The near-term outlook for GE is good, but investors should wait for a bigger margin of safety in the shares before jumping in, says Morningstar's Daniel Holland .
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: Berkshire's stake in a $28 billion deal, Avon's not-so-pretty 1% sales growth, and more.
China cools, Fannie and Freddie fall, and Amazon's wide moat backs a Prime decision.
Many rapid prototyping firms have deteriorating business fundamentals and are trading at lofty valuations after a strong runup.
Strategic deals at GE and Oracle will support their wide moats, while AbbVie aims for tax relief in its bid for Shire.
Wear, tear, and competition will drive a comeback in this sector.
Market volatility has shaped the performance of many top managers this year.