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Historical columns below.

3 companies whose drugs will boost your investment returns by reducing opioid abuse
How the AT&T-Time Warner merger may boost shares of CVS and Express Scripts
Energy-sector insiders are pointing you to buy these 3 stocks
Investing tips from a top performing small cap manager
Eight energy stocks to buy now
Why oil and energy stocks are headed higher (featured on Barry Armstrong’s Financial Exchange)
Here’s the best way to bet on the Kentucky Derby
This radio station is the best anti-Facebook investment
The secret to better investing: Learning how your brain works
How to know when to get out of stocks
Five stock favorites from a market beating fund manager
Female executives can help you outperform in the stock market
Here’s a trick for getting access to hot IPO shares
How to know when stocks have bottomed
Seven reasons why inflation will haunt investors this year
Calm your nerves with value stocks as inflation worries heat up
Time to buy energy stocks
Trump tax cut hidden winners in the stock market
How to find companies that benefit the most from Trump tax cuts
10 favorite stocks for 2018 from top-ranked stock newsletter writers (featured on Barry Armstrong’s Financial Exchange)

MarketWatch 2017

You will thank Carl Icahn for ousting this energy sector guru
Pharma bro investing tips
Insiders see value just beneath the surface; 8 stocks they like
Has the Fed lost its marbles?
How one of the smartest guys in the room is playing the market
North Korea may not be the market’s biggest problem
Ignore these five myths and buy energy stocks now
Three American icons on sale now
Amazon can’t railroad these companies
Time to buy coal stocks
Here’s how politicians are costing lives
The dollar will continue to decline: Best ways to play it
Time to buy brick and mortar retailers
Is the market too calm?
Five reasons to buy biotech now (Featured on Barry Armstrong’s Financial Exchange show)
Three must-own cancer stocks for your biotech portfolio
Market-beating money managers on where to invest now
16 energy stocks that company executives love, regardless of what OPEC does
‘Sell in May and go away’ is the right call for stocks
Forget oil — it’s time to ‘nuke’ your portfolio
How to make money by betting against passive investing
Is there a consumer credit bubble?
Believing these 5 stock market myths will cost you money
Everyone loves these stocks — that’s why you should avoid them
One of Warren Buffett’s favorite stocks is now selling at a big discount
How to shake loose change from your brokerage account
Here’s what the smartest guys in the room expect for the stock market
Market strength’s not all about Trump
The one key gauge investors must watch now
What to do when buyout rumors strike your stock
Is bird flu back?
Still too early to sell stocks
Time to buy energy stocks
Is Snap the next Facebook or Twitter?
How to make money saving our democracy
Buffett should buy this smartphone play instead of Apple
Here’s how to get a better deal than Buffett on Sirius XM (SIRI)
The Zen reason to bet on mercurial AMD now
Nnvidia’s stock can beat the market for years to come
How CEOs can tame Trump and protect your stock investments
These 85 stocks are now on a buy list as Trump takes office
Five prime biotech buyout targets
The state of the robust economy gifted to Trump by Obama
Greed and other risks that could tank your investments in 2017
Forget Buffett, these unsung investment gurus offer eight stocks for 2017

MarketWatch 2016

Trump’s big gift to the media companies he hates
Tax loss selling candidates for year end shopping
18 companies that will score big if Trump chops taxes
30 compaines that benefit from Trump tax cuts
Eight energy stocks to buy now
What Castro’s death means for doing business in Cuba
Trump’s toothless FANG challenge creates buying opportunity in Internet stocks
Biotech companies ripe for a buyout
Mexico is a screaming buy thanks to Trump
Obamacare repeal not likely
Who’s going to get clobbered in the next cyberattack

