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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Becomes Bank of America’s Largest Shareholder

Warren Buffett has bought 700 million shares of Bank of America at a significantly reduced price, gaining more than $11 billion. The move comes after his $5 billion investment in 2011 when the bank was floundering, which left him with the option to purchase discounted shares by 2021. “I am impressed with the profit-generating abilities… Continue Reading

ETF-Managed Portfolios Gain Momentum

Customized managed portfolio strategies involving low-cost exchange traded funds (ETFs) are continuing to attract advisors and investors in 2014. A recent report from Morningstar revealed that ETF-managed portfolios saw a 40% increase in assets last year, reaching $96 billion. Other strategies with more than half of their assets in ETFs had similar results. ETFtrends.com explains… Continue Reading

Warren Buffet’s “Fundamentals of Investing”

Investment tycoon Warren Buffet recently shared an exclusive clip from his letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, in which he lists the “fundamentals of investing”. Fortune Magazine shared Buffet’s points with the following bullets: You don’t need to be an expert in order to achieve satisfactory investment returns. But if you aren’t, you must recognize your… Continue Reading

Amber Capital Launches Fund Focused on Southern Europe

Hedge fund manager Amber Capital recently revealed its plans for a new fund focused on southern Europe. The $1.5 billion firm has raised $350 for the new project, primarily from U.S. institutional investors, and launched the Amber Southern European Equities Fund on December 1st. Amber Capital’s portfolio manager Jose de la Rosa said: “We are… Continue Reading

Have an Idea? Just Do It!

Nick D’Aloisio, a 17-year-old London schoolboy recently sold his smartphone news app to Yahoo! for $30 million. He advises anyone with a tech idea to just do it, explaining that the money is there, “just waiting for clever new moves.” “If you have a good idea, or you think there’s a gap in the market,… Continue Reading

Stephen Leeb: Investing in Railroad Companies

In the past, railroad company shares were considered cyclical, almost boring stocks when compared with growth stocks. About 8 years ago, oil prices climbed significantly, pushing transportation costs to an all-time high. As a result, the price of transporting goods and people also peaked. “In a world of high oil prices and potentially scarce energy… Continue Reading

Warren Buffet on Value and Quality Stocks

Warren Buffett, arguably the most famous “value investor”, recently discussed high quality stocks. In a letter to shareholders, he explained how Charlie Munger taught him the true meaning of value: “More than 50 years ago, Charlie told me that it was far better to buy a wonderful business at a fair price than to buy… Continue Reading

Investing and Buying Stocks Today: Bruce Bittle and Jim Paulson

Wall Street recently posted six weeks of gains, encouraging a break amongst investors. The S&P has slid as a result. Chief investment strategist Bruce Bittles recently discussed the situation in an interview. He explained: “Following six straight weeks of gains for the S&P 500 and Dow industrials, stocks enter the new week in an overbought… Continue Reading