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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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. ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Economic Moats: A Strong Company's Best Defense

    Economic moats can protect companies from their competitors.
  11. 10 Dividend Stocks Warren Buffet Loves (KO,KHC)

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

    To understand the qualities that make a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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. ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. 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 ...
  18. Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  19. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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? ...
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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?
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. 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, ...
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. Commodities Relative Value

    In this special report, we take a close look at the hedge fund segment, considering key characteristics and performance trends, ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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” ...
  52. Asset Matters: Just Stop the Pain

    Find out why understanding emotional reactions to market pullbacks can improve investment decisions.
  53. 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 ...
  54. How Much Do You Know About Warren Buffett? Part 1

    Take Investopedia's video trivia challenge: how much do you really know about Warren Buffett?
  55. How Much Do You Know About Warren Buffett? Part 2

    Take Investopedia's video trivia on Warren Buffett.
  56. How Much Do You Know About Warren Buffett? Part 3

    Part 3 of Investopedia's Warren Buffett trivia series.
  57. 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, ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. Facebook's Ecosystem Emerges at F8 Conference (FB)

    While Facebook's ambitions might appear scattered, there have been few things Zuckerberg has touched that have not turned ...
  71. How Buffett’s Top 7 Holdings are Performing

    A look at how legendary investor Warren Buffet's top seven holdings are performing.
  72. 3 Themes That Will Shape Markets This Quarter

    Fears of a global recession hit markets hard at the start of the year. Yet the anxiety has waned.
  73. AI: These Companies Are Leading the Way

    AI is about to show its mainstream worth. Here are the companies leading the way.
  74. 6 Successful Investments Warren Buffett Passed On (GOOGL, XRX)

    Even Warren Buffett, the greatest investor of our time, has made many unforced errors. Investors can learn from his mistakes ...
  75. Apple Turns 40, Analysts Turn Bullish (AAPL, MSFT)

    True, no one is thinking today that Apple won't be around in another 40 years, but there are doubts that the company can ...
  76. FB's Oculus Rift Could Soon be 10% of its Revenue

    Facebook's much-hyped Oculus Rift has begun shipping to customers. For the VR world, the future is now, and it's worth as ...
  77. Conscious Capitalism: Not Just for Hippies Anymore

    The dichotomy of do-gooder vs. profit-seeker may be at an end, according to proponents of the increasingly popular conscious ...
  78. How to Play the Coming AI Revolution(GOOGL,AAPL)

    As the AI and robotics industry is expected to grow by leaps and bounds, these companies present some safe bets on the very ...
  79. (Re)emerging Markets?

    Find out why after a volatile 2015, many investors seem to be returning to emerging markets (EM).
  80. The Case for Dividend Growers

    In the search for quality income, there is one area to consider as a potential investment opportunity this year—dividend ...
  81. Is Warren Buffett Down on His Kinder Morgan Bet? (KMI, BRK.A)

    Assessing how Buffett's KMI trade might have so far performed has revealed why his acquisition might have been mistimed. ...
  82. Why Now May Be the Moment to Get In On Value

    Find out why the market’s almost immediate plunge to start 2016 cast a pall over what might have been shiny prospects for ...
  83. Is Stock With a Lower P/E Always A Better Choice?

    Is a stock with a lower P/E always a better investment than a stock with a higher one? The short answer is no, but it depends ...
  84. Internal Rate Of Return: An Inside Look

    Use this method to choose which project or investment is right for you.
  85. Borrow These Retirement Savings Tips from the Rich

    What can you learn from the wealthiest investors when it comes to saving for retirement? Here are their top tips.
  86. The Value Of Sin Stocks

    Typically, “sin stock” refers to the stocks of companies that deal in tobacco, alcohol or other products deemed harmful.
  87. How To Use The P/E Ratio And PEG To Tell A Stock's Future

    While the price-to-earnings ratio is commonly used for assessing stock prices, the price/earnings-to-growth ratio offers ...
  88. What is an economic moat?

    The term economic moat, coined and popularized by Warren Buffett, refers to a business' ability to maintain competitive advantages ...
  89. How To Use Price-To-Sales Ratios To Value Stocks

    The price-to-sales ratio reveals how much Wall Street values every dollar of a company’s sales.
  90. Top 5 Positions in Markel Corp's Portfolio (MKL, KMX)

    Discover if the top five stocks in Markel Corp.'s portfolio can help boost your own portfolio performance against the volatile ...
  91. 5 Predictions for Virtual Reality in 2016 (F, SNE)

    Discover the top five predictions for virtual reality (VR) in 2016, and why this is the year that it may finally get a mainstream ...
  92. This Is What Charles Koch's Portfolio Looks Like (AAPL)

    Read about the business portfolio of Charles Koch, billionaire owner and chairman of Koch Industries and noted libertarian ...
  93. Harris Associates: Investment Manager Highlight

    Take a look at the executive management and investment professionals team that leads the private investment firm of Harris ...
  94. Mohnish Pabrai's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Discover how Mohnish Pabrai became a successful value investor and why he wants to give most of his wealth to the poorest ...
  95. Warren Buffet: The Road To Riches

    Warren Buffet’s road to riches began at a young age.
  96. Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Arabia's Warren Buffett

    An overview of how Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal became Saudi Arabia's wealthiest man and most successful investor.
  97. Concentrated Vs. Diversified Portfolios: Comparing the Pros and Cons

    Examine the relative advantages and disadvantages of utilizing either a concentrated or a diversified investment portfolio ...
  98. What Does Oversold Mean?

    The term oversold has several applications for an asset’s price.
  99. Dan Loeb Vs. Warren Buffett: Is Loeb Right? (BRK.A, BAC)

    Find out what triggered Daniel Loeb's comments about Warren Buffett and whether his claims of Buffett's hypocrisy have any ...
  100. The Top 5 Positions in Eddie Lampert's Portfolio (IBM, SRG)

    Check out the top five equity portfolio holdings of RBS Partners LP, the hedge fund created and managed by Eddie Lampert, ...
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