Value Investing

Short sellers have big stature on Wall Street. The “short” part doesn’t have anything to do with their physical height but it has much to do with their psychological and practical approach to the market. While most investors buy stocks to benefit from rising prices, shorts sell… Read More

Unemployment hit 10.2% in October. That’s only the second time that figure has ventured into double-digit territory since World War II. And it may get worse. Many economists predict the unemployment rate won’t peak until mid-2010 at 11%. That’s bad news for most sectors… Read More

The most valued company in the United States? If you guess Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) or ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) or Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), you’re way off. Hint: This company been around since 1851 and does business in nearly every town in the world. Another hint: A band called The Five Americans made… Read More

Warren Buffett is up to his old tricks again. Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B), is buying the railroad Burlington Northern (NYSE: BNI) in a savvy move that’s sure to bear fruit for years to come. But as StreetAuthority’s Andy Obermueller recently… Read More

During the market’s darkest days of fear and uncertainty last October, Warren Buffett wrote a bullish op-ed piece in The New York Times arguing in favor of U.S. stocks. Those reassuring comments helped quell anxiety far more than any government intervention. Buffett was putting his money where his mouth was. 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

Cheap stocks aren’t as plentiful as they were seven months ago. In some ways, of course, that’s a good thing. No one likes it when the market craters. But even though prices have risen from their lows, that doesn’t mean investors can’t find bargains out there — they’re just tougher… Read More

Sometimes the market drops the ball. That’s when value investors strike. In this case, investors should look into one area the market left behind in the rally: Utilities. Many of these companies were beat up during the selloff, but because of plummeting natural-gas prices, they didn’t participate in the rally. Read More