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  1. What are Warren Buffett's favorite business / finance books, and why?

    Read the books that taught master investor Warren Buffet everything he knows about the market, stocks, security analysis ...
  2. What are the differences between Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger's business philosophies?

    Take a deeper look into the relationship between Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, the chairman and vice chairman of Berkshire ...
  3. What was the largest company Warren Buffett ever bought through Berkshire Hathaway?

    Explore Warren Buffet's rationale for the record setting Berkshire Hathaway acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa ...
  4. What was the first stock Warren Buffett ever bought?

    Learn some the important basic principles of investing that are illustrated by Warren Buffett's first experience in the world ...
  5. How did Warren Buffett's investing style conflict with Benjamin Graham's theories ...

    Find out how Warren Buffett's value investing style contrasts with that of his mentor, Benjamin Graham, by relying on quality ...
  6. What Happens If Your Insurance Company Goes Bankrupt?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  7. What investors come close to challenging Warren Buffett as the greatest investor ...

    Discover two legendary investors who not only challenge but perhaps exceed Warren Buffett in terms of their talent and achievements ...
  8. What is Warren Buffett's relation to "Supercat" insurance?

    Understand the concept of catastrophe reinsurance and learn how Berkshire Hathaway makes billions providing such insurance ...
  9. What was the worst investment Warren Buffett made in his career?

    Discover what Warren Buffett's surprising answer is to the question of what was the single worst investment that the "oracle ...
  10. Why doesn't Berkshire Hathaway pay a dividend?

    Learn why Berkshire Hathaway, despite being flush with cash, does not pay dividends and how its CEO feels that not paying ...
  11. Why doesn't Warren Buffett split Berkshire Hathaway stock?

    Understand Warren Buffet's fundamental approach to investing and learn why his basic investment strategy explains his no-split ...
  12. What is the difference between Berkshire Hathaway's Class A and Class B shares?

    Learn why Warren Buffet created Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares and discover the main differences between Class A and Class ...
  13. How much tax does Warren Buffett think billionaires should pay?

    Discover some of the opinions on income taxation expressed by Warren Buffett, and learn how they compare with the opinions ...
  14. Does Warren Buffett invest in gold? Why or why not?

    Discover what Warren Buffett's investment stance is toward gold and silver, why he likes one of them a lot and the other ...
  15. Given the decline of print media, why did Warren Buffett invest in so many local ...

    Learn Warren Buffett's rationale for spending nearly $400 million on the acquisitions of local newspapers and how it relates ...
  16. Who does Warren Buffett plan to bequeath his estate to?

    Find out how much Warren Buffett is leaving for his heirs and how he wants the funds invested after his death. Learn about ...
  17. What is the difference between book value and market value

    Learn the differences between book value and market value, and see how investors use each type to determine if a company ...
  18. How does the "Buffett Premium" increase Berkshire Hathaway's stock price?

    Explore the theory that Berkshire Hathaway stock carries a Warren "Buffet Premium" that would disappear upon his death and ...
  19. Who uses book value to estimate the value of a company?

    Understand the meaning of the term "book value" and how it is used by market analysts to estimate the worth or market value ...
  20. When does Warren Buffett usually release his letter to shareholders?

    Discover when legendary investor Warren Buffett usually releases his letter to investors. These annual letters tend to be ...
  21. Why doesn't Warren Buffett name a successor for Berkshire Hathaway?

    Learn about how Warren Buffett plans to have Berkshire Hathaway managed after his passing. Find out more about his decision ...
  22. What's the largest charitable donation Warren Buffett ever made?

    Learn about Warren Buffett's biggest financial contributions and how his estate is to be divided between charity and Buffett's ...
  23. How often should I be checking the NAV of my mutual fund shares?

    Learn why the net asset value (NAV) of a mutual fund should be monitored regularly and understand the reasons why you should ...
  24. Does the massive size of Berkshire Hathaway reduce its future returns?

    Find out why Warren Buffett's holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, may eventually grow so large that it may struggle to maintain ...
  25. Why did Berkshire Hathaway create Class B shares?

    Learn why Warren Buffett created Class B shares of its highly priced Berkshire Hathaway stock and how this information is ...
  26. Is there any history of insider trading with Warren Buffett or Berkshire Hathaway?

    Read about the insider trading scandal between Lubrizol and Berkshire Hathaway in 2011, and see why insider trading is so ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. Is NAV the best way to assess the value of an REIT?

    Examine and understand the usefulness of net asset value as an accurate metric with which to assess the value of a REIT investment.
  29. Is the oil & gas drilling sector a good choice for value investing?

    See why the oil and gas drilling sector can present some problems for value investors, although undervaluation can still ...
  30. What is Shareholder Value Added (SVA) and how is it used in value investing?

