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    Go ahead and call Warren Buffett a snowflake

    Snowflake Inc., a fast-growing cloud-software and data-warehousing company, filed an amended offering prospectus Tuesday that revealed Berkshire will buy roughly $250 million of Snowflake shares at its IPO price and an additional 4 million shares from another stockholder.

    Warren Buffett sours on banks and likes (gulp!) gold

    Buffett, the fifth-richest person in the world, has loved few things more in his life than sweets, soda and compound interest — but banking stocks have come pretty close. Buffett was there to boost them during and after the last crisis, and he’s remained a top shareholder in most of the big U.S. banks.

    The basics of investing according to Warren Buffett

    The key is NOT what other investors are paying for that asset, or what they were paying for it yesterday and what they will pay for it tomorrow. The logic of any investment is what it does, not what costs or may cost.

    For successful people like Howard Marks, Warren Buffett, there's a bit of luck involved: Morgan Housel

    The boom-bust cycle is faster now because of central bank policy and they are deeper also'

    Warren Buffett is carefully picking his spots and not waiting on the sidelines anymore

    Buffett said in early May that he was keeping cash high to be prepared for any direction the pandemic might turn and wasn’t overly attracted to buybacks. But as he searched for undervalued assets to spend billions on, he gravitated to his own firm’s shares.

    Happy 90th birthday, Mr Buffett! We celebrate you

    The chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time, having amassed a net worth of over $82 billion. Buffett turned 90 today (August 30). Not many people know that while Buffett's current net worth is $82.6 billion, he accrued nearly 90% of that sum after the age of 65. Legendary investor Warren Buffett was born in 1930 to Congressman Howard and Leila Buffett in Omaha, Nebraska. Here's a look at the life of The Oracle Of Omaha.Happy 90th birthday, Mr Buffett! We celebrate you

    Elon Musk is now richer than Warren Buffett

    Elon Musk's fortune rose to $6.1 billion on Friday after his company's stock surged 11%. This has made the CEO of Tesla Inc the world's seventh-richest person, defearing Larry Ellison and Sergey Brin.

    Mukesh Ambani has just outdone Warren Buffett

    RIL promoter now world’s 7th richest with $69.9 billion net worth on Forbes real-time billionaires list.

    Warren Buffett’s 1977 letter hints at why he likes Japan trading houses

    While Buffett has offered few details on what attracted him to names like Itochu Corp. and Mitsui & Co., investors could do worse than look back to his 1977 letter to stockholders, his earliest such note available on Berkshire Hathaway’s website.

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire isn’t getting the love for its Apple stake

    Despite the enormous size of the Apple stake, Berkshire shares slumped 8.4% this year through Friday.

    China's Didi, BYD to launch co-designed ride-hailing EV

    The move underscores how tech firms, from software makers for self-driving vehicles to car-sharing platforms, are disrupting traditional automakers amid major shifts towards electric vehicles and pay-per-use models.

    Rakesh Jhunjhunwala sees conditions for birth of a bull market; realty, pharma, infra, IT top bets

    “The market is looking into the future,” Jhunjhunwala said about the recent rapid stride in the benchmark Sensex. “The drop in interest rates is also one of the reasons for the bullishness in stocks,” he said.

    Why it makes sense to try and diversify your investing style

    The problem starts when we become slightly successful in our style of investing. Due to our ego, we tend to believe our way of investing is the best and others are sub-par. And then, we look for confirmation from the external world.

    Netflix has a moat even Warren Buffett would envy

    Other media giants can’t sustain the Netflix way of doing things. They may be forced to turn to price hikes and to embrace ads, which could turn off customers.

    How to identify great CEOs for success in long-term investing

    Thorndike says while running an organisation, an exceptional CEO does unorthodox things to get exceptional results, while an ordinary CEO performs the same tasks as his peers, which restricts a business’ potential and performance.

    Billionaire Elon Musk's net worth zooms past Warren Buffett's

    Musk's fortune rose by $6.07 billion following a 10.8% jump in the electric carmaker's stock.

