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Starbucks CEO Schultz Sells $29M in Stock Near High

online.barrons.com — Three Starbucks insiders including the top executive sold 448,320 shares for $37,543,225, an average of $83.74 each, on Dec. 9 and 10. The sales came on the heels of a record-high stock price. Chairman, Chief Executive and President Howard Schultz exercised options and sold 340,300 Starbucks (ticker: SBUX) shares for $28,595,451.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @BarronsEdLin: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sells $29 million in stock near a record high stock price. online.barrons.com/articles/starb… $SBUX @gwill29

Indonesia A Buy Amid Cries of Rupi-arrrrgh!

online.barrons.com — U.S. novelist Mark Twain said history doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Indonesia will be hoping that history neither repeats nor rhymes as the slump in its currency, the rupiah, to a 16-year low revives memories of the 1997-1998 emerging market crisis that forced the Southeast Asian nation into a $23 billion bail-out orchestrated by the International Monetary Fund and brought to an end the 32-year rule of former authoritarian leader Suharto.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @barronsasia: What's ahead for Indonesia stocks with the rupiah falling to lowest level since 1998: on.barrons.com/1yUMb4c via @barronsasia

Dec 16, 2014

RT @barronsasia: What's ahead for Indonesia stocks with the rupiah falling to lowest level since 1998: on.barrons.com/1yUMb4c via @barronsasia

Bullish on China? Put Your Chips on Alibaba

online.barrons.com — Investors looking for a China trade in the midst of recent volatility should consider focusing on Alibaba (ticker: BABA ), rather than the broader market, as an unexpected regulatory policy shift has knocked local markets for a loop. After all, consumer spending is likely to remain robust even as China evolves its approach to operating securities markets.
Dec 16, 2014

Alibaba is China. China is Alibaba. At least when it comes to investing. on.barrons.com/12Za9Cw via @barronsonline $BABA

Volatility Spikes: Here’s The Trade that Tames It

online.barrons.com — The recently violent moves of the CBOE Volatility Index make it necessary to mint a new word to describe what happens when volatility surges through the market like a force of nature. We're calling it "volnado." Last week, in an historic move, the CBOE Volatility Index shot from 11.8 to 21.1.

Why Cheap Oil Can’t Fire Up Slumping Shippers

online.barrons.com — On the surface, transportation companies like airlines and shippers are the most obvious beneficiaries of the 46% plunge in crude oil prices in mid-June, since one of their biggest expenses - fuel - is falling fast. Alas, shipping companies have bigger problems beyond just fuel costs.
Dec 15, 2014

Fuel costs are down, so why are freight rates - and shipping stocks - sinking? on.barrons.com/1xjX18v via @barronsasia

What 2015 Holds for Asia’s 12 Big Economies

online.barrons.com — Friday's rout on Wall Street is likely to send a Christmas chill across Asia. Cheaper energy prices are good for companies (aside from oil companies) and good for Asia.
Dec 15, 2014

Check out our A to Z - or Abe to Xi - guide to Asia's 2015 economic outlook: on.barrons.com/1BFFvdA via @barronsasia