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Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Dow Hits Record Amid Global Stock Rally
Gains come despite trade tensions.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

The Slow-Motion Crisis in Emerging Markets
U.S. investors are keeping stock prices high as though the troubles in emerging markets were a world away. But if you think financial contagion is ancient history, listen to Carmen Reinhart.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

What the Biggest Leveraged Buyout of 2018 Says About the Credit Boom
The $17 billion buyout of Thomson Reuters' financial data business by a Blackstone-led group of investors is the biggest leveraged buyout this year and among the biggest since the financial crisis.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Gold Is Cheap. Inflation Is Coming. You Do the Math
The metal is out of favor and the shares of many mining companies are depressed. But with stocks at highs and global tensions rising, this may be the metal's time.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Why China Likes Ultra-Risky Exchange-Traded Funds
Chinese investors have a penchant for one of the sharpest trading tools in the toolbox. But YINN and YANG could bite them back.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

5 Stocks to Buy As Bond Yields Rise
A recent JPMorgan report suggests that investors may want to rotate out of some of their defensive holdings and into cyclical stocks. We choose five.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Loan Growth Is Newest Challenge for Banks
Banks have underperformed this year, returning about 5%—compared with 11.4% for the S&P 500. Loan growth is a challenging area for the industry.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Defense Stocks Surge, but Tide Is Turning
Technology isn't the only part of the market to boom over the past decade. Defense companies have outperformed as well. It may be time for caution.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

The Dow Hits a Record High as Tech Sits It Out
Rising interest rates were one of the reasons given for the February correction. Now they're viewed as a reflection of a stronger economy.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Stocks in Turkey Might be Ready for a Bounce — if You Hurry
With the central bank having stabilized the lira, Turkish stocks may be ready to come off the floor. But you better be quick to get in — or get out.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

The Fed Tries to Engineer a Soft Landing for the Economy
The Fed's challenge: engineering a soft landing for the economy.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Can Bitcoin Replace Gold as the Crisis Investment?
Some see cryptocurrencies as a substitute, but one commodity analyst is not convinced.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences May Tempt J&J
Either device maker could be a rewarding acquisition for the old-line pharma and consumer-product company

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

These 5 ‘Factors' Can Fuel Stock Returns
Academic studies say investing based on certain stock attributes can beat the market, but real-life bugs like fees and taxes can get in the way.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

A Safer Way to Invest in Private Debt
More money is flowing into interval funds, which give investors access to illiquid assets.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Marijuana Stocks Are the New Bitcoin
Marijuana stocks had a short strange trip this week, led by Tilray, which skyrocketed before giving most of the gains back. It's further evidence of the bubble in pot stocks, if any was needed.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Think Marijuana Stocks Are Crazy? The Options Are Insane
Options investors relish volatility. But they should think twice before betting on marijuana stocks like Tilray.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

TPG Cracks the Code for Impact Investing
TPG Growth boss Bill McGlashan launched the Rise fund with Bono and others. How they measure the impact multiple of money

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Should the U.S. Try to "Economically Disengage" From China?
A closer look at the most compelling justification for a confrontational trade strategy

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

6 Tech Stocks With Solid Dividends
Apple and Microsoft are among the best-performing tech stocks that also offer reasonable dividends.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 21, 2018

Oil Bulls Should Be Worried About a Trade War
Sanctions on Iran and woes in Venezuela will reduce supplies of oil, but U.S. tariffs on No. 1 energy consumer China could shrink demand.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 20, 2018

How a Top-Performing Bond Fund Makes Its Bets
The John Hancock Bond Fund favors short-term bonds and asset-backed securities while lightening up on high yield.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 17, 2018

Stock in This Bottle Company Looks Ready to Rebound
Owens-Illinois is the biggest glass-bottle and package maker in the world, and there appears to be much more upside than downside in its stock.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 17, 2018

3M Stock Has a Lot to Like if You Want Steady Growth
If you're looking for steady growth from a diversified American giant with a great track record of raising its dividend, then you might be looking for 3M.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence Won't Hurt the Insurers
New investors are flooding the insurance industry with capital, helping to storm-proof traditional players.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 17, 2018

The Rest of Tech Leans Into Apple's Shadow
The rest of Silicon Valley no longer cowers in the face of a big Apple event. During a big week for the iPhone, other tech companies had news of their own.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 15, 2018

Top Independent Financial Advisors
With mergers reshaping the industry, Barron's ranks the leading firms and individuals

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Trump, Dimon, and the Financial Crisis
Policies meant to battle the debacle persist, a decade after the failure of Lehman Brothers.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

U.S. Stocks Are Still Leading the World. Here's Their Secret
Can U.S. stocks continue to lead the global pack?

