Renowned value investor Tom Gayner just reported his second quarter portfolio. Mr. Gayner is the CIO of insurer Markel Corp (MKL), manages the company’s investment portfolio. To understand more how Tom Gayner invests, please read Tom Gayner’s Interview with GuruFocus.
Tom Gayner buys UnitedHealth Group Inc, Synalloy Corporation, Liberty Media Corporation, Chevron Corp, National Oilwell....more>>>
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold prices closed lower on Tuesday, giving back a portion of the previous day’s gains but holding ground above $1,250 an ounce, as the dollar edged higher and U.S. equities saw a modest rebound.
Gold for April delivery (GCJ4) fell $8.70, or 0.7%,....more>>>
Two health sector stocks, a cancer insurance provider and a drugstore operator, have qualified for my list of A-List Dividends picks, says J. Royden Ward, editor of Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Letter.
In addition to strong dividend records, to meet my criteria, a stock had to offer strong chances of outperforming the market during the next six to 12 months.
I also looked for high-quality....more>>>
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Citigroup (C) is shaping up to be one of the more polarizing stocks going into the fourth quarter earnings season, which gets under way next week.
On Monday, Citi got a pair of price target hikes from two veteran analysts. Sandler O’Neill’s Jeff Harte and Barclays Capital’s Jason Goldberg. Goldberg also hiked target prices on other big....more>>>
Every month, I pick out one stock that I’ll be putting my own money behind. I’ve been doing this for almost two years, and these monthly picks have returned 21%, beating the S&P 500 by 4 percentage points!
This month, I examined five stocks to purchase. Click on any one and you can see my reasoning.
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New products and changes introduced over the last week include a strategic commodity-focused fund from First Trust Advisors and a fund of ETFs from Innealta Capital; a robotics/automation index from ROBO-STOX; a new financial planning solution for advisors from SunGard; and a risk management platform from Axioma.
In addition, Aquila reorganized some of its funds into a more unified structure....more>>>
It would make sense that China’s economy might make some modest recovery because it has been such a powerful GDP engine for so long. Not so Europe, where the recession has lingered for a record period and unemployment remains near or above historic highs. No matter the effects of the past, PMI recovered across most of each region last month.
Markit reported, in China:
The news that Disney’s (NYSE: DIS ) ESPN was pulling the plug on its 3-D TV channel generated a lot of industry navel-gazing on the health and future of the industry.
On the one hand, TV manufacturers are still selling lots of eye-popping 3-D TVs — 41 million last year and growing to 180 million sets by 2019, if the market researchers at NPD Group are to be believed.....more>>>
What stocks did Warren Buffett buy in the second quarter? It’s anybody’s guess. Think you know? Post three stocks in the comments section below.
Last quarter, there were four winners: Chihin, Errold, Luishernandez and Clemo69. They correctly guessed that Buffett bought DaVita (DVA), Wells Fargo (WFC) and IBM (IBM). Congratulations!
When the portfolio is revealed, winners....more>>>
2014 is already an unusual year, if only for the dozens of tax provisions that lawmakers on Capitol Hill allowed to expire at the end of 2013 – a move that is certain to change your personal tax filings next year.
A fair number of these changes were due to congressional inaction, says Sharon Lassar, director of the School of Accountancy at the University of Denver’s Daniels College....more>>>
The Motley Fool is on the road in Seattle! Recently we visited Coinstar — now officially renamed Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR ) — to speak with CFO-turned-CEO Scott Di Valerio about the 22-year-old company’s well-known coin-cashing machines, as well as its more recent acquisition of Redbox, and future initiatives to expand into other aspects of the automated retail....more>>>
The top 10 largest airlines, which account for 76.1% of all domestic air travel, lost a reported $145 million in Q4 of 2012, a significant improvement from the prior year’s net loss of $602 million, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week.
For the year, the top airlines earned a combined net income of $201 million, compared....more>>>
Tesla’s adapters should resolve a problem in which in chargers are overheating the socket, the California-based automaker said.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Tesla will provide owners of its cars with new charger adapters in an effort to fix an overheating issue, the electric automaker said Friday.
A fire that started in a garage in Irvine, Calif., in November was attributed to....more>>>
With shares of General Motors (NYSE:GM) trading around $39, is GM an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:
T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement
General Motors designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company markets its vehicles....more>>>
Shares of Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX ) fell more than 24% Thursday, leaving essentially no investors who believe this is one of the best stocks to invest in now.
Yet the skeptics may be overreaching. Sure, Rackspace’s revenue growth is slowing, but with gross margin rising, concerns over collateral damage caused by an ongoing cloud storage price war between Amazon.com....more>>>