Ok, let’s get really personal for a few minutes. Last year I had a heart attack. It was eventually downgraded to a “cardiac episode” resulting from complications from a long-term medication that I take for migraines. My stint in the hospital included CATscans, MRIs, angioplasty, EKGs… the list goes on. I’m also strongly advised to have 6 month....More>>>
QI’ve been contributing to my 401(k), and my employer matches a portion of my contributions. Does the $18,000 maximum for contributions include the employer match, or does it apply only to my individual contributions? Is it too late to increase my contributions to get the full employer match by the end of the year?
AThe $18,000 maximum (or $24,000, if you’re age 50 or older)....More>>>
Warren Buffett. Image source: The Motley Fool.
Since the beginning of 2016, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has seen the value of the seven bank stocks in its investment portfolio increase by $5.6 billion, or 10.8%.
That’s a lot of money, butwhen you compare it to how blue-chip bank stocks performed more generally, something interesting sticks out. While Berkshire’s....More>>>
“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil” – J. Paul Getty
I must confess to feeling kind of lonely at times this year being one of a handful of observers of the casino space, (and at times, the only one,) standing firm on my undiminished faith that Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) valuations were dead wrong. Now, after the Macau Parisian has opened and LVS Q3 results....More>>>
Humana (HUM) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after the Republican Congress put forward a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
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Humana gained 2.4% to $217.76 today, while the S&P 500 dropped 0.3% to 2,368.38.
Why was Humana the best performing stock in the S&P 500? Beats the heck out of me, since what a final....More>>>
The incident that made some of the web inaccessible this week was a result of human error.
Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) published an explanation about Tuesday’s disrupted service of S3, part of Amazon Web Services, which provides hosting for hundreds of thousands of websites and apps.
Turns out, it was a typo.
In a statement on Thursday, Amazon said an employee on its....More>>>
Why oil’s plunge is freaking out the stock market The latest plunge in oil prices is putting a smile on the faces of millions of Americans. But should it?
Sure, the stunning crash in oil prices below $27 a barrel seems great for consumers because it’s driven gas at the pump to nearly $1 a gallon in some places. And the thinking is that it should help boost the U.S. economy,....More>>>
If you run a small business, youre likely seeing a flood of offers for easy-to-get loans through direct mail, pop-up ads, even TV adspromising fast money to pay your bills or buy new equipment. But that new world of fast cash can come with some costly catches.
Its been the wild west, said Karen Gordon Mills, co-author of a just-released Harvard Business School study exploring the promise....More>>>
The U.S. stock market suddenly woke up on Friday after nearly two months of sleepy sideways trading. The primary catalyst was the notion that the Fed might actually raise interest rates at their next policy meeting on September 20-21. If this is indeed the reason for the sell-off, it should not have come as a surprise to investors, as the Fed has been consistently stating since late July that a....More>>>