Posts Tagged ‘Warren Buffett’

This Warren Buffett rule can work wonders on your portfolio

(Media Release) Ask Warren Buffett for the single most powerful factor behind his investing success, and he’d respond “compound interest” — without skipping a beat. He’s been preaching this for six decades, and it’s made him a billionaire. And it’s something every investor can copy. Beginning in 1956, Buffett spent 14 years as general partner […]

China’s stock market and the rise of the ‘pyjama traders’

(Media Release) China’s volatile shares have affected millions of individuals – the shop owners, pensioners and other small traders, who make up 80% of China’s investors. How have China’s stock exchanges come to be dominated by “traders in pyjamas”? When my Aunt Jin retired from her sedentary office job at the age of 55 several […]

Greed: The Spreading Scourge of Corporate Corruption

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Libor scandal is how familiar it seems. Sure, for some of the world’s leading banks to try to manipulate one of the most important interest rates in contemporary finance is clearly egregious. But is that worse than packaging billions of dollars worth of dubious mortgages into a bond and having it stamped […]

In State of the Union address, Obama says ‘basic American promise’ is at risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Obama warned in his State of the Union address Tuesday that the nation’s middle class is at risk because of growing economic inequality, and argued that the government must do more to preserve the basic American dream. In a speech that is likely to set the theme of his 2012 re-election bid, […]

Obama plans taxes and spending cuts to reduce deficit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Barack Obama is to unveil plans to cut the US deficit by $3 trillion (£1.9tn) over the next decade. A White House official said his proposals include an overhaul of the tax code that would raise $1.5tn. The official said the president would not agree to cuts in health care for […]

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