One decade ago, Warren Buffett took a $1 million wager that stashing money in an index fund would make you richer than if you entrusted it with hedge fund managers.
He won — big time — and in his annual letter on Saturday, the billionaire Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) Inc. outlined the final tally. He also took a jab at the hedge fund folks at the losing end.....More>>>
Employing contrarian investing tactics is exceptionally difficult. Evolutionarily speaking, we are inclined to follow the majority and not stray from the pack. However, in investing, it can be extraordinarily lucrative to deviate from the consensus. The consensus view of Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) is that the company faces several headwinds that will stagnate growth and cause the stock....More>>>
The S&P 500 Index rallied higher last week as investors applauded the decision to exempt Mexico and Canada from the Trump administration’s trade tariffs and new data on the U.S. labor market showed continued employment gains. A handful of dividend stocks also reported good news in the area of higher payouts.
Five notable dividend stocks increased their payouts over the last week.....More>>>
I believe the European financial market contains too much risk, and one should rather invest in the American financial system because it has a lot more upward potential. I wrote that in one of my latest articles. However, there is one exception to my statement: UBS Group (NYSE:UBS). The Swiss banking group is especially strong in investment banking and asset management and will probably outperform....More>>>
Welcome to another edition of “3 Things in Biotech You Should Learn Today.” Yours truly is currently mired in post-ASCO craziness, with lots of news finally coalescing and being interpreted. Like did you know that in colorectal cancer it looks like we might be attacking with chemotherapy too aggressively? There were all kinds of major updates there that we will be mulling for years.
This article discusses three Canadian Dividend All-Stars that are attractively valued at present levels. For US investors, these stocks are each conveniently listed on one of the major US exchanges. Take note thereof that all values are referenced in Canadian dollars unless the contrary is indicated or reference is made to the US ticker symbol. The Canadian Dividend All-Star list can be found here.
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 19: Copies of President Trump’s FY’18 budget books are stacked, at the Government Publishing Office, on May 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The Trump administration budget is to be unveiled on Tuesday, though advanced information was available Monday evening. There’s already been detailed coverage trickling out,....More>>>
Any time a growth stock like Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) comes under pressure, value investors come out in droves citing the company’s ridiculously high earnings multiple as reason enough to stay clear of the stock. Growth investors and value investors are two entirely different breeds. One looks for deeply discounted fundamentally strong companies whereas growth investors concentrate a lot on growth....More>>>
The global market for alternative energy soared to $1.35 trillion last year, and that’s just the beginning of this explosive industry growth.
For savvy investors, right now is the perfect time to get in early on alternative energy investments as renewable energy begins overtaking the energy market.
You see, the need for energy is a constant across the globe. And demand for....More>>>
Doug Hughes focuses on lesser-known, small cap regional banks; the editor of Bank Newsletter looks for banks that operate in attractive regional markets, often ones that would be attractive acquisition targets.
AvidBank Holdings (AVBH) has the fastest growth of any bank out there and yet is still one of the safest with almost no bad loans, and a great, great market area in Palo Alto,....More>>>