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Should You Buy Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Stock?

Warren Buffett says he has never recommended Berkshire Hathaway’s shares. He hasn’t done so in writing. He hasn’t done so on television. He even says he hasn’t done so privately. Yet, as the company’s chairman since 1965, he might have created more millionaires than anyone…ever.

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What Investors Need To Know About Brexit Now

When British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced her resignation this summer, many people felt relief. Others saw the Brexit cloud grow darker still. Investors wonder what to do with their money. Since the first Brexit talks, British stocks have lagged behind the rising global markets.

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How Australians And Canadians Can Invest Like Jedi Knights

In the 2017 film, The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker reluctantly takes one last student. Her name is Rey. But Skywalker fears her natural power. What if Rey turns to the Dark Side, like Darth Vader and Kylo Ren had done?

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Why It Keeps Looking Worse For Actively Managed Funds

Imagine this: Every day, the world’s active fund managers play a round of golf. But every night, hardworking crews build new sand traps. They also roughen up the grass. They build new ponds every night that they hope might swallow balls.

Every player wants to do well. But most fall short. Some toss their clubs in frustration and stomp off the course long before the 18th hole.

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Should Investors Rebalance Their Portfolios More Than Once A Year?

I used to work with a woman whom I’ll call Kathy. We were both high school English teachers. It wasn’t an easy job, and Kathy often stayed at school until 8pm so she could refine her next day’s lessons.

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Bitcoin is back. Approach with caution.

2019 has been a good year for Bitcoin. The crypto-currency started the year in the doldrums trading at around $3,715. At time of writing, its price stands at $7,825. So it has more than doubled this year. Traders are getting rich again! At one point its price nudged $9,000. Crypto gurus are claiming the price could hit $10,000, $100,000 or even a mighty $1 million.

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Don’t Pin All Your Hopes on U.S. Stocks

U.S. stocks fell about 5.26 percent in 2018. It was their first losing year in almost a decade. But now, it looks like U.S. stocks are back. From January 1 to June 4th, 2019, they gained about 13 percent.

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Why Buy Bonds When They Pay Such Paltry Interest?

When I was in elementary school, I hung out with a guy whom I’ll call Jake. He wasn’t a great student, nor was he athletic. His left eye drifted and his mouth was a little crooked. But I liked the guy. At noon, we sometimes walked to his house and his mom made us sandwiches and fries.

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