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Charlie Munger’s View on the Airline Industry
The airline industry is a cyclical industry. The cyclical sector has a sizable correlation with the various phases of the business cycle.
Leading Players in the US Annuity Industry
The market leader in the fixed annuity industry is Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America with 13% market share, followed by New York Life with 8%.
After Berkshire Hathaway, George Soros Invests in Apple
According to the recent 13F filings, the hedge fund of billionaire investor George Soros bought 3,100 shares of Apple (AAPL) valued at $338,000 in 1Q16.
Bill Gates Is Concerned, Not about Twitter Hack or Microsoft Stock
Bill Gates is worried about how the coronavirus vaccine will be distributed when it becomes available. He has been helping in the fight against COVID-19.
Performance Analysis of the TIAA-CREF Equity Index Retail Fund
The TIAA-CREF Equity Index Retail Fund returned 10.3% monthly for the period ending October 29, 2015, though it fell by 2.9% in September.
Berkshire Hathaway Continues to Increase Its Stake in Apple
According to the latest SEC filings, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owns 246.5 million shares of Apple as of the end of the second quarter.
STNE Is Part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Portfolio
While Buffett hasn’t personally invested in the company, Berkshire Hathaway holds $533 million worth of STNE stock. The stock is valued at $10.5 billion.
Walmart’s All-Time High—Should You Listen to Buffett?
On September 25, Walmart stock closed at $118.47, just 1.4% below the all-time high it made in the previous trading session.
Soros Exits, Buffet Increases: Who Is Right on Apple?
In Q4 2018, legendary investor George Soros sold all his holding in Apple (AAPL). In Q3 2018, Apple represented around 0.2% of his total portfolio.
Has Alibaba Stumbled in India?
Alibaba (BABA) has decided not to put more money in Indian e-commerce provider Paytm Mall.
Amazon Pursues Healthcare Joint Venture as Costs Soar
Amazon’s (AMZN) operating costs have been soaring in recent years as the company expands its workforce and business empire.
PayPal-SoftBank Rivalry Spills into Latin America
There’s no end in sight to what now looks to be a clear tit-for-tat between PayPal and SoftBank, the parent company of American mobile operator Sprint.
PayPal Sets Its Sights On India’s $215 Billion Education Market
PayPal (PYPL) hasn’t rested since it launched domestic operations in India in late 2017.
Here’s What’s Worrying PayPal in India
Although India’s digital payment market is on track for blow-out growth over the next few years and PayPal (PYPL) wants to dominate the market in five years, the company still has a lot of challenges in its India push.
PayPal’s Indian Business Looks Unstoppable
Whereas PayPal (PYPL) operates in more than 200 countries, the company doesn’t release its revenue metrics for each country.
Have the New Rules Altered Amazon’s View of India?
India’s stringent new e-commerce regulations are viewed as a blow to companies such as Amazon (AMZN) and Walmart (WMT).
Here’s What the Microsoft-Walgreens Deal Indicates
Microsoft (MSFT) and Walgreens (WBA) announced last month that they would cooperate on developing digital healthcare solutions.
Amazon Is Raising Shipping Fees for Sellers
Amazon (AMZN) plans to raise the fees it charges sellers to deliver items to customers under its FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) program, effective February 2019.
What Next for Amazon in India amid New Retail Rules?
India’s new e-commerce rules could make life tougher for Amazon and Walmart (WMT), according to CNN.
Why Amazon Is Buying into Indian Retailers
Amazon (AMZN) has bought stakes in several Indian retailers in recent years, according to Bloomberg.
Google Retooling in Pursuit of $423 Billion Opportunity
Last month, Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google set up a new healthcare unit, Google Health, which unifies its various digital health initiatives.
Alibaba Burns $132 Million through Ant Financial
Ant Financial caused Alibaba (BABA) a $132 million loss in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
Cisco Working to Slash Its $500 Million Healthcare Bill
Cisco Systems’ (CSCO) operating expenses jumped 7.0% year-over-year to $4.6 billion in fiscal Q3 2018, which ended in April.
Why Is the Healthcare Market Important for Fitbit?
Fitness and health trackers fast gaining traction According to Fitbit (FIT), connected health and fitness trackers are now rising in popularity in the wearable device market. This popularity may have impacted sales of the Ionic smartwatch, which launched in September 2017. As shown in the above table, IDC Research expects the worldwide wearables market to […]
How Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix Helped NASDAQ Outperform
Earlier in the series, we discussed the tech sector’s (QQQ) outperformance and contribution to the S&P 500’s (VOO) advances in 2017 and 2018 to date.
How Wall Street Reacted to Berkshire Hathaway Investment in Teva
Teva Pharmaceuticals stock rose ~10.5% during the morning of February 15, 2018, before closing at a rise of ~7.7% on the day.
How Amazon Could Benefit from Its Healthcare Partnership
Amazon’s operating expenses totaled $131.8 billion in 2016 compared with $104.8 billion in 2015.
Healthcare Plan: Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway
Amazon (AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK), and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) have agreed to set up an independent healthcare company to serve their employees in the US.
Apple’s Market Cap Reaches $800 Billion
Apple stock has risen 32.3% since the start of 2017. September 2017 will mark the ten-year anniversary of the launch of the first iPhone.
Northcoast Research Upgrades Thor Industries to a ‘Buy’
Thor Industries (THO) has a market cap of $4.3 billion. It rose 0.06% to close at $77.21 per share on September 13, 2016.
How Does Apple Compare to Its Peers on Valuation?
BRK has also increased its holdings in IBM, indicating that its investment in the technology sector (XLK) (VOO) is increasing. The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of Apple and IBM are 10.5x and 11.3x, respectively.
What Does Whitney Tilson Think about Berkshire Hathaway?
Berkshire Hathaway is trading at $142.60. It’s trading at price-to-earnings multiple of 14.35x. On a YTD basis, the stock returned 8.4% as of May 31, 2016.
MasterCard’s Performance since Berkshire Hathaway Initiated a Buy
In its latest filings at the end of 1Q16, Berkshire Hathaway reported total holdings of 4.9 million shares in MasterCard, an increase of 4.7 million shares over the last five years.
Verizon Stock after Berkshire Hathaway Increased Its Holdings
In its latest filings at the end of 1Q16, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) reported total holdings of 15 million shares in Verizon (VZ).
Apple Stock Rises on Berkshire Hathaway’s Investment
In this series, we’ll take a look at the top technology companies in Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio and their historic stock performances.
Analyzing XLF’s Structure: What Investors Need to Know
XLF is a financial ETF that aims to provide investment results that match with the price and yield performance of the S&P Financial Select Sector Index.
How Is the John Hancock Disciplined Value Fund Performing?
The John Hancock Disciplined Value Fund returned 10.1% for the monthly period ending October 29, but fell 4.3% for the one-month period ending on September.
Yields Are Low Across The Globe
Yields are low across the globe. Europe and Japan have yields at near-zero levels. The US looks better with ten-year Treasury yields hovering around 2%.