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  1. 3 Long-Term Investing Strategies With Strong Track Records

    Learn why discipline and a statistically valid investment strategy can help an investor limit losses and beat the market ...
  2. How Warren Buffet Made Berkshire Hathaway A Winner

    Berkshire Fine Spinning Associated and Hathaway Manufacturing Company merged in 1955 to form Berkshire Hathaway.
  3. 5 Must-Have Metrics For Value Investors

    Focusing on certain fundamental metrics is the best way for value investors to cash in gains. Here are the most important ...
  4. What Does the Fire Monkey Mean for Your Portfolio?

    The Chinese new year this year corresponds to the monkey, a quick-witted, playful, tricky figure that means well but has ...
  5. The 3 Best Vanguard Funds for Value Investors in 2016

    Find out which of Vanguard's value funds are the best for building a solid core-satellite value investing strategy for your ...
  6. The 5 Best US Small Cap Value Index Mutual Funds

    Find out which index mutual funds do the best at investing in small-cap value stocks for higher potential returns at the ...
  7. Warren Buffett's Investment Lessons for Retirees

    For those in retirement, Warren Buffett's clear, timeless advice on investing is worth a look.
  8. Is Buffett's Bet on Oil Right for You? (XOM, PSX)

    Oil stocks are getting trounced, but Warren Buffett still likes one of them. Should you follow the leader?
  9. The Top 5 Financial Penny Stocks for 2016 (CPSS, ASRV)

    Learn about some of the most promising penny stocks in the financial services sector that investors can consider adding to ...
  10. Volkswagen: A Value Play for 2016? (VOW.DE)

    Understand why Volkswagen could be a good value play for 2016 depending on your outlook regarding the company's current EPA ...
  11. The 4 Best Fidelity Funds for Value Investors in 2016

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by Fidelity Investments that specialize in investing in value ...
  12. The Seeds of Warren Buffett's Success

    Warren Buffett’s best teacher was first-hand experience.
  13. Where to Ride Out the Volatility

    The one word that characterizes financial markets today: volatile. Take a look at these three considerations.
  14. Pooled Funds Minimize Risk and Reward

    Pooled funds combine money from many individuals to invest in vehicles like a mutual fund or a pension fund.
  15. Warren Buffett's 2015 Portfolio Report Card (BRK.B, WMT)

    Learn how Warren Buffett's portfolio performed in 2015. Read about an unusual position Berkshire Hathaway took in Phillips ...
  16. 5 Penny Stocks to Watch in 2016 (ZIXI, AMRS)

    Discover five of the most promising penny stocks that investors may wish to consider adding to their investment portfolios ...
  17. Warren Buffett: Be Fearful When Others are Greedy

    It is prudent for the investor to understand when the party has gone on long enough and the clock is about to strike midnight. ...
  18. Warren Buffett’s Frugal, So Why Aren’t You?

    Aside from his renowned investing prowess, Buffett is legendarily frugal.
  19. Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  20. Investing in Growth Vs. Value in 2016

    Examine the arguments and implications for a value-investing strategy versus a growth-investing strategy as the stock market ...
  21. The Top 3 Small Cap ETFs for 2016 (VBR, DES)

    Obtain detailed information on three of the most promising small-cap exchange traded funds (ETFs) that could outperform for ...
  22. Fidelity Equity Funds Overview

    Learn all about Fidelity's equity funds, such as investment-style, large-, mid- and small-cap funds, and international-, ...
  23. Value Vs. Growth ETFs: How Do You Choose?

    Learn about the primary characteristics of value ETFs and growth ETFs, and discover how to choose the between the two when ...
  24. Fidelity Portfolio Manager Spotlight - Joel Tillinghast

    Get to know one of Fidelity Investment's top mutual fund managers who has delivered outstanding performance for a quarter ...
  25. Where Does Warren Buffett Keep His Money?

    Understand who Warren Buffett is and how he made most of his net worth. Learn about the main places and investment vehicles ...
  26. 4 Best 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 ...
  27. The Case for Investing in Japan

    Learn why despite Japanese equities’ recent volatility, Japan remains one of the most compelling stock markets globally.
  28. The Top 5 Value ETFs for 2016 (RPV, VBR)

    Take a look at five value-based ETFs investors should consider as they head into 2016, and find out why Vanguard may be king ...
  29. The Top 5 All Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand the benefits of investing in value stocks across all market cap categories, and learn the best all-cap value mutual ...
  30. 4 Signs Your Value Stock May Be Overvalued

    Value investing can make you money, but you have to look for traps. Overvalued stocks often correct, which means investors ...
  31. The Top 3 Small Cap Value ETFs for 2016 (JKL, DES)

    Discover the top performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the small-cap value equities category for investors to consider ...
  32. The Top 5 Large Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand the advantages of investing in large-cap value securities, and learn the best large-cap value mutual funds to ...
  33. The Top 5 Mid-Cap ETFs for 2016 (DON, VO)