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Bottle Maker Owens-Illinois' Stock is Half Empty
Owens-Illinois is the biggest glass-bottle and package maker in the world, and there appears to be much more upside than downside in its stock.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

3M's Forgotten Charms
If you're looking for steady growth from a diversified American giant with a great track record of raising its dividend, then you might be looking for 3M.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

The Dow Gains 238 Points, Tariffs Be Damned
The fundamentals of the economy and business are stable and "very positive," says Wells Fargo's Margaret Patel.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Moonves Is Gone. Where Was the CBS Board?
Why were directors seemingly so slow to react to the initial allegations against the powerful media CEO?

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Top Advisors Talk About Their Firms—And Their Clients
A select group of RIAs discuss how their firms are growing and evolving and what the changes mean to clients.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

How Apple Got Upstaged
The rest of Silicon Valley no longer cowers in the face of a big Apple event. During a big week for the iPhone, other tech companies had news of their own.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

The Allure of Funds That Foster Gender Diversity
Some have outpaced the market. And a coming index could better pinpoint companies that rate highly on the performance and equality scale.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

‘We're Using the Future for a Fiscal Dumping Ground.' Beware Trillion-Dollar Deficits
As the national debt climbs to once unheard-of levels, no one seems to care. Bold action is needed before time runs out.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Congress' Failed Stock Market Experiment Cost Investors $900 Million
Congress pushed a pilot program to make small-cap stocks more profitable to Wall Street and spur trading. The failed test will end this month. And Washington doesn't want to discuss it.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

ObsEva: A Small Biotech With a Promising Pipeline
Geneva-based ObsEva has three drugs designed to aid women's reproductive health nearing the regulatory approval stage.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Expect Cement and Rock Stocks to Bounce
The stocks of the main players in the cement and rock-mining industry have tumbled, but there is reason to expect a rebound soon.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Insurers Will Ride Out Hurricane Florence
New investors are flooding the insurance industry with capital, helping to storm-proof traditional players.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Hank Paulson Says the Financial Crisis Could Have Been ‘Much Worse'
The former Treasury secretary says the Bear Stearns rescue "allowed us to dodge a bullet and avoid a devastating chain reaction."

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Investors See a Bargain in Silver, but Is It for Real?
The U.S. Mint sold out of its 2018 Silver Eagle bullion at about $14 an ounce. Silver is cheap relative to gold, though it could fall further.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Volatility Trades for Nervous Times
Stocks are volatile, but U.S. equity markets keep chugging along. Here are several ways to play increased hedging through the midterm elections.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

What Jack Ma's Departure Means for Alibaba
The emerging-markets giant runs some new risks as it decides how to expand in China's tougher economic environment. Is management up to it?

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 14, 2018

Why the Euro Won't Replace the Dollar
The policy preferences of European governments are inconsistent with the European Commission's ambition of a global currency to rival the U.S. dollar.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 13, 2018

Lehman's Buyer Is on the Lookout for Another Crisis
To Bob Diamond, Barclays' former CEO, fiscal stimulus and corporate debt are cause for fresh concern. Why he's betting on smaller European banks.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 13, 2018

Rate Hikes Could Hurt These High-Yielding Sectors
Investors should be wary of sectors like consumer staples and utilities that prospered when rates were low.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 13, 2018

3 Global Stocks Well-Positioned for Growth
Daniel Roarty of the AB Sustainable Global Thematic fund favors companies with strong competitive advantages in the midst of major structural trends.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 09, 2018

Viacom Stock Is Worth Buying Regardless of CBS and Leslie Moonves
CEO Robert Bakish has a savvy plan to revitalize the media company and lift its sagging stock 20%, with or without a merger