    How to judge real survivors of tough times? Thomas Russo offers a few tips

    “I consider myself to be a farmer — not a hunter. And I think most people on Wall Street are hunters. They like to fell big beasts. But I’m very comfortable planting a few rows and just tending to them carefully,”

    Elon Musk loses a Titan in six hours as Tesla share price plunges; wealth dips by $16 billion

    Tesla stock plunged 21 per cent in Tuesday’s session, logging its biggest daily percentage drop as the electric carmaker was excluded from a group of companies being added to the S&P 500.

    Valuation-driven investing for investment success: 8 key tips

    Investor biases, including overconfidence, the tendency to ‘find’ evidence that confirms our views and undue focus on recent performance all undermine our ability to make wise investment choices.

    Buffett seen liberating his successor with not-so-Buffett moves

    By showing he’s willing to move beyond some of his long-held practices, such as an aversion to share buybacks and a propensity to stick with close-to-home investments, the billionaire investor is removing those handcuffs from his next-in-line as well.

    Why Buffett's bet on Japan could turn on higher inflation, weakening dollar

    Berkshire said late Sunday, on Buffett's 90th birthday, it owned just over 5% of each of Itochu Corp, Marubeni Corp, Mitsubishi Corp, Mitsui & Co Ltd and Sumitomo Corp, and said it could increase its stakes to 9.9%.

    Japanese shares close little changed, trading firms extend gains

    The benchmark Nikkei share average was down 0.01 per cent to 23,138.07, after flitting between positive and negative territories. There were 72 advancers against 146 decliners.

    Buffett looks to Japan with 5% stakes in five biggest trading firms

    Berkshire bought the little-over 5% stakes in about a year through insurance business National Indemnity Co. Together, five 5% stakes were worth 700 billion yen ($6.63 billion), Reuters calculations showed based on Refinitiv data.

    Why new investors can’t ignore Buffett’s words of wisdom

    Buffett's mantra of buying quality stocks at a marked-down price has been the first life lesson for many valued investors.

    Warren Buffett to break silence at virtual Woodstock for Capitalists

    Berkshire’s chairman has been relatively quiet as the pandemic escalated.

    James O’Shaughnessy’s Seven Secrets to attain success in long-term investing

    O’Shaughnessy says investors with broadly passive and diversified portfolios react emotionally to a market selloff and sell their holdings, often near a market bottom.

    Warren Buffett donates $2.9 bn to Gates Foundation, 4 family charities

    This is Buffett's latest but not largest contribution in his plan to give away his fortune.

    Mukesh Ambani slips two ranks, now seventh richest in the world

    Ambani’s net worth is valued at $78.3 billion, while Musk was sixth with a marginally high net worth of $78.6 billion.

    Raamdeo Agrawal on why he is still staying away from gold

    Bullishness in gold prices are driven by fear of inflation, but there is no inflation.

    Berkshire makes a bet on gold market that Buffett once mocked

    Buffett might’ve been averse to gold in the past, but he has bet big on metals before. In 1997, he bought 129.7 million ounces of silver, banking on demand exceeding production and re-use.

    Warren Buffett cuts crisis-era bet on Goldman Sachs

    Buffett’s dealings with investment banks in general may make him more cautious.

    Warren Buffett, no longer an icon; he missed the greatest rally in history: Sanjiv Bhasin

    ‘A vaccine could be the silver edge but broader market will surely outperform’

    What to do when your 20-year-old P/E, P/BV investment strategy does not work any more

    Nygren says one should invest in companies that they believe trade at a substantial discount to what they consider to be the true business value, as over time the price of the stock may rise to reflect the real value of the underlying business.

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire sells majority of stake in Goldman Sachs

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Friday it has sold much of its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc, despite the billionaire's assurance that the banking sector was not a "primary worry" for him during the coronavirus pandemic. In a regulatory filing detailing its U.S.-listed investments as of March 31, Berkshire said its Goldman stake fell 84% to 1.9 million shares, from 12 million at year-end, with the stake's market value dropping to $297 million from $2.76 billion.Warren Buffett's Berkshire sells majority of stake in Goldman Sachs

    Warren Buffett is cutting his airline stakes

    Berkshire cut its Southwest holding by 4 per cent and its Delta stake by 18 per cent.

    Buffett bought up his own Berkshire stock while selling others amid rally

    Buffett has shown signs of buying appetite in recent weeks, but the second-quarter results show those are a new phenomenon as the Covid-19 pandemic has slammed the economy but failed to put a permanent dent in stock-market valuations.

