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The Most Expensive Stock You Can Buy Today


The recent global market rout that sent many stocks falling by the daily limit has a number of investors asking, "What is the most expensive stock you can buy today?"

The answer is still Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) at $203,759.75 per share.

Here's a look at the rest of the top 10 most expensive stocks on the market...

Why Berkshire Hathaway Bought Precision Castparts (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: PCP)

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This morning, investors are asking why Berkshire Hathaway bought Precision Castparts. The $37.2 billion deal is the largest purchase in Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s (NYSE: BRK.A) history.

CEO Warren Buffett likes the company, and he also likely sees potential in the aerospace industry.

Here's everything else investors need to know about the deal...

10 Warren Buffett Stocks to Watch in 2015

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As of March 25, Warren Buffett's net worth is $70.9 billion.

That's because Warren Buffett stocks are profit gold mines - and the "Oracle of Omaha" just closed another deal that will make Kraft a stock to watch this year.

Here are 10 more of Buffett's assets that you should keep an eye on in 2015...

What’s the Difference Between Berkshire A and B Shares?

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This basic guide answers exactly what's the difference between Berkshire A and B shares.

Here's the full explanation of both BRK stock classes - how they compare, how they began, and more...

How Warren Buffett Led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) to Record Profit in 2013

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Buoyed by a recovering U.S. economy, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) posted a record profit in 2013 and is upbeat about the future.

Run by the iconic Warren Buffett since 1965, Berkshire has grown from a textile manufacturing company to now include 80-plus businesses that run the gamut from insurance to railroads to utilities to ice cream. The Omaha, Neb.-based conglomerate consists of some $117.5 billion of a variety of stocks.

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Convert These Costs into Profits

It's fair to say that adding up your health, auto, homeowner's, life, and business insurance costs (to name just a few) can lead to a massive tab. And it puts a huge dent in your available investment capital.

But it doesn't have to.

Let’s take a look at our insurance costs compared to some other countries, their drivers, and… most importantly,

how to knock them down and profit from what we save.

The "Painful" Truth About Diversification

Portfolio diversification is one of the most widely advocated concepts in investing. Almost all financial planners recommend it.

But it's also one of the most misunderstood concepts.

Traditional diversification isn't a real-world way to create big wealth.

Warren Buffett certainly understands this, as you'll see.

So does Lynn...

Berkshire Hathaway Share Buyback: Investor Takeaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: BRK.B) just authorized the repurchase of $1.2 billion worth of Class A shares from "the estate of a longtime stockholder." The move surprised investors - and says a lot about what Buffett thinks of BRK's value.

Berkshire Hathaway Holdings Show Buffett Hunting a Big Elephant

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holdings have undergone some major changes in the third quarter, according to the company's latest 13F filing.

Not only did Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) sell more than $750 million in two American giants, they initiated four new holdings and eliminated three positions entirely. Overall, Berkshire's reported portfolio, which only includes long positions, increased to $75.3 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up from $74.3 billion the previous quarter.

While some think Buffett is taking profits where he can, others think he is building up a stockpile of cash for a major move.

"Buffett may be selling the consumer stocks to provide more funds to his deputies while reserving money for a large acquisition," David Kass, a professor at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, told Bloomberg News.

"He may be really wanting to keep that aside for his big elephant," said Kass, who is referring to Buffett's quote in a letter to shareholders last year where the 82-year-old investing legend stated, "Our elephant gun has been reloaded, and my trigger finger is itchy."

Only Buffett and Berkshire's new portfolio managers, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, truly know why they made their latest moves, and so without further speculation, here they are.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Holdings Show Major Selling

For those who want to model their investments after the famed Berkshire Hathaway holdings, this is your week.

Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett along with other iconic investors such as George Soros this week revealed their second-quarter stock moves - and you may be a little more than surprised to see what they've been up to.

The two billionaire investors disclosed their most recent investments in 13F filings, which are released by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 45 days after the close of a quarter.

While Buffett has stepped back a bit from the business as he anticipates retirement, the Berkshire Hathaway holdings show he's still the driving force behind the firm's investing success.

"Buffett continues to hold sway over a meaningful amount of the equity portfolio--something we don't anticipate changing too significantly in the near to medium term," wrote Morningstar analyst Greggory Warren.

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U.S. Job Market Continue Upward Swing, Fueling Confidence in Employment Recovery

The U.S. job market exceeded estimates by adding 290,000 jobs in April, the Labor Department reported Friday. The biggest upswing in four years indicates a strong upward trend in private sector hiring and a positive outlook for the recovery.

Experts say the job data shows that the recovery is making progress and should erase fears of a double dip recession - even if that progress is slow.

"The jobs report underscores this is a resilience of the recovery," said Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of Economic Cycle Research Institute. "When the business cycle is in an upswing, it starts to feed on itself, and the economy can withstand a pretty big shock without being tipped into a new downturn."

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Goldman Director Linked to Insider Trading on Buffett Investment

Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam Rajat may have engaged in insider trading on Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) stock by profiting from a tip from Rajat Gupta, a director at Goldman, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person it didn't identify.

The new disclosure stems from a government examination into whether Gupta gave inside information to Mr. Rajaratnam about a $5 billion investment Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) made in the Wall Street bank before it became public knowledge.

In a March 22 court filing, the government revealed more details about the information it alleges Rajaratnam received, alleging that he or "co-conspirators" traded on non-public information, including advance notice about the Buffett investment in Goldman.

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Playing 'Follow the Guru' Can Be Fun – and Profitable – for Investors

If you wanted to distill all the world's best investment advice into a single sentence, it would probably come down to this: Follow the leader.

In short: Follow the guru. That's not just a clever phrase. In fact, if you picked any of the investment world's living legends and copied what they did, odds are you'd be pretty successful over time, regardless of the general market environment during any given short-term period.

We've whittled the investing wisdom of these three stalwarts - and others - into 15 rules to live by. We offered the first five rules in Part I of this story, which appeared yesterday (Wednesday). Here in today's second installment, we offer the final 10 rules.

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Playing 'Follow the Guru' Can Be Fun – and Profitable

If you wanted to distill all the world's best investment advice down into a single sentence, the result would actually be fairly simple:

In short: Follow the guru. That's not just a clever phrase. In fact, if you picked any of the investment world's living legends and copied what they did, odds are you'd be pretty successful over time, regardless of the general market environment during any given short-term period.

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The Investing Secrets of Warren Buffett

Investing icon Warren Buffett is known for the market-beating returns that his company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), has returned over the past few decades. His success is due to some very simple investing strategies that he adheres to religiously. Here are 10 of his best:

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