Warren Buffett

Why Every Leader Should Have A Mentor

In 1966, fresh out of school, Michael Bloomberg was hired to work as a trader at Salomon Brothers & Hutzler. The managing partner, William Salomon, became Bloomberg’s lifelong mentor. In a commemorative op-ed published a few years ago upon Salomon’s passing, Bloomberg mused on the valuable business …

Leadership

Buffett's Canadian Invasion: Home Capital Group

HCG has survived the run on the bank.<p>Warren Buffett and Berkshire have purchased ~20% of HCG, with a shareholder vote to add another ~19% equity (all …

Mortgages

Where you put your savings in your 20s could make a difference of as much as $3 million by retirement

If you want to finish rich, there's a crucial piece of advice you'd be foolish to ignore: invest in the stock market.<p>Sure, it's impossible to guarantee big returns or time the market — not even Warren Buffett can do that.<p>But if you're part of the 46% of millennials staying out of the stock market …

Retirement

3 Hidden Gems in Warren Buffett's Portfolio

There are dozens of stocks in <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b>'s (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) portfolio, but most of the attention goes to the major holdings, like <b>Apple</b>, <b>Coca-Cola</b>, and <b>Wells Fargo</b>. However, some of the portfolio's smaller holdings look rather attractive, and might be worth learning about as well. …

Berkshire Hathaway

2 Great Bank Stocks You Can Buy Right Now -- The Motley Fool

Despite excellent performance by the financial sector, these two banks still look attractive for the long term.<p>The banking industry in North America …

Berkshire Hathaway

Building A Better Value Strategy

We refine our version of The 10 Minute Strategy.<p>The new model would have returned 30% a year for 17 years.<p>We start trading the strategy with real …

Benjamin Graham

The death of reading is threatening the soul

I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in my writing. To …

Liberal POV

Can IBM Break Out Of Its Rut?

IBM’s stock closed at a 52 week low of $147.08 on Friday the day after it reported its June quarter results. When you dig into IBM’s second quarter results you discover that it is another quarter of disappointment. Revenue of $19.3 billion was about $150 million below the Street’s estimate and was …

Berkshire Hathaway

LISTEN: The UK football coaches had way too much fun on KSR today

@UKFootballThe day the UK Football coaches take over KSR has become one of the most anticipated shows of the year, and<b> Lamar Thomas and Vince Marrow</b> …

Investing

NextEra suing Texas regulators who rejected its offer to buy Dallas' Oncor

There's a new skirmish in the long-running battle over the future of Dallas-based Oncor, the state's largest regulated utility.<p>The company's old …

Berkshire Hathaway

Confidence in bitcoin is back

Prices hit a high of $2,948.51 on Thursday evening, just shy of the record high $3,025.47 reached on June 11.<p>it coincides with law enforcement …

Charlie Munger

Berkshire threatens to walk from Oncor if dates not met

Speaking at a conference with the judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Oncor parent Energy Future Holdings, a Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) …

Berkshire Hathaway

Most Undervalued Stocks Of The S&P 500 - July 2017

These companies are all rated as suitable for the Defensive Investor and/or the Enterprising Investor following the ModernGraham approach.<p>All ten are …

Benjamin Graham

The UAE Government is no different from Zuckerberg and Buffett

Flexibility is essential for a healthy existence. It doesn’t matter if it is a company, a sports team or a government. The ability to adapt to …

Mark Zuckerberg

Is Warren Buffett a white knight for Texas' Oncor? Don't forget the 'battle of billionaires'

Twice in two years, Warren Buffett has been drawn into a “battle of the billionaires.”<p>That was the headline in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> this month, …

Renewable Energy

Visa - Ready For Prime?

Visa operates a franchise-quality business that is deeply entrenched with the prospect of decades-long tailwinds at its back.<p>Is Visa ready for The …

Banking

How 3 Billionaires Feel About Amazon.com -- The Motley Fool

Here’s what Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban, and Stanley Druckenmiller have to say about the e-commerce giant.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been one of the …

Berkshire Hathaway

The Myths About Dividend Investing

<i>Stocks that give you dividends are paying you to own them. And in a time of low interest rates for bonds, money markets and bank products, dividends often are enticing. The Standard & Poor’s 500 pays around 2% dividend yield, just below that of a 10-year Treasury note. Some stocks pay a lot more,</i> …

Berkshire Hathaway

Here’s Warren Buffett’s Advice to Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan After the Phony Accounts Scandal

When Tim Sloan became CEO of Wells Fargo last year, the bank's image was in tatters.<p>While Wells Fargo came out of the financial crisis looking like …

Fraud

Opinion: You probably don’t have what it takes to beat the market

Awarding the 2013 Nobel Prize in economic sciences jointly to Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller puzzled many. “If you’ve been wondering whether it’s possible to regularly beat the stock market averages,” wrote Steven Rattner, a Wall Street financier and commentator at the time, “you didn’t get any …

Trading

Time In The Market, Not Timing The Market? Catchy Phrase Ignores Key Evidence

Do record highs for the primary benchmarks at this moment invalidate my opinions on managing risk?<p>I will say it once more - the higher the price one …

Business

Transports With Value In Today's Market

Transportation stocks have recently hit news highs. This combined with trends in the industry should have investors paying attention to the …

Berkshire Hathaway

Forget Warren Buffett — This Millennial Could Be the Next Great Investor

Alexis Assadi “semi-retired” at the ripe age of 28. But he’s no billionaire entrepreneur, nor the son of one. He’s an investor who purchased his …

Investing

Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

This column is authored by James Clear, Author & Researcher<p>With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among …

Time Management

California confronts solar power glut with novel marketplace

California is a leader in solar and wind power. The Golden State is well on its way to reaching a self-imposed goal of getting a third of its …

Berkshire Hathaway

Here's What These 15 Successful People Eat for Breakfast

Try starting the day with these suggestions.<p>From day one, we're told breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but with busy schedules, social …

Personal Finance

Deploy Your Money: How To Build A Strong Portfolio

Hello dear,<p><b>This is probably the most important letter I’ve written. Also, it might change your life.</b><p>I want to warn you, this letter is longer than …

Investing

The Biggest Names In Business Credit This As The Secret To Their Massive Success...

Advertisement - story continues below<p>In his 1993 pop-psychology book <i>Outliers,</i> Malcolm Gladwell made famous the 10,000 Hour Rule, according to which …

Conservative POV

3 Stocks Warren Buffett Can’t Buy, but You Can -- The Motley Fool

Warren Buffett isn't going to mess around with these small companies, but that doesn't mean they aren't great buys for you.<p>Warren Buffett has the …

Berkshire Hathaway

Investing in an IPO or Initial Public Offering

The people who used their savings to acquire ownership watched their portfolio's precious capital draining away; capital that could have compounded …

Charlie Munger