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    1 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
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    1 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Ready to Wear?The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.Ready to Wear?By Tiernan RayThe Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
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    1 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
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    Barron's Most Viewed Today
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
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    1 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
 
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    Barron's Most Emailed Today

  • Ready to Wear?

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Ready to Wear?The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.Ready to Wear?By Tiernan RayThe Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
  • 1 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
  • Herbalife Executives Buy $1.7 Million in Shares

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The CFO, COO and president buy 30,700 shares of the multi-level marketing firm at a crucial time.
  • LinkedIn Logs Impressive Second-Quarter Numbers

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    LinkedIn Logs Impressive Second-Quarter NumbersThe professional-networking site still needs organic growth to impress investors.LinkedIn Logs Impressive Second-Quarter NumbersThe professional-networking site still needs organic growth to impress investors.
  • 1 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
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    Barron's Most Emailed This Week

  • Ready to Wear?

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
  • Managed-Futures Funds' Bleak Showing Continues

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Tiny gain in first half follows years of annual losses for hedge funds and mutual funds in this sector.
  • The Bear Days of August

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Half of the Dow's component stocks now trading below their 200-day moving averages. Brace for further declines next month.
  • Amgen Makes the Cut

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Investors are cheering strong second-quarter results, an upbeat forecast and restructuring plan. Why shares could rise by 25%.
  • Is Financial Sector on Verge of Tumbling?

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    A deep-pocketed investor has placed a $1.1 billion hedge with FLEX options that will pay off if financials fall 10%.
 
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    Barron's Most Viewed This Week

  • Ready to Wear?

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
  • Managed-Futures Funds' Bleak Showing Continues

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Tiny gain in first half follows years of annual losses for hedge funds and mutual funds in this sector.
  • The Bear Days of August

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Half of the Dow's component stocks now trading below their 200-day moving averages. Brace for further declines next month.
  • Amgen Makes the Cut

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Investors are cheering strong second-quarter results, an upbeat forecast and restructuring plan. Why shares could rise by 25%.
  • Is Financial Sector on Verge of Tumbling?

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    A deep-pocketed investor has placed a $1.1 billion hedge with FLEX options that will pay off if financials fall 10%.
 
 
 
 
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    Barron's Cover Story

  • Can ETFs Be Derailed?

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    ETFs have been a terrific innovation for most investors, but they're not without risk. What you should keep an eye on.
  • Ready to Wear?

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Internet of Things is headed for your wrist: smart watches and fitness bands. Who wins, who loses in wearable technology.
  • The New Contrarian Stocks

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    Investors have shunned cyclical stocks in favor of utilities and Internet stocks. Time to bet on global growth.
  • Retail on Sale

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Investors have fled from retailers, creating an opportunity to scoop up the shares cheaply. Our picks include Whole Foods, GameStop, TJX.
  • Target-Date Funds Are Taking Over

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Once-maligned target-date funds now have $1 trillion in assets, making up 20% of retirement plan assets.
 
 
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    Barron's Electronic Investor

  • Keeping an Eye on the Exit

    19 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    Two Websites, ExitPoint and YCharts, can provide you with alerts on whether your portfolio is getting too pricey.
  • TradeKing Launches Robo Financial Advisor

    11 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    The firm is one of a number of new entrants into low-cost financial services that rely on automated systems to help individuals with their financial planning.
  • Best Sites for Quants

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Online resources like Quantopian and Quantpedia let you share ideas and sharpen you trading skills.
  • Flash Boys' New Traces

    1 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Michael Lewis' book continues to spur debate and some change, though the government will ultimately have to address the stock market's structure.
  • Dividend Era Near End?

    21 Jun 2014 | 12:44 am
    Dividend-paying stocks won't do as well as nonpayers if the snapback in bond yields materializes. Screening for companies with reasonable valuations.
 
