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Here’s What These Top Activist Investors Do to Stocks You Own – Money Morning

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. Sooner or later, an activist investor will target a stock you own. Activist investors have been more active than ever before over the past year and increasingly have gone after some of the most commonly held stocks in…

How to Invest in Dividend Stocks to Build True Wealth – Money Morning

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How These Companies Get Away with Paying Peanuts in Corporate Taxes – Money Morning

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. Even though the United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, many American companies pay little or nothing in taxes – and some even get refunds. That doesn’t mean that U.S. companies necessarily cheat Uncle…

Stock Market: Q1 Was One for the Record Books, So What’s Next? – Money Morning

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. The U.S. stock market logged an impressive first quarter. Shrugging off budget cuts, tax hikes, and more Eurozone misery, U.S. stocks climbed to record territory on several occasions. On March 5, the Dow broke through its record close…

Euro crisis hits Global Profits says Bloomberg, but June US tax collections hit 4 year record

Bloomberg says that global corporate profits are being hit by the Euro crisis. Maybe so, but second quarter corporate taxes in the US hit a 4 year record. Europe’s debt crisis is putting pressure on corporate earnings globally with companies from Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) to Danone (BN) cutting forecasts and signaling profits will…

Warren Buffett Stocks: Where the Oracle of Omaha Puts his Money

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) has been on a buying spree, adding a plethora of positions to its storied portfolio of “Warren Buffett stocks.”

Last Wednesday the conglomerate released its stock holdings. Mutual funds and retail investors closely watch the picks to dissect the selections for hints about the company’s tactics. Other simply want to mimic Buffett’s moves.

This quarter Berkshire disclosed new stakes in General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Viacom (Nasdaq: VIAB), larger positions in Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT), and a small increased position in International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM).

Declining stakes were noted in Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG).

The Berkshire portfolio ballooned to $89.1 billion on March 31 from $77 billion at the end of 2011. The firm is the largest shareholder in Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), Wells Fargo and American Express (NYSE: AXP).

The additions come as Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger have tasked former hedge fund managers Todd Combs and Ted Weschler with more investing duties. The two were brought into Berkshire to help oversee investments, as Buffett, Berkshire’s CEO and chairman, transitions the company for his ultimate departure.

The 81-year-old sage acknowledged that he makes Berkshire’s larger bets, while his team of stock pickers is responsible for smaller wagers.

In his widely read shareholder letter in February, Buffett penned, “When our quarterly filings report relatively small holdings, these are not likely to be buys I made but rather holdings denoting purchases by Todd or Ted. They have the brains, judgments and character” to do the job.

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