- This weekend's Barron's cover story examines the threats and opportunities as currencies go digital.
- Other featured articles discuss the race for a COVID-19 pill, why big U.S. companies will be ramping up dividends and buybacks, and the obstacles and challenges for the solar sector.
- Also, see the prospects for mining stocks, the iPhone maker, a footwear giant, casinos and more.
"A War Is Coming Over Cryptos and Money. Why You Should Care" by Daren Fonda makes a case that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) and Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) are challenging the dollar's long dominance in world finance. In this cover story, Barron's examines the threats and opportunities as currencies go digital.
In "Mining Stocks Offer a Cheap Play on Growth. Dig In," Andrew Bary discusses how BHP Group Ltd (NYSE: BHP), Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RIO), Vale SA (NYSE: VALE) and others are now more disciplined in their spending and more vital for renewable power. For investors willing to accept some risk, they offer a rich opportunity, says Barron's.
Josh Nathan-Kazis's "Pills to Battle Covid Are Coming. These Companies Stand to Gain" points out that Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) are among companies …