    Check out five ETFs that could be well positioned heading into 2016, especially with a Federal Reserve that's expected to ...
  34. The Top 5 Small-Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how small-cap value equities offer opportunities for capital appreciation, and discover the best small-cap value ...
  35. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how mid-cap value stocks play a role in strategic asset allocation, and learn the best mid-cap value mutual funds ...
  36. 2 Perfect Stocks Based on EV/EBIT (HP, AHC)

    Using EV/EBIT ratios in a search for perfect stocks shows strong returns.
  37. IJJ: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF

    Understand how the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value exchange-traded fund presents an opportunity for investors to diversify ...
  38. VBR: Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF

    Find out about the Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF, and explore detailed analysis of its characteristics, suitability, recommendations ...
  39. IJS: iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF

    Learn how the iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value exchange-traded fund is managed, which benchmark it tracks and for whom it ...
  40. Perfect Stocks Based on Book Value (HDNG, CLMS)

    Searching for perfection can improve long-term returns.
  41. Warren Buffett's Probability Analysis Advantage

    The principle of elementary probability lies at the core of Warren Buffett’s investing philosophy.
  42. 3 Biotech Blue-Chip Companies to Keep an Eye On (AMGN, BIIB)

    Discover three blue-chip biotech stocks you should keep your eye on in 2016. Despite recent struggles in the industry, these ...
  43. 4 Stocks You Didn’t Know Warren Buffet Owns (VRSK, CBI)

    Learn about four less well-known publicly traded companies with common shares held by Berkshire Hathaway, a famous company ...
  44. What Is the Blockchain?

    A blockchain​ is a public ledger that records all Bitcoin​ transactions, eliminating the need for a third party to process ...
  45. A New Reason Behind This Strategy’s Outperformance

    One of the great anomalies of investing: The historical long-term outperformance of smart beta or factor-based strategies relative ...
  46. Is Buffett's 90/10 Asset Allocation Sound?

    Warren Buffett made waves when he said 90% of his wife's bequest would go toward stocks. Is it a good idea for typical investors ...
  47. 2 Stocks Below Net Currrent Asset Value (GEOS, TWMC)

    Investing in net current asset bargains is not easy but it can be very profitable
  48. How to Attend Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Meeting (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    An overview of what is required to go to the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting.
  49. Value Momentum Based on Book Value

    Combining value and momentum can lead to favorable results.
  50. IWD: iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF

    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Value exchange-traded fund (ETF), which invests in value stocks that are included in ...
  51. The Top 3 Mid-Cap Value ETFs for 2016

    For investors looking for potential growth with mitigated risk, here are three of the top ETFs with a focus on mid-cap value ...
  52. KIE: SPDR S&P Insurance ETF

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Insurance exchange-traded fund, which follows the S&P Insurance Select Industry Index by investing ...
  53. What Is Cold Storage For Bitcoin?

    Virtual currencies like Bitcoin have grown bigger and stronger in recent years. But with their increased usage has come a ...
  54. Understanding the Supernormal Growth Model

    The supernormal growth model values a stock that’s expected to have higher than normal growth in dividend payments for some ...
  55. Warren Buffett and Berkshire's Productive Assets

    Here are some methods to measure whether an investment will be "productive."
  56. 10 Books Every Investor Should Read

    Want advice from some of the most successful investors of all time? Check out our reading list.
  57. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

    Learn how this simple calculation can help you determine a stock's earnings potential.
  58. What Exactly Does Warren Buffett Own? (BRK.B, PSX)

    Learn about large changes to Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio. See why Warren Buffett has invested in a commodity company even ...
  59. Is Warren Buffet's Investment Strategy Suitable for Your Financial Profile?

    Learn about how investors may not be able to replicate Warren Buffett's value investing strategy. See how they can still ...
  60. 3 Accomplished People Who Dropped Out of Wharton

    People who became successful despite dropping out of the legendary Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
  61. Want ETFs But Hate To Buy And Hold? Try Active ETFs

    Choosing between passive and active ETFs depends on your beliefs about active management's value.
  62. The Rise And Fall And Rise Of Bitcoin

    A look at the reasons behind the recent spectacular surge in bitcoin prices.
  63. Berkshire Hathaway's 4 Key Financial Ratios (BRK.B, BRK.A)

    Read about the key financial ratios to analyze Berkshire Hathaway. Understand why Buffett likes companies with low debt/equity ...
  64. What Is The Intrinsic Value Of A Stock?

    Intrinsic value can be subjective and difficult to estimate. It’s a perception of a security’s value that factors tangible ...
  65. 6 Famous Words of Advice From Business Leaders

    Here are some words of motivation from leaders who measured their success by more than the (substantial) money they made.
  66. How to Identify Mispriced Stocks

    Find out how to identify mispriced stocks. Learn about intrinsic and relative valuation methods based on fundamentals, and ...
  67. Have hedge funds eroded market opportunities?

    Learn why there is still plenty of opportunity for investors even though hedge funds have grown substantially. Read about ...
  68. Is it Time to Hedge Your Stock Portfolio?

