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  1. The Complicated Relationship Between Negative Rates and Local Stock Markets

    We examine the multiple factors behind the lackluster stock market performance in regions with negative interest rate policies.
  2. How Sustainable Is Whole Foods' Competitive Advantage? (WFM)

    Whole Foods Market has built an economic moat on strong brand identity, but it could be threatened by large grocers entering ...
  3. 10 of the Most Famous Financial Advisors (BRK-A)

    The most famous financial advisors are a mix of legendary investors, best-selling financial authors, celebrity talk show ...
  4. Wealth Preservation: "All I Know Is That I Know Nothing"

    Investors can derive great value from humility. By keeping the adage "all I know is that I know nothing" in mind, they can ...
  5. Warren Buffett's 2016 Portfolio Report Card (BRK.B, KHC)

    Warren Buffett has made a fortune due to his stock-picking skills and business savvy. See how his portfolio has fared so ...
  6. Top 5 Books to Become a Professional Trader

    For people who want to learn how to trade and invest for themselves, there are a wealth of excellent books on trading available ...
  7. Once Again, It’s Too Quiet Out There

    Russ discusses what's behind the unusually low volatility in the markets, and what could bring an end to the days of calm.
  8. Top 5 Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    Berkshire Hathaway shareholders have done well over the years. Today's shareholders include some of the world's largest asset ...
  9. Top Value Stocks of 2016 (URBN, PG)

    Remember that value stocks are not always trading near their 52-week lows. Focus on the five key fundamentals for finding ...
  10. The Elusive Spark Needed for the Rally to Continue

    Against most expectations, U.S. stocks are turning in a respectable performance this year. The S&P 500 is now up 7% year-to-date, ...
  11. Top 5 Electronics Stocks of 2016 (TXN, QCOM)

    As electronic devices play an increasingly important role in modern life, consider these top-performing electronics stocks ...
  12. Who is Driving Berkshire Hathaway's Management Team? (BRK.B)

    A look into Berkshire Hathaway’s core management team and how they work together to deliver consistent returns over the long ...
  13. The Reinsurance Industry: An Inside Look (BRK.A)

    Warren Buffett has a major influence on the global reinsurance market, which has seen momentum in 2016 for higher revenue.
  14. What Are the 5 Hottest Emerging Industries in 2016?

    Discover five of the hottest industries among technology, construction and agribusiness sectors poised for tremendous growth ...
  15. VISVX,DFFVX,DTMVX,TRBIX: Top US Small Cap Value Index Funds

    Find out which index mutual funds do the best at investing in small-cap value stocks for higher potential returns at the ...
  16. What schools did Warren Buffett attend on his way to getting his science and economics ...

    Learn how Warren Buffett became so successful through his attendance at multiple prestigious schools and his real-world experiences.
  17. Warren Buffett's Probability Analysis is His Key to Success

    Warren Buffett didn't get rich through luck. His shrewd acumen when picking investments is based on thorough research and ...
  18. The Education of Warren Buffett

    How did Warren Buffett get to be the richest investor in America? A little luck, a lot of pluck and a head for numbers.
  19. Want to Rent a Yacht in New York? Here's How

    Renting a yacht in New York isn't as pricey as you would think.
  20. 3 T. Rowe Price Funds for Value Investing

    Read analyses of the top three T. Rowe Price value funds open to new investors, and learn about their investment objectives ...
  21. 4 Top US Large-Cap Value Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the top four mutual funds that use a passive investment approach by following indexes composed of value stocks of ...
  22. 5 Best Large Cap Value Mutual Funds

    Understand the advantages of investing in large-cap value securities, and learn the best large-cap value mutual funds to ...
  23. The Case for Sticking With High Yield

    Find out why between the market low in February and the July peak, high yield bonds rallied roughly 15%, according to Bloomberg ...
  24. Follow Buffet's Discipline & Beat the Market

    Warren Buffett was once asked what is more important to become a successful investor: intelligence or discipline? His answer ...
  25. Rules That Warren Buffett Lives By

    You may think the recent financial meltdown changed things, but don't be fooled: those unfussy sayings from the Oracle of ...
  26. Chart of the Week: The Main Ingredient Required for Further Stock Gains

    Global stocks are up year-to-date. Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill explains what's required for equities to move ...
  27. Should Investors Care that Stocks are Expensive?