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

How to Spot the Next Financial Crisis
Ten years after the fall of Lehman Brothers amid the financial crisis, the markets are high and unemployment is low. But watch out as the Fed tightens.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

How the Financial Crisis Still Affects Investors
Stocks have rallied, and investing has changed in the years since Lehman Brothers, but some wariness of the market persists

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

An Alternative View of Boom and Bust Cycles
The authors of House of Debt finger easy lending as a key driver of economic cycles over the past half-century.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

The 7 Best Books About the Financial Crisis
What caused the meltdown? These authors are among those who get it right.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Longer Muni Bonds Offer Tempting Yields
Higher yields could make this part of the bond market more lucrative than Treasurys for many investors.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

The World's Forgotten Asset Class
Real estate and infrastructure owned by the U.S. public sector could be worth as much as $50 trillion. Investors should demand higher returns.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Letter From the Editor
The human cost of the financial crisis

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

How the Midterm Elections Could Be Bullish for Stocks
Political prognosticator Chuck Gabriel puts 70% odds on a mixed Congress after the November elections.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Trouble Spreads to More Emerging Markets
South Africa, the Philippines, and Indonesia joined Argentina and Turkey as troubled economies. Keep an eye on China and the yuan.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Dell Wants to Go Public Again. It Could Cost Them
Dell Technologies wants to buy up the tracking stock for its VMware unit in a deal that would end its run as a private company. The market is signaling that Dell may have to offer more for those shares.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Looking for Bargains in the Recent RV Wreck
Sales of recreational vehicles have tripled since 2009, thanks to interest from millennials. Now, the industry is plagued by oversupply. How to play a rebound.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Viacom Stock Is Worth Buying Regardless of CBS and Moonves
CEO Robert Bakish has a savvy plan to revitalize the media company and lift its sagging stock 20%, with or without a merger

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

The Nasdaq's Plunge Was a Selloff Waiting to Happen
The tech-heavy index's 2.6% drop could be a sign that the tide is turning for momentum stocks. What next?

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

To Find Bargain Stocks, Look to China's Internet
If it's internet stocks you're after, it may be time to look to China instead.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Stock Funds With Brakes and Airbags
Almost a decade into the second-largest bull market in history, it may be time to prepare for a downturn. Here's a guide to playing defense

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

The Story of Box: A Unicorn's Journey to Public Success
Box is a rare example of a unicorn that has successfully transformed itself as a public company, moving from monthly subscriptions to big enterprise deals

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Don't Tread on Big Investors
New academic work suggesting that institutional investment promotes anticompetitive corporate behavior seems like a hammer in search of a nail.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Uranium Prices Poised to Power Higher
Sharp cutbacks in supply are finally bringing it in line with demand for the first time since Japan's nuclear disaster in 2011.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Leading Middle Eastern Fund Fights Flood of Money
Dubai-based hedge fund Arqaam's stock-picking skills are tested as Saudi Arabia draws a wave of index-fund cash to the newest emerging market

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Midterm Elections Offer Promise and Peril
Nervous investors looking to hedge key parts of their portfolio could buy put options on the PowerShares QQQ Trust ETF.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

South Africa, the Next Emerging Market Domino, May Not Fall
Little reliance on the dollar, a solid central bank, and new political leadership could see it through a crucial credit rating review.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 07, 2018

Gary Shteyngart's View From Hedge Fund Land
The author of "Super Sad True Love Story" has a new novel that tells the story of a Manhattan hedge fund manager.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 06, 2018

European Stocks Aren't That Cheap After All
One metric suggests it's too rich, especially in light of Italy's populist budget plans. JPMorgan expects Europe to lag other markets.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Sep 04, 2018

A Railroad You'll Want to Ride
The easing of trade tensions with Mexico—and the emerging overhaul of that country's energy industry—should produce big opportunities for Kansas City Southern.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Hog Prices Rise as Disease Strikes Pigs in China
The first cases of African swine fever force producers to kill thousands of infected animals. A further jump in prices is possible.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Why the Nafta Deal Was No Home Run for Mexican Stocks
Mexican stocks drop on the widely expected pact amid new questions about the president-elect's agenda

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Brexit Fears Could Still Get a Lot Worse
With summer holidays ending, investors may start to focus on the possibility of a "no-deal Brexit." A correction in the U.K.?

