Need some advice? Legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) Warren Buffett has plenty to share. Through his letters, essays, op-eds and TV appearances, Buffett dispenses folksy, funny, plainspoken advice on investing, management, life, happiness, and everything in between.
On Saturday May 1, Buffett and his longtime business partner Charlie Munger will share more of their wisdom at the 2021 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Meeting. Like last year, shareholders will not attend the event in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but investors from all over the world can watch the event stream live exclusively on Yahoo Finance.
So, you have decided it is time to get in on the investing game. Rest assured, you are not alone.
Since November, investors have parked $569 billion into global equity funds. For some context of how popular investing has become, this is far more than the total of the last 12 years – $452 billion flowed into stock-based funds between 2009 and 2020.
Is the investing frenzy another sign of a bubble? Not according to National Securities’ chief market strategist Art Hogan.
“There’s a certain amount of logic to markets right now,” Hogan noted. “It’s less about irrational exuberance in
By Wendy Stewart, Atlanta Market President for Bank of America
Women’s History Month is a celebration of the contributions and progress being made by women across the globe, and this is especially true given the past year with coronavirus-related disruptions.
Balancing work and life can be challenging for mothers even in the best of times, but it became even more so in the past year. Women experienced higher coronavirus-related job losses in 2020, while also bearing more childcare and home management responsibilities than men. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 2.4 million women exited the workforce
There are many reasons for this imbalance. Persistent and pervasive pay inequity means women often earn less than men for the same work, while more money still is lost to unpaid caregiving roles. Meantime, typically longer life expectancies coupled with rising divorce rates
The White House faces a conundrum: President Joe Biden has bold infrastructure plans but how the heck will he pay for them?
Biden has repeatedly promised to spend $2tn or so to upgrade (and green) America’s crumbling infrastructure. This is likely to be popular with voters and business leaders: last week Dow’s Jim Fitterling called on Biden to use the electricity crisis in Texas as a catalyst for overhauling the national grid.
The recent astronomical rise of meme stocks brought many people to the stock market for the first time, typically through Robinhood, the commission-free stock trading app that has promised to democratize access to the stock market. According to a number of financial advisers, the app appears to be democratizing certain types of risky investing, like day trading. There are potentially less risky — and equally user-friendly — app options out there.
The thing is, it’s impossible to predict the market. Many professionals spend their entire careers trying to do so, with varying levels of success. And regular people who invest
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