List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2016

Brett Arends's ROI: Warren Buffett’s best opportunity might be his company’s own stock

Brett Arends's ROI: Warren Buffett’s best opportunity might be his company’s own stock

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B, +1.71% has been one of the most successful investments in history. In 50 years the conglomerate has turned a notional $1,000 initial investment into about… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold scores biggest monthly gain in four years

Metals Stocks: Gold scores biggest monthly gain in four years

By Markets/commodities reporter Gold futures settled higher on Monday to score their largest monthly gain in about four years, as continued skittishness around stocks fostered demand for an asset viewed… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks head lower as oil rallies, bucking trend

Market Snapshot: Stocks head lower as oil rallies, bucking trend

U.S. stocks were under pressure Monday afternoon as investors took a defensive posture, bidding up utility and telecom stocks, while selling energy stocks even as crude-oil futures ended sharply higher…. Read more »

Capitol Report: An old fear returns as new mortgage market players rise

Capitol Report: An old fear returns as new mortgage market players rise

The years since the housing crisis have been marked by a tug of war between two conflicting ideas. A vibrant lending market is critical not just to the housing sector,… Read more »

The Tell: Carl Icahn was taking a bath on his Federal-Mogul stock, so why not buy the rest?

The Tell: Carl Icahn was taking a bath on his Federal-Mogul stock, so why not buy the rest?

Carl Icahn was taking a bath on his large stake in Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., so he did the only thing he could—buy up the rest of the auto parts maker’s… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Justice Thomas breaks silent streak at the Supreme Court

The Wall Street Journal: Justice Thomas breaks silent streak at the Supreme Court

Newly chatty: Justice Clarence Thomas For the first time in just over a decade, Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas asked a question during oral argument — and after breaking… Read more »

The Tell: U.S. stocks are more expensive now than at the start of the year

The Tell: U.S. stocks are more expensive now than at the start of the year

This may surprise some investors: Even though stock markets have tumbled this year, a widely followed valuation guide is up. Estimated 2016 earnings have fallen more sharply than prices, pushing… Read more »

The Balance: ‘Spotlight’ best picture win means $7 million bonus for film studio

The Balance: ‘Spotlight’ best picture win means $7 million bonus for film studio

Open Road Film’s best picture win for “Spotlight” will award the studio bragging rights–roughly $7 million worth of bragging rights, actually. Personal finance website WalletHub, estimates that the studio that… Read more »

Allergan generic application is latest lob at Valeant in drug pricing wars

Allergan generic application is latest lob at Valeant in drug pricing wars

Allergan PLC wants in on a nearly $1 billion a year Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. drug, filing an application to market a generic version of the company’s star drug on… Read more »

5 surprising things you can deduct from your income taxes

5 surprising things you can deduct from your income taxes

“Can I deduct this?” When Americans sit down to fill out their income tax forms on or before the April 15 deadline, that’s the question they’ll likely ask the most…. Read more »

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