Even with stocks near record highs, fabled investor Warren Buffett thinks they are still a fantastic place to put money. To back that argument up, Buffett and his team continue to deploy cash by the hundreds of millions every quarter through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B). In recent years, Berkshire has continued to purchase old favorites […]Continue Reading ...
Mid-cap stocks sometimes get overlooked because they are often past the exciting early days that lure growth investors but aren’t yet large enough to garner widespread investor attention. Investors can simply miss the long-term opportunities these types of stocks offer because they are frequently provided very little Wall Street coverage. That’s a shame in many cases […]Continue Reading ...
Escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China torpedoed many tech stocks over the past few months, and investors are likely wary of the entire sector. But today, a trio of our Motley Fool contributors will highlight three tech stocks that still have upside potential… Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI). The biggest e-commerce and cloud player in […]Continue Reading ...
There’s good news in the fight against cancer. While the disease continues to affect way too many people across the world, innovative companies are making progress in more effective ways to diagnose and treat cancer. And many of these companies present great opportunities for long-term investors. We asked three Motley Fool contributors to identify the […]Continue Reading ...
What do Warren Buffett, Joel Greenblatt, and Ken Heebner have in common? All three got rich from investing in the stock market. So, when they invest their own money in a company, it pays, often literally, to pay attention. However, nobody’s infallible and even the greatest investors have a few picks that, in hindsight, they’d […]Continue Reading ...
Whether you’ve just started to invest or are a pro at it, it’s tempting to track what stocks the “smartest” minds on Wall Street have been buying and selling. One mistake investors often make, though, is to blindly emulate bigwigs’ portfolios without realizing that not every stock fits their individual goals and risk perception. It’s […]Continue Reading ...
Summer is almost here, and the stock market has done well so far in 2019. But that doesn’t mean everyone’s confident about the future. Between trade war fears, a slowing global economy, and a host of company-specific risks, you can’t afford to invest in just any company. With that in mind, we asked some of […]Continue Reading ...
Amazon shares will rally to $3,000 in about two years, making them worth nearly $1.5 trillion, without the company doing much differently than it is doing today, Piper Jaffray told clients on Friday. “We believe AMZN shares will reach $3,000 by sometime between mid-’21 and mid-’22 or within 24-36 months,” analyst Michael Olson […]Continue Reading ...
Stock-market indexes fell in the final months of 2018 before jumping right back into rally mode to start the new year. The S&P 500 has more than doubled in the past decade; with growth like that in the rearview mirror, it can feel like the best deals have already been taken. Meanwhile, companies like Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Google parent Alphabet have seen […]Continue Reading ...
Fintech, short for financial technology, describes how the financial industry has leveraged technology to make financial services cheaper, faster, more efficient, and more accessible. Modern fintech applications range from the simple to the complex, including: Online and mobile banking platforms Person-to-person (P2P) payment apps Peer-lending platforms Mobile payments Robo-advisers, or digital financial advice based on algorithms and artificial […]Continue Reading ...
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