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    Barron's International Trader - Asia

  • Asian Airlines Find Some Lift

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Despite recent tragedies, air travel is up across the region, and the carriers' stocks may offer an opportunity.
  • Cashing in the Chips on TSMC

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    The giant Taiwanese chip foundry is under pressure from customers like Apple and Qualcomm and rivals like Abu Dhabi's Global Foundry. Why the stock could drop more than 10%.
  • No More Easy Pickings in India

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Now that reformist Narenda Modi is in office, it's time to look beyond favorites like Infosys to the industries favored in his budget.
  • High Stakes in Indonesian Vote

    6 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    This week's presidential election is too close to call as Jokowi's reformist campaign loses momentum. Who's best for stocks?
  • Second Half: More Asian Gains

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Most forecasters got the first half wrong in Asia. So what happens in the second half? Three top picks for the rest of 2014.
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    Barron's Commodities Corner

  • Rubber Prices in a Skid

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Thai stockpiles and slowing Chinese growth have hurt prices, and supply is expected to exceed global demand for a fourth consecutive year.
  • A Sweet Outlook for Cocoa

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    Surging global demand for chocolate should keep the rally going, even if the cocoa crop hits a record. And an El Niño could boost prices even more.
  • Factories Hum, Copper Rises

    11 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    An improving global economic outlook has investors piling back into copper, as well as other base metals.
  • Coffee Prices Cool

    4 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    Arabica prices ease as the top-growing nation's crop appears not as bad as had been thought.
  • U.S. Resists Rising Oil Prices

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The Iraqi insurgency has lifted crude prices, but U.S. prices have lagged behind he global benchmark, amid surging U.S. production.
 
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    Barron's Current Yield

  • Money-Fund Reform Passes

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Some institutional money-market funds will no longer be able to keep the stable $1 NAV ... but that could affect more retail investors than intended.
  • Global Risk Reappears, Bonds Benefit

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Geopolitical dangers triggered a rush into sovereign paper. Meanwhile, corporate bonds are a pocket of risk.
  • Risk Will Get Riskier

    12 Jul 2014 | 1:09 am
    Junk bond investors, in particular, need to map out an exit as the Fed moves toward ending market interventions.
  • Eyeing a Second-Half Rebound in Rates

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Some market watchers think Chinese buying is propping up interest rates, even as the U.S. economy improves. But good news about growth could get the upper hand later this year.
  • Mortgage Bets Get Riskier

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:20 pm
    As investors reach for more yield, the dangers become greater
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    Barron's Review

  • Review

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Business and finance professionals are increasingly taking acting classes to hone their communications skills.
  • Review

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:17 am
    A defined-contribution retirement plan for artists, who invest pieces of their own work in the fund.
  • Review

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Nuclear waste keeps piling up, with the opening of the Yucca Mountain single-site storage facility unlikely until 2020 or later.
  • Review

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Market experts tell Barron's they're positive on stocks, but they feel corrections may yet arrive.
  • Review

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Aereo wasn't the only Supreme Court decision in this session that investors should know about.
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    Barron's Preview

  • Preview

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Makers of Scotch are fretting over the business implications of leaving the United Kingdom, set for a September vote.
  • Preview

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    They don't come cheap, but some are on sale.
  • Preview

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Items linked to nesting and dorm rooms might do the best in a back-to-school season that's likely to be OK, but far from torrid.
  • Preview

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Even with weak sales, packaged-food companies are takeover targets. However, they've struggled to meet changing tastes.
  • Preview

    3 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Surveys point to a rise in Americans' travel volume and spending, as well as a taste for more-adventurous locales.
 
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    Barron's Follow Up

  • CIT Is Finally More Than a Work in Progress

    26 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
    There's good news and a brighter outlook for the commercial lender as it prepares to buy OneWest Bank. And speculation in Fannie and Freddie stocks has surged, but it's taxpayers who should be profiting.
  • The Worst May Be Over at IBM

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    Big Blue surprised investors last week with better-than-expected results and a landmark deal with Apple. Could a rebound in its shares be far behind?
  • Follow Up

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Spinning off its smartphone unit has let the industrial company tighten its focus and lift earnings. The shares still have 10%-15% upside.
  • Puerto Rico: The New Detroit

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Puerto Rico is moving to restructure a large slice of its debt. More trouble could be on the way. And, Mercado Libre is the eBay of Latin America. But it has a new competitor: eBay itself.
  • Local Broadcast Stocks Win Big

    28 Jun 2014 | 1:54 am
    The Supreme Court decision on Aereo is boosting shares of Nexstar and Sinclair Broadcasting.
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    Barron's Mailbag

  • Mailbag

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Letters to Barron's on weak retail sales, recent pessimistic stories, market timing, and the French government's threat to prosperity at Orange.
  • Mailbag

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    Barron's readers comment on the Fed, Puerto Rico's bonds, and target-date funds.
  • Mailbag

    12 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Letters to Barron's about a contrarian view of respected companies, the aging work force and the viability of solar and wind energy.
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    3 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Letters to Barron's about annuities, bond funds, and Ebitda
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    27 Jun 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Letters to Barron's about the economy as a machine, the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the role of state taxes in pushing people out of high-tax states and alternative investments for the Social Security Trust Fund.
 
