Imagine your job is to grow Starbucks. You’ve got your work cut out for you launching hundreds of store locations each year in prime locations. Market research, consumer trends, cost of real estate, these are just a few of the factors you’ll need to analyze before building out the stores, and then you’ve got all the challenges of hiring baristas,
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If you want to beat the market, some will tell you it’s not possible. And then there’s Warren Buffett, proving every day it can be done. But what if you can’t pour over earnings reports and 10-Qs daily like the Oracle of Omaha? Is there another way that few have cottoned onto but which is fairly simple and doesn’t require a ton of work?
“Tesla is nothing more than a car company.” That’s the line skeptics used to repeat when trying to downplay the firm’s valuation.
“How could a car company be worth nearly a trillion dollars? And why would a single car manufacturer be valued at almost as much as the sum total of all other car makers combined?”
Who would be in the airline business? Not even Warren Buffett, who thought he had engineered a near foolproof strategy for investing in airlines, is exposed to the turbulence these days.
Back in 2020 he held a position that seemed ingenious. As a student of history he had learned that the risks posed to any given airline were massive.
It’s been a while but eventually the wheel has come full circle for Cathie Wood, it seems. From the dizzying heights of 2021 to the crushing lows of 2022, Wood and her ARK Invest fund have enjoyed the highest highs and suffered the lowest lows.
Over the past couple of weeks, sentiment has swung back in her favor and some of her stocks have been on an absolute tear,
There are good reasons to be skeptical about buying retailers these days. Theft is so rampant in certain cities that flagship stores are closing down. Inflation is a hidden tax on consumers hurting their pocketbooks. High interest rates are translating to even higher credit card interest rates, further hurting consumers’ wallets. Amid all the concerns,
Barely a couple of weeks ago, the tenor of the markets changed. Cathie Wood, the poster girl for high growth stocks, reported massive gains among her portfolio of stocks.
In a single week, Nurix Therapeutics gained 16%, Pinterest rose by 19%, Verve Therapeutics flew higher by 18%, Ceres was up 15%, Shopify soared by 22% and Palantir was up 20%.
It’s no secret that Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has a soft spot for dividend paying stocks. Perhaps more surprisingly is that Buffett keeps a $157 billion cash hoard on the Berkshire balance sheet and refuses to pay a dividend to his own shareholders.
The reasoning is simple, Buffett thinks he and Berkshire can earn a better return on that cash than shareholders can.
Sometimes a deal just falls in your lap and that might well be the case now with Match Group. The online dating giant houses many, perhaps even most, of the dating apps you have heard of, from Tinder to Hinge.
Sadly for shareholders, the stock has had a downright awful year, plunging 26% year-to-date after a poorly received earnings report a few days ago.
IPG Photonics has carved out a niche in the laser technology industry and today stands head and shoulders above its peers, not least because of its extensive patent portfolio, featuring over 1,700 patents. Combined, these create an intellectual property fortress that not only protects the firm’s innovations but also presents a barrier to entry for competitors.