Warren Buffett

How Buying Like Warren Buffett Can Boost Your Portfolio Profits

By Jason Simpkins Associate Editor In investing, it's a taboo practice to follow the leader. Unless that leader is Warren Buffett. An old investing adage holds that following the masses is a formula for generating stock-market losses. Independent thinking is the key to superior returns. The exception is Buffett, the so-called "Oracle of Omaha," the […]

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Buffett's Fourth Quarter Investment Blitz

By Jason Simpkins Associate Editor Warren Buffett, chairman of the renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B), was able to sneak a few last minute deals in just before the ball dropped to end 2007. Putting his $45 billion cash reserves to use, Buffett has once again displayed the patience of a polar bear, tempered with […]

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Three Ways to Profit Alongside Warren Buffett

By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor For all you global investors out there, riddle me this: What has investment guru and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) Chairman Warren Buffett recently bought 20 of that we should be looking to invest in ourselves? Corporate jets? No. While a famously frugal man, he's owned several hundred of them, […]

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Rio Sends BHP Packing; Shares Still Skyrocket 23%

By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP), the world's largest mining company, said it would continue pursuing its takeover of Rio Tinto PLC (RTP) after an undisclosed bid was rejected. Rio Tinto released a statement saying its board considered the proposal and "concluded that it significantly undervalues Rio Tinto and its prospects." In […]

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Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Purchase Stakes in 20 South Korean Firms, Including POSCO

By William Patalon III Managing Editor Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) Chairman Warren Buffett yesterday (Thursday) paid his first visit to South Korea, where the billionaire U.S. investor has invested in 20 companies, including a 4% stake in the country's Number One steelmaker, POSCO Ltd. (PKX), South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. In an email […]

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Would Buffett Give China Mobile a Thumbs Up or Down?

By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor China Mobile Ltd.'s (NYSE:CHL) 30% nine-month profit growth is just as impressive as it is worrying – to Warren Buffett at least. The world's largest mobile-phone operator credited rapid subscriber growth and gains in value-added businesses for its growth, which has handed investors 120% gains on the company's stock since […]

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CNBC Dismisses Talk of Outside Investor Stepping in at Troubled Bear Stearns

From Staff Reports Shares of Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. (BSC) fell 3% yesterday (Thursday) afternoon after a CNBC report downplayed any talks between the embattled investment bank and potential outside investors – one of whom is rumored to be Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s (BRK.A, BRK.B) Warren Buffett. After the swing out of positive territory, the shares […]

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Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Rumored as Bear Stearns Investors

From Staff Reports Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. (BSC) shares jumped almost 7.5% yesterday (Wednesday) after the New York Times reported that the investment bank is in talks to sell a minority stake to investors including Warren Buffett. The firm is in "serious" talks with several outside investors and could sell as much as 20% of […]

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The One Buffett Book Every Investor Should Read

By William Patalon III Managing Editor Money Morning There are scads of books on the market purporting to tell the story of super-investor Warren E. Buffett. I know, because during my days as a business journalist, I read – or at least perused – almost all of them. And, as my lovely wife Robin will […]

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When in Doubt, Follow the Leader: Warren' Been Working on the Railroad

By Jason Simpkins Staff Writer Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) has been on a railroad kick since early this spring. This run along the rails by the so-called “Oracle of Omaha” began in April, when Berkshire Hathaway made its first move on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (BNI), the nation’s second-largest railroad. In […]

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The Three Simple Secrets to Global Investing Profits

By William Patalon III Managing Editor "The Prince" has targeted China's booming hotel sector. If you're a confirmed Contrarian, like me, or are merely an avid investor, you already know that I'm talking about Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud, the shrewdest and most-successful investor to come out of the Middle East. Prince Alwaleed is […]

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