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    Barron's Most Emailed Today

  • 3 Jul 2015 | 1:26 am

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:26 am
  • Follow Up

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Puerto Rico’s Debt Offers High Yield and High RiskThe commonwealth’s governor warned that the island’s debt is unpayable. Municipal bond investors should approach with caution.Follow UpThe commonwealth’s governor warned that the island’s debt is unpayable. Municipal bond investors should approach with caution.
  • Fans of Facebook and Netflix, but Wary of Apple

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Fans of Facebook and Netflix, but Wary of AppleBespoke Investment Group’s Paul Hickey and Justin Walters see better times ahead for large-caps,housing, Netflix, and Facebook. Why they’re not sold on the Apple Watch.Fans of Facebook and Netflix, but Wary of AppleBy Lawrence C. StraussBespoke Investment’s Hickey and Walters see better times ahead for large-caps, housing, Netflix.
  • Stocks Fall 1.2% on Worries About Greece

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Stocks Fall 1.2% on Worries About Greece The recent upheaval is setting the stage for another relief rally in U.S. stocks, says Ed Yardeni. Also, Puerto Rico’s woes, jobs growth, homebuilders, and Towers-Watson’s so-called merger of equals with Willis Group Holdings. Stocks Fall 1.2% on Worries About GreeceBy Sandra WardThe recent upheaval is setting the stage for another relief rally in U.S. stocks, says Ed Yardeni.
  • A Greek Default Could Hammer Bonds

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:22 pm
    How a Greek Default Could Hammer BondsEuro-zone governments will have to cover some $370 billion in losses if Greece rejects a bailout. That’s very bad news for the debt markets.A Greek Default Could Hammer BondsBy Carl B. WeinbergEuro-zone governments will have to cover some $370 billion in losses if Greece rejects a bailout.
 
 
 
 
 
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    Barron's Cover Story

  • The Peltz Prescription

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    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.
  • Silicon Valley Profit Caper

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:44 pm
    This year, earnings of a dozen big technology companies will be overstated by more than $16 billion. Why doesn’t anyone care?
  • Airline Stocks Could Soar Up to 50% in a Year

    24 Jun 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Several major domestic airlines might see their shares rise sharply on lower fuel costs and higher fares.
  • 2015 Midyear Roundtable --- Top Stock Picks

    13 Jun 2015 | 12:56 am
    Experts see stocks rising 5% in year’s second half. Mario Gabelli, Meryl Witmer, Bill Gross weigh in.
  • Bush vs. Kasich

    5 Jun 2015 | 9:48 pm
    From an expansive field of 19 likely Republican candidates getting set to square off, we pick the seven strongest and make a prediction.
 
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    Barron's Balancing the Books

  • The Digital-Media Hoax

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Despite the onslaught, television still rules; know your limits as an investor. Book reviews of Television Is the New Television and Rational Expectations.
  • Remedy Worse Than the Cure

    29 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Reviews of books on how health-care reform ignores health care; global warming; the trouble with billionaires.
  • Two Perils: Dodd-Frank and Antitrust

    4 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    Barron’s presents reviews of books warning about the effects of Dodd-Frank and antitrust regulations.
  • Steve and Me

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    A not-so-revisionist biography of the paradoxical genius of Apple.
 
 
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    Barron's Commodities Corner

  • Cotton Rally Looks Doomed

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Rain might boost the U.S. crop, as China seeks to dump much of its inventory, and consumers buy more clothing made of synthetic materials.
  • Gold Miners' Strike No Cure for Price Woes

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:13 pm
    A possible work halt may not do much to boost low prices, given headwinds from a stronger dollar and a looming Fed rate increase.
  • Nickel's Sinking Feeling

    21 Jun 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Nickel’s price has plunged, but it could have even further to fall amid less Chinese demand and market oversupply.
  • Drought Gone, Coffee Cools

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Arabica coffee’s price soared 50% last year, but bigger harvests in Brazil and Colombia, along with currency effects, augur more of this year’s low prices.
  • Rice's Price Could Head Sharply Higher

