Barron's Picks And Pans: Apple, Boeing, Disney, Tesla And More

This weekend’s Barron’s cover story explains why Dow 30,000 is just the start.

Other featured articles offer a close look at stock picks from some Barron’s Roundtable panelists.

Also, the prospects for pharma and biotech stocks under fire and a struggling aerospace and defense giant.

Cover story “The Method Behind the Melt-Up: Why the Dow Won’t Stop at 30,000” by Ben Levisohn shares why, as investors reach for yield again and with Dow 30,000 in sight, stocks still have room to run. Does that include the likes of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)?

Barron’s Roundtable panelist Rupal Bhansali’s makes a case that Apple Inc. (NYSE: AAPL) is disadvantaged on many fronts and trying to play catch-up in “Time to Short Apple, Says Rupal Bhansali. Yes, Short Apple.

In “Disney Stock Looks Attractive for the Next 10 Years, Bill Priest Says,” Barron’s Roundtable panelist William Priest says that by focusing on creative talent and shared infrastructure, Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) can make a meaningful transition.

Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) had more than 100 million premium subscribers last year and is outcompeting Apple, according to “Tesla and Spotify Stock Could Soar Tenfold, James Anderson Says” by James Anderson. See why this Barron’s Roundtable panelist likes Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) as well.

In Meryl Witmer’s “Bed Bath & Beyond is Ready to Rally Under a New CEO, Meryl Witmer Says,” find out why this Barron’s Roundtable panelist says Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) will not be an overnight success, but the new CEO can build a strong omnichannel retailer.

See also: AMD Poaches Intel Executive To Spearhead Server Business

Redfin’s Stock Could More Than Double, Says Henry Ellenbogen” by Barron’s Roundtable panelist Henry Ellenbogen points out that the average Redfin Corp (NASDAQ: RDFN)

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Barron's Picks And Pans: Apple, Boeing, Disney, Tesla And More

This weekend’s Barron’s cover story explains why Dow 30,000 is just the start.

Other featured articles offer a close look at stock picks from some Barron’s Roundtable panelists.

Also, the prospects for pharma and biotech stocks under fire and a struggling aerospace and defense giant.

Cover story “The Method Behind the Melt-Up: Why the Dow Won’t Stop at 30,000” by Ben Levisohn shares why, as investors reach for yield again and with Dow 30,000 in sight, stocks still have room to run. Does that include the likes of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)?

Barron’s Roundtable panelist Rupal Bhansali’s makes a case that Apple Inc. (NYSE: AAPL) is disadvantaged on many fronts and trying to play catch-up in “Time to Short Apple, Says Rupal Bhansali. Yes, Short Apple.

In “Disney Stock Looks Attractive for the Next 10 Years, Bill Priest Says,” Barron’s Roundtable panelist William Priest says that by focusing on creative talent and shared infrastructure, Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) can make a meaningful transition.

Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) had more than 100 million premium subscribers last year and is outcompeting Apple, according to “Tesla and Spotify Stock Could Soar Tenfold, James Anderson Says” by James Anderson. See why this Barron’s Roundtable panelist likes Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) as well.

In Meryl Witmer’s “Bed Bath & Beyond is Ready to Rally Under a New CEO, Meryl Witmer Says,” find out why this Barron’s Roundtable panelist says Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) will not be an overnight success, but the new CEO can build a strong omnichannel retailer.

See also: AMD Poaches Intel Executive To Spearhead Server Business

Redfin’s Stock Could More Than Double, Says Henry Ellenbogen” by Barron’s Roundtable panelist Henry Ellenbogen points out that the average Redfin Corp (NASDAQ: RDFN)

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Barron's Picks And Pans: Apple, Boeing, Disney, Tesla And More

This weekend’s Barron’s cover story explains why Dow 30,000 is just the start.

Other featured articles offer a close look at stock picks from some Barron’s Roundtable panelists.

Also, the prospects for pharma and biotech stocks under fire and a struggling aerospace and defense giant.

Cover story “The Method Behind the Melt-Up: Why the Dow Won’t Stop at 30,000” by Ben Levisohn shares why, as investors reach for yield again and with Dow 30,000 in sight, stocks still have room to run. Does that include the likes of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)?

Barron’s Roundtable panelist Rupal Bhansali’s makes a case that Apple Inc. (NYSE: AAPL) is disadvantaged on many fronts and trying to play catch-up in “Time to Short Apple, Says Rupal Bhansali. Yes, Short Apple.

In “Disney Stock Looks Attractive for the Next 10 Years, Bill Priest Says,” Barron’s Roundtable panelist William Priest says that by focusing on creative talent and shared infrastructure, Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) can make a meaningful transition.

Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) had more than 100 million premium subscribers last year and is outcompeting Apple, according to “Tesla and Spotify Stock Could Soar Tenfold, James Anderson Says” by James Anderson. See why this Barron’s Roundtable panelist likes Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) as well.

In Meryl Witmer’s “Bed Bath & Beyond is Ready to Rally Under a New CEO, Meryl Witmer Says,” find out why this Barron’s Roundtable panelist says Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) will not be an overnight success, but the new CEO can build a strong omnichannel retailer.

See also: AMD Poaches Intel Executive To Spearhead Server Business

Redfin’s Stock Could More Than Double, Says Henry Ellenbogen” by Barron’s Roundtable panelist Henry Ellenbogen points out that the average Redfin Corp (NASDAQ: RDFN)

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“Buy-and-Hold” Has Historically Been a Winning Investment Strategy

By Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investments Officer for U.S. Global Investors

I don’t believe it’s an exaggeration to say that 2019 exceeded expectations for a great number of investors. The S&P 500 Index increased more than 31 percent, putting last year among the very best going all the way back to 1928. Since then, the market has ended in positive territory 73 percent of the time, with a gain “equal to or in excess of 30 percent (like 2019) occurring 19 out of 92 years, or 20 percent of the time,” according to Lauren Sanfilippo, vice president, and market strategy analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Negative years, by comparison, occurred 27 percent of the time. And even then, years in which stocks fell no more than 10 percent were most frequent, happening 12 out of 25 negative years, or 48 percent of the time.

