Bill Gates’ most unusual investment; at least from a tech geek’s perspective is the Canadian National Railway (NYSE: CNI). BlombergRead more
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) – The Everything Store is basically a logistics company and Hyperloop is a next generation logistics solution. Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd has even described his company’s technology as “Amazon Prime on steroids.” Hyperloop would make Amazon more profitable by greatly reducing transportation costs while speeding up delivery times. A fulfillment center in Ohio would be able to provide same day delivery for merchandise ordered in Chicago or New York by utilizing Hyperloop.Read more
There is one scary figure in Berkshire’s first quarter results and that’s cash and short-term investments. Why has Uncle Warren stashed $96.46 billion in the bank?
An obvious and frightening reason is that Buffett and crew think the U.S. economy is on shaky economic ground. They think something is about to give in the American economy, and when it does they plan to go shopping.Read more
The railroad is definitely overpriced at the $89.5 a share it was trading at on April 28, 2017. There’s nothing in the earnings report to justify that number.Read more
The ongoing decline of coal and railroads might be a huge opportunity for Hyperloop. Hopefully some far-sighted executive will seize upon it.Read more
The situation at Kansas City Southern should make investors reconsider the notion that railroads are a value investment. Changing economic conditions are calling that value theory into question. Political conditions and the potential of major technological disruption; in the form of innovations like Hyperloop, make railroads a far riskier investment than they once were.Read more
As you can see, the Kansas City Southern is a riskier investment than other U.S. railroads because of its exposure to Mexico. Yet it is still a good value because of its low cost, profits and position as a trade corridor between the United States and our neighbor to the south.Read more