    Coincident to the latest string of market records, another milestone was recently hit.
  28. 3 Misconceptions About Warren Buffett

    Learn why Warren Buffett is the man behind the curtain and how he is misunderstood regarding the ways he has adapted and ...
  29. How does Warren Buffett choose the companies he buys?

    Investors have long praised Warren Buffett’s ability to pick great companies to invest in. Lauded for consistently following ...
  30. More Than 15 Minutes of Fame for These Emerging Markets

    Investors mostly saw Brexit as a negative for markets, but many risk assets have rebounded from the selloffs immediately ...
  31. Microsoft's Competitive Advantage: An Inside Look

    Microsoft thoroughly understands how to build competitive advantage to expand market share and dominate competitors. Here's ...
  32. FAVFX: The Top All Cap Value Mutual Funds

    Understand the benefits of investing in value stocks across all market cap categories, and learn the best all-cap value mutual ...
  33. How Did Charlie Munger Get Rich? (BRK.A)

    Learn how Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's business partner and advisor, became worth $1.3 billion by 2016.
  34. The Everyday Lives Of Frugal Billionaires

    Many of the world's richest people manage their money sensibly. Here is a list of billionaires who spend wisely.
  35. 3 Differences Between Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett

    Analyze three key differences between Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham. Learn how value investing principles were applied ...
  36. Chart of The Week: 4 Reasons You Should Still Invest Abroad

    Though this year has not been a stellar one for many markets don’t be so quick to abandon investing outside the US. Here ...
  37. Facebook's Competitive Advantage: An Inside Look (FB)

    Analyze Facebook's economic moat to determine its width and sustainability, and discover how scale and network effect add ...
  38. Why Apple Can Be a Value Stock But Not a Defensive Stock (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's 2016 price decline to identify its potential as a value stock. Contrast Apple's characteristics with defensive ...
  39. Chart of the Week: A Cautiously Optimistic Outlook for U.S. Earnings

    We're optimistic U.S. earnings will improve in the second half, but we believe the rebound may not be as big as many expect. ...
  40. How to Make Money With Just $10,000

    Find out how five leading investors recommend investing $10,000, including top contrarian, dividend-focused, value investing ...
  41. Economic Moats: A Strong Company's Best Defense

    Economic moats can protect companies from their competitors.
  42. 10 Dividend Stocks Warren Buffet Loves (KO,KHC)

    Want to invest like Warren Buffet? Consider these 10 dividend-paying stocks.
  43. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  44. Behind Johnson & Johnson's 91.5% Rise in 10 years (JNJ)

    Analyze Johnson & Johnson's historical stock price performance. Learn how equity valuations, operating fundamentals and health ...
  45. How do I value the shares that I own in a private company?

    Share ownership in a private company is usually quite difficult to value due to the absence of a public market for the shares. ...
  46. What are the advantages of an index fund over an ETF?

    Diversifying a portfolio is one of pillars of investing basics, and an index fund can provide an investor with exposure to ...
  47. The Dangers Of Over-Diversifying Your Portfolio

    If you over-diversify your portfolio, you might not lose much, but you won't gain much either.
  48. What is Warren Buffett's annual salary at Berkshire Hathaway?

    Learn more about how much Warren Buffett receives in salary and how he continues to stay involved with his company and his ...
  49. Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  50. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  51. 4 Reasons Soros' Philosophy Is Hard to Implement

    Develop the skill to identify investments worthy of a significant portfolio allocation and build the self-discipline to exit ...
  52. What Happened to the Bull Market?

