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  • GE Offers Earnings Leverage, Fat Dividend

    Barron's This Week Magazine
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    The power and water unit is set to gain from long-term global demand.
  • Howard Marks On Daring to Be a Great Investor

    Barron's Most Emailed Today
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Buy-side veteran writes "you have to assemble a portfolio that's different from those held" by most others.
  • The Case Against Stocks

    Barron's Most Emailed This Week
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Forbes argues that stocks are grossly overvalued. And Money magazine features an asset class that has defied the skeptics.
  • The Case Against Stocks

    Barron's Most Viewed Today
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Forbes argues that stocks are grossly overvalued. And Money magazine features an asset class that has defied the skeptics.
  • The Case Against Stocks

    Barron's Most Viewed This Week
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Forbes argues that stocks are grossly overvalued. And Money magazine features an asset class that has defied the skeptics.
 
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    Barron's Most Emailed This Week

  • The Case Against Stocks

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Forbes argues that stocks are grossly overvalued. And Money magazine features an asset class that has defied the skeptics.
  • IBM: Value or Value Trap?

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Shares look cheap for good reason. For an eighth straight quarter, IBM delivers no revenue growth, making this year's EPS forecast suspect.
  • 6 Fast-Growing Stocks From Around the World

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Baron Funds manager Michael Kass is beating 97% of competitors with picks such as the Google of Russia.
  • High Time for Allegheny's Titanium

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    High Time for Allegheny's TitaniumThe specialty-metals firm's outlook is now more stable.High Time for Allegheny's TitaniumThe specialty-metals firm's outlook is now more stable.
  • Capital One Playing Its Cards Right

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Capital One Playing Its Cards RightThe card issuer's outlook will benefit from improving consumer confidence.Capital One Playing Its Cards RightThe card issuer's outlook will benefit from improving consumer confidence.
 
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    Barron's Most Viewed Today

  • The Case Against Stocks

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Forbes argues that stocks are grossly overvalued. And Money magazine features an asset class that has defied the skeptics.
  • Macy's Insiders Sell $6.1 Million in Stock

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Macy's Insiders Sell $6.1 Million in StockAs the retail giant's stock reached a new high, insiders sold 102,000 shares.Macy's Insiders Sell $6.1 Million in StockAs the retail giant's stock reached a new high, insiders sold 102,000 shares.
  • How to Play Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon Brawl

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Amazon stock is pricier than Wal-Mart and Target but the company wins on selection, price and delivery speed.
  • Software Picks to Play IBM Q1 Trends

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Security growth bodes well for Check Point, Palo Alto and Fortinet.
  • IBM: Value or Value Trap?

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Shares look cheap for good reason. For an eighth straight quarter, IBM delivers no revenue growth, making this year's EPS forecast suspect.
 
 
 
 
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    Barron's Cover Story

  • The Highfliers Are Still Too High

    12 Apr 2014 | 1:51 am
    Internet and biotech stocks are melting down, but most of the market looks fine. Apple, yes. Twitter, no.
  • Beyond Bogle: The New Indexing

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Index investing is now an umbrella term for strategies with elements common to active management.
  • Here Comes $75 Oil

    31 Mar 2014 | 11:59 am
    Lower energy costs will have a salutary effect on the U.S. economy. Not so Russia, where oil provides 50% of government income.
  • World's Best CEOs

    25 Mar 2014 | 10:18 am
    Members of our exclusive club share a high regard for innovation, growth, and shareholder return. Who's in and who's out on our 10th annual list.
  • How to Fix Detroit

    17 Mar 2014 | 10:58 am
    It will cost bondholders dearly, but Motown has a shot at a second chance. Inside the turnaround effort.
 
 
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    Barron's Electronic Investor

  • A Slow Lane for Traders

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Following Michael Lewis' new book on high-speed trading, two online brokers offer an alternative route. Plus, an innovative way to make tightly focused early-stage investments on the Web.
  • Forensic Accountants for the Little Guy

    5 Apr 2014 | 12:49 am
    Two Websites, one of which also runs an ETF, are designed to highlight companies' hidden accounting strengths and weaknesses.
  • Retirement Options

    28 Mar 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Cathy and Stephen Trenton, married for 37 years, describe their electronic-trading tools and methods.
  • How to Make $1 Million

    24 Mar 2014 | 9:39 am
    A recent study by Bankrate.com underscores how important dividends have been to returns, especially for retirees.
  • Two New ETF Tools

    7 Mar 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Capital Cube and Chaikin Analytics take different approaches in analyzing funds for investors.
 
