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Fitch is downgrading its ratings on Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, ahead of the company's planned acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The market, however, may upgrade the company's stock price Friday after the deal closes and just before the Baby B shares are formally added to the S&P 500.
'Black Swan' author Nassim Taleb's latest comment about Warren Buffett's luck has generated some heat, including this email from Buffett author Janet Tavakoli. She writes, "Warren Buffett loves luck as much as the next man, but he doesn’t rely on it."
Stocks fell further on Wednesday after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke outlined the Fed's exit strategy for its unprecedented economic stimulus measures. How should investors be positioned? Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO of U.S. Global Investors and John Lekas, CEO and portfolio manager at Leader Capital shared their insights.
Video clips of Warren Buffett and Hank Paulson discussing the credit crisis and the economy in an appearance before the Greater Omaha Chamber on Tuesday, February 9, 2010.
Warren Buffett has made no secret of his opposition to President George W. Bush's policies and actions during his eight years in the White House. But Buffett said today that after reading former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's new book on the credit crisis, he has a greater appreciation of Mr. Bush's understanding of the crisis and the president's willingness to do what was needed to prevent a complete economic collapse.
Nassim Taleb, the author who gained fame and fortune writing about 'Black Swans,' says there isn't enough evidence to show that Warren Buffett's skill, and not his good luck, is responsible for the billionaire's enormous investing success over the decades.
CNBC.com and CNBC-TV plan live video coverage tomorrow (Tuesday) of Warren Buffett's planned 50 minute "conversation" with former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Buffett and Paulson are the main event at the Greater Omaha Chamber's 2010 Annual Meeting Luncheon at the Qwest Center Omaha.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway says tonight (Thursday) that Burlington Northern Santa Fe shareholders need to decide how they want to be paid for their shares by next Wednesday, less than two days before the acquisition is expected to close on Friday, February 12.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has lost its last remaining triple-A credit rating. Standard & Poor's dropped its ratings on Berkshire and its core subsidiaries from the top-level AAA to AA+.
Markets rose on the first day of February, energized by strong earnings report from ExxonMobil and a positive manufacturing report. Where are stocks headed? Daryl Guppy, CEO of GuppyTraders.com and a CNBC contributor, shared his market outlook.
Worries about the fiscal and economic health of several European nations are continuing to cause concern for the global markets. How big of a threat is the full-blown sovereign debt crisis? James Moffett, portfolio manager of Scout International Fund share his insights.
Shares of Berkshire Hathaway soared a blazing 17.5 percent over the last two weeks of January, putting Warren Buffett well ahead of the benchmark S&P 500 that he'll be joining soon.
The stock market has a long history of taking its cues from January, so investors will be hoping that this month's 3 percent drop is not a harbinger for the rest of the year.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway says today it will not issue more shares in response to the company's just-announced addition to the benchmark S&P 500. The company's newly-split B shares built on their 5% gain yesterday, to finish 3.6% higher today. That's a fresh 14-month high.
Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway ended almost 5 percent higher after their first full trading day on news the stock is going into the S&P 500 index.
Lots of market moving events today: the Apple show, President Obama's State of the Union speech, conclusion of the FOMC meeting, the Geithner hearings. Traders are hopeful the President will focus on the economy and job creation, and tone down the populism. Traders are less optimistic that anything good will come from The Geithner Witch Hunt, as some are calling the hearings...
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In breaking news the Fast Money desk learns that Berkshire Hathaway will be replacing Burlington Northern in the S&P 500.
Anyone betting that last week's 50-for-1 stock split of Berkshire Hathaway's Class B shares would lead to Warren Buffett going into the benchmark S&P 500 stock index .. is absolutely right. Moments ago, we got word from S&P that Berkshire will replace Burlington Northern Santa Fe in both the S&P 500 and the smaller S&P 100.
Stocks bounced back on Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence rose for a third straight month. What should investors expect from the markets going forward? Joe Kinahan, chief derivatives strategist at TD Ameritrade, shared his investment strategies.