The balance sheet and the profit and loss (P&L) statement are two of the three financial statements companies issue regularly. Such statements provide an ongoing record of a company’s financial condition and are used by creditors, market analysts and investors to evaluate a company’s financial soundness and growth potential. The third financial statement is called the cash-flow statement. Key Takeaways
In this article BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett lambasted Wall Street for encouraging speculative behavior in the stock market, effectively turning it into a “gambling parlor.” Buffett, 91, spoke at length during his annual shareholder meeting Saturday about one of his favorite targets for criticism: investment banks and brokerages. “Wall Street makes money, one
If you are among the millions of Americans who contribute to a 401(k) plan, you receive a quarterly account statement composed of dull, incomprehensible prose. To maximize your 401(k), you’ll need to understand the types of investments offered, which are best suited for you, and how to manage the account going forward, among other strategies. Key
In this article HOOD Retail brokerage firm Robinhood reported a wider-than-expected loss and shrinking revenue for the first quarter, showing signs that the small-dollar trading boom that captivated Wall Street a year ago may have run out of steam. Shares of the company were down more than 11% in after hours trading, hitting all-time lows.
(Click here to subscribe to the Delivering Alpha newsletter.) Mathieu Chabran helms Tikehau Capital, a European asset manager, which oversees $40 billion in private debt, real assets, private equity, and capital markets. With a front row seat to the uncertainty and geopolitical tension in Europe, Chabran sat down with the Delivering Alpha newsletter to discuss the role
It’s a sad fact of life that men and women who have served their country in the military are often targeted by predatory lenders and unscrupulous salespeople who put them into bad investments, saddle them with needless debt, and destroy their credit—if not their financial lives. If you’re leaving the military, doing some financial planning—either
In this article BRK.A Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. David A. Grogan | CNBC Warren Buffett has begun to unleash Berkshire Hathaway‘s massive cash stockpile in recent weeks, snapping up an insurer and multi-billion dollar stakes in energy and computer corporations. But his recent moves are more notable for what he has
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., December 3, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters (Click here to subscribe to the Delivering Alpha newsletter.) The hedge fund industry attracted its largest inflows in seven years during the first quarter as investors sought downside protection amidst a volatility
Key Takeaways Ford’s total number of automobiles sold came in below analysts’ expectations. Total automobiles sold is a metric of how many vehicles—including Ford’s full line of trucks, utility vehicles, vans, and cars—the company sold across all regions. Ford expects semiconductor availability to improve in the second half of the year, helping vehicle production keep
In this article IVZ Heavy trucks seen working at a nickel mining area in Soroako, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Amid a boom in interest for electric vehicles, Invesco is betting that the metals required for EVs and the energy transition broadly will be a hot new area for investors.
When Robinhood launched in 2015, its selling point was commission-free trading, with free stock, ETF, options, and crypto trades. Now that most brokers have dropped commissions, Robinhood has lost that edge. Still, the broker’s low costs, zero account minimums, and overall simplicity remain attractive to new investors. Meanwhile, TD Ameritrade (TDA) has been around since
Most young Americans are not thinking about life insurance policies, but they should. Life insurance is the ultimate financial tool for those big “what if” moments. It can be useful even when the death benefit is not triggered, as long as it is used appropriately. Life insurance is not a panacea, and some younger Americans
In this article FB TWTR DWAC The Truth social network logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a display of former U.S. President Donald Trump in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2022. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp., the blank-check company poised to take Donald Trump‘s media venture public,
It is less costly to rent a home than to own one, thanks to numerous expenses associated with homeownership. Renters pay a monthly fee to live in someone else’s property, while homeowners pay a monthly mortgage to eventually own the property in which they live. But those mortgage payments are just the tip of the
In this article CVNA KRNT BKNG GOOGL EBAY Source: NYSE Earnings season is yet again upon us, with prominent names reporting this week. Volatility remains a focus for investors, and inflation has been continuing to compound pressure across all industries. The near-term uncertainty remains blurred, although long-term investing can often cut through the daily noise.
Why Should You Change Your Financial Advisor? If you’re considering changing your financial advisor, you’re not alone. According to research company Spectrem Group, nearly 60% of investors have switched advisors at some point. The top reasons cited for switching include a lack of communication, a lack of good advice and ideas, and poor performance relative
Whether we admit it or not, taxes drive a lot of our personal finance decisions. Avoiding or lowering them can influence where we choose to live, what kind of car we buy, where we send our children to school, whether we purchase a house, and many other everyday decisions. Everyone tries to limit the amount
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, an increasing number of people worked from home. Technology gave rise to the personal computer, the internet, email, file sharing, and video conferencing. Put all these together and you have the makings of a home office. This is a place where you can do all the things you do at
Chances are you have used a fiduciary before, and chances are you’ve been a fiduciary to someone else before. Whether or not you realize it, fiduciaries play a critical part in life as well as finance. Let’s define who a fiduciary is and some misconceptions about what they do. Key Takeaways A fiduciary is someone
Fidelity and Vanguard are two of the largest investment companies in the world. Fidelity boasts 40 million individual investors and $11.8 trillion in total customer assets. Meanwhile, Vanguard has more than 30 million investors and $8.1 trillion in global assets under management. Both brokers have solid industry reputations and offer a large selection of low-cost