    Joel Greenblatt’s Magic Formula to spot multibagger stocks for long-term profits

    Greenblatt’s says his Magic Formula is a simple and an effective way to make profit in the long run, if one has the required patience.

    Mukesh Ambani eclipses richest European to become world’s No. 4

    Mukesh Ambani has already surpassed some of the biggest tycoons in recent weeks -- a list that includes Elon Musk and Alphabet Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, as well as the so-called Oracle of Omaha himself, Warren Buffett.

    Nobody knows what the future holds for stock markets: Warren Buffett

    It’s what we all needed to hear: “Nothing can stop America” — Warren Buffett’s way of saying, “We will get through this.”Saturday evenings aren’t normally the ideal time for tuning into a multi-hour investor conference, especially after being cooped up all week working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(Bloomberg)Nobody knows what the future holds for stock markets: Warren Buffett

    Recent purchase of airline shares an 'understandable mistake': Warren Buffett

    It’s what we all needed to hear: “Nothing can stop America” — Warren Buffett’s way of saying, “We will get through this.”Saturday evenings aren’t normally the ideal time for tuning into a multi-hour investor conference, especially after being cooped up all week working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(Bloomberg)Recent purchase of airline shares an 'understandable mistake': Warren Buffett

    World has changed for airlines and we wish them well: Warren Buffett

    The American magic has always prevailed and it will do so again, said Warren Buffett.

    Warren Buffett says the coronavirus cannot stop America, or Berkshire Hathaway

    Buffett also said he remains keen on making a big acquisition.

    Warren Buffett: 'American magic' will spur US economic recovery

    Buffett's fortune of $72 billion is the fourth-largest in the world, according to Forbes.

    Warren Buffett says Berkshire is reversing course on airlines again

    Buffett’s had a complicated relationship with the airline industry over the years.

    'American magic' will spur US economic recovery: Warren Buffett

    The 89-year-old made the sanguine prediction about the world's largest economy as his holding company Berkshire Hathaway reported first-quarter net losses of nearly $50 billion.

    Never bet against America; nothing can stop this nation: Warren Buffett

    The Oracle of Omaha said the best thing many investors can do is to own the S&P500.

    Warren Buffett will try to solve 5 biggest investor dilemmas tonight

    Buffett enthusiasts expect the investing legend to answer key questions during his interaction.

    As Buffett starts buying stocks, D-Street analysts wonder if they should go top-down or bottom-up

    BSE Sensex is up 45 per cent from its March low. Marketmen say while the domestic indices look richly valued at this point, there do exist pockets of stocks with reasonable valuations.

    Warren Buffett says negative rates are puzzling, but not scary

    I have never been able to predict interest rates, says Buffett.

    Mutual fund winners don’t stay ahead for long

    That, briefly, is the gospel according to Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. He added that the best approach for the great majority of investors was to hold stocks and bonds in broadly diversified, low-cost index funds that mirror the market and to forget about picking individual stocks.

    Buffett's Berkshire boosts its stake in Bank of America to 11.8%

    Berkshire has spent more than $1.7 billion on 71.5 million Bank of America shares since July 20.

    Warren Buffett’s ‘fortress’ is breached by coronavirus-related shutdowns

    Buffett has stayed relatively quiet amid the turmoil this time around.

    Coronavirus forces Warren Buffett to cancel 'Woodstock for Capitalists'

    The meeting will be live-streamed on Yahoo as usual, Buffett said in a letter to investors.

    Bezos, Zuckerberg and Musk have made $115 billion this year

    The mind-boggling accumulation of money underway in technology is unrivaled in speed and scale. No other group of executives has prospered to such a degree. Indeed, the world’s richest people are growing even richer, even faster, as the coronavirus pandemic upends the global economy and drives ever more activity online.

    Bill Ackman’s 10 rules to bet on unpopular stocks & spin wealth

    Ackman says investors should try and invest intelligently and avoid businesses whose prospects are not well known.

    Why Buffett style of investing may not be right for you, Samir Arora explains

    'Warren Buffett is making a big mistake in waiting to invest $100 billion in one investment. If he had just invested in 10 stocks, $10 billion each, he would have done much better.'

