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Stocks to Buy: Why Warren Buffett Is Hunting in Europe – Money Morning

Investment guru Warren Buffett is looking for stocks to buy now in struggling Europe- a region many investors refuse to touch thanks to the destructive Eurozone debt crisis.  

But the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B) CEO told CNBC he’s bought a couple smaller businesses in Europe over the last 12 months and also took positions in some European equities.

“We’ve bought some European stocks,” Buffett said. “And the fact that there are troubles in Europe, and there are plenty of troubles, and they’re not going away fast, does not mean you don’t buy stocks. We bought stocks when the United States was in trouble, in 2008 and it was in huge trouble, and we spent $15.5 billion in three weeks in between September 15 and October 10.”

One reason for Buffett’s interest in Europe: plenty of cheap buys.

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Stocks to Buy: 5 Picks Buffett and Insiders Love Right Now – Money Morning

Investors often look to Warren Buffett’s purchases when trying to pick the best stocks to buy.

And with good reason: Buffett’s conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B),
has an impressive track record and got off to a stellar start this year. Berkshire Hathaway gained 8.7% in January, beating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s 6% rise and the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 7% increase.

It’s also a good sign when Buffett’s picks include companies with heavy insider buying, given insiders buy because they expect shares to rise.

That’s why MarketWatch and Insider Monkey just took a look at Buffett’s 38 holdings and compared his purchases to stocks that have had sustainable insider buying in the past 90 days.

And who knows better than insiders? These folks are privy to the most current information on their companies’ prospects, and research shows stock prices rise more after insiders’ net purchases than after net sales.

MarketWatch and Insider Monkey came up with the following five stocks to buy now, based on Buffett’s holdings and insider buying.

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