Stocks

The Simple Truth That Warren Buffett Won't Tell: Invest In Growth Leaders

I’ve been aping the wisdom of John Bogle for years — telling anyone who wants to know that your best bet is to invest regularly in a low-cost S&P 500 index fund.<p>Warren Buffett — who has reached the pinnacle of wealth — has done so by investing in individual stocks. So can we believe what he tells …

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett shares how to get rich in scary times: The 2017 Berkshire Hathaway letter

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is known for smart bets and the Oracle of Omaha on Saturday used his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway …

S&P 500

The Silver Lining Of Stock Market Crashes

It’s been said before but it bears repeating: future returns are superior when stock valuations are most favorable.<p>The market reaching an all-time …

Investing

Vanguard Takes Another Swing in Ongoing ETF Fee War

Exchange traded fund investors are winning in the ongoing fee war that has slashed expense ratios in a number of ETF options. The latest round comes from Vanguard as the money manager lowers costs on 68 mutual funds and ETF shares, which represents a cumulative $143 million in savings across 124 …

ETFs

Why the stock market has climbed to record highs despite Trump uncertainty

It’s often said the stock market hates uncertainty, so one might assume Wall Street would be very skittish about President Trump.<p>Far from it, at least for now.<p>Stock prices have continued setting record highs as investors brushed aside Trump’s controversial policy actions in his first month in …

S&P 500

The 3 Rules Every Mediocre Investor Must Know

Mediocre financial advice can earn you mediocre investment returns — and mediocre investment returns are all you need to save for a house, send your …

S&P 500

BUFFETT: Stocks are 'on the cheap side' and not in bubble territory (AAPL)

Chip Somodevilla / Getty<p>Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett says stocks are comparatively cheap based on where interest rates are.<p>"Measured against interest rates, stocks actually are on the cheap side compared to historic valuations," Buffett told CNBC on Monday. "But the risk always is …

Investing

Expect an ‘avalanche’ of selling when this market breaks, says Marc Faber

The apocalypse is coming for this stock market and when it does, the selling will resemble an “avalanche.”<p>That’s the latest dire prediction of Dr Doom, aka Marc Faber, the editor of “The Gloom, Boom & Doom report,” who advised investors to put less in U.S. stocks on Monday.<p>“Very simply, the market …

Wall Street

The US stock market is on the verge of making history

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is two days away from breaking its record of consecutive all-time highs.<p>On Monday, February 27, the index closed at 20,837.44, achieving a record high for a 12th straight day. It’s up nearly 14% since President Donald Trump won the US presidential election, in a …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

How Much Should You Worry About Your 401(k)? Not So Much

It doesn’t take much to make an individual investor uneasy about the market these days, especially when retirement savings are at stake. Just scanning today’s headlines is like taking a walk through a minefield of trigger words: interest rates, tax laws, international politics, the Affordable Care …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Yield-Generating REIT ETFs Can Still Do Well in a Rising Rate Environment

Income-minded investors with a heavy tilt toward real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds do not need to worry too much about rising interest rates negatively affecting their REITs positions. “REITs are more than just a fixed series of cash flows. They have some economic …

ETFs

Cramer: What Warren Buffett gets about Apple that analysts don't

Jim Cramer was shocked when Warren Buffett revealed to CNBC on Monday that Berkshire Hathaway had more than doubled its position in Apple, to 133 …

Jim Cramer

Earnings Winners: Ten Stocks That May Outperform

Companies that post big positive earnings and revenue surprises are likely to outperform over the next 6 to 12 months, according to an article in …

Investing

How Investors Can Profit From Trump's Infrastructure Plans

Davis Construction.<p>Unfortunately for investors, this list contains only one public company — the London Stock Exchange-listed Balfour Beatty …

ETFs

Behind Buffett's $18 Billion Apple Bet

Warren Buffett loves to say, “If there’s lots of technology, we won’t understand it.” But even he sees reasons to buy Apple Inc.<p>Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Mr. Buffett’s conglomerate, more than doubled its Apple stake in early January and now owns about 133 million shares, or 2.5% of total shares …

