Buffett is chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway. The publicly traded holding company operates a broad collection of businesses, including insurance (Geico), manufacturing (Clayton Homes), energy (MidAmerican Energy, Lubrizol) and service (NetJets). It also owns stakes in Coca-Cola, American Express, Procter & Gamble and Wells Fargo.
Receiving $54 million in consulting fees for a decade’s work on her own family’s offshore trusts is unusual and probably saved U.S. Commerce Secretary nominee Penny Pritzker on taxes, according to estate experts.
General Motors Co.’s redesigned full- size pickups are bolstering analysts’ confidence that the automaker’s shares will keep climbing after topping their initial public offering price for the first time in two years.
Sales of corporate bonds in the U.S. are surging toward the busiest May ever as borrowers race to the market before demand dries up with Bill Gross and Warren Buffett cautioning against buying debt at all-time low yields.
The longest decline in Treasuries this year has left U.S. government debt the cheapest since March 2011 when measured by real yields and the best relative value compared with German bunds in more than two decades.
Today, Benjamin Graham is known primarily as Warren Buffett’s investing mentor and the author of multiple classics about value investing. Toward the end of his life, in the 1973 edition of “The Intelligent Investor,” Graham wrote, “Ever since 1934 we have argued in our writings for a more intelligent and energetic attitude by stockholders toward their managements”.