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway joins global debt splurge

    Buffett said last month the effects of the virus and an oil shock were “a big one-two punch.”

    Bridge, golf and mattress testing: Inside Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s many years of friendship

    Even in times of social distancing, Gates and Buffett are keeping their friendship strong with online bridge.

    Full text of Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders

    Warren Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday.

    Even a dubious Warren Buffett can’t stop this crypto-world casino czar

    Justin Sun has founded one of the largest blockchain platforms, Tron, in 2017 and turned it into a virtual Las Vegas with gambling apps. He’s rubbed shoulders with Apple Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. founders, hired celebrity endorsers like the late Kobe Bryant and drawn accusations of plagiarism, which he has denied, more than once.

    Eight behavioural skills of successful investors you should follow

    Successful investors not only know how to create wealth, but also how to protect it. They cover all risks and make sure that their wealth is not eroded by inflation, market risks, ill-health or death. Here are eight habits to emulate.

    To upgrade from chauffeur knowledge to Planck knowledge, learn from others' investing experience

    When we start investing, we observe what is happening around us and learn to imitate some of it. It works for a while but sooner or later, reality catches up. There is no substitute for real experience. Learning from others' knowledge and experience is worth the effort.

    Qualities that make great investors: And, mind you, they aren't hard to imbibe

    Green said after interviewing and spending time with these great magicians of the investing world, he learned four lessons from them which can also be considered very important to living a fulfilling life.

    Twitter says about 130 accounts were targeted in cyber attack this week

    Accounts of celebrities and political figures including Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama and Elon Musk were hacked during the cyber attack on Wednesday. Twitter added that it was continuing to assess whether hackers were able to access private data of the targeted accounts.

    Warren Buffett-backed BYD to supply EV parts to rivals

    BYD, founded as a mobile-phone battery maker, has been growing by expanding into new businesses over the past two decades. The company started car manufacturing in 2003 and rolled out its first vehicles powered by lithium-iron-phosphate batteries in 2006.

    Ambani’s wealth beats tech giants Elon Musk and Google founders

    The chairman of RIL, whose wealth surpassed Warren Buffett’s last week, is now worth $72.4 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

    Jhunjhunwala gives away his multibagger hunt formula

    Jhunjhunwala has about 40 years of experience in equity investing. He became a regular on Dalal Street when the bluest of blue chips would command a market valuation not more than Rs 100-200 crore. Today, the highest market-cap for a stock has risen to Rs 12,00,000 crore!

    Looking for 'moat' to pick stocks? Pat Dorsey tells you how to find it

    Dorsey reveals four major ways a company can establish an economic moat.

    Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reduces share count, suggesting possible buybacks

    If Berkshire repurchased those shares, it might have conducted roughly $4.9 billion to $5.9 billion of buybacks.

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway slashes Goldman stake; exits Phillips 66, Travelers

    This despite his assurance that the banking sector was not a "primary worry" for him.

    Buffett’s Berkshire takes $69b hit on stock portfolio in Q1, shifts money to treasuries

    The company sold $6.1 billion worth of shares in April, the earnings report showed.

    Buffett biggest loser among billionaires in 2020, sceptics cast doubts over his methods

    Berkshire posted a net loss of close to $50 billion in the first 3 months of the year.

    Why Buffett kicked an investing strategy which was successful in his early days

    The ‘cigar butt strategy’ is a colourful colloquial investment term from Wall Street. This activity is also called penny stock investing and now-a-days in India, it is called rupee stock investing. Here's why even Warren Buffett is staying away from this strategy.

    8 tips from value investor Guy Spier for success in investing

    Spier advises investors to appreciate the ‘compounding of personal goodwill’

    Business insights in the pandemic: The 2 books Bill Gates recommends from his bookshelf

    If you’re looking for insights to help navigate the Covid-19 economic fallout, here are two books Gates would recommend.

    How Berkshire Hathaway may have been snookered in Germany

    The case showed that even one of the shrewdest investors in the world can be hoodwinked.

    IndiGo, SpiceJet tank after Warren Buffett dumps his airline stocks

    Warren Buffett, during his annual address to shareholders, said thanks to the pandemic the “world has changed” for the aviation industry without any fault of theirs.

