This weekend’s Barron’s cover story presents the results of the Barron’s Fall 2020 Big Money Poll. Other featured articles discuss how to find yields when preferred stock payouts are shrinking and what to expect from the wave of new electric vehicle makers. Also, the prospects for an e-commerce pioneer, a bank that doesn’t look like a bank, a data center partnership and more.
Nicholas Jasinski reveals why respondents to an exclusive Barron’s survey of U.S. money managers say they are bullish on the prospects for stocks, from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) to Zoom Video Communications Inc (NASDAQ: ZM), after a year of turmoil. Read about it in the Barron’s cover story “Big Money Poll: Investors Are Optimistic About the Stock Market. Here’s Where They Think Things Are Headed.“
Andrew Bary makes the case that even though preferred stock payouts are shrinking, investors can still find yields of 4% to 8%. Find out whether Barron’s believes General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) stock is one of those worth a look now in “Preferred Stocks’ Yields Are Dropping. These Five Are Still Worth Buying.“
In “Electric Vehicles and SPACs: What Could Go Wrong?” Nicholas Jasinski and Al Root discuss the new wave of SPAC mergers that will bring six more electric vehicle companies to market. None of them have any real revenue. Find out how much Barron’s thinks Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) and its peers are worth.
If the new earnings season for America’s biggest banks has taught us anything, it’s that if you’re a bank, it is best not to look like one, according to “It’s Tough to Be a Big Bank These Days” by Carleton English.
See how Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) stood out among the major banks that just reported decent results for the most recent quarter.
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