This weekend’s Barron’s cover story examines ways to maximize income in a low-rate environment.
Other featured articles discuss a way to play the China trade talks and what a new baby boom means for retail stocks.
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).