The world’s largest hedge fund posted a 15% gain last year after calling global economic slowdown

Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, posted returns for 2018 that not only outperformed benchmark indexes for various asset classes, but also many of its peers. The firm’s flagship Pure Alpha fund finished the year returning 14.6 percent net of fees, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The …

Warren Buffett Used to Avoid Tech Stocks. Now He Loves Them. Here’s Why

At this year’s annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting in Omaha, Warren Buffett, the high priest of value investing, uttered words that would have been grounds for excommunication if they had come from anyone but him. Buffett began his career nearly 70 years ago by investing in drab, beaten-up companies trading for …

Most of the ‘big shorts,’ who thrived during the financial crisis, have faltered since 2008

It’s difficult to stay on top. Last weekend marked the 10th anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, which many investors regard as the seminal event of the financial crisis. While most investors on Wall Street lost money a decade ago during the depths of the crisis, some investors thrived and earned …

Why Warren Buffett’s record-breaking cash stockpile should have investors very worried

As merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has roared, Warren Buffett and his investing colleagues at Berkshire Hathaway have stayed on the sidelines. That means they missed out on an M&A bonanza that saw a record-breaking $2 trillion in deals through mid-May. But it also means Berkshire Hathaway has set a …

Paul Tudor Jones warns the next recession will be ‘really frightening’

Legendary global macro trader Paul Tudor Jones is warning that asset prices are too high. And furthermore, he’s concerned about what the next recession might look like. He shared his thoughts on Monday during a conversation with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein as part of the firm’s “Talks at GS” …

Warren Buffett: Interest rates are the ‘most important’ thing in determining stock values

As bond yields rally to multiyear highs, investors may want to remember Warren Buffett’sremarks on the importance of interest rates for valuing investments. In a 2017 interview video clip found using CNBC’s Warren Buffett Archive, the investor explained why rates matter so much for stock investors. “The most important item …

Warren Buffett’s three best investing tips

1) Circle of competence “Different people understand different businesses. And the important thing is to know which ones you do understand and when you’re operating within what I call your circle of competence.” — Warren Buffett, 1999 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Buffett stressed the importance looking at companies that are within …

Warren Buffett: Good habits may be more important than IQ

Good habits might be more important than being smart. In an exclusive interview this year with Yahoo Finance’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett talked about how critical it is for young people to establish good habits and start saving early. When asked if young people — who …

Warren Buffett: China has ‘found a secret sauce for themselves’

Warren Buffett, known as the “god of stocks” in China, speaks highly of the country’s economic growth and is optimistic about its future. “What they’ve done in the last 50 or 60 years is a total economic miracle. I never would’ve thought it could’ve happened,” Buffett told Yahoo Finance’s Andy …