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Warren Buffett confirms to CNBC's Becky Quick that Berkshire Hathaway has made changes to some of its controversial bets on the long-term health of stocks. Buffett told Becky last night by telephone that roughly $2 billion of put options on the benchmark S&P 500 stock index have been altered. Changes have also been made to a derivative on a foreign stock index, but he's not saying which one. The new contracts have a lower strike price but cover a shorter time period.
U.S. stock index futures predicted the slightly higher open on Monday, but Manus Cranny from MF Global Spreads said that sustainability is now the critical question.
The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq are all up Monday. How should stock market investors read it? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his insights.
US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Monday following a negative week for the major indexes. But overall market direction remained uncertain as the bulls and bears struggled to take control.
Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March. Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.
Warren Buffett always says the cheaper stocks get, the more he likes them. But did he like them enough to do some buying for Berkshire Hathaway as prices plunged to their bear market lows in early March? We'll have some answers late this afternoon (Friday) when Berkshire reveals its U.S. stock holdings as of March 31, the end of the first quarter.
Stocks rose on Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak, as investors gave techs another go and Wal-Mart hit its earnings target. However, some economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains. Experts weighed in on the markets, the commercial real estate, and more... (UPDATED)
Stocks rose on Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak, as investors gave techs another go and Wal-Mart hit its earnings target. However, some economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains. Experts weighed in on the markets, the commercial real estate, and more...
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is still chipping away at the almost 20 million shares of Constellation Energy it received last December as part of its break-up fee. Today, an SEC filing lists another series of sales that brings Berkshire's stake down by 2.3 million shares to 12.5 million shares.
Stocks shed 1.8 percent Monday as investors took a breather after last week's run. The Nasdaq's drop was less severe as techs gained.
Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after last week's run. The Dow was down over 100 points in the first few minutes of trading as banks declined.
Following last week's gains, stock index futures indicated a lower open for the stocks Monday as investors remained concerned about the health of the financial system as the stress-test hype wears off.
Both the S&P and Dow rose on Friday as stress test results and reassuring jobs data fueled hopes the worst is over for banks and the economy.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway took a $1.9 billion after-tax charge at the end of the first quarter, as it sharply cut its stake in ConocoPhillips by selling shares at a loss. As a result, the company reported its first net loss for any quarter since 2001: $1.5 billion.
A new, stylish, environmentally-friendly manufactured home from a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary is getting a lot of attention today, with a favorable comparison to Apple's popular iPod media player.
Berkshire Hathaway officials tell the AP they believe a Taiwan tycoon's accusations against Chinese electric car maker BYD are "unfounded." Hon Hai's Terry Gou has questioned Warren Buffett's decision to invest in BYD, a company Gou claims has stolen trade secrets.
Was Monday's rally a rebound — or merely shorts covering themselves? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his stock market insights.
Andrew Ross Sorkin, DealBook editor for The New York Times, writes about his simple takeaway from Warren Buffett at this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.
Warren Buffett's live interview with CNBC's Becky Quick Monday morning after the weekend's Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting generated some headlines on his short-term negative/long-term positive outlook on the U.S. economy. We have already posted video clips and preliminary transcripts. Now, we have a downloadable PDF of the complete transcript.
Markets posted gains on the strength of Monday's good news from the housing and manufacturing sectors. In the meantime, Warren Buffett told CNBC that although the economy is "very slow," he remains optimistic that the economy will eventually improve. Watch the accompanying videos for more on what other experts had to say...