Opinion: Vladimir Putin isn’t just losing in Ukraine — he’s set Russia’s economy back 40 years

To win a war you need will and means. I am cautiously optimistic that Ukraine has both in its fight against Russia. Ukrainian will increase with every mass grave of murdered civilians uncovered and with every liberated Ukrainian village. For Ukrainians this war is no longer about territory but about survival as a nation — … Read more

Warren Buffett’s chip-stock purchase is a classic example of why you want to be ‘greedy only when others are fearful’

This has been quite a year for Berkshire Hathaway and CEO Warren Buffett. The conglomerate just disclosed its investments in other companies as of the end of the third quarter, and one name — and one industry — stands out. In its 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 14, Berkshire disclosed … Read more

Elon Musk’s massive Tesla pay package challenged in court

WILMINGTON, Del. — Testimony began Monday in a Delaware courtroom where a Tesla shareholder is challenging a compensation plan for CEO Elon Musk potentially worth more than $55 billion. The lawsuit alleges that the performance-based stock option grant was negotiated by a compensation committee and approved in 2018 by Tesla TSLA, -2.56% board members who … Read more

Opinion: Tesla investors have been the biggest losers in Elon Musk’s Twitter deal, and those losses continue

Twitter users have complained a lot about Elon Musk’s early moves after taking control of the social network, but their complaints seem tiny compared to what Tesla Inc. investors have had to suffer. As the US focused on election returns Tuesday evening, Tesla TSLA, -7.17% Chief Executive Musk tried to slip through disclosure of his … Read more

Here’s the trouble under the hood at Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

It’s midterm day in America, so pack your weapon (where legally permitted), have your local election lawyer on speed dial and get out the popcorn. USA, USA. More on that later. The company lost $2.7 billion in the third quarter, although its earnings are notoriously volatile, and the losses were down to swings in derivatives … Read more

Opinion: There’s a rush to buy I-bonds to lock in a high yield, but there may be an even better deal next week

It’s hard to imagine that there could be a better deal for parking up to $10,000 in savings than Series I bonds, at this very moment. The 9.62% yield is top-notch, and you can count the hours before it goes away. That’s why there’s a mad rush crashing the TreasuryDirect.gov website, the only venue for … Read more

Opinion: This one stock stands out when looking at key data from the FAANG+ group

This has been a difficult year for tech-oriented stocks, but smart long-term investors often look for bargains. Why not buy quality merchandise when it is on sale? The FAANG group of stocks is well-known, although it becomes complicated to list the companies when they change their names. The group includes Facebook holding company Meta Platforms … Read more

Opinion: Elon Musk pumps Tesla stock with ridiculous $4 trillion target. Is a dump coming next?

Another Tesla Inc. earnings call, and another fanciful Elon Musk prediction that likely encouraged yet another open file at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The chief executive of Tesla Inc. TSLA, +0.84% told investors Wednesday that he believes the valuation of the electric-car maker will exceed the combined market capitalization of the two … Read more

Opinion: Elon Musk pumps Tesla stock with ridiculous $4 trillion target. Is a dump coming next?

Another Tesla Inc. earnings call, and another fanciful Elon Musk prediction that likely encouraged yet another open file at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The chief executive of Tesla Inc. TSLA, +0.84% told investors Wednesday that he believes the valuation of the electric-car maker will exceed the combined market capitalization of the two … Read more

Opinion: Bernanke’s Nobel prize is harmful because it rewards faulty thinking on how banks actually work

The Nobel Memorial Prize awarded to Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig is controversial, to say the least. Mainstream economists are generally delighted that the Nobel Committee has at last honored research into banks and their fragility. But heterodox economists who have spent years trying to change prevailing beliefs about banking and finance are … Read more