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Finance Preview: Barron’s Magazine- January 30, 2023

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Barron’s Magazine – January 30, 2023 issue:

China’s Big Comeback Is Just Getting Started. How to Play It.

The country’s stocks are up 50% since officials rolled back Covid-19 restrictions. Alibaba, Yum China, and other names stand to gain.

23 More Picks From Our Investing Pros

The final installment of this year’s Barron’s Roundtable highlights Deere, Salesforce.com, and other undervalued stocks. Plus, a bevy of bond picks for a rising-rate world.

Lowe’s Is Catching Up to Home Depot. Its Stock Price Will Follow.

The home-improvement retailer is more sheltered from a weakening housing market than you might think. Its stock looks like a buy.

Big Tech Earnings Are Almost Here. Microsoft Has Investors on Edge.

There are still reasons to be bullish on the long-term trend of digital transformation. What to watch in the coming week.

The Bulls Have It in 2023—and Last Year’s Losers Are Winners

Financial Review: Barron’s Magazine- January 23, 2023

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Barron’s Magazine – January 23, 2023 Issue:

Our Roundtable Pros Scoured the Market. Here Are 26 of Their Top Stock Picks.

Shares of companies with strong fundamentals are poised to shine this year, no matter the economic backdrop. Toyota and Warner Bros. fit the bill.

When a Target-Date Fund Just Doesn’t Cut It for Retirement Investors

Target-date funds have become a mainstay of America’s retirement plans. While they have their benefits, investors may be better off with a more nuanced approach, especially as they near retirement.

How to Capture Electric-Vehicle Tax Credits

The window to snag a $7,500 credit may be closing fast, though leasing may be a loophole in the new tax rules. How to navigate the obstacles.

Commentary: When Goods Move but People Don’t

Work rules in Nafta and its successor could help with North America’s labor shortages. But Washington isn’t interested, Edward Alden writes.

Finance Review: Barron’s Magazine – Jan 16, 2023

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Barron’s Magazine – January 16, 2023 issue:

The Age of Free Money Is Over. But There Are Still Opportunities, Roundtable Pros Say.

Bullish or bearish, our 10 panelists help make sense of increasingly complicated market dynamics. Plus: nine stock picks.

The Fed: Whose Words Carry the Most Weight

The Fed: Whose Words Carry the Most Weight

Barron’s tells you who’s who at the central bank and how to decipher what they say. Consider it the definitive guide to the Fed-verse.

Why Falling Inflation Is a Problem for the Stock Market

Generationally high inflation was the story of 2022. That’s not going to be the story of 2023. The boogeyman of disinflation—and even some deflation—is about to become the biggest risk to stocks, and investors are going to have to figure out how to position portfolios for falling prices.

Financial Review: Barron’s Magazine – January 9, 2023

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Barron’s Magazine – January 9, 2023 Issue:

Tech’s Bill Is Coming Due. Investors Aren’t the Only Ones Who Will Pay.

Tech’s Bill Is Coming Due. Investors Aren’t the Only Ones Who Will Pay.

Tech companies went on a spending binge to satisfy new pandemic demand. Then came the reopening and the rate hikes. Now, investors, consumers, and employees are on the hook for the bill.

If You Want Growth, Stick With Quality

A punishing macro climate is making it tougher to find winners. But shares of quality companies may still be rewarded. Here’s what to look for.

Bonds Are Back. Here Are Some Funds to Buy Now.

After a tough 2022, this could be the year that fixed income is a better bet than stocks. Here’s what some of the experts recommend buying now.

Tesla’s Battered Stock Looks Like a Buy Again

The electric-vehicle leader has been hammered by China lockdowns, a possible recession, and CEO Musk’s antics at Twitter. But the company has real strengths and cheap shares.

Financial Review: Barron’s Magazine – January 2, 2023

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Barron’s Magazine – January 2, 2023 issue:

The Best Income Ideas for 2023

Yields are up on a range of attractive investments—and many beat inflation. 12 ways to cash in.

What Crypto Crash? Why Fidelity Sees a Future in Bitcoin.

The mutual fund and brokerage giant is building out crypto services even as the market collapses. What’s behind its Bitcoin plans.

The Bulls’ Worst Recession Fear: There Won’t Be One

These Three Stocks Had a Terrible 2022. Time to Buy?

Stock Market Worries for the Start of 2023

Copper Is Sliding. Where Inflation Could Send Prices.

These Overlooked Muni-Bond Funds Are On Sale at Deep Discounts

China’s Covid Calamity Hides Deep Problems

Financial Review: Barron’s Magazine – Dec 26, 2022

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Barron’s Magazine – December 26, 2022 issue:

Robots Are Replacing Workers Lost in the Pandemic. They’re Here to Stay.

