The stock market performed well on Tuesday, responding to steady improvement among many companies as earnings season kicked into high gear. Although political issues are likely to remain in the spotlight for some investors for the foreseeable future, many market participants are looking to economic and business issues in driving their investing decisions. Major market benchmarks finished the day....More>>>
I won’t keep you in suspense — Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) owns 400,000,000 shares of Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), worth a total of $16.7 billion as of this writing. This translates to a 9.4% stake in the beverage giant, and makes Coca-Cola Buffett’s third-largest stock investment.
The investment has served Buffett and Berkshire’s shareholders....More>>>
The market is filled with stocks. Ever since bond yields went to zero as the Federal Reserve tried to rescue the economy from the mortgage crisis, it has forced people to go further out on the risk curve in order to get the income they had been used to getting from bonds.
Risk is the foremost concern of my stock advisory newsletter, The Liberty Portfolio. Most investors unknowingly take on....More>>>
Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY) is a company I’ve liked for a long time, and I’ve been pounding the table on it especially hard since January. It was a stock I wanted all of my subscribers to own, and owning it certainly paid off on Monday when it was announced that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) would buy the company for a 34.5% premium over Friday’s closing price.
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Fidelity Investments reported Thursday that a 65-year-old couple retiring this year can expect an estimated $275,000 in health care and medical expenses throughout retirement.
Fidelity’s annual analysis....More>>>
With Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) bouncing off record highs, BTIG has thrown in the towel on its buy rating. Analyst Dane Leone has downgraded the stock today to neutral from buy.J&J fell 0.63% to a recent $113.52.
Downgrading ahead of the Investor Day next week is a risk, but at this point we are not expecting any major strategic shifts. We remain interested in the long-term JNJ story,....More>>>
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Chesapeake Energy is perhaps the greatest turn around story in the E&P sector in 2016. The company suffered tremendously during the first half of the year due to its massive debt load that was exacerbated by the fall in commodity prices early this year. Investors became concerned with Chesapeake’s prospects going forward and many were suspecting that the company was headed....More>>>
Trump’s immigration policy could hurt U.S. farmers Donald Trump made clear Monday that he’s focused on immigrant visa programs — and immigration advocates and tech leaders are paying close attention.
In a short video address this week, Trump listed the issue as a priority for his first 100 days in office: He said he will “direct the Department of Labor to investigate....More>>>
Citigroup’s Robert Morris and David Zutter explain why they upgraded Encana (ECA) to Buy from Neutral:
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We project EnCanas total organic production will increase at a ~12% CAGR for 2016 through 2021 with organic oil/liquid volumes increasing at a ~20% CAGR. This growth will be largely driven by the Permian....More>>>