    Recent weeks have seen stocks, credit and even emerging markets start to recover. Unfortunately, the gains haven’t been driven ...
  69. America's Top CEOs and Their College Degrees

    You might expect all of America's top CEOs to have a business degree from an Ivy League school, but they hail from a variety ...
  70. Brookfield Property Partners' Impressive Portfolio of Assets

    Brookfield Property Partners represents a unique opportunity to invest in commercial real estate markets at a discounted ...
  71. Costco Gains as Oil Prices Remain Low

    Understand what oil prices are doing to the economy and how Costco is being affected. Learn whether or not Costco is a good ...
  72. 5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds

    Stock values don't always behave in rational ways, so blindly counting on index funds can be a mistake. Here are five reasons ...
  73. This is What Warren Buffet's Portfolio Looks Like (BRK.A, WFC)

    Learn about some of the major holdings Warren Buffett has in his portfolio. Understand how these companies fit his value ...
  74. Warren Buffett and the Media Industry

    While most people believe traditional media is dead, Warren Buffett sees an opportunity.
  75. This is What Bill Gates's Portfolio Looks Like (BRK.B, CNI)

    Find out about the stocks Bill Gates has in his portfolio. Learn about the close personal and business relationship Gates ...
  76. 4 Mutual Funds Warren Buffet Would Buy

    Learn about four mutual funds Warren Buffett would invest and recommend to his trustee, and discover detailed analysis of ...
  77. Markets Are Tanking: Time to Buy Like Buffett

    Learn about three value stocks Warren Buffett holds in his portfolio. See how Buffett uses market declines to find good deals ...
  78. 4 Value Stocks Worth Your Immediate Attention (LNCE, CVS)

    Here are four stocks that offer good value and will likely outperform the majority of stocks throughout the broader market ...
  79. Procter & Gamble Restructures, Sheds 100 Brands (PG)

    All businesses face adversity, and Procter & Gamble is no exception. We take a look at recent developments affecting this ...
  80. Pick 401(k) Assets Like A Pro

    Professionals choose the options available to you in your plan, making your decisions easier.
  81. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Berkshire Hathaway Stock (BRK.B)

    Learn about the risks of investing in Berkshire Hathaway. Understand how issues of succession, credit downgrade risk and ...
  82. A Look at 6 Leading Female Value Investors

    In an industry still largely predominated by men, we look at 6 leading female value investors working today.
  83. Value Investing Strategies in a Volatile Market

    Volatile markets are a scary time for uneducated investors, but value investors use volatile periods as an opportunity to ...
  84. The Top Five Public Railroad Stocks in the U.S.

    We offer a breakdown of the seven Class I railroads in North America based on their annual revenues.
  85. 3 Strategies for Trading Mutual Funds

    Learn some of the most commonly used investment strategies employed by mutual fund managers or that can be employed by individual ...
  86. 3 Stocks Warren Buffett Sold in Q2 2015 (PSX, NOV)

    Learn from Warren Buffet, world-renowned investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Uncover his most recent investment decisions ...
  87. Is Texas Instruments a Good Value Play? (TXN)

    Find out whether investors and analysts believe that Texas Instruments would make a good value play at its current valuation, ...
  88. Warren Buffett: The Road To Riches

    Find out how he went from selling soft drinks to buying up companies and making billions of dollars.
  89. Why Did Berkshire Go For eVolution Networks? (BRK, DNOW)

    Warren Buffett makes an unusual but possibly lucrative addition to the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio
  90. Finding Value in the Selloff Rubble

    Globally and in the United States, stocks are now in correction mode, with the recent erosion in equities in emerging markets ...
  91. 3 Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows

    Discover some stocks that are currently trading near their 52-week lows, which may be undervalued and offer a good buying ...
  92. Warren Buffett Biography

    Warren Buffett is probably one of the top investors in the world.
  93. Avoid These 3 Value Trap Stocks

    Investors are wise to do their homework and avoid the following companies that might be value traps.
  94. The 3 Biggest Misconceptions of Dividend Stocks

    To find the best dividend stocks, focus on total return, not yield.
  95. What Rising Volatility Means for Momentum

    After remaining torpid for most of the year, equity market volatility is once again rising.
  96. Benefits & Risks of Trading Forex with Bitcoin

    Want to trade forex using bitcoins? Don’t jump on the bandwagon until you compare the risks to the benefits.
  97. How To Trade Forex With Bitcoin (XOM, EXPE)

    We look at ways to trade forex with bitcoin and the pitfalls in doing so.
  98. 3 Value Stocks Millennials Should Consider (COF, GILD)

    Understand what a value stock is and why a value stock would be attractive to a millennial. Learn about three value stocks ...
  99. 4 Cybersecurity Value Stocks to Watch For (CHKP, FEYE)

    Discover how huge data breaches to major companies have caused an upswing in the cybersecurity industry, and top stocks investors ...
  100. Warren Buffett's Latest Bet: The Riskiest Yet?

    Warren Buffett just made the biggest — and possibly riskiest — acquisition of his career.
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  1. Have hedge funds eroded market opportunities?

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    Find out more about the price-to-book (P/B) ratio, how to calculate the ratio and the average P/B ratio of companies in the ...
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    Understand what the book value of equity per share (BVPS) is used to measure. Learn if companies with high BVPS are takeover ...
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