6 Preferred Stocks That Offer Safety and High Yields

There still is plenty of yield in the depressed preferred-stock market—even after the recent half-point yield decline in the Treasury 10-year note to 3.7%. Many preferred issues yield 6% or more and offer investors good dividend security since they are a senior form of equity. Preferred holders also benefit since dividends, like those on common … Read more

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

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

Alphabet and Pfizer Stock Look Like Buys, Says This Longtime Market Maven

Joe Rosenberg’s relationship with Barron’s goes back to 1963, when he wrote a bullish article on Trans World Airlines that resulted in a pop in the stock. Rosenberg, 89, spent much of his career at Loews (L), the conglomerate run by the Tisch family, as chief investment officer and then chief investment strategist. He retired … Read more

Activision Stock Still Looks Like a Buy. Here’s Why.

Back in July, Barron’s made the case for buying Activision Blizzard stock in anticipation of Microsoft closing its $69 billion acquisition of the company. With Activision shares trading at a significant discount to the deal price, the stock looked closest to a sure thing in an increasingly uncertain market. Four months later, the risks of … Read more

Oil Prices Could Rise After Latest EU Sanctions on Russia

The European Union’s ban on seaborne imports of Russian oil, along with the Group of Seven’s plan to cap prices of oil from Russia early next month won’t guarantee that prices for the commodity will see a lasting rally, or that supplies will tighten further in the days ahead. “In isolation, the sanctions on Russia … Read more

Stocks Surged on an Inflation Reading. But the Bear Market Isn’t Over.

Investors finally got the inflation reading they were looking for, and are likely to get a split government for the next two years. That combination propelled stocks to their best weekly showing since June. On Friday, the S&P 500 even briefly crossed the 4,000 threshold, a level it hadn’t breached in two months. The S&P … Read more

Stocks Rallied Dramatically. It’s Still a Bear Market

This commentary was issued recently by money managers, research firms, and market newsletter writers and has been edited by Barron’s. Bear-Market Rallies Technical Strategy BTIGNov. 11: Thursday was another day for the record books. The S&P 500 had its first daily gain of more than 5% since 2020, and its biggest outperformance vs. the Dow … Read more

Municipal Bonds Are Offering the Yields You’re Looking For. Here’s Where to Look.

A historic rout in the bond market this year has resulted in the highest yields on municipal bonds in 15 years—and what looks like an excellent buying opportunity. At midweek, the muni market, as measured by the Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index, was down 13%, its worst showing in at least 40 years, as the yield … Read more

The Stock Market Had a Great Week, but It Hasn’t Gone Anywhere in a Month. Inside a Very Volatile Market.

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Why It’s Time to Buy This Uranium Miner’s Stock

Heading into this past week, uranium miner Cameco was that rare stock in the market: It had posted a double-digit gain in 2022. One deal made those gains disappear—and created a buying opportunity. At first glance, there didn’t seem to be all that much that was controversial about the joint venture Cameco (ticker: CCJ) announced … Read more