European stocks drop for third day
Dec 12, 2013 at 21:42 | Source:
LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stock markets posted sharp losses on Thursday as a higher-than-expected rise in U.S. jobless claims failed to calm fears that the Federal Reserve could to taper its asset purchases next week. “The jury is still ou...
5 Warren Buffett stocks dumb money should avoid
Dec 11, 2013 at 21:27 | Source:
There are three types of investors: smart, dumb and dumber. Eugene Fama, best known for his Efficient Market Hypothesis, helped millions of "dumber" investors to switch to dumb investing, by having them use passive investing, where you invest in low...
Investment lessons in volatile times
Dec 10, 2013 at 04:47 | Source:
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Calcutta, Dec. 9: Equity investors could follow the buying strategy of Warren Buffett — the most successful stock picker of modern times — to profit from market volatility. Nimesh Shah, managing director and CEO of ICICI Prudential Asset...
Value investing for retirement portfolios
Dec 08, 2013 at 03:47 | Source:
Does value investing make sense for retiree portfolios? Warren Buffett, at 83 years old and with a net worth of about $60 billion, doesn’t seem to worry about time horizon when buying stocks — the true value of which might not be realized for ma...
What Keynes can teach us about investing
Dec 06, 2013 at 23:17 | Source:
Before there was Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, before there was George Soros or David Swensen, there was John Maynard Keynes. Keynes, whose economic theories have been hugely influential — though they remain controversial — pioneered many ...
How to calculate the true cost of retirement
Dec 05, 2013 at 00:27 | Source:
In the past, experts routinely said you needed to replace 70% to 80% of your pre-retirement income for your golden years. Plus, the experts said, your retirement income need was assumed to increase annually at the rate of inflation for the duration ...
Investors drawn to well-diversified Eaton
Dec 04, 2013 at 18:52 | Source:
Eaton Corp. (NYSE:ETN) is a power management company that provides energy-efficient solutions that help clients effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power. Eaton’s latest quarter was quite impressive, with the company posting...
Energy stocks cling to gains, Pioneer leads
Dec 04, 2013 at 05:37 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Energy stocks held onto gains Tuesday while the broader equity market succumbed to fears the Federal Reserve will begin to cut its bond purchases sooner rather than later. • Stock market LIVE: Latest news and commen...
S P Ratings names Citigroup's Neeraj Sahai as new president
Nov 27, 2013 at 05:07 | Source:
NEW YORK: Standard & Poor's, the world's largest credit rater, named Citigroup's Neeraj Sahai as president, succeeding Douglas Peterson. Sahai, who is currently head of Citigroup's Securities and Fund Services business, will assume charge on January...
Bitcoin can only hope to be a second-rate version of gold
Nov 26, 2013 at 13:12 | Source:
By: Andrew Ross Sorkin How can bitcoin be anything but a passing fad? It seems you can't open a newspaper or read a website these days without hearing about the super-yet-mysterious virtual currency known as bitcoin. Everyone's talking about it. Rich...
If bubbles are out there these 10 sages will warn us
Nov 24, 2013 at 00:17 | Source:
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI:DJIA) closing above 16,000 for the first time ever this week, it’s hardly surprising that market chatter over whether we’re in an asset bubble is intensifying. The 2000 dot-com bubble and the collapse...
10 notable views on whether we’re in a bubble
Nov 22, 2013 at 16:42 | Source:
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 16,000 for the first time ever this week, it’s hardly surprising that market chatter over whether we’re in an asset bubble is intensifying. The 2000 dot.com bubble and the collapse of the housi...
U.S. stocks edge up after upbeat retail report
Nov 20, 2013 at 21:27 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks mostly rose on Wednesday after data showed a stronger-than-expected rise in October retail sales. The S&P 500 (SNC:SPX) was last up 2 points, or 0.1%, to 1,790, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI:DJI...
Bill Gates, wife top Forbes' list of top US philanthropists
Nov 20, 2013 at 09:26 | Source:
New York: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have topped Forbes' list of America's top 50 philanthropists who have given away the most money in 2012, with the billionaire couple donating about $2 billion towards charitable causes.Forb...
Bill Gates, wife Melinda head Forbes' list of top US philanthropists
Nov 20, 2013 at 04:27 | Source:
NEW YORK: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have topped Forbes' list of America's top 50 philanthropists who have given away the most money in 2012, with the billionaire couple donating about $ 2 billion towards charitable causes. F...
Stocks edge lower; Dow ends 4-session win streak
Nov 20, 2013 at 04:27 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks pulled back on Tuesday, as investors showed caution after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 failed to hold above milestone levels in the prior session. • Ten investments where bubble risk is rising...
Warren Buffett's Berkshire buys stake worth $3.45 bn in Exxon Mobil
Nov 19, 2013 at 19:12 | Source:
Warren Buffett's investment arm Berkshire Hathaway Inc has bought additional stake worth $3.45 billion in US oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. While filing its third quarter portfolio update in September with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Berksh...
Berkshire Adds Exxon Stake in Biggest Stock Bet Since IBM
Nov 17, 2013 at 06:00 | Source:
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) reported a stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) as Warren Buffett's company disclosed its largest new holding since International Business Machines Corp. in 2011. Buffett's company owned 40.1 million shares...
Dow, S P at new highs on Yellen's remarks over Fed policy
Nov 16, 2013 at 05:22 | Source:
NEW YORK: The Dow and the S&P 500 climbed to fresh highs on Friday in the wake of reassuring remarks by Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen that the central bank's accommodative policies would continue. Still, the advance was limited, with bo...
Exxon top energy gainer after Buffett takes stake
Nov 16, 2013 at 04:02 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Energy stocks rose Friday, with Exxon Mobil Corp. the top gainer on news that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. took a large stake in the company. Exxon shares took the Buffett seal of approval and ran with i...