S&P 500

10 best-performing stocks in February include Monopoly maker Hasbro

The benchmark S&P 500 Index has returned 4.1% so far in February, a remarkable performance, considering that the bull market is nearly eight years old and that stocks are looking pricey. But this month is even more amazing when you view this chart:<p>The S&P 500 (SPX) has returned 17.4% over the past …

S&P 500

3 Big Ways To Pump Up Your 401(k) In 2017

Saving to the max in a 401(k) — or any retirement savings vehicle — is not complicated. But obstacles and distractions are placed in our way every day.<p>Because employers have been lax in providing the best-possible retirement plans for their employees, workers have had to sue their employers to get …

Retirement

Annaly Capital: Let's Face Reality Here

The stock has mostly traded sideways in recent quarters, and for an income name, this is a good thing.<p>I discuss recent performance of the name …

Investing

Billionaire Buffett: US is ‘extraordinarily rich, will get richer’. Time to invest in S&P 500 tracker?

<i>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett might be patriotic, but he’s not blind. He’s not a fan of President Donald Trump, supporting Hillary Clinton in</i> …

S&P 500

Calls for a market correction are getting louder by the day

The latest leg in the eight-year bull run in stocks has brought on a renewed rash of warnings over heightened valuations.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended Monday’s trading with a 12th consecutive record high, matching the longest such streak first set in 1987. Meanwhile, the S&P/TSX composite …

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US stock indexes waver in morning trading; oil rises

The major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in morning trading Monday. Investors were looking ahead to President Donald Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday for details of promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending. Energy stocks led the gainers as the price of crude …

Finance

Yen Drop to Buoy Japan Stocks as Dow Streak Hits 12: Market Wrap - Bloomberg

A weaker yen looks set to add support to Japanese stocks with futures signaling a mixed start to equities across the Asia Pacific.<p>The Dow Jones …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Yen ETF Could be Ready for a Rally

The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) is up 3.6% to start 2017, making it one of this year’s best-performing currency exchange traded funds. Some technical analysts believe more upside is coming for the Japanese currency. A depreciating yen is supporting Japanese markets as a weaker …

ETFs

Stock Market's Latest Twist: Utilities Are Back on Top

Welcome to Evening MoneyBeat, WSJ’s closing-bell roundup of all the news and developments in the capital markets. To receive this newsletter, click here: http://on.wsj.com/MoneyBeatEveningSignup<p>OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS<p>Global stocks started the week on a subdued note ahead of key speeches by U.S. …

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Do You Have A Bad 401(k) Plan? Here's How To Tell

When I first meet a potential client, I’m always disheartened to see the poor retirement plans offered by employers.<p>Most people don’t have the training to identify whether their company is providing them with a good option. Even worse, employees have very little control over their retirement plan …

Retirement

Global stocks close higher, dollar steady before Trump speech | Reuters

By Sinead Carew<br>| NEW YORK<p>NEW YORK Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday and U.S. Treasury yields rose on hopes for rising rates and …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Why the Trump bull market won't last

The president is creating many uncertainties, and many more are likely from events he can't control.<p>Let me see if I’ve got this straight: From a devilish 666 on March 9, 2009, the stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, rose 221% through the market close of nearly 2,140 on Nov. 8, 2016. That …

Investing

SQ - Square Inc - Stocks Trading Idea of the Week - Markets Analysis

<b>Square Inc , SQ</b><p><b>Stocks Trading Idea of the week</b><p>Trade Ideas technology points to a scan that we affectionately call “Squeeze Me”. If you are short a …

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Biotech on the Verge of a Breakout (IBB, XBI)

The Biotech sector is hot today with the iShares NASDAQ Biotech (IBB) up nearly 2.25% to $296.31, and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) up almost 3.4% …

ETFs

Will the Ides of March bury the stock market?

“I come here to bury Caesar, not to praise to him,” says Marc Antony in Act III, Scene II of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar. Caesar was famously murdered by a cadre of Roman senators on March 15, 44 B.C.E.<p>And the question for stock-market investors is, “Will March be the month that …

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