    Stocks suffered a horrific sell-off following the surprise vote by the UK to exit the EU. But what happened to the bull market? ...
  53. Chart of the Week: Where to Find Opportunities in a Post-Brexit World

    This week’s chart helps explains where to potentially find attractive value in a post-Brexit world.
  54. How to Tell If You're Cheap or Frugal

    Here are a few distinct character differences between those who understand value and those who don't.
  55. Did Apple Stock Become a Value Trap? (AAPL)

    Explore an analysis of its fundamental ratios, and learn why Apple may be a value stock despite experiencing slowed iPhone ...
  56. How to Explain Value Investing to Clients

    The sun appears to be coming out for value stocks again. But before you advise clients to invest, here's what you should ...
  57. Buffett's Moat: Is Intel's Competitive Advantage Sustainable? (INTC)

    Examine Intel's economic moat to assess its width and sustainability. Can Intel's competitive advantage keep returns above ...
  58. Why Companies Delisted from Indexes Can Be a Buy (OI)

    Learn about a value-investing strategy that takes advantage of stocks that may represent a bargain when they're delisted ...
  59. Why Einhorn Tried Shorting Amazon and Netflix (NFLX, AMZN)

    Learn about Greenlight Capital's short positions in Amazon and Netflix, and about the ratios indicating that these stocks ...
  60. Is This the End of Apple's Growth Era? (AAPL)

    Find out why Berkshire Hathaway made an uncharacteristic purchase of Apple stock and whether it implies Apple is no longer ...
  61. The Dividend Stock Story, in One Chart

    This week’s chart shows how U.S. dividend stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past year.
  62. 3 Cases Against Buffett's Recommendation on Index Funds (BRK-A, GS)

    Learn why Warren Buffet believes index funds are the best choice for investors, but why they may not perform as well in 2 ...
  63. 4 Reasons Buffett's Portfolio Is Irrelevant to Today's Investors (AXP, KO)

    Find out why investors should not try to emulate Warren Buffett's stock portfolio and why they could not achieve his same ...
  64. High Yield Plays a Supporting Role

    Here is a good reminder of why most of us invest in bonds: to help provide diversification against our equity holdings.
  65. Value, Defensive or Cheap Stocks: What's the Difference?

    Do not confuse value stocks with cheap stocks and defensive stocks. Follow a system for identifying value stocks by perusing ...
  66. Robert Olstein On Index Investing and Value Investing (SPY)

    Find out why fund manager Robert Olstein trusts fundamental value investing strategies, and how his approach differs from ...
  67. What Price to Pay for Yield?

    Investors are increasingly willing to pay a premium for any alternative. The question now is: how much is too much?
  68. 3 Reasons Why Buffett Suggests Index Funds for Average Americans (BRK-A, SPY)

    Discover why legendary investor Warren Buffett believes that index funds are the best long-term investment option for most ...
  69. The Case for Merger Appraisal Rights

    In this article, we discuss appraisal rights in detail and why we believe the strategy represents a compelling investment ...
  70. Don't believe the hype around Tesla... yet (TSLA)

    As Tesla continues to captivate auto-enthusiast, one top Wall Street analyst remains a vocal critic of the company.
  71. Why Warren Buffett Prefers Preferred Stock (GS, BAC)

    Warren Buffett recently made a tidy profit his investment in Kraft Heinz's preferred stock. He's pulled this off before, ...
  72. Introducing Warren Buffett's Successor

    Warren Buffett has named his son, Howard, as his successor. Find out who he is and if he's a good fit.
  73. Value Investing: Why Investors Care About Free Cash Flow Over EBITDA

    Examine value investing philosophy and methodology to see why free cash flow is more important than EBITDA in pure intrinsic ...
  74. Commodities Relative Value

    In this special report, we take a close look at the hedge fund segment, considering key characteristics and performance trends, ...
  75. Keep Calm and Add More Carry

    Investors need to consider the role of positive cash flow which is referred to as “carry” by financial professionals. Here ...
  76. When Will Apple Step Up to the AI Challenge (AAPL)?

    Look to Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, kicking off 6/13/16, for an answer.
  77. David Einhorn on the Value of Gold (GLD)

    Find out what famed hedge fund manager of Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn, is saying about investing in gold, and get his ...
  78. Are These the Golden Days for Gold?

