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    Fund Managers

    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.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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%.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Tech & Comm Services

    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.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Seth Bennett
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Alibaba Stumbled in India?

    Alibaba (BABA) has decided not to put more money in Indian e-commerce provider Paytm Mall.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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).

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Amazon Is Buying into Indian Retailers

    Amazon (AMZN) has bought stakes in several Indian retailers in recent years, according to Bloomberg.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alibaba Burns $132 Million through Ant Financial

    Ant Financial caused Alibaba (BABA) a $132 million loss in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    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 […]

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Seth Bennett
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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%.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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