The world's premier investing publication since 1921. Bary, Epstein, Forsyth, Hough, Kahn, Ray, Sears and more. Follow our Asia team @barronsasia.

201014 followers  •  35 follow  •  Eastern Time (US & Canada)  •

Mortgage rates, flexible working arrangements, and more supply may have been contributing factors to September's 7% increase in the rate of existing-home sales.

The CDC's influential vaccines advisory committee recommended both Pfizer and Merck’s new pneumococcal vaccines for older adults, surprising analysts.

Facebook may be embarking on a name change but history suggests that is far from straightforward.

The EV stock has soared as estimates for its 2022 earnings moved higher. Estimates for GE's earnings are stuck. So is its stock price.

Tesla' record third-quarter numbers sent its stock—and the rest of the automotive sector—soaring.

Railroads CSX and Union Pacific post higher earnings and improved operating ratios.

GQG Chairman Rajiv Jain is bullish on global economic growth, but wary of high-priced stocks. Why some of China’s state-owned companies could offer value.

Advanced Micro Devices chips will power Nvidia's high-end gaming platform, GeForce NOW RTX 3080. AMD shares are rising.

Tesla stock is off its highs on news of a delay for opening a new German plant for the electric-vehicle giant.


With the world in the midst of an aging boom, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia is expected to triple by 2050 to 152 million—a bit more than the population of Russia today.

1. Direct payments: $1,200 per taxpayer with income up to $75,000, with a phaseout beginning at that income level and ending at $99,000. Families will also receive $500 per child. Payments will be issued by the Treasury Department through direct deposit and physical checks.

Long before GameStop, there was Piggly Wiggly. In 1923, the supermarket company—which still does business in the South and Midwest—was at the center of a short squeeze/market morality play that echoes the recent frenzy around $GME.

The coronavirus crisis will eventually pass. But life on the other side will look different than it did before. Here are some ways Covid-19 could change companies, governments—and you:

At 16, Ronak Davé isn’t your typical trader. A high school junior outside Chicago, he started trading a year ago and now spends a few hours a day on the market, checking his portfolio on his phone between classes and studying charts at night.

An increasing income and wealth disparity among Americans has been simmering for decades, a widening gap that could have long-term economic implications and threaten the market’s recovery.

Investors can ignore GameStop, but the trends that put $GME at the center of the stock market are here to stay.

2. A big extension of unemployment benefits: Jobless claims will be available longer and benefits will be improved for four months. Unemployment benefits will also be available to furloughed workers, freelancers, and so-called gig-economy workers like Uber drivers.

The notion of using dividends as income in retirement is drawing plenty of interest these days. Experts say it can be done—with the right strategy.