Growth Investing

Back in 1986, Halley’s Comet streaked through the sky, Bill Buckner broke the hearts of Red Sox fans in the World Series, and the U.S. government passed a landmark tax reform act. You may not remember that last event, but more than two decades later it still has a profound… Read More

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) is set to take off. The news that uberinvestor Warren Buffett’s holding company would take over Burlington Northern (NYSE: BNI) in a $44 billion “all-in wager on the economic future of the United States” has made headlines around the world. Everyone says it’s Buffett’s biggest deal. Read More

An often-overlooked industry may just be the best place in the entire market to find steady income. Major players are paying rock-solid yields as high as 7% to 10%. When you think of energy companies, you probably think of oil and natural gas. Or maybe you even… Read More

When the market hit new lows in March, it was understandably hard for investors to pull the trigger. They knew they’d be buying into an investment landscape rife with risk. Hindsight is 20/20. Just six months later, investors can see the returns they might have captured had they taken the… Read More

I have a game I like to play. A little con. It generally involves two pigeons. One is a friend, the other is Bill Gates. It never fails. I’m always amazed at how little people know about financial information. When I show someone the SEC’s site, for instance, he or… Read More

Most income investors ignore small companies. Conventional wisdom says that large, mature companies pay dividends and small companies don’t. That’s hardly the case. Nearly 10,000 small caps trade on U.S. exchanges. Of those, 3.3% carry a yield of 6% or more. Believe it… Read More

It’s no secret that investors place a premium on lofty margins. If one business squeezes $0.15 in earnings from each dollar in sales and another manages just $0.10, the first company clearly has a big advantage. But there’s one thing even better than a… Read More