It has been another hectic and surprising week in American politics. A Democrat won a U.S. Senate race in Alabama for the first time since 1992. Republicans in the House and Senate finalized their tax bill. A few lawmakers called on the president to resign. For the most part, the Dow barely noticed and continued on its merry way. In the few months since I arrived at Barron’s, I’ve received several letters from readers arguing that we should focus purely on investing and never mention politics at all.
Where were you, on that Monday in 1987, when you learned the market had crashed so catastrophically? Randall W. Forsyth, who writes Up & Down Wall Street, was on holiday on the shores of Lake Como with his future wife. Lauren Rublin, our deputy managing editor, had taken an ill-timed day off work at Barron’s to spend time with her kids,...
Afew days before I started my job as Barron’s new editor, a friend texted me a snapshot of an oil painting that hangs in her brother’s house in East Hampton, N.Y. It’s a still life of a particular Saturday morning ritual: a cup of coffee, three doughnuts (plain, powdered, and cinnamon), a folded-up New York Times, and, overshadowing even the doughnuts, a copy of that weekend’s Barron’s.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".