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    Barron's Funds/Q&A

  • Thumbs Up for India and the Philippines

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    Why Christopher Wood is bullish on India and the Philippines and bearish on Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Big Investors Buying Stakes for Hedge-Fund Fees

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Firms like Goldman Sachs and Neuberger Berman have created new ways to sidestep the funds’ volatility while generating solid income.
  • New China ETFs Present New Challenges

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    China is relaxing it’s limits on foreign investment, and several new ETFs are prepared to take advantage of these new investing opportunities. But investors in these ETFs are likely to pay more for the ETF than the underlying securities are worth.
  • The Best European Bets

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Camox fund founder Jonathan Herbert has played lots of small-cap European shares to big gains this year while shorting some giants.
  • Investors Index at Home, Go Active Abroad

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Actively managed U.S. stock funds have had net outflows of nearly $75 billion in 2014, but it’s the reverse for global active stock funds.
 
 
 
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    Barron's Cover Story

  • On Solid Ground

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    With a few prominent exceptions, states are healthier than they’ve been in years. Good news for municipal-bond investors.
  • The New China

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Surging exports are making Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar dynamic economic rivals to their much larger neighbor.
  • Telecom's Cat Fight

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    T-Mobile is scratching for market share against Verizon and AT&T, while Sprint muddles along. The best bet for investors: AT&T.
  • The New World of Emerging Markets

    4 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    A panel of four top investors see lots of opportunities in developing markets, especially those in Asia.
  • Inside Schwab

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    In his six years as head of brokerage Charles Schwab, Bettinger has doubled client assets to $2.4 trillion. He’s only getting started.
 
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    Barron's Economic Beat

  • The Persistence of Low-flation

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    The Federal Reserve used to worry about inflation running too high, but recently it has worried that it may not be running high enough.
  • The Jobs Machine Chugs On

    8 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    While still not robust, gains in employment continue to be steady. Wages are beginning to tick up, too.
  • Close on GDP, but No Nostradamus

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:44 pm
    As Barron’s had predicted, the economy grew at a 3.5% annual clip in the third quarter, but not for the reasons we expected.
  • Economist Sees Slow, Solid Gains for Stocks

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Applied Global Macro Research’s Carsten Valgreen, who tracks the market with data that track the broad economy, sees stocks rising 5% to 8% annually over next three years.
  • 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.
 
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    Barron's Electronic Investor

  • Who's Got the Cash?

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:13 pm
    A new Website from Robur Terminal as well as existing ones from YCharts and Financial Visualizations can help pinpoint companies with lots of it.
  • Brokers Adopt iPhone 6

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    T.D. Ameritrade, E*Trade, and SigFig upgrade mobile systems to handle Touch ID. Plus Apple Pay and iBillionaire.
  • Put Momentum on Your Side

    8 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    Three Websites that can help you separate the strong from the weak in your stock portfolio.
  • Sites for the Active---and Not So Active---Investor

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
    There are sites that can help you make money, and those that can help you save it. We’re going to offer one of each this week.
  • Good News Travels Fast

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Sometimes the best opportunities are right in front of investors’ eyes–like earlier-than-usual earnings calls and corporate spinoffs.
 
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    Barron's Commodities Corner

  • Coffee Prices Coming Back to Earth

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Hefty supplies in storage reduce effect of a Brazilian drought, but the industry awaits news of the new crop.
  • Where's the Beef?

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Prices, already lofty, could hit a record by end of this year. Says one market watcher: “The path of least resistance remains higher.”
  • Nickel Prices Headed Higher

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:06 am
    China, the No. 1 nickel consumer, will likely spur a supply shortage as shipments drop amid the Philippines’ seasonal lower output.
  • Soybeans Poised to Tumble

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Tight supply is giving way to record production, and record-low prices.
  • Cotton Prices' Great Unraveling

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    China’s decision to slash imports will worsen the biggest glut of the fiber in history. U.S. farmers can only delay selling so long.
 
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    Barron's Current Yield

  • The Fed: Can It Tighten in a Loosening World?

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The Federal Reserve mulls raising rates while Japan and Europe talk quantitative easing.
  • High Yield's Oil Slick

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    With the energy sector now the largest part of the high-yield market, your junk-bond investments are increasingly becoming bets on energy.
  • Bondholders and Pension Risk

    8 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    Ballooning pension costs have been a big cause of defaults, while pension claims are now challenging investor recoveries in bankruptcy court.
  • The Fed Hints at Inflation Concerns

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    The Fed’s new statement was upbeat on labor-market improvements, cautious on the timing of the next rate hike, and a nuanced take on inflation.
  • Taking a Breather as Munis Rally

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Market timing is particularly perilous as good investment opportunities are particularly fleeting with the end of quantitative easing.
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    Barron's Review

  • Review

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    To battle health problems and boost productivity, companies are sponsoring weight-reduction contests.
  • Review

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Experts tackle the question of whether there is anything a sharply divided Congress might actually agree on in 2015.
  • Review

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Polling authorities have pared the use of ”I Voted” stickers, amid budget-cutting, even though the badges may lift participation.
  • Review

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Madison Square Garden Co. prepares to monetize the Rockettes.
  • Review

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Experts weigh in on what investors should expect from Facebook’s earnings report.
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    Barron's Preview

  • Preview

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:21 pm
    As of March 31, 150,000 pay telephones remained in the U.S., down from 2.1 million in 1999.
  • Preview

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    A lot of retailers are promoting self-service delivery—it’s free!
  • Preview

    10 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    A recent academic paper asserts that we’re likely in a market bubble, but that a fresh crisis isn’t necessarily certain.
  • Preview

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Even if GOP controls both houses of Congress, it won’t be strong enough to overturn any presidential vetoes.
  • Preview

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:38 pm
    A recent study of academics’ theories of how to beat the market shows that most are about as accurate as a Ouija board.
 