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    Barron's Commodities Corner

  • Canola Is Just Starting to Cook

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Trapped until recently by Canada's rail snarls, the multi-faceted oilseed is getting back on track. Why the price could gain another 20%.
  • A Tad Too Much Sugar

    5 Apr 2014 | 12:14 am
    Renewed rain in Brazil means another healthy crop that's likely to exceed demand and force prices lower.
  • Asia Spurs Milk's Bull Run

    28 Mar 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Milk futures are soaring to new heights as demand for dairy products in China and other Asian countries has risen rapidly.
  • Stockpiling Grain in Ukraine

    22 Mar 2014 | 1:29 am
    Ukraine's farmers are using wheat and corn to hedge currency risks. The Crimea crisis could drive prices even higher.
  • Why Cotton Prices Will Fray

    17 Mar 2014 | 8:03 am
    Cotton prices have been trading at six-month highs, but prices may pull back toward the end of the year as U.S. growers harvest a much larger crop.
 
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    Barron's Review

  • Review

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Companies are making furniture, jewelry, and more from thousands of miles of fire hose discarded each year.
  • Review

    5 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
    The price of a hot dog at a baseball game has risen faster than inflation over the past decade. Heres's a roundup of the tabs at different stadiums.
  • Review

    28 Mar 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Vladimir Putin is scoffing, but sanctions have already taken a toll on his richest citizens.
  • Review

    22 Mar 2014 | 12:07 am
    Michael ValloExperts ponder the likely consequences of Russia's overreach.
  • Review

    14 Mar 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Michael ValloSome hedge funds, bucking the tradition of protecting their proprietary research, are posting their reports on the Internet, with successful results so far.
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    Barron's Preview

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    11 Apr 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Linking the two hubs of Shanghai and Hong Kong, which could happen in six month, could boost trading volume and interest in both.
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    5 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    Ally Financial, the former GMAC, readies an IPO that should enable it to put $2.5 billion back in the Treasury's pocket.
  • Preview

    28 Mar 2014 | 10:51 pm
    When it comes to jokesters, Google is the king.
  • Preview

    22 Mar 2014 | 12:08 am
    Michael ValloAn attorney adds a twist to his long, losing battle against a restrictive U.S. shipping law.
  • Preview

    14 Mar 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Michael ValloTen teams will compete this fall in Formula E, the world's first exclusively electric racing series. The series boasts some of the top names in international motor sports.
 
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    Barron's Follow Up

  • 3-D Printing Stocks Still Have Far to Fall

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Despite a 31% decline in the last month, 3D Systems, voxeljet, and Stratasys still look overpriced.
  • Follow-Up

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
    The telecom has done well by its shareholders in selling its Verizon Wireless stake. Here's an outlook for U.S. Vodafone investors mulling their prospects.
  • Follow Up

    28 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Federal Reserve's slap at Citigroup's capital plan could hasten restructuring. Shares of ANN could climb 15%. And concerns about credit- and debit-card security will give VeriFone a boost.
  • Follow Up

    21 Mar 2014 | 11:41 pm
    CEO Marissa Mayer has presided over a 141% increase in the value of Yahoo! shares, even as her efforts to turn the company into a media colossus have yielded little.
  • More Trouble Ahead for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    18 Mar 2014 | 8:29 am
    Hedge funds bet on the former mortgage giants—a gamble they're likely to lose. And after buying back 22% of its shares from Berkshire Hathaway, Graham Holdings looks undervalued.
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    Barron's Mailbag

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    11 Apr 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Letters to Barron's about the high cost of college loans and about high-frequency trading.
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    4 Apr 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Letters to Barron's about back-testing performance, the chance of a capital-spending surge, the Fed's plans for ending quantitative easing, and more.
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    28 Mar 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Letters to Barron's about Detroit, the reconstruction of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the combination of Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse.
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    22 Mar 2014 | 12:37 am
    Letters to Barron's about the fifth anniversary of the bull market and the problems with paying college athletes.
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    14 Mar 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Letters to Barron's about taxing Olympic medals, conspicuous consumption, Verizon's prospects, and the progressive income-tax system.
 