MarketWatch 2015

15 stocks for the Santa Claus rally (and beyond)
Six reasons why it’s still safe to buy dividend stocks
30 stocks at risk from a government clampdown on buybacks
How to make money on expensive art if you aren’t a millionaire
These 5 damaged brands are fixing for big gains
5 reasons to follow GE executives and buy the company’s stock
7 energy stocks to buy and hold for three years
15 biotech stocks to put on your watch list now
If you believe in Buffett, buy his company’s stock
Harley-Davidson shares are at a discount even if its motorcycles are not
Time to party with Party City
Investors aren’t buying Panera’s turnaround, which is why you should
The stock market is going to get “sort of scary”
5 reasons stocks are about to drop and what to do about it
It’s time to buy Warren Buffett’s second favorite stock
Six key lessons from contrarian investing icon David Dreman
Alibaba will bounce back just like Google and Facebook did
6 reasons why it’s time to buy Europe
6 reasons biotech stocks may soon tank
It’s time to buy Russia
Shake Shack’s lofty shares leave investors wondering: Where’s the beef
Join Keurig executives and buy the coffee machine maker’s stock
How you can cash in on the dollar’s coming decline
16 ways to profit from better U.S.-Cuban relations
The dollar on a hurricane path of destruction may be about to fall
Tis the season for buying stocks dumped for tax reasons
It’s time to stock up on oil stocks
Chinese social app Momo is an IPO with mojo
Your eating habits are fattening global stock markets
Hot stocks to warm your portfolio this winter
Investors should consider flying Virgin America
3 reasons Whole Foods is still a buy
Republican victory will boost these 21 stocks
These 3 stocks show why spinoffs pay off
Why the top 10 bear-market myths are wrong
Investor who predicted the subprime crisis says stocks will fall 10%-plus
19 regional bank stocks you’ve never heard of
3 stock-market pros are saying this to their clients
5 reasons energy stocks will stage a second rally
Cash in on China’s corruption crackdown
Investors, it’s finally time to worry about inflation
This tiny biotech company takes the real ice bucket challenge
These European stocks are for the ‘cautious contrarian’
5 European companies with great global brands
Globally, Philip Morris is a smoking buy
4 myths about Amazon stock that investors should ignore
As Whole Foods cuts prices, the stock is getting cheap

Fiscal Times

Why a New Age of Nuclear Energy Is About to Dawn
The Hidden Problems Lurking in Etsy’s Feel Good IPO
Why oil prices will rebound before we know it
6 Top Value Picks for 2015 from Stock Newsletter Gurus
Lending Club IPO: Should You Bank on This Hot Stock?

Time to buy Virtu, the trading platform that never seems to lose
Now is a great time to pick up shares of Netflix
Oil prices will rebound: Here’s how to play it
Consumer’s shift to big ticket items shows confidence is back

MSN Money
(From Web archives following 2014 MSN site redesign.)

Contrarian investing:
Time to pick up a newspaper stock?
Facebook will have the last laugh
5 stocks to buy on Europe’s woes
Facebook’s hot, but Google’s cheap

Investing lessons:
8 wise-guy rules for investing
The keys to Buffett’s success

Problems facing companies and the markets:
Wall St.’s battle of the bots
The monster stalking Facebook stock

General Investing, stocks and sectors:
It’s time for the big bank payback
6 ways to invest in cybersecurity
Your favorite stocks, 15% off
Time to invest in Cuba?
Burrito battle: Taco Bell vs. Chipotle
The next big battle for your wallet
The 7 big developments of 2013


Contrarian Investing:
Now’s the Time to Buy Stocks of Cash-Rich Companies
Carnival Cruise Lines Is a…Buy?
American Eagle Poised to Fly After Summer Fashion Crash
Will Muni Bond Fears Get Worse?

General Investing, stocks and sectors:
Are We Now Seeing a “Mario Draghi Put” in the Marketplace?
Three Stocks That Are Better Than Bonds, Emerging Markets
Consumers Now Saving? Play the Trend With BlackRock
Why Investing in Liberty Capital Is Almost a Sure Bet

Investing Lessons:
At Facebook, Amazon, and Google, the ‘Tyranny of Management’ Pays Off for Some Investors
Are High-Yield Bonds in a Bubble?

New York Times, from the vault

On a Hunt for Bargains, a Bear Has Sticker Shock
In Music Retailing, Different Drummers
Timing the Market, and Proud of the Results
At Morton, Much More Than a Dash of Cash
A Good Quarter for Short-Sellers, but Risks Remain
For Stock Values, a Yardstick With a Difference
Gilt-Edged Hotel for Investors And Guests
Millions in the Bank, if They Don’t Stumble
To Get More Defensive, Try Cost-Cutting Companies
Recovering Overpaid Tax Overseas
Are Managers Counting on a Rubber Stamp?
As U.S. Giants Soar, Foreign Ones May Be Bargains
Opportunity May Knock in ‘Scratch and Dent’ Stocks
Why a 401(k) Option May Deserve a Look
Linked to Apple but Trying to Branch Out
Lucent May Be AT&T’s Creation, but Its Stock Is a Different Beast
For Pitney Bowes, a Federal Plan May Spell Profit
Hoping for Green in the Pink Sheets, but Seeing Red
How Young Is Too Young for C.E.O.’s?
At 82, a Bargain Hunter Leaves No Stone Unturned
After July’s Shock: Foreign Stocks?
Selecting the Moment To Circle the Wagons
INVESTING IT: Company’s Systems Know the Way to San Jose