Is Bill Gates right about the Canadian National Railway?

Bill Gates’ most unusual investment; at least from a tech geek’s perspective is the Canadian National Railway (NYSE: CNI). Blomberg

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Why are American Healthcare Costs so High?

Is Uncle Warren right would single-payer reduce healthcare costs? Maybe; remember we already have single-payer for seniors in the form of Medicare, and it does a lousy job of controlling costs. One reason for this is that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are barred from negotiating for prescription drug prices.

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Should Investors Stay away from GM?

General Motors has not made money off vehicle sales in Europe since the 20th Century; an analysis by Karain indicates, yet it waited until March 5 to sell its European Division. That division includes two storied brands Germany’s Opel and Britain’s Vauxhall, a European financing division, 11 manufacturing plants and an engineering center.

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Bill Gates Organizes League of Billionaires to Fight Climate Change

Bill Gates has become a real life superhero who is out to save the world from climate change. The Microsoft

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Is Deutsche Bank a Disaster or a Great Value Investment?

Despite that a lot of investors are looking at Deutsche Bank because it has some similarities to two of the U.S. monster banks that Warren Buffett likes; Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America of (NYSE:BAC).

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Should Value Investors Pounce on Wells Fargo?

Buffett’s thinking is that Wells Fargo has so much money; it can simply pay whatever fines and lawsuit settlements that stem from the phantom accounts scandal, and still have cash to spare. This seems like an obvious extension of Warren’s famed belief that a good business is one your idiot nephew could run and still make money. Here’s how he described in a 2010 discussion with the FDIC:

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Uncle Warren Picks a Dud Torchmark Corporation

A big reason why Torchmark stinks is that it’s overpriced. This is a company that reported revenues of $3.679 billion and a net income of $540.8 million on June 30, 2016 yet it was trading at $62.04 a share on August 16, 2016. Okay to be fair one of the companies ycharts listed as its direct competitor American Equity Investments (NYSE: AEL) reported a net income of $100.95 million on the same day.

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Ten Threats to Berkshire Hathaway

It is hard to imagine Berkshire Hathaway without Warren Buffett. Its share price will fall by 10% to 20% after Buffett’s death even if he chooses the perfect successor.

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Is Bank of America Doomed or a Value Investment?

Yet there are some clouds on the horizon because of dismal revenue growth. The real problem facing Bank of America and its competitors is falling revenues. The revenue drops at BOA are not as bad as in past years, but they are still worrying.

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