After such a stellar year, is it time for investors to de-risk, or should they continue to hold their positions?

Stocks Have Been More Likely to End the Year in the Black Than the Red

Looking at the chart above tells me a couple of things in particular. Number one, stocks have historically been much more likely to end the year with a gain than a loss. The implication, then, is that a buy-and-hold strategy has worked out for a lot of investors in general—even those who still may have memories of the tech bubble 20 years ago and financial crisis more than 10 years ago.

And number two, the naysayers and “perma-bears”—those who’ve repeatedly predicted an end to the economic expansion, now in its 10th year—have not only been wrong time and again but may have also discouraged some investors from participating in this historic bull market.

Think back

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10 Stocks Trading Under $10 With Massive Upside Potential in 2020

With stocks at all time highs and after the Dow rose more than 22% and the S&P 500 rose over 28% in 2019, many investors have yet to make many changes in the portfolios for what could be another solid 2020. The bull market is now well over 10 years old, China and the United States signed the phase-one trade accord, and global growth may see some rekindling while interest rates are expected to remain steady. There are of course still many risks in 2020, and it’s an election year, and the major indexes do look and feel overbought in the short-term. The big question for investors at the start of 2020 is what to do with new money that needs to be invested without paying the “top-tick.”

This is a time where many investors are looking for some of the overlooked or undervalued companies as potential investments. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations each day. This ends up being hundreds of analyst calls each week. Many speculative stocks are mixed in with the major index and large companies in the research calls, and some of these offer major upside price targets that are well above the typical 8% or so implied upside when analysts give Buy and Outperform ratings on Dow or S&P 500 stocks.

This is where some of the overlooked or battered stocks come into play — and for some reason investors sometimes look for “cheap” to mean share prices under $10.00. After screening the weekly analyst calls, there were many stocks getting Buy and Outperform ratings with share prices under $10.00 during the week of January 17.

First and foremost, investors should not buy or sell a stock just because of one analyst rating. The other issue to take into

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NobelBiz, Contact Center World Class Carrier and Hosted Contact Center Systems announces innovative fresh Podcast Series

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LivePerson Reports Inducement Grants Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN) is providing confirmatory notice, in compliance with the requirements of Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4), of prior grants of equity-based incentive awards that LivePerson made under its Inducement Plan.

As previously reported in its public filings, in January 2018, LivePerson adopted the LivePerson Inc. 2018 Inducement Plan (the “Inducement Plan”) for the purpose of providing equity-based incentive awards in relation to its leadership recruitment efforts, acquisitions, and other strategic growth plans during 2018-2019. Each award under the Inducement Plan was granted as part of the recipient’s joining the Company as an employee.

Grants pursuant to the Inducement Plan occurred between January 2018 and April 2019, and included the following awards: (i) 133 grants of restricted stock units (the “RSUs”) in respect of an aggregate of 1,320,195 shares of Common Stock, and 17 grants of options to purchase shares of Common Stock (the “Options”) in respect of an aggregate of 540,627 shares, which RSUs and Options generally vest over time subject to the grantee’s continued employment; and (ii) 11 grants of performance-based restricted stock units (the “PSUs”) in respect of an aggregate of 172,615 shares of Common Stock, which PSUs vest based on the achievement of certain specified performance conditions tied to the applicable grantee’s role with LivePerson. The Options have exercise prices ranging from $14.50 to $24.59, with, in each case, the exercise price being equal to the fair market value of a share of Common Stock on the date of the grant. Included in the above figures are previously reported grants to each of the LivePerson’s Chief Financial Officer, Christopher Greiner, and Chief Technology Officer, Alexander Spinelli, made in connection with their commencement of employment. As previously reported, on his applicable employment effective date, Mr.

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Stocks surge to record highs; dollar strengthens, gold rise

The benchmark S&P 500 index, along with the tech heavy Nasdaq Composite, set record highs for an eighth consecutive trading session. Boeing Co. slumped after a Fitch downgrade, weighing on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Stoxx Europe 600 index closed at a record, posting its biggest gain since mid-December.

By Syndication Washington Post, Bloomberg · Sarah Ponczek 

Stocks extended this week’s relentless push to all-time highs as positive U.S. and China economic data, low interest rates and easing trade tensions propelled investor optimism. The dollar strengthened and gold climbed.

The benchmark S&P 500 index, along with the tech heavy Nasdaq Composite, set record highs for an eighth consecutive trading session. Boeing Co. slumped after a Fitch downgrade, weighing on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Stoxx Europe 600 index closed at a record, posting its biggest gain since mid-December.

“The headwinds of last year have dissipated and we’ve gotten more clarity on the backdrop. That clarity is helping to solidify marginal improvement in risk assets,” said Jack Janasiewicz, a portfolio manager at Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, which oversees $1 trillion “The big one is going to earnings, and so far so good.”

The longest-dated Treasuries dipped after the U.S. announced plans for a new 20-year bond. The dollar increased against its major peers including the euro and pound, with the latter reversing gains while gilts turned higher after U.K. retail sales data disappointed.

Investors in risk assets headed into the weekend looking confident after the completion of an initial Sino-American trade deal and solid results from the biggest banks on Wall Street. U.S. markets are closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The earnings season continues to ramp up next week with Procter & Gamble Co. and Intel Corp. reporting, but for now most economic data is supporting

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