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    Stocks to Watch

  • Buffett’s Berkshire Bests Estimates

    Johanna Bennett
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    A rebounding economy has been good news for Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK. A). The company’s second-quarter results, released late Friday, rose more than expected as its investment portfolio gained in value and dozens of operating businesses owned by the holding company reported growth. Net income climbed to $6.4 billion, or $3,889 per Class A [...]
  • U.S. Stocks Falter; Dow Has Worst Week Since January

    Johanna Bennett
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    With today’s closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the book on its biggest weekly slide since January, falling 70 points. U.S. stock indices pared loses Friday during a choppy day for the markets as investors grew nervous about a hodge-podge of issues that ranged from Argentina’s credit woes and sanctions against Russia to [...]
  • Scientific Games Nabs a One-Armed Bandit

    Johanna Bennett
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Scientific Games (SGMS) is placing a big bet on Bally Technologies (BYI). Early today, the seller of instant ticketing systems and game-control software announce it was buying the slot machine maker for $5.1 billion, including debt, marking the latest deal in the gaming equipment industry. Bally shareholders will get $83.30 a share or a 38% [...]
  • Tesla Motors: Strong Positives Ahead, Wedbush Says

    Johanna Bennett
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    The lovefest for Tesla Motors (TSLA) continued the day after the electric car company posted quarterly earnings that beat expectations and announced a deal with Panasonic (PCRFY) to build the world’s largest battery factory in the U.S. At $234, the stock jumped $10.86 a share, or 4.8% in afternoon market action. In a recent note, Craig [...]
  • P&G’s New Plan: Keep It Simple Stupid

    Johanna Bennett
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    What is Procter & Gamble (PG) throwing out? For the last three years, P&G has labored to cut costs and sharpen its focus on its biggest brands in an effort to revitalize sales and improve profitability. In short, the maker of Tide detergent, Pampers diapers and Olay skin creams wants to catch up to its faster [...]
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    Tech Trader Daily

  • S&P: Pessimism Around 3D Systems Overdone

    Teresa Rivas
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    There has been no shortage of bad news for 3D Systems (DDD). Three separate analysts downgraded the stock today, on the heels of another downgrade Thursday, prompted by a disappointing second quarter. However S&P Capital IQ is ending the week on a more optimistic note, reiterating a Strong Buy recommendation on the stock today, although [...]
  • Apple Up On E-Book Ruling

    Teresa Rivas
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Apple (AAPL) was rising 0.9% at recent check following news that it won preliminary approval of its $450 million e-book settlement. As Bloomberg reports,  a judge gave approval to the settlement, which stems from a lawsuit that accuses Apple and others of fixing prices on e-books. A Nov. 21 hearing will consider whether or not [...]
  • Sprint, T-Mobile: Questions Surround A Merger, Possible Joint FCC Airwaves Bid

    Teresa Rivas
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It’s been a busy week for Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS), capped by Iliad’s surprise bid for the latter, which was made public Thursday. Today, Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that the Federal Communications Commission is planning to ban wireless carriers from bidding jointly for airwaves, saying it could reduce competition. This would deal a blow to Sprint [...]
  • SunPower’s Gloomy Outlook Splits Analysts

    Teresa Rivas
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Shares of SunPower (SPWR) are trading down nearly 6% in Friday afternoon trading following the company’s light guidance, which overshadowed its better-than-expected second quarter and is weighing on other names in the sector. Analysts were mixed on the quarter. Brean Capital, which downgraded the stock to Hold earlier in the month, boosted its rating to [...]
  • GoPro’s Valuation Still A No-Go: Analysts

    Teresa Rivas
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    GoPro (GPRO) beat second-quarter expectations but the market sent the stock down sharply. Analysts split the difference and on the whole remained largely neutral on the stock. While they highlighted positives from the quarter, none seemed ready to deem GoPro a Buy, even after the stock’s big fall, mostly on valuation concerns. Here’s a sampling: [...]
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