    Read about shareholder value added (SVA), a corporate profitability metric, and why value investors disagree about its usefulness.
  31. How can a company improve its Economic Value Added (EVA)?

    Find out about some of the ways a company could try to improve its economic profit, also known as its economic value added, ...
  32. Why should fundamental investors pay attention to Cash Value Added (CVA)?

    Take a deeper look at cash value added, a metric used by fundamental investors to assess the ability of a company to meet ...
  33. A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  34. The Strange New World Of The Bitcoin Exchange Futures Market

    We explain the basics of the Bitcoin exchange and futures market.
  35. Do you always have to consider intrinsic value when purchasing a stock? Why or why ...

    Take a deeper look at why value investors consider a stock's intrinsic value an important consideration before picking a ...
  36. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the oil & gas drilling sector?

    Investing in the energy sector provides an opportunity for value investors, but it is necessary to understand metrics such ...
  37. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the oil & gas drilling sector?

    Calculating the price to book ratio for oil and gas drilling companies can provide insight for investors interested in understanding ...
  38. How can growth investors benefit from investing in the oil & gas sector?

    Learn how the most important benefits incurred from growth investments are appreciation, compounding and a range of tax deductions.
  39. If a company has a low price to book ratio, does this mean its stock is undervalued?

    Learn the usefulness of the price-to-book ratio, a primary equity valuation measure, and determine how it can best be used ...
  40. What is the difference between intrinsic value and current market value?

    Discover the differences between intrinsic and market values, what makes the former difficult to determine and how investor ...
  41. What industries tend to use discounted cash flow (DCF), and why?

    Understand the valuation method of discounted cash flow analysis and why it is more suitable for evaluating certain industries ...
  42. What is considered a good price to book ratio?

    Discover what is considered to be a good price-to-book ratio value, and learn the factors to consider when interpreting this ...
  43. Are utility stocks bought for income or growth?

    Learn why the shares of government-protected utility companies have proven to be among the most consistent income stocks ...
  44. What kind of investors buy utility stocks?

    Take a look at why income investors like utilities, why value investors might like utilities and why growth investors tend ...
  45. Medici, The Blockchain Stock Exchange

    Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne's revolutionary Project Medici would list Overstock securities on a blockchain-based exchange--a ...
  46. The 5 Most Important Virtual Currencies Other Than Bitcoin

    Bitcoin's success has spurred the launch of many virtual currencies. Here are some of the more popular ones.
  47. Bitcoin Liquidity: What The Stakes Are

    Liquid markets are easy to exit; illiquid markets can put traders in a tough spot. Here are the main factors affecting the ...
  48. What's the difference between enterprise value and market capitalization?

    Learn the difference between two commonly utilized valuation tools: market capitalization and enterprise value, and see how ...
  49. The Risks Of Buying Bitcoin

    Virtual currency is probably here to stay, but what about Bitcoin specifically? Does it have a first-to-market advantage? ...
  50. What Can an Investor Learn from DuckTales?

    "DuckTales" told the story of Scrooge McDuck. Are there any lessons for an adult investor you might have missed as a child?
  51. 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.
  52. Investor, Know Thyself: Choose A Stock Category Based On Your Risk Tolerance

    Choosing the right investment isn't just about choosing the right investment. It also requires that you intimiately understand ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Goodwill vs Other Intangible Assets: What's the Difference?

    "Intangible" assets don't possess physical substance. Yet they are quanitfiable, and of great importance to any business. ...
  55. Why do Bitcoins have value?

    Performing with transactional anonymity, Bitcoin has value as a private digital currency, investment tool and social networking ...
  56. What are the advantages of paying with Bitcoin?

    Learn how payments made with Bitcoins offer certain advantages over standard currency, including user anonymity, no taxation ...
  57. What are the risks of investing in Bitcoin?

    Learn how Bitcoin is an unregulated, uninsured and unregistered private digital currency that can be used as a speculative ...
  58. Raise Your Kid To Be The Next Warren Buffett

    If you’re looking for a positive role model for your kid, Warren Buffett should be high on your list.
  59. Analyzing Warren Buffett's 2013 Famous Shareholder Letter

    Reading the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway's letters has been one of the best sources of investment education for value investors ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. The Best Books On Warren Buffett

    These six books aren’t as satisfying as owning Berkshire shares has been for the last 45 years, but there is a lot of knowledge ...
  62. Hedge Fund Fees: Exotic Expenses

    Warren Buffett made a bet with Protégé Partners, a fund of funds hedge fund manager, that the S&P500 would beat a group of ...
  63. 7 Steps To A Successful Investment Journey

    Before you start investing, educate yourself on financial ideas and develop a strategy that agrees with your personality. ...
  64. The Easy Way To Measure Bitcoin's Fair Market Value: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

    How do you determine the fair market value of a currency that has appreciated faster than the shares of even the hottest ...
  65. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t ...
  66. Valuing Firms Using Present Value Of Free Cash Flows

    When trying to evaluate a company, it always comes down to determining the value of the free cash flows and discounting them ...
  67. How to Value Companies With Negative Earnings

    For some investors, the possibility of stumbling upon a small biotech with a potential blockbuster drug, or a junior miner ...
  68. Warren Buffett's Best Buys

    The Oracle of Omaha's "Rip van Winkle" approach has served him well. Read on to learn more.
  69. What Is Bitcoin's Intrinsic Value?

