6 Largest Market Capitalizations

6 largest market capitalizations: Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more stevepb / Pixabay (1) Apple — $1.35 trillion (2) Microsoft — $1.22 trillion (3) Google — $969 billion (4) Amazon — $938 billion (5) Facebook — $614 billion (6) Berkshire Hathaway — $553 billion Article by Dr. David Kass

S&P 500 Total Return Up in 80% of Past 78 Years (1942-2019)

Over the past 78 years (1942-2019), the S&P 500 (with dividends included) has gone up in 80% of those years. Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more pasja1000 / Pixabay S&P 500 Total Returns by Year Year Total Return 2019 31.49 2018 -4.38 2017 21.83 2016 11.96 2015 1.38 2014 13.69 2013 32.39 2012 16.00 2011 2.11 2010 15.06 2009 26.46 2008 -37.00 2007 5.49 2006 15.79 2005 4.91 2004 10.88 2003 28.68 2002 -22.10 2001 -11.89 2000 -9.10 1999 21.04 1998 28.58 1997 33.36 1996 22.96 1995 37.58 1994 1.32 1993 10.08 1992 7.62 1991 30.47 1990 -3.10 1989 31.69 1988 16.61 1987 5.25 1986 18.67 1985 31.73 1984 6.27 1983 22.56 1982 21.55 1981 -4.91 1980 32.42 1979 18.44 1978 6.56 1977 -7.18 1976 23.84 1975 37.20 1974 -26.47 1973 -14.66 1972 18.98 1971 14.31 1970 4.01 1969 -8.50 1968 11.06 1967 23.98 1966 -10.06 1965 12.45 1964 16.48 1963 22.80 1962 -8.73 1961 26.89 1960 0.47 1959 11.96 1958 43.36 1957 -10.78 1956 6.56 1955 31.56 1954 52.62 1953 -0.99 1952 18.37 1951 24.02 1950 31.71 1949 18.79 1948 5.50 1947 5.71 1946 -8.07 1945 36.44 1944 19.75 1943 25.90 1942 20.34 Article by Dr. David Kass

Berkshire Hathaway’s Stake in Apple Doubles in Value

At today’s closing price of $289.91 for Apple, Berkshire’s 5.4% stake in the company is valued at $72 billion, double its $36 billion investment.  One of Berkshire’s portfolio managers, Ted Weschler or Todd Combs, made Berkshire’s initial purchases in Apple during the first quarter of 2016. Since then, however,...

55% of Americans Own Stocks

55% of Americans own stocks, directly or through 401(k)s, individual retirement accounts, mutual funds, or other means. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more geralt / Pixabay Gallup found 55% of Americans reporting they own stock in April 2019, similar to the average of 54% Gallup has measured since 2010. This...

Warren Buffett On Success In Investing

This is my favorite Warren Buffett quote: Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more “Success in investing doesn’t correlate with IQ once you’re above the level of 120.  What you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.  If your IQ is...

Part Of The Allure Of Gold Is About Fear

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Ancient rulers loved it. Modern investors have, at times, flocked to it. What is it about gold, anyway? Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Stevebidmead / Pixabay Gold prices have gained more than 15% this year, amid worries about the trade war between the United States and China,...

3 Highlights Of Berkshire Hathaway’s 2019 Third Quarter Report

Berkshire Hathaway released its 2019 third quarter report this morning.  The highlights are: Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more warren-buffett-omaha-berkshire.jpg (1) Berkshire’s operating earnings were up 14.2% in third quarter. (2) Berkshire’s cash rose to $128 billion at end of third quarter from $122 billion on June 30. (3) Berkshire bought back about $700 million...

8 Highlights Of David Rubenstein On CNBC

David Rubenstein was interviewed on CNBC this morning.  These are the highlights: Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot (1) We can have a deal with China within 4 months (by December 15?). (2) We had an inverted yield curve for “10 minutes”.  In 2007 we had an...

5 Highlights Of Berkshire Hathaway’s Second Quarter Report

Berkshire Hathaway released its second quarter earnings report this morning. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The highlights were: (1) Berkshire Hathaway’s operating earnings declined by 11% during the second quarter, primarily as a result of a 63% decline from insurance underwriting. (2) Berkshire’s cash position increased to $122 billion from $114 billion...

Lunch With Warren Buffett Costs $4,567,888

The 2019 winning charity bid on eBay for lunch with Warren Buffett was $4,567,888.  This was the 2oth annual lunch with Warren Buffet to benefit the Glide Foundation and it set a new record, exceeding the previous highest bid of $3,456,789 in 2012. There were only 4 bidders who...

Break Up Facebook? Regulatory Oversight Is The Better Path

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants, and at least two other Democratic presidential hopefuls say it’s a suggestion worth studying. However, Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith...

6 Largest Companies By Market Capitalization

The 6 largest companies by market capitalization are: Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc mohamed_hassan / Pixabay (1) Microsoft (MSFT) - $974 billion (2) Apple (AAPL) - $936 billion (3) Amazon (AMZN) - $931 billion (4) Alphabet (GOOGL) - $811 billion (5) Facebook (FB) -$538 billion (6) Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) - $516 billion Article by Dr. David...

5 Highlights Of The Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

These are 5 highlights of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting: Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc (1) Apple – Both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are very bullish on Apple.  “We like the fact that it is our largest holding” ($54 billion).  They would buy more shares at a lower...

7 Highlights Of Warren Buffett Interview On CNBC

Warren Buffett was interviewed by Becky Quick on CNBC today. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The 7 highlights were: (1) On Lyft’s IPO: “Buying new offerings during hot periods in the market — I don’t think it’s anything the average person should think about at all.” (2) “It does look like the...

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