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87% of Warren Buffett’s Portfolio Is in These 3 Sectors

[The Motley Fool] Diversification isn’t necessary if you know what you’re doing. Key Points The Oracle of Omaha has overseen the creation of more than $710 billion in shareholder value since becoming CEO.Despite managing a $340 billion investment portfolio, $296 billion is devoted to only three sectors. Few investors have a nose for making money quite like Berkshire […]

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Warren Buffett in annual letter calls Apple one of ‘Four Giants’ driving Berkshire Hathaway’s value

[CNBC, Getty Images] Warren Buffett called Apple the second-most important business after Berkshire’s cluster of insurers.The “Oracle of Omaha” made clear he is a fan of CEO Tim Cook’s stock repurchase strategy.Berkshire’s Apple stake is now worth more than $160 billion, taking up 40% of its equity portfolio. Warren Buffett said he now considers tech giant Apple as one […]

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Investors should sell into any rally in the stock market as 76% of the Nasdaq enters bear-market territory, Bank of America says

[Markets Insider, Reuters] Investors should “sell the rips” in the stock market as the Fed raises interest rates into a bear market, Bank of America said on Friday.The bank observed that 76% of the Nasdaq and 51% of the S&P 500 have entered bear market territory.“We believe bull era of central bank excess, Wall Street […]

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Walmart’s earnings may signal if shoppers are spending or getting spooked by inflation

[CNBC, Getty Images] Walmart will report its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday.Along with announcing holiday results, the retail giant may be a bellwether of inflation and indicate whether Americans are starting to spend differently as prices of food and more rise.“The voice of Walmart carries more weight in the context of ‘How healthy is the […]

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The fund that made $700 million on GameStop knew it was time to sell after an Elon Musk tweet

[CNBC, Getty Images] One hedge fund got the GameStop trade just about perfectly right last year — buying it under $10 and selling when the meme stock peaked. The sell signal it used? An Elon Musk tweet. That’s how 2021’s top-performing hedge fund Senvest Management was able to notch $700 million in profit from GameStop and bring its […]

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3 No-Brainer Buffett Stocks to Buy if 2022 Brings a Bear Market

[The Motley Fool] These stocks will reward you over time and tide you over in a bear market. Key Points Amazon has prioritized serving its customers under any circumstances.An S&P 500 index fund is a secure investment in the market.Store Capital is a high-yielding REIT with massive opportunities. As we near the end of the […]

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‘Double down’ on defense because stocks will plunge another 10%, Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson warns

[CNBC] Investors may be playing with fire. According to Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson, the S&P 500 is vulnerable to a 10% plunge despite Monday’s late buying binge. He warns investors are dangerously downplaying a collision between a tightening Federal Reserve and slowing growth. “This type of action is just not comforting. I don’t think anybody […]

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1 Growth Stock Down 70% to Buy Hand Over Fist in 2022

[The Motley Fool, Getty] Buying into a steep decline in stocks can be a scary prospect, but history suggests it can also be very rewarding. Key Points Affirm is now the largest buy now, pay later consumer finance company.After signing deals with both Shopify and Amazon, Affirm’s business could soar by over 6,000%.The company’s stock […]

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5 Buffett Stocks to Buy Hand Over Fist in 2022

[The Motley Fool] Riding the Oracle of Omaha’s coattails has long been a moneymaking strategy. Since taking over as CEO in 1965, Warren Buffett has overseen a greater than 3,600,000% increase in Berkshire Hathaway’s share price.Among Berkshire’s 43 holdings are a mix of five growth and value plays that stand out as no-brainer buys. Few […]

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Top Wall Street analysts are bullish on these stocks with earnings underway

[CNBC, Megan Leonhardt] As third-quarter earnings roll out and 2021 winds down, analysts and investors are looking for which companies can close out the year on a bullish note. Many firms had stellar starts to the year, and are in a tough spot to continue growing at such rapid paces.   Costco braved the pandemic’s economic […]

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