Robots are moving up in the world. Labor shortages and rising wage costs are breathing life into a new generation that can handle a growing number of tasks.

Brace for Recession Next Year. But the Outlook Isn’t All Doom and Gloom.

Brace for Recession Next Year. But the Outlook Isn’t All Doom and Gloom.

The Fed will keep fighting inflation, and the unemployment rate will rise. But there are positive trends on the horizon.

How to Invest in Robots and Automation

How to Invest in Robots and Automation

Technology investments are out of favor, and the market has been especially tough on companies in the more speculative areas like robotics.

Bill Miller Is Still Bullish on Bitcoin—and a Lot More

As the famed value investor heads for retirement, he isn’t giving up on crypto. Why he likes Amazon.com, Delta Air Lines, and small-caps, too.

Financial Review: Barron’s Magazine – Dec 19, 2022

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December 19, 2022 issue:

Stocks Could Return 10% Next Year. Be Ready for a Drop First.

After a selloff in the year’s first half, equities could rebound as investors anticipate a return to economic growth, market strategists say.

Our 10 Favorite Stocks for 2023

Our 10 favorites from last year handily beat the market. Why we now like Alphabet, Bank of America, Medtronic, and seven others.

The Crypto Ice Age Is Here. It May Get Worse.

The FTX collapse has sparked a crisis of confidence just as the industry tries to burnish its reputation. What’s ahead for 2023.

How to Dodge High Medicare Premiums

Retirees need to start planning at age 60 to avoid getting blindsided by the income-related monthly adjustment amount, or IRMAA, which can get tacked on to standard Medicare premiums

Financial Review: Barron’s Magazine – Dec 12, 2022

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@barronsonline December 12, 2022 issue:

Retirees Put Their Lives on Hold for Covid. Inflation Is Forcing Them to Do It Again.

Retirees Put Their Lives on Hold for Covid. Inflation Is Forcing Them to Do It Again.

“Nobody budgets this kind of inflation.” How retirees are responding to the fastest-rising prices in 40 years.

Cash Yields Are a Bright Spot for Retirees. Here’s How Much You Need.

High inflation and the volatile stock market have wreaked havoc on people’s retirement plans. Cash—handled correctly—can provide some relief.

CVS Wants to Be America’s Healthcare Provider. All It Needs Now Are Doctors.

The company’s big bet on primary care hasn’t yet come to pass. Should investors be worried?

This Industrial Stock Could Soar 40%

Investors are punishing Regal Rexnord for acquiring Altra Industrial Motion as the economy weakens. Those concerns are overblown.

The Lesson of Blackstone’s Retail Real Estate Fund: Liquidity Matters

The Lesson of Blackstone’s Retail Real Estate Fund: Liquidity Matters

The firm’s nontraded real estate income trust, BREIT, was a big success until the turmoil of 2022. When redemption requests mounted, the firm limited them, raising a raft of issues, from fears of outflows to regulatory scrutiny.

Cover Preview: Barron’s Magazine – Dec 5, 2022

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@barronsonline December 5, 2022 issue:

A Big Chill Is Here for the Housing Market. Next Year Could Bring More Trouble.

Affordability is still an issue, mortgage rates will remain high, and homes are sitting on the market longer. It all adds up to a stalled 2023 for real estate.

Strong Job Numbers Throw Cold Water on Hopes for End to Rate Rises

The Fed’s Inflation Fight Must Cause More Pain—to the Job Market

Another Bad Sign for Tech Stocks—Cloud Spending Is Fading

Wall Street Isn’t Fond of T. Rowe Price, but Maybe You Should Be

Cover Preview: Barron’s Magazine – Nov 28, 2022

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Barron’s Magazine – November 28, 2022 issue:

How to Keep Your Retirement On Track in an Unpredictable Market

You don’t need a miracle to have a secure retirement. You need a plan.

How to Maximize Your Wealth Over the Next Decade

With markets expected to produce lower returns in coming years, it’s crucial that you optimize the tax efficiency of your portfolio and spend wisely.

Quantum Computing Will Change the World. Just Don’t Buy the First Wave of Stocks.

Investors finally have ways to play the first radical shift in computing since the 1950s, but you’re better off waiting before jumping in.

Stocks Are Clawing Their Way Back. Consider These Moves for 2023.

Searching for a Bottom in Crypto After FTX

6 Preferred Stocks That Offer Safety and High Yields

Goodbye, Bear Market? The Worst Could Be Over for Stocks.