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    Barron's Mailbag

  • Mailbag

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Letters to the Editor about the pitfalls of long-term care insurance, Republicans’ use of the filibuster, and immigration obfuscation.
  • Mailbag

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about the fall of portfolio insurance, Brazil’s undeserved good fortune, and the danger of huge public pension liabilities.
  • Mailbag

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:17 am
    Letters to Barron’s about federal budget scoring, money in politics, and a call for more analytical articles.
  • Mailbag

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about $75 oil, the IRS scandal as compared to Watergate, the longevity of disk-drive technology and the need for bank regulation.
  • Mailbag

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Letters to Barron’s about the strengthen of the American economy, the importance of utility stocks and their dividends, the abundance of under-covered bad news about investments, pitfalls in picking a financial advisor, the ups and downs of the casino economy and the merits of free banking.
 
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    Stocks to Watch

  • Coach: Management is Confident in Turnaround But is Anyone Else?

    Ben Levisohn
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Sterne Agee’s Ike Boruchow and Tom Nikic hosted a conference call with Coach’s (COH) investor relations folks yesterday and the tone was one of optimistic, even as the company preached patience. Boruchow and Nikic explain: Though Coach had admittedly been slow to respond to rapid changes in the handbag space over the past several years, [...]
  • Why Losing Costco Would Matter for American Express; Discover Sues Visa

    Ben Levisohn
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    Earlier this month, news broke that Costco Wholesale (COST) was considering dumping American Express (AXP) as its credit card of choice in the U.S. Susquehanna’s James E Friedman and Xin (Joey) Yang explain why Costco is important to American Express: Getty Images Costco Cobrand Is Important, Especially for Small Business. The big-box retailer does nearly [...]
  • After Seadrill, Who’s Next?

    Ben Levisohn
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    This morning, Seadrill (SDRL) shocked investors by eliminating its dividend–and now analysts are speculating about who might be next. Candidates include Transocean (RIG), Atwood Oceanics (ATW) and Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO). Associated Press The Zephirin Group’s Longdley ‘Lenny’ Zephirin considers the possibilities: In our opinion, we believe that the following companies’ dividends are at risk [...]
  • DreamWorks Animation: Risk/Reward Wide, Skewed to the Upside

    Ben Levisohn
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    It’s been a bad year for DreamWorks Animation (DWA). Its films have disappointed–even if my kids did enjoy How to Train Your Dragon 2–as has its stock, which has dropped 33% in 2014. That makes it the perfect time for an upgrade. DreamWorks Animation Which is exactly what Morgan Stanley’s Ryan Fiftal and team did this [...]
  • Deere: ‘A Compelling Entry Point Lies On the Horizon,’ Just Not Yet

    Ben Levisohn
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Oh Deere (DE). Reuters Shares of Deere are dropping this morning after the farm-equipment manufacturer reported a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $1.83 a share, beating forecasts for $1.57, but said it would earn $1.9 billion in 2015, below forecasts for $2.19 billion. Shares of Deere have dropped 1.7% to $86.27 at 10:59 a.m. today and [...]
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    Tech Trader Daily

  • Tech Today: Apple Cheer Continues, HP Rises, Spectrum Bids Slow

    Tiernan Ray
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: Shares of Apple (AAPL) are up $1.14, or 1%, at $118.74, after the third day in a row of price target increases, with R. W. Baird’s William Power reiterating an Outperform rating on the stock and raising his target to $129 from $112, after [...]
  • Pandora: Following FBR Cut To Sell, RBC and Canaccord Defend Against Royalty Worries

    Tiernan Ray
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Shares of Internet radio purveyors Pandora Media (P) are up 41 cents, or 2%, at $19.72, as a bit of debate circulates about the company’s prospects.  Shares yesterday slipped by 2% after FBR & Co.’s Barton Crockett cut his rating on the stock from Market Perform to Underperform, with an $11 price target, writing that [...]
  • Hewlett Rising: Hard to Believe in Growth, But Street Still Loves the Cost Cuts

    Tiernan Ray
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Shares of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) are up $1.47, or almost 4%, at $39.10, after the company yesterday afternoon missed fiscal Q4 revenue expectations, as multiple parts of the business continued to decline, but CEO Meg Whitman said the company’s turnaround is “on track” as HP heads for a split this year into two companies.  On a conference [...]
  • Zayo Rising: Underwriters Unanimously Start Dark Fiber Vendor at Buy

    Tiernan Ray
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Shares of dark fiber provider Zayo (ZAYO), which went public on October 17th at $19 per share, are up 99 cents, or 3.9%, at $26.53, after the company this morning received a unanimous 11 initiations at the equivalent of Buy out of the 12 underwriters of the offering who are finally free of the lock-up period on ratings. [...]
  • Apple: Baird Ups Target to $129 on Rising iPhone Availability

    Tiernan Ray
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    If it’s Wednesday, which it is, it must be time for another Apple (AAPL) price target hike. William Power of R.W. Baird this morning reiterates an Outperform rating and raises his target to $129 from $112, after raising estimates this quarter and next for iPhone. “We expect iPhone to drive near-term upside, but with rising [...]
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