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Barron's Recap: Impact Investing Done Right

Barron's Recap: Impact Investing Done Right
  • The cover story in this weekend's Barron's is part of the Penta Quarterly.
  • This issue also includes a special report on alternative investing.
  • The prospects for Hologic, Clarcor, Centene, Numericable and more are covered in feature stories as well.

Cover Story

"Impact Investing Done Right" by Robert Milburn.

See how three families got their portfolios to profitably reflect their values in this week's cover story in Barron's. They are part of the fast-growing $6.6 trillion impact investing movement.

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Feature Stories

In "Hologic Is Poised to Post More Gains," Sandra Ward makes the case that shares of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) could double in five years after a dazzling turnaround of this medical tech company by CEO Steve MacMillan.

"Amazon Investor Turns to European Credit" by Sarah Max takes a look at why Eric Dillon, a founding investor in, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and the founder of Silver Creek Capital Management, sees opportunities in distressed private credit as European banks shed loans.

Sarah Max's "Big Data Helps Investors Choose Hedge Funds" suggests that it is getting easier to find out what hedge funds own and how well they are performing. Find out how data aggregators are helping investors to assess their choices.

The slowdown in key markets such as oil and gas has hurt the filter business of CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC), says "Clarcor Shares Could Rise 20% or More" by David Englander. The article shows how management has set the stage for a turnaround.

In Andrew Bary's "6 Tech Stocks With Yields Up to 7.3%," see why the ample yields offered by beaten-down tech stocks such as International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) and QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) give investors reason to buy.

"Small-Caps With a U.S. Focus Offer Value" by Lawrence C. Strauss features an interview with Dan Veru, chief investment officer at Palisade Capital Management. Discover why Veru favors growing companies such as Centene Corp (NYSE: CNC). He also names some other picks.

This French cable and telecom outfit, which is controlled by Altice, could regain subscribers and add market share with new investments in 4G, according to Jonathan Buck's "Numericable-SFR Shares Could See a 25% Gain."

"Choosing Silicon Valley's Route to Wealth" is an editorial commentary by Frederick E. Rowe in which he discusses why America should do even more to use Silicon Valley's methods to move faster, build better and break old habits.

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Penta Quarterly

Other articles in the latest Penta Quarterly discuss:

  • How impact investing has become a profitable corner of Wall Street
  • The tourist-free antiquities, luxury hotels and more of Sicily
  • Collecting art while traveling abroad
  • Why it is a smart time to snap up diesel SUVs
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre's durable Reverso watch
  • The Brunello Cucinelli philosophy
  • Smartphone apps that make it easier and cheaper to book private flights
  • Why now is the best time to buy London real estate
  • A new robo-advisors initiative by the head of U.S. Bank Wealth Management
  • How to lower your risk of an audit
  • Passing money to heirs with Crummey trusts
  • Why wood-fired cooking is the new trend
  • When the family portrait is a work of art


Columns in this weekend's Barron's discuss:

  • Which presidential contenders are just pretenders
  • Whether it is time to switch to small caps
  • The open-source software that may disrupt the payments processing business
  • How "safety" exchange traded funds (ETFs) can run aground
  • Why larger funds have lagged smaller rivals
  • Charting services that provide guidance amid volatility
  • Many things to be thankful for this year
  • Dividend stocks that can weather a rate hike
  • How the government spent too much for too little growth

At the time of this writing, the author had no position in the mentioned equities.

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