Buffett donates $2.8 billion to Gates, family charities
Jul 16, 2014 at 02:45 | Source:
REUTERS - Warren Buffett this week donated $2.8 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to five charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth.Buffett donated about 21.73 million Class "B" shares of Berks...
Sensex and Budget 2014-15: Why we can't rule out a short-term fall
Jul 07, 2014 at 13:36 | Source:
The stock markets have been having a ball for some months now, ever since they smelt a change in government, and especially after the installation of the Narendra Modi government with a clear BJP majority. The Bombay Stock Exchange Sensex is hovering...
U.S. stocks end higher as ‘buy the dip’ takes hold
May 17, 2014 at 13:47 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. stock market closed higher Friday after an abrupt late-day reversal. Analysts attributed such a move to ‘buying the dip’ strategy that has been the theme in the past few months. Stocks traded in negative terri...
What investors should really worry about
May 17, 2014 at 05:22 | Source:
After a brief respite from the doom-and-gloom chorus of the past five years, it seems as though the bear chorus has recently picked up again. They are hoping beyond hope that they are finally right. And hoping that they get their second chance to bu...
U.S. stock futures ease; PPI climbs
May 15, 2014 at 09:52 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures drifted south as investors assessed a bigger-than-expected rise in wholesales prices index and mixed earnings results from Macy’s, Deere & Co. and Plug Power Inc. Investors are also waiting to see if m...
Plug Power slides on results; Fossil down on outlook
May 15, 2014 at 01:57 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Plug Power Inc. dropped Wednesday after the fuel-cell company reported weak quarterly results, while a downbeat outlook weighed on Fossil Group Inc. Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) retreated 7.6% after the firm reported a ...
Stock futures flat ahead of Macy’s, Deere results
May 14, 2014 at 16:37 | Source:
MADRID (MarketWatch) — Stock futures stuck to the flat line with little economic data on tap, but earnings from Macy’s Inc. and Deere & Co. in focus, while investors wait to see if major indexes can keep up their record-setting ways. Futures for...
Warren Buffett's managerial ethos: Anachronistic, but very effective
May 07, 2014 at 09:51 | Source:
By Andrew Ross Sorkin "By the standards of the rest of the world, we overtrust. So far it has worked very well for us. Some would see it as weakness." That was Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett's best friend, spea...
Buffett's Heinz Sequel May Be His Biggest Deal: Real M&A
May 06, 2014 at 11:57 | Source:
The busiest period for mega-deals in seven years may be an appetizer to Warren Buffett's biggest takeover yet. The 83-year-old chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) told shareholders May 3 that he'd welcome another large deal wi...
Oil ends lower; China data weigh on demand outlook
May 06, 2014 at 08:22 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures finished lower on Monday, with concerns over a slowdown in China putting pressure on prices after they briefly recaptured the $100 mark amid deadly clashes in Ukraine that threaten the flow of crude suppli...
Tyson Foods drops 10%; Chipotle gains on upgrade
May 06, 2014 at 05:02 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Tyson Foods is the S&P 500’s biggest loser Monday, following an earnings report that missed expectations. Chipotle saw modest gains after analysts at Raymond James upgraded its outlook. Bloomberg Enlarge Image Tyson (NYS...
Warren Buffett says he didn’t want ‘war’ with Coca-Cola
May 06, 2014 at 03:17 | Source:
For more than six hours on Saturday, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger answered questions from Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders, defending their business decisions and weighing in on everything from boardroom dynamics to how the company could sp...
Gold marks three-week high on Ukraine jitters
May 06, 2014 at 00:27 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures rode investor fears over increased unrest in Ukraine on Monday and got an additional boost from some weakness in U.S. equities, sending prices for the precious metal to their highest close in three weeks....
U.S. stocks shrug off Ukraine fears
May 06, 2014 at 00:27 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks spent most of Monday’s session near the flatline, as investors weighed downbeat data from China, the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and a better-than-expected report on the health of the services sector. ...
Warren Buffett likely to join 3G for another deal
May 05, 2014 at 10:36 | Source:
NEW YORK: Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc joined 3G Capital last year in a $23.3-billion takeover of ketchup maker HJ Heinz Co, said he'd welcome more deals with the buyout firm. "We're very likely to partner with them, perhaps on some t...
Ackman, Icahn Defend Activism as Munger Sees Harm to U.S.
May 05, 2014 at 10:03 | Source:
Warren Buffett's longtime business partner Charles Munger said activist investing is bad for the U.S. Two of the biggest practitioners, Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn, said not when they're doing it. Buffett and Munger, renowned for their...
Warren Buffett Defends Coca-Cola Abstention at Berkshire Meeting
May 05, 2014 at 07:53 | Source:
Wall Street Journal
The Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting has ended, and WSJ's Erik Holm breaks down the big news on Coca-Cola, Bank of America and the possibility of a Berkshire dividend. For more than six hours on Saturday, Warren Buffett and Char...