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Past articles by Vito:

Why Now Could Be the Time to Look at Preferred Stocks

Preferred stocks aren’t as sexy as common stocks because their price moves are more restrained. But that relative stability attracts some folks, as does the offer of juicier dividend yields, compared with those of plain equities. → Read More

If This Isn’t a Bear Market, Then What Is It?

The answer might be that it’s a zombie market, with investors mindlessly reaching for any fresh data, and longs and shorts battling it out. Plus: three preferred stocks that investors might prefer. → Read More

Where To Hunt for Treasures in European Stocks

After falling about 25%, some of the region’s stocks hold a lot of long-term value. Among the best: BP and BASF. We offer three additional picks. → Read More

2019 Outlook: U.S. Stocks Could Rally About 10%

After a gloomy 2018, Wall Street strategists are upbeat about the market’s prospects, given a growing economy, low interest rates, and a possible truce on trade. Why tech looks so tempting. → Read More

When the Fed Chair Speaks, the Market Moves. Data Proves It.

Markets often seem to hang on the words of the Federal Reserve chair. Now there’s hard data to back that up. Here’s what you need to know. → Read More

Texas Roadhouse Stock Could Get Burned

The combination of higher wages and slower growth threatens the casual steakhouse’s long record of higher earnings and strong share performance. The stock is vulnerable to a 20% decline next year. → Read More

GM Is Following the Same Road as Its Rivals Despite Trump’s Ire

Although the president wasn’t happy, the car maker is shifting toward SUVs, trucks, and electric cars as the whole industry tries to keep pace with technology and changing demand. → Read More

What Is the Santa Claus Rally? It Won’t Save the Stock Market

Historical data supports the likelihood of a surge in the stock market, often called the Santa Claus Rally, in the closing days of a calendar year. Here’s why it probably won’t happen this time. → Read More

A Call for SEC to Lead in Proxy Vote Overhaul

Most panelists involved in the process agreed at a recent agency roundtable that the current system is too costly and risks big mistakes. To assure that changes are implemented, the SEC must guide the process. → Read More

Treehouse Foods Stock Has Room for Price Gains

Stock in Treehouse Foods, a maker of private-label foods, has plenty of upside. Restructuring-related costs are hiding an improving performance. → Read More

Volkswagen Stock is Cheap and Has Lots of Horsepower

The world’s largest car maker is still suffering from the diesel emissions crisis. But with a new cost-cutting CEO and a raft of potential valuable brands, VW shares look very cheap. → Read More

Volkswagen Stock Is Cheap and Has Lots of Horsepower

Stock in Volkswagen, the world’s biggest car maker, don’t reflect the value of brands like Porsche, Audi, Skoda/Seat, Bentley, and Lamborghini. Read more in Barron’s Picks. → Read More

ESG Investing Suffers a Setback in California

The U.S.’s largest pension fund, Calpers, elected a new board member who opposes the use of environmental, social, and governance standards in making investments over a long-time board member who supported that approach. Will other pension funds follow? → Read More

For Energy Stocks, Colorado Ballot May Be the Main Event on Election Day

A Colorado proposition to restrict drilling could have a greater post-election impact on energy stocks than control of Congress. → Read More

Americans Are Set to Boost Their Holiday Spending — and Give Retailers a Bump

Americans are expected to open their wallets wide this holiday season, and retailers should see a nice sales bump. → Read More

Trupanion Stock Rebounds After It Rebuts Critics

Following inquiry from Washington state, the pet insurer assures investors that vets don’t sell its policies and don’t need to be licensed. → Read More

Stocks Will Rally More Than 10% in 2019, Barron’s Big Money Poll Finds

Money managers are bullish on economic growth, bearish on Tesla, cryptocurrencies, and marijuana stocks. → Read More

The Dow’s Gains for This Year Could Be Toast if These 3 Stocks Slump

Just three stocks are effectively responsible for the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s gain so far this year. If they falter, the index could drop into the red for 2018. → Read More

Anheuser-Busch InBev Stock Could Bring You Double-Digit Returns

Stock in the brewer of Budweiser and Corona has gone flat in recent years. The stock price will need some time to improve, but it seems too low relative to the challenges the company faces. → Read More

October Could Be a Big Month for the Stock Market

Some of the worst stock market meltdowns ever in the U.S. have happened in October, but this year, if history is any guide, it should be an up month. → Read More