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    Stocks To Watch

  • Stocks Log Weekly Gains, But Dow Ends Day Down Ahead Of Holiday Weekend

    Teresa Rivas
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Stocks started the day on a down note, but at least two of the three major indexes were able to claw their way back into positive territory by the end of Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was the odd one out, dropping 16.31 points, or 0.1%, to 16408.54, ending three days of gains. However, [...]
  • Chipotle Loses Steam On Mixed Q1

    Teresa Rivas
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) ended Thursday down nearly 6%, giving up the initial pop it enjoyed after a mixed first quarter. The burrito maker reported earnings of $2.64 a share, 22 cents shy of the consensus estimate of $2.86. However, revenue climbed 24.4% to $904.2 million, ahead of the $873.2 that analysts were expecting. Same [...]
  • Goldman Sachs Gains As Investment Banking Revs Fuel Upbeat Q1

    Teresa Rivas
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The Street cheered Goldman Sachs’ (GS) first quarter, sending shares up on Thursday. The banking giant reported earnings of $2.03 billion, or $4.02 a share, well ahead of the $3.45 per share analysts had anticipated. Revenue fell 7.6% to $9.33 billion but again beat the Street’s estimate of $8.7 billion. The firm said that investment [...]
  • Schlumberger Slips On Mixed Q1

    Teresa Rivas
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Schlumberger (SLB) was down in Thursday afternoon trading after a mixed first quarter. The oilfield giant said first quarter earnings were $1.59 billion, or $1.21 a share, up from 94 cents in the year-ago period and one penny ahead of estimates. Revenue rose 6.3% to $11.24 billion, just below the $11.49 billion analysts were expecting. [...]
  • UnitedHealth Drops As Investors Fret About Healthcare Reform Impact

    Teresa Rivas
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    UnitedHealth (UNH) was trading lower on Thursday, as a small earnings beat wasn’t enough to distract investors from light revenue and worries about the Affordable Care Act. The nation’s largest insurer—and the first to report earnings that reflect changes mandated by healthcare reform—said it earned $1.1 billion, or $1.10 a share, down from $1.16 a [...]
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    Tech Trader Daily

  • Violin: After 58% Collapse, New Chief DeNuccio Has High Hopes for Enterprise Growth, Besting EMC

    Tiernan Ray
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:13 pm
    This evening I had a chat with Violin Memory’s (VMEM) newly installed CEO Kevin DeNuccio, who came aboard a little over two months ago after a series of events — a disappointing IPO back in September, a disappointing Q3 report in November — have absolutely crushed the stock. Violin’s troubles have knocked its shares 46% [...]
  • Google: Bulls Cut Estimates and Targets, Advise Keeping the Faith

    Tiernan Ray
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Shares of Google (GOOGL) are down $18.75, or 3%, at $545.15, after the company yesterday afternoon missed Q1 revenue expectations as prices paid for clicks on search ads declined by 9%, year over year. During a conference call with analsyts, CFO Patrick Pichette said the company’s consolidated revenue growth of 19% was “healthy,” and that “aggregate paid [...]
  • Advanced Micro Devices Rising: Q1 Beats, Q2 Rev View Beats

    Tiernan Ray
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) this afternoon reported Q1 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations, and forecast this quarter’s revenue higher than consensus as well. Revenue in the three months ended in March rose to $1.4 billion, yielding EPS of 2 cents. Analysts had, on average, been modeling $1.34 billion in revenue, and [...]
  • IBM Slips: Has Profit Bottomed? Earnings Quality Scrutinized

    Tiernan Ray
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Shares of International Business Machines (IBM) are down $6.26, or 3.2%, at $190.14, after the company yesterday afternoon missed Q1 revenue expectations, and met analysts’ profit estimates, and sales declined across most of its lines of business. The company reiterated a forecast for earnings per share of “at least $18″ for the full year. None of the [...]
  • Taiwan Semi Rising: Q1 Beats; UBS Ups to Buy, $140 Target

    Tiernan Ray
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) are up 57 cents, or 2.8%, at $20.72, after the company overnight reported Q1 revenue of $148.22 billion in New Taiwan dollars, up almost 12%, and beating the average estimate of $147.73 billion, according to FactSet. Shares in Taipei yesterday traded down $1 to $120 before the report. EPS of $1.85, [...]
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