    What would bitcoin's price look like in the event of widespread adoption?
  70. Balance Sheet: Analyzing Owners' Equity

    Analyzing owners’ equity is an important analytics tool, but it should be done in the context of other tools such as analyzing ...
  71. Competitive Advantage Counts

    What's the best indicator of a company's future success? Its ability to succeed when others fail.
  72. 4 Steps To Creating A Better Investment Strategy

    Make your trading safer and more streamlined by following these simple guidelines.
  73. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    Millionaires think differently. Not just about money, about everything.
  74. Pages From The Bad CEO Playbook

    Excess compensation, golden parachutes, tunneling and IPO spinning make these bad executives even worse.
  75. The 5% Solution To Financial Freedom

    How can you save the recommended 10% of your income? We'll show you how to get there.
  76. Top 9 Vacation Destinations For Wall Street Geeks

    Indulge your inner geek with one of these financial-themed holiday getaways.
  77. Will Bitcoin And Walmart Force Western Union To Change Its Business Model?

    Western Union is recognized across the globe for providing a fast, efficient way to move money. Just walk into a Western ...
  78. Take On Risk With A Margin of Safety

    More common risk theories can lead to missed opportunities. Find out how margin of safety can propel your portfolio.
  79. The Changing Role Of Equity Research

    Research creates a division of labor that makes the market more efficient. Learn how its role has changed.
  80. Basics For Buying And Investing In Bitcoin

    Bitcoin continues to experience growth in both users and merchants, generating a common question - how can you be part of ...
  81. A Look At Berkshire Hathaway's Many Components

    Berkshire Hathaway has 59 wholly owned subsidiaries and owns big stakes in several huge companies. Just how do those pieces ...
  82. Always Bet On Berkshire Hathaway (And Here's Why)

    With its share price at an all-time high amid talk of a stock market correction, why would anyone buy Berkshire Hathaway ...
  83. What is Warren Buffett's largest holding?

    Coke? IBM? American Express? Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has a stake in several major companies. Find out which company ...
  84. How did Warren Buffett get started in business?

    Warren Buffett may have been born with business in his blood. He started saving while other children were at the playground, ...
  85. What's the most expensive stock of all time?

    This hedge fund will likely hold the title of "most expensive stock" for a very long time.
  86. Warren Buffett's Bear Market Maneuvers

    This esteemed investor rarely changes his long-term investing strategy, no matter what the market does.
  87. 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 ...
  88. Cheap Steps To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    Making small adjustments to your habits and lifestyle can have big payoffs.
  89. 5 Types Of Bitcoin Early Adopters, Part 2: Merchants

    Once the bitcoin novelty wears off, which types of merchants are most likely to realize the biggest long-term benefits from ...
  90. 5 Ways Early Adopting Consumers Can Use Bitcoin

    How might consumers use Bitcoin in the near future?
  91. U.S. Marshals To Auction Off Seized Bitcoins

    The U.S. Marshals are auctioning off 29,656.51306529 bitcoins seized from drug site Silk Road. To be eligible, you'll need ...
  92. Which Billionaire Could Be Your New Neighbor?

    Just how much real estate can the fortunes of the founders of Tesla, Google, Amazon and Microsoft buy? You'll be surprised.
  93. “Old Tech” ETFs Are Better Risk-Reward Prospects Than “New Tech” ETFs

    Scores of investors often regard Benjamin Graham as the grandfather of value investing. Even those who shun Graham&rsquo;s ...
  94. Why Is Bitcoin's Value So Volatile?

    Bitcoin's value fluctuates due to a confluence of factors, including media hype and perceived value.
  95. Could One Bitcoin Come To Be Worth $1 Million? Q&A

    "If Bitcoin lives up to its potential and becomes the working capital of international trade, it could be used for cross ...
  96. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere ...
  97. 5 Key Strategies For ETF Growth Investors

    Key strategies you can employ that will allow you to get out ahead of near-term volatility.
  98. Is It Time To Break Up Berkshire Hathaway?

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is at the pinnacle of success and that’s when business leaders have to be the most wary. ...
  99. What Is Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is the first decentralized digital currency. It is also sometimes referred to as a virtual currency or a crypto-currency. ...
  100. What is Bitcoin Mining?

    How does Bitcoin get released into circulation?
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