    8 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Tighter export restrictions, big short positions, and surging demand could set off a food crisis and soaring prices.
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    Barron's Current Yield

  • Why Bond Investors Should Take It to the Bank

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Brightened prospects and a reduced scope to make risky moves make banks a better bet than many nonfinancial companies.
  • Why Some Investors Prefer Preferreds

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Robust yields and a floating-rate feature on certain issues make these hybrid securities attractive, compared with many other choices in the income-generating arena.
  • Inside Those Yield-Rich BDCs

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:16 pm
    These lending companies average yields of 10% and trade cheaply, but investors have to understand the market’s behavior.
  • Munis Look Like a Roaring Buy

    12 Jun 2015 | 11:51 pm
    After three tough months, tax-exempt bonds offer more yield than their taxable counterparts, a rarity.
  • June Augurs a Volatile Summer

    5 Jun 2015 | 7:28 pm
    The month began with sharp moves in yields around the world, and multiple factors lead some strategists to expect more volatility.
 
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    Barron's Review

  • Review

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

    28 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    Zerve features experience-based tours for those who crave the exotic and offbeat.
  • Review

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Hedging currencies doesn’t seem to provide much, if any, advantage for those who invest in funds specializing in foreign stocks.
  • Review

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:21 pm
    A full 19% of millennial parents are most likely to give children full control in deciding where to go on vacation, compared with 4% of the overall sample.
  • Review

    5 Jun 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Corporate America is increasingly creative about seeking cost reductions, including voice mail and printing documents.
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    Barron's Preview

  • 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.
  • Preview

    28 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    A reproduction of the boat Lafayette arrived in almost 250 years ago.
  • Preview

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:19 pm
    With too many courses, greens fees and equipment costs come under pressure
  • Preview

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:21 pm
    For a buck, the FlowerChecker app will identify a flower—using expert human, not artificial, intelligence.
  • Preview

    5 Jun 2015 | 8:07 pm
    The comScore data firm is adding TV to its digital tools, to offer cross-platform measurement.
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    Barron's Follow Up

  • 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.
  • Follow Up

    28 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    Four years ago, we said Greek debt needed a 50% haircut. That’s still the case.
  • Follow Up

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:17 pm
    The hospital operator could see big profit gains, even if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare subsidies.
  • Follow Up

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:22 pm
    The tire maker’s stock has jumped 20% since it was recommended in Barron’s. There’s another 25% of upside still left.
  • Barnes & Noble, Up Nearly 50%, Could Climb a Further 60%

    5 Jun 2015 | 8:07 pm
    The planned summer spinoff of the college bookstore unit could enhance the value of misunderstood book retailer.
 
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    Barron's Mailbag

  • 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.
  • Mailbag

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about the value of a college education, the value of the Affordable Care Act and the value of achievements during the Obama administration.
  • Mailbag

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about the Apple Watch, the Republican presidential race, and the dangers posed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • Mailbag

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Letters on the decreased value of college, Dorman Products, and Robo financial advisors.
  • Mailbag

    5 Jun 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about robo advisors, the Illinois pension mess, and the importance of health-care analysis.
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    Barron's Fund of Information

  • 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.
  • Balanced Funds: A Better Alternative

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Alternative mutual funds have lost some luster in the past few years. Investors looking for diversification and a better handle on volatility, especially as interest rates rise, could find a better option in balanced funds.
  • The Joy of Portfolio Tidying

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Calpers is cleaning up its holdings. With the help of Marie Kondo’s philosophy, so should you.
  • Too Much of a Good Thing

    5 Jun 2015 | 8:11 pm
    A torrent of new money causes a star health-care fund to close, but three others are also standouts.
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    Stocks to Watch

