
  • Don't Give Up on Indonesia

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    Its reformist new president has powers he can use to circumvent an opposition parliament. Investors should keep an eye on energy policies.
  • How To Avoid Japan's Muddle

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    The Abe government faces some tough economic decisions. Now could be a good time to rejigger your stock holdings.
  • Qualcomm Out, MediaTek In

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    China’s charges of monopoly against the U.S. chip designer will produce an odd beneficiary—a Taiwanese chip maker.
  • Two Questions for Alibaba

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:34 pm
    As the Chinese e-commerce giant’s record size IPO approaches, investors need assurance on a couple of key points.
 
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    Barron's Review

  • Review

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Oil-industry experts weigh in on whether–and how low–gasoline prices will fall.
  • Review

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:52 pm
    After taking a beating during long market rally, the shorts are pulling in profits as their bets against once highflying stocks pay off.
  • Review

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Three experts weigh in on whether the stock market’s recent declines signal the start of a larger selloff.
  • Review

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Big-company IPOs beat the market by two percentage points annually in their first three years of trading. Small firms underperformed by six points.
  • Review

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Young adults don't understand money, a survey finds. They need someone other than mom and dad to teach them.
 
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    Barron's Preview

  • Preview

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Amid the Ebola panic, traders have been investing in companies that make protective gear. But the trades are highly speculative.
  • Preview

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Turns out the mania is for the flavoring, not the fleshy gourd itself.
  • Preview

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Divorce’s trauma hurts investment performance along gender lines. And intriguingly, male and female results differ after breakup.
  • Preview

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Art-secured lending, despite its tumultuous history, is expanding amid the rise in art values.
  • 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.
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    Barron's Follow Up

  • $75 Oil Is Still on the Way

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Sorry, Mr. Putin: Last week’s oil-price drop was just a trial run for a trip to $75–or less.
  • Follow Up

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    With forecasters pegging growth at 4%, companies such as Wal-Mart Stores and DSW stand to benefit.
  • Follow-Up

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Our counter-consensus prediction of lower prices earlier this year is starting to become reality.
  • Follow Up

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Improvement in credit-card operations sets stage for further gains in the stock. And weak sales, heavy dividend and debt load hurt Theravance shares.
  • 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.
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    Barron's Mailbag

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    18 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Letters to Barron’s about market action, Amazon and authors, and the dire condition of the U.S. government and what it means for the economy.
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    Letters to Barron’s about the impact of Obamacare and economists, a possible threat to the tax advantage of Roth IRAs, and more.
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    Barron's Fund of Information

  • Funds for a Volatile Market

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    These mutual funds have done well in past downturns, without missing out on the big gains when the market reverses itself. Plus, how to evaluate the best funds for a volatile market.
  • How Mutual Fund Traders Operate

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Fund companies have a multitude of strategies to keep trading costs low—which is good, because those costs come directly out of investor returns.
  • Last Man Standing in Russia

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:54 am
    Prosperity Capital perseveres as other hedge fund firms withdraw from Moscow. "Investing in companies not Putin."
  • 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.
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    Stocks to Watch

  • S&P 500 Gains for Third Day, Posts Largest Three-Day Rally Since April

    Ben Levisohn
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Stocks picked up where they left off on Friday, as investors continued to put growth fears behind them. BRENDAN MCDERMID The S&P 500 gained 0.9% to 1,904.04 today. That’s put it up the benchmark index up 2.2% during the past three days, its biggest three-day rise since mid-April.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average, meanwhile, ticked [...]
  • Will High Price Hurt Gilead Sciences’ New Hep-C Drug?

    Ben Levisohn
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Last week, Gilead Sciences (GILD) finally got the go-ahead on Hepatitis-C treatment Harvoni, which combines Solvaldi with Ledipsavir, and is supposed to cure from 94% to 99% of patients. And as with Sovaldi, critics are finding reasons to downplay the news, as issues around use and cost are making headlines. RBC Capital Markets’ Michael Yee [...]
  • Why Deutsche Bank Upgraded AIG

    Ben Levisohn
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Deustche Bank’s Joshua Shanker and Phil Stefano upgraded shares of American International Group (AIG) today and it had little to do with improving business, stronger margins or any change in fundamentals, really. EPA Nope, their American International Group upgrade is based on one factor and one factor only: Valuation. They explain: We believe that there [...]
  • US Steel: How Long Can Steel Prices Defy Gravity?

    Ben Levisohn
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    The bear case on steel stocks like US Steel (X) and AK Steel (AKS) has been that lower iron-ore prices would ultimately lead to lower steel prices. That hasn’t happened yet, but JPMorgan’s Michael Gambardella and team haven’t given up hope. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images They explain why they favor Steel Dynamics (STLD) and Nucor (NUE) [...]
  • Oil’s Plunge Came at a Bad Time for Seadrill

    Ben Levisohn
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Citigroup’s Mukhtar Garadaghi and Nikhil Gupta explain why the fall in oil prices is bad news for Seadrill (SDRL): Kommersant via Getty Images The rapid fall in oil price has coincided with budgeting season for the industry and is likely to have lasting implications, with more pronounced effects for the services sector. Capital discipline is [...]
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    Tech Trader Daily

  • Apple: ‘We’re Not Nearly in Balance’ of iPhone Supply to Demand, Says Cook

    Tiernan Ray
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook tonight kicked off the company’s fiscal Q4 conference call with analysts following a report that topped Street expectations, and a higher forecast for this quarter as well. Cook led with remarks about iPhone, saying the company’s supply chain had ramped up production. He called demand “staggering,” adding it was “markedly [...]
  • Apple FYQ4 Rev $42B, EPS $1.42 Beats; Q1 View Beats; 39.3M iPhones

    Tiernan Ray
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Apple (AAPL) this afternoon reported fiscal Q4 revenue and earnings that topped analysts’ expectations. Revenue in the three months ended in September rose 12%, year over year, to $42.1 billion, yielding EPS of $1.42. The Street, on average, was modeling $40 billion and $1.31 per share in net income. The company’s own forecast was for $37 [...]
  • Apple Pay Tests Successful at McDonald’s, etc., Says Piper

    Tiernan Ray
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Piper Jaffray Apple (AAPL) analyst Gene Munster this afternoon relates his experience testing the company’s new electronic payments service, Apple Pay, which went live today, writing that it passed the first hurdle, working smoothly. “The service lived up to expectations as we were able to complete transactions without issue,” writes Munster, who has an Overweight rating [...]
  • Apple FYQ4 on Tap: iPhone 6 Cycle Drives Upside, Says Street; Q4 View Could be ‘Strong’

    Tiernan Ray
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    Apple (AAPL) shares are up $1.67, or 1.7%, at $99.34, ahead of the company’s fiscal Q4 earnings report this afternoon, after the closing bell. The Street is modeling $40 billion in revenue and $1.30 per share in net income. The company’s own forecast was for $37 billion to $38 billion in revenue. For the December [...]
  • SAP Falls 5% Despite Q3 Beat; Trims Profit View on Cloud Shift; FBR Sees Challenges to Growth

    Tiernan Ray
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Shares of software giant SAP (SAP) are down $3.73 or 5.4%, at $65.26, after the company this morning reported Q3 revenue and earnings that beat expectations, but cut its forecast for operating profit. Revenue in the three months ended in September rose 4.9%, year over year, to €4.3 billion, yielding EPS of 84 Euro cents. [...]
 
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