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Podcast: Oil Jumps 6% After Iran’s Drone Attack

3 numbers to help you navigate the market—in just two minutes.

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Podcast: RV builder Winnebago Jumps 3.7%

3 numbers to help you navigate the market—in just two minutes.

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Podcast: What Makes a Great CEO?

This week on the Readback, Alex Eule is joined by Jack Hough to talk about Barron’s latest list of best CEOs and how to define great leadership.

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Podcast: Payment Giants Back Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra

3 numbers to help you navigate the market—in just two minutes.

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Podcast: Bitcoin Is Rallying Above $9,000

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The ECB Is Talking Stimulus Again. Is It Bluffing?

As he nears the end of his term, Mario Draghi is facing both the skepticism of those who doubt he can act and the anger of those who fear he will.

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How to Navigate a World of Easy Money

Investors who got used to an environment of high interest rates must readjust. That means leaning into growth stocks again, scouring Asia for opportunities, and earning income from investments that won’t succumb to the low...

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Humana Stock Can Rise Above the Health-Care Fray

The bull case for Humana stock centers on Medicare Advantage, a popular program that looks like a private health plan and quacks like a private health plan, but is actually government-sponsored.

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Marriott Stock Lets Investors Sleep Well

Marriott is doubling down on its luxury strategy, opening more than 30 high-end locations this year, with more than 200 projects in its pipeline.

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Too Many Uncertainties

Political, economic, and technological innovations have their nerve-wracking side.

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Cheers for Workday, Plans for Southwest Airlines

Plus Buy recommendations for Netgear and Northern Trust

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Letters to Barron’s

Letters on Mark Zuckerberg, monetary stimulus, Louis-Vincent Gave’s insights, the federal deficit, the U.S.-China trade war, the UT-Raytheon merger, and drug-distributor stocks

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How ESG Investing Can Boost Returns

It’s not a radical idea for investors to get ahead of changes that appear inevitable.

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How to Build Your Own ESG Portfolio

It’s easy to buy an ESG fund, but aligning your entire portfolio with sustainable goals is trickier

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Why You Should Care About Carbon Pricing

Sustainable investors in the U.S. have heard terms like carbon tax and cap-and-trade for decades, while 40 other countries have begun to address the pollution problem.

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Why ESG Investing Is Here to Stay

Andrew Lee, UBS’ top strategist for sustainable and impact investing in the U.S., talks about the potential for growth and why the funds industry needs to avoid confusing terminology

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How Pimco Is Trying to Change The World

The $1.8 trillion firm has long seen the importance of investing with an eye toward the future, by taking environmental, social, and governance concerns into account. Now it’s going beyond ESG and trying to help companies ...

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Prefers Investing With Women. Here’s Why.

The reluctant advocate for gender-lens investing says that women manage risk better and are more adept at handling cranky customers

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Improving Women’s Issues Leads to Better Investment Returns

Nia Impact Capital’s go-anywhere portfolio owns companies with women leaders and has a mandate to improve the world

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Translating the Jargon of ESG Investing

There are more and more data on corporate sustainability practices. But finding it and figuring out what matters can be confounding.

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The 100-Year Portfolio

How sustainable investing has grown up

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Will Values-Based Investing Ever Take Off?

Despite lots of hype—and good traction among institutions—environmental, social, and governance investing hasn’t quite caught on with individual investors. It’s partly a generational divide, but the problems run deeper, too.

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California Creates a New Headache for Tech Companies

The state’s new digital privacy law will restrict the use of consumer data by Facebook, Google, and others.

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The Dow Slipped Because a Trade Deal Looks Less Certain Than a Rate Cut

U.S. stocks closed slightly in the red after a two-day rally in response to the Federal Reserve’s hint that it could cut interest rates. The meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-...

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Muni Bonds Are in High Demand and Short Supply

Municipal bond issuers can’t find enough projects to invest in to take advantage of high demand and low yields. One place to look: issuers with a steady or growing supply, like toll roads and airports.

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