This weekend’s Barron’s cover story examines ways to maximize income in a low-rate environment.
Also: the prospects for a rebounding snack maker, a beleaguered conglomerate, video game stocks, an aerospace giant and more.
“Upside-Down Rates” by Andrew Bary offers a look at how to sort through the rewards and dangers in short-term paper, corporates, munis, preferred stocks and taxable bonds. Time to invest like the Oracle of Omaha’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B)?
Reshma Kapadia’s “A Mini Clap for a Mini Trade Deal” suggests that investors have good reason to be lukewarm on the latest twist in the China trade talks. Barron’s offers a way to play the conflict, from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX).
In “Kellogg Stock Looks Like It’s Worth Snacking On” by Lawrence C. Strauss makes a case that, after Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) stock fell sharply in recent years due to declining cereal sales in developed markets and changing consumer tastes, a new focus on snacks makes it appear like a buy again.
The head of the T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation fund gains an edge by identifying stocks affected by disruption, according to “Why a Star Stockpicker Likes GE” by Al Root. See why this portfolio manager is a bull on General Electric Company (NYSE: GE).
In Jack Hough’s “These Retail Stocks Could Gain as Millennials Launch a Baby Boomlet,” find out it may no longer be the case that millennials are too busy paying off student debt and mortgages to have children — and why that’s good for stocks like Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NYSE: BBBY).
“Videogame Stocks Have History on Their Side” by Tae Kim points out that Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) had a difficult week. Yet, new consoles are launching in 2020 in the start of a new cycle. Which stocks are likely to see a boost this time?
In “5 Dividend Stocks for a Low-Rate World,” Lawrence C. Strauss says that Johnson & Johnson (NASDAQ: JNJ) is among the companies that have kept their dividends intact and growing for years, making them solid investment considerations for a low-rate world.
The number of independent jet makers is dropping. So says Al Root’s “Boeing-Embraer Deal May Lift Aerospace Stocks Because Investors Like Monopolies.” That means stocks like Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) will stay popular on Wall Street for the foreseeable future.
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Also in this week’s Barron’s:
- Fresh challenges U.S. companies face in China
- Europe’s banks feel the pain of five years of negative rates
- Why the long rally in bonds might be near its end
- How Mexico could win from the trade war
- How Harvard and Yale missed the stock market rally
- The case for investing in water
At the time of this writing, the author had no position in the mentioned equities.
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