    Given an environment of low and even negative yields, slow growth and potential signs of rising inflation, Russ discusses ...
  79. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable is Tesla's Competitive Advantage? (TSLA)

    Discover the factors of success for Tesla and how its first mover strategy has led to its success as a pioneer in the electronic ...
  80. 3 Things You Should Know About Factor Investing

    Learn about factor strategies in data and technology to give all investors access to time-tested investment ideas, once only ...
  81. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable is Google's Competitive Advantage? (GOOGL)

    Learn about the sources and sustainability of Google's competitive advantage by examining Warren Buffett's concept of an ...
  82. The Surprising Force Behind Gold’s Rally

    Gold has shown resilience to dropping prices compared to other commodities, and has regained its status as a “safe haven” ...
  83. Asset Matters: Just Stop the Pain

    Find out why understanding emotional reactions to market pullbacks can improve investment decisions.
  84. 3 Red Flags for Value Stocks (KMI, FCX)

    Assess the components of Warren Buffett's value investing technique, and analyze the additional financial metrics to consider ...
  85. Warren Buffett: InvestoTrivia Part 1

    Take Investopedia's video trivia challenge: how much do you really know about Warren Buffett?
  86. Warren Buffett: InvestoTrivia Part 2

    Take Investopedia's video trivia on Warren Buffett.
  87. Warren Buffett: InvestoTrivia Part 3

    Part 3 of Investopedia's Warren Buffett trivia series.
  88. Warren Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable Is Trader Joe's Competitive Advantage?

    Understand the factors that have led to retail grocer Trader Joe's competitive advantage over some of its notable competitors, ...
  89. Warren Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable is Costco's Competitive Advantage? (COST)

    Find out how Costco has leveraged its cost model and brand equity into a sustainable economic moat, which protects investors ...
  90. Emotional Intelligence: 5 Lessons for Investors from Charlie Munger (BRK. A)

    Discover what fundamental investor and billionaire Charlie Munger says about emotional intelligence and why human psychology ...
  91. How Do I Value Shares I Own In A Private Company?

    The most common method, and easiest to use, is to compare valuation ratios for a private company against those for a comparable ...
  92. Tempted by Fallen Angels

    As a swathe of the commodities sector is stripped of its investment-grade ratings a few gems will inevitably get caught in ...
  93. Invest Like Buffett With These Two ETFs (VOO,SHY)

    If you think Warren Buffett’s simple yet effective approach to investing might be for you, consider these two ETFs.
  94. Matter of Debate: A Return to Small Cap Quality?

    To assess risks and opportunities in small caps, we tapped into the insights of two of Neuberger Berman’s small-cap equity ...
  95. David Einhorn on Short Selling (CSCO, AMZN)

    Discover David Einhorn's insights on short-selling and learn how his hedge fund generated 1,902% cumulative and 16.5% annualized ...
  96. Berkshire Hathaway Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (BRK.B, RAI)

    Discover which companies supply Berkshire Hathaway's diverse range of businesses and depend on the conglomerate as a critical ...
  97. Value Investing: 5 Tips to Consider in 2016

    Read five tips for value investors to consider in 2016, including how to look beyond traditional metrics and when to expand ...
  98. Where Does John Templeton Keep His Money?

    Learn how John Templeton pioneered the idea of globally diversified funding where the investor hordes his money in companies ...
  99. A look into Warren Buffett's biggest holdings (KHC, IBM)

    What do Kraft and IBM have in common? They are two of the most profitable surging stocks in Warren Buffett’s iconic hedge ...
  100. How to Prepare for the Low Return Environment Ahead

    Learn about the big takeaway from this week’s chart: Investors aiming for higher returns over the next five years should ...
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  1. Depreciation Can Shield Taxes, Bolster Cash Flow

    Depreciation can be used as a tax-deductible expense to reduce tax costs, bolstering cash flow
  2. What schools did Warren Buffett attend on his way to getting his science and economics degrees?

    Learn how Warren Buffett became so successful through his attendance at multiple prestigious schools and his real-world experiences.
  3. How many attempts at each CFA exam is a candidate permitted?

    The CFA Institute allows an individual an unlimited amount of attempts at each examination.Although you can attempt the examination ...
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