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Tech Stocks Could Be Winners in Big Sector Shift
As ETFs rejigger their portfolios to accommodate the changes being made to sector classifications, there will likely be a lot of "noise" in the market. That's a good thing. Here's why.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Stocks Rise, as Trade and Tech Remain Familiar Refrains
The good news and bad news of the surging FANGs.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

A Market Shakeup Is Pushing Alphabet and Facebook Out of the Tech Sector
S&P and MSCI are overhauling the taxonomy that categorizes companies into sectors, industry groups, industries, and subindustries. The shift will trigger a migration of hundreds of stocks, with broad market implications.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Funds Without Fees? That's Just the Beginning
Fidelity, BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street are charging less and less as investors expect more and more. What's next? Fund companies could pay you to invest. Really.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Salesforce Duo Makes the Case for Co-CEOs in Tech
Company co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff worked effectively with COO Keith Block for years. Now they're trying to make a co-CEOship work.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Economist Mariana Mazzucato on the Downside of Shareholder Value
A narrow definition of value—that things are worth simply what someone is willing to pay—has led to an excessive focus on shareholder value and increasing income inequality, argues the economist Mariana Mazzucato.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Best Buy Can't Get No Respect
Sometimes good just isn't good enough, as Best Buy found out after releasing earnings.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Trade Deal Puts Kansas City Southern Railroad on a Better Track
The easing of trade tensions with Mexico and the emerging overhaul of that country's energy industry should produce big opportunities for the railroad operator.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Stocks Roll Through Summer's End. But Now Comes September.
The president is upbeat about the market and 401(k)s. But trade disputes and emerging market strains hang over a month that has been tough on stocks.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Will the Flattening Yield Curve Lead to Recession?
A confessed bond-yield curve obsessive teases out what it means when the spread between the 10-year Treasury and the two-year Treasury note narrows.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Real Estate Start-Up Compass Searches for Direction
Compass started out trying to dislodge traditional brokers. Now it has joined them, but venture capital still loves the company.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

WeWork Has a Hefty Yield and a Red Flag
Moody's retires a rating on the debt of the private company in a dispute over information

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Windstream Dispute Highlights Aurelius' Role as a Hedge-Fund Debt Cop
If a federal judge rules that wireless and cable operator Windstream defaulted, that could mean bankruptcy for the company and a rich payday for the hedge fund Aurelius

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

How to Make Bankers Try Harder to Avoid Going Bust
Economists argue that making bankers bear losses could insulate banks from taking on too much risk in competitive markets.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 31, 2018

Family Dollar's Problems Still Haunt Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree still hasn't turned around Family Dollar, which it bought in 2015.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 30, 2018

Cheap Ways to Play a Bull Market
Betting against renewed volatility is one route to profiting from the next leg up in stocks.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 29, 2018

Guidewire, Tesla Pay Off for a Fund That Bets on Change
Mike Lippert, manager of Baron Opportunity fund, homes in on companies instigating or benefiting from sustainable changes in the way people live and work

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 24, 2018

A Cloud Gaming Upstart That Fell to Earth
Steve Perlman looks back at his streaming game service OnLive.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 24, 2018

The Videogame Industry Reaches for the Cloud
How streaming could provide a boost to the profits of game makers like Electronic Arts and challenge console manufacturers.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 24, 2018

Italy's Bond Woes Could Still Roil Global Markets
Foreign investors are fleeing Italy's bond market—the world's third-largest, owing to the country's huge debt load—ahead of a crucial budget test for its coalition government

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 24, 2018

Stocks Weather the Political Storm
Despite the swirl of bad news about Trump associates, markets close at or near highs.

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 24, 2018

S&P 500 Gains 0.9% to Break Its Record—at Last
It took nearly seven months, but it was worth it. How long will the elation last?

Barron's This Week Magazine
Aug 24, 2018

Why Health Care's Rally May Be Just Getting Started
The Health Care Select Sector SPDR exchange-traded fund has gained more than 10% in the past three months, making it the market's best performer during that period and the third-best performer this year.

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