    View: Warren Buffett is waiting for one last big score

    Buffett has more than earned his retirement after a career that spans more than six decades.

    Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting: Five questions Warren Buffett should answer

    Many will be tuning in for are the Oracle of Omaha’s views on the world at a time like this.

    Warren Buffett's annual letter: Takeaways for seamless succession planning for entrepreneurs

    Even the smallest enterprise has multiple legal entities. We create them to “save” taxes; fudge expenses through transfer pricing; hive off rents and perks for owners through lazy posts and positions and hide revenues and incomes from the taxman.

    Big tobacco, big oil and Buffett join Fed's portfolio

    The initial round of purchases included some 86 issuers, about half of them contractually settled as of June 18 and some still underway, all bought on the secondary market.

    Top investing lessons from Warren Buffett's annual letter

    Warren Buffett's annual letter is read carefully by investors all over the world. Rajeev Thakkar, CIO and Equity Fund Manager of PPFAS MF digs deeper to get you the top highlights.Top investing lessons from Warren Buffett's annual letter

    Warren Buffett spends record $2.2 billion buying Berkshire shares

    Even as Buffett ramped up his repurchases, Berkshire's massive pile of cash hovered close to a record.

    Warren Buffett defends investments in stocks, which fuelled record Berkshire profit

    Berkshire reported record net income for the year of $81.42 billion, reflecting enormous gains in its common stock holdings.

    Warren Buffett's letter: Investing lessons for India investors today

    The Oracle of Omaha last year noted that valuations for acquisitions had gone up sharply.

    Warren Buffett poised to address missed deals with cash pile growing

    Buffett has found little success deploying Berkshire’s growing pile of cash.

    Warren Buffett’s annual letter on Saturday: All you need to know

    Nicknamed, Oracle of Omaha, Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

    Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders: Here's what to watch out for

    Buffett’s annual letter always spurs questions about succession for the 89-year-old CEO.

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire raises stake in Biogen, Kroger

    Buffett’s company has been trimming its stakes in some major lenders to try to avoid crossing a 10% ownership threshold that often draws regulatory scrutiny.

    Warren Buffett's son helps Colombia kick cocaine curse

    Like his father, Buffett, 65, has a reputation for folksy, Midwestern plain speech and self-effacing humor. Although he's a three-time college dropout, his father wants him to succeed him as the non-executive chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the $550 billion conglomerate that owns companies such as Duracell, Dairy Queen and GEICO insurance as well as major stakes in leading U.S. airlines and banks. But he's spent much of his adult life roving the world taking wildlife photos and writing books. He's also a corn farmer and made headlines in 2017 by briefly serving as the sheriff of Macon County, Illinois, where he lives and his foundation is based. He began exploring the world as a teenager on a trip to Soviet-controlled Prague in 1969 to visit one of the many exchange students his mother hosted at their home in Omaha, Nebraska. But his love of travel hasn't been matched by culinary curiosity: In Catatumbo, he carried around a blue, insulated lunch pack containing his requisite PB&J sandwich and a Dr. Pepper.

    Buffett says plan ready for departure: 7 takeaways from his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders

    Berkshire Hathaway’s annual general meeting will be held on May 2, 2020.

    Warren Buffett says goodbye to his struggling newspaper business

    Now, it’ll be up to Lee to turn the business around.

    Get mix of market darlings & battered stocks in this market: Jhunjhunwala

    ‘My portfolio has done wonderfully well since 2009. Markets have not given return only in last three years since 2017-18’

    Covid-19 crisis over-hyped, India will soon see next bull run: Jhunjhunwala

    The ace investor believes India is at the cusp of witnessing the mother of all bull runs.

    In investing, you get what you deserve, not what you want. Here’s why

    Housel says all investors have vastly different experiences during investing.

    In investing, you get what you deserve, not what you want. Here’s why

    Housel says all investors have vastly different experiences during investing.

    Waiting for market bottom? Buffett Indicator already showing where it lies

    Like other markets, Indian equity market sentiment too has been plagued by virus outbreak.

    Lockdown status to decide Nifty’s next course; don’t jump the gun either way

    A trend worth observing is that markets in most countries have mirrored the US bourses.

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