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Buffett Says His Star Stock Pickers ‘Slightly’ Beat the S&P 500

Warren Buffett’s top stock-picking deputies have both “slightly” outperformed the S&P 500 Index since they started managing Berkshire Hathaway Inc. …

Investing

How to use Instant Notes to draw ideas out without unlocking the iPad or iPad Pro

Want to quickly take notes on your iPad or iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil? AppleInsider explains how to set up Instant Notes on your iOS device, …

IPad Pro

17 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes That Aren’t a Frozen Veggie Burger

Meat is always the star of the barbecue. But we think that’s unfair—fresh veggies (and fruits) work perfectly on the grill, too. Instead of resigning …

Healthy Eating

11 Essential Altered Tunings Every Guitarist Should Know

If you’re searching for fresh sounds and new ideas, one of the best things you can do is to play in an altered tuning—as so many adventurous, …

Guitar

Smoked Salmon Crostini

These simple and bright salmon crostini are sure to impress at any breakfast, brunch, or holiday celebration. Fresh herbs, ricotta cheese, lemon …

Billionaires Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio agree on what to do in a volatile market

Following the resignation of Gary Cohn, the chief economic advisor to President Trump, on Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 189 points …

Investing

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Chocolate hummus is easy to make (and enjoy) at home.<p>Our chocolate hummus recipe will satisfy any chocolate craving, and it's rich in protein (a …

How To Withdraw From Your 401(k) Before 59.5 And Avoid Penalties

Mr. Johnson has had the luxury of saving for retirement and, in his mind, saving more than enough to live the lifestyle he and his wife have always dreamed of. Their dreams of European vacations, cruises with the grandchildren, and driving cross-country in an RV all seem to be within arm’s reach. …

Retirement

This top-rated app will help you envision and create any home design project

Sometimes chicken scratches on a Post-it note just don’t cut it. For example, when you’re trying to renovate or redesign your home. Whether you’ve …

App Store

Tips and Tricks: Resetting your Apple Music Listening Preferences

I signed up for Apple Music as soon as it was available to try it out, so I know it pretty well at this point. You would think it knows me by now, but more on that in a moment. I had been using Google Play All-Access before that at a discounted monthly rate, but never was super-impressed with the …

Apple Music

How to Prepare a Successful Beef Wellington Layer by Layer - Chowhound

Beef Wellington is many things to many people: a showstopper centerpiece for special occasion dining, a rite of passage for an aspiring chef, the …

A Seven-Step Plan for Ending the Opioid Crisis

More treatment. Stronger oversight. And above all, bolder leadership.<p>The opioid epidemic is now a full-blown national crisis, yet the federal government continues to dawdle. President Donald Trump declared opioid addiction a public health emergency, and he talks a tough game. But he has not taken …

Top Technology Picks For 2018

The technology sector has had a banner year in 2017, rising >30% (as shown by the S&P 500 Technology ETF (NYSE: XLK) chart below) and beating every …

Investing

6 Reasons To Buy GM Now

A few weeks ago, Robert Riesen wrote an article entitled, "Six Reasons to Sell GM Now". My interest was piqued for several reasons. First off, after …

Investing

Helmerich & Payne: Buy Before It's Too Late

In this article, I am going to tell you why you want <b>Helmerich & Payne (HP)</b> in your portfolio if you haven't added the stock already. My research will …

Investing

What to Expect from CenturyLink, Inc. in 2018

Are brighter days ahead for the struggling telecom company?<p>2017 was a year to forget for <b>CenturyLink</b> (NYSE:CTL). The telco posted four straight …

Delaware Investments Dividend&Income Fund declares $0.04 dividend

Delaware Investments Dividend&Income Fund (NYSE:DDF) declares $0.04/share monthly dividend, in line with previous.<p>Forward yield 4.43%<p>Payable Jan. 26; …

MLPs: What to Watch in 2018

After a tough year in 2017, master limited partnerships could enjoy a much better 2018.<p>For the most part, 2017 was a down year for master limited …

2018 Dogs Of The Dow 'Safer' Dividend Big Gainers Are DowDuPont, Apple, IBM, & Microsoft Per Broker Bets

<b>Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Allege Net Gains of 4%-12% For Ten "Safer"Dividend Dow Stocks</b><p>Five of the ten top 'safer' dividend Dow dogs by …

Investing

Picking The Right Asset Class At The Right Time

Successful investing is not just about picking the best individual names in a particular asset class. When stocks are booming, even a mediocre …

Investing

Better Buy: Visa Inc. vs. Square

Which is the better way to invest in fintech?<p>From a distance, <b>Visa</b> (NYSE:V) and <b>Square</b> (NYSE:SQ) may seem like completely different companies, but they …

GE Stock Has Multiple Positive Catalysts, Favorable Valuation

GE (GE) stock has been pummeled in recent months as the company has faced a cash crunch and responded with a significant dividend cut and massive …

Investing

AMD - Top Tech Pick For 2018

Throughout my time as a contributor on Seeking Alpha, I've written several articles on Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD). The first article, …

Computer Hardware

Ingersoll-Rand: Great Total Return And Future Growth Is Still A Good Bet

This article is about Ingersoll-Rand (IR) and why it's a buy for the total return investor that also wants some dividend income. Ingersoll-Rand is …

Investing

3 Best Big Pharma Stocks to Buy for 2018

These big pharma stocks stand out head and shoulders above the rest.<p>If you're expecting massive revenue growth for 2018 among big pharma stocks, …

Celgene - Don't Forget The Pipeline

A tale of two halves - 2017<p>2017 has been an interesting year for Celgene as a whole. What began in 2017 as a strong bull-run for the stock of nearly …

Biotechnology

3 Great Battery Stocks to Buy in 2018

Which one would you buy?<p>2016 was a year of big headlines for the global battery industry, featuring both good ones (like the grand opening of <b>Tesla</b>'s …

2017 - Another Good Year For Our Portfolios, Core Portfolio Was Up 55.98%

<b>Review the Portfolios' Month-by-Month Performance</b><p>Our Core Portfolio grew from $533k to over $832k in 2017. Our newly launched Momentum Portfolio gave …

Investing

Ripple Price Forecast 2018: XRP/USD Gigantic Rally to Extend

<i>Ripple price forecast 2018 remains positive above $2.00 against the US Dollar. XRP/USD might rise further to new highs during the coming months.</i><p>The …

Four top fund managers pick the stocks they expect to soar in 2018

With good growth in the global economy and buoyant stock markets in 2017, it was a good year to be invested. The UK and US markets each returned 12pc in sterling terms, while Japan and Europe returned 17pc and 15pc respectively.<p>In Britain, success stories among larger firms in 2017 included …