  • Aetna to Acquire Humana for $37B, $230/Sh Cash, Stock Deal

    Tiernan Ray
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    Confirming weeks of speculation, health insurance titan Aetna (AET) said early Friday morning it will acquire Humana (HUM) for $37 billion in cash and stock, or $230 per Humana share, a 23% premium to Humana’s closing price of $187.57 on Thursday. The deal comes as U.S. markets are shut Friday for the long July 4th [...]
  • Heading for the Grexit: Stocks Sink Ahead of Greece Referendum

    Ben Levisohn
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Will Greece vote against the bailout? Heck if I know. And neither do you or anyone else, which is probably why stocks sank this week. jean-paul pelissier/Reuters The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% to 2,076.78 this week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.2% to 17,730.11. The Nasdaq Composite declined 1.4% to 5,009.21, and the [...]
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals: Now That’s an Approval!

    Ben Levisohn
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) are soaring after the FDA approved its cystic-fibrosis drug. UBS analyst Matthew Roden says the decision should help push Vertex “towards profitability.” He explains why: De-risking makes Vertex shares more broadly ownable: The FDA’s approval of Orkambi at a price of $259,000 suggests NPV upside without any further label expansions required, [...]
  • Biogen: Where Did That Come From?

    Ben Levisohn
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Today, Biogen (BIIB) announced that it had partnered with Applied Genetic Technologies (AGTC) in a deal worth $1 billion. Maxim’s Jason Kolbert explains the logic behind the deal: This all started with CAR-T. What is CAR-T therapy? Simply put it’s the removal of a patients T-cells which are then engineered to express a receptor and injected [...]
  • Break Up ConAgra: What Is It Worth?

    Johanna Bennett
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Pressure from an activist shareholder has pushed ConAgra (CAG) to jettison its private brands business. But hints from CEO Sean Connolly that he is willing to consider other steps to boost the company at a time of turmoil in the packaged food industry was what Morgan Stanley analyst Matthew Grainger was waiting to hear. He [...]
 
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    Tech Trader Daily

  • AT&T Can Go as high as $47, Says Buckingham

    Tiernan Ray
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    As I mentioned earlier, AT&T (T) shares got a lift from a couple of positive Street mentions, one of which was Cowen & Co.’s Colby Synesael raising his rating to Outperform from Market Perform, and the other of which was an initiation of coverage by Buckingham Research‘s James Ratcliffe, who starts the stock at a Buy, with [...]
  • Intel: Departure of James a Good Thing After Software Botch, Says Citi

    Tiernan Ray
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Following Intel‘s (INTC) announcement earlier today of a raft of personnel changes, Christopher Danely with Citigroup reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares, and a $32 price target, writing that the departure of Renée James, who ran the software business, is a positive, given “due to the lack of growth and low profitability of its software business under the leadership [...]
  • Yelp Tumbles 11%: Google, Facebook Copying, Not Courting, Says Axiom

    Tiernan Ray
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Shares of online local listings and review site Yelp (YELP) are down $4.61, or 11%, at $37.83, following a story this afternoon by Bloomberg‘s Alex Sherman stating that the company has decided not to pursue a sale of itself despite hiring Goldman Sachs to prospect for suitors, and actually finding “several.” The article, citing multiple unnamed sources, states that it’s up to [...]
  • AT&T: Cowen Ups to Buy; DTV More Strategic Than Thought

    Tiernan Ray
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Shares of AT&T (T) are up 24 cents, or 0.7%, at $35.82, after Cowen & Co.’s Colby Synesael raised his rating on the shares to Outperform from Market Perform, and raised his price target $5 to $40, writing that the pending acquisition of DirecTV (DTV) “will prove as much strategically beneficial as it is financially which [...]
  • Intel: James, Bell, Eul Out, Big Changes Going Down Here

    Tiernan Ray
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    I mentioned earlier that Intel (INTC) announced its president, Renée James, will step down in January, hoping to find a CEO spot at another company. The 8-K filing this morning, however, lists a much broader scope of change in the organization. Along with James’s departure come another of other executive departures. They include Hermann Eul, [...]
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