Matthew Frankel, CFP The Motley Fool Published 10:12 AM EDT Jul 17, 2019 Warren Buffett is arguably the most respected investor of all time, and for good reason. Over his 54-year tenure as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett has delivered annualized returns of 20.5% for investors as of mid-2019, more than twice the pace of the S&P 500 over the same period. And he's done it without applying any extraordinarily complex methods. In fact, Warren Buffett's investment style is surprisingly simple, and while it's not likely that you're going to replicate Buffett's long-term performance in your own portfolio, you can certainly learn how he invests and apply the same principles to your investment strategy. Is college worth it?: Here are the top 50 schools that pay off the most Is the American dream dead?: Middle-class families aren't so optimistic With that in mind, here's a rundown of the core principles behind how Buffett invests: mentality, stock selection, valuation methods, and … [Read more...] about Warren Buffet strategies: How to invest for the long term
Buying low and selling high
Amid all the hand-wringing and low-balling that has defined Arsenal’s transfer window so far, it should not be forgotten that the most important arrival in north London this summer will not be Wilfried Zaha or Kieran Tierney or William Saliba or any of the far-fetched names that have peppered the gossip columns in recent weeks. When it comes to the club’s medium and long-term prospects, there will be no signing more significant than Edu Gaspar, the former midfielder who is set to be announced as the club’s new technical director in the coming days. It is no dramatisation to say that Edu is the man from Arsenal’s past who has been tasked with bringing the club into a new era and shaping its future. It is a new role for Arsenal and a tough one to fill for Edu, whose brief is daunting in its comprehensiveness. In short, Edu’s responsibilities will be to define and implement the club’s footballing philosophy, manage the promotion and development of … [Read more...] about Why Edu’s return to Arsenal could be their best summer signing
MY column a few weeks ago on Neil Woodford's current scenario pointed out the circumstances behind his fund's suspension. The key in any investment portfolio is to have your portfolio well diversifie[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Selling high and buying low
During the 21st century, Sevilla have prided themselves on buying low and selling high in the transfer market. Whether they've brought youngsters through their academy or discovered talent elsewhere, Sevilla have always ended up selling their biggest stars. However, some of those players have gone for very little when you consider their values and who they've joined. As Pablo Sarabia closes in on his cheap move to Paris Saint-Germain, we've taken a look at the times when Sevilla, the great sellers, have been played themselves. The Spaniard is worth much more than the 20 million euros PSG are paying for him but, with just a year left on his contract, Sevilla have been forced to sell one of their key players. One of the fan favourites at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Banega joined Valencia for nothing in 2016. He returned to Sevilla just a year later for 7.7 million euros and on higher wages - great player, bad business. After three memorable years at Sevilla, Rakitic left for … [Read more...] about Sevilla, the great sellers, have been played again
News / UK and world by Press Association June 13, 2019, 12:02 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter While some people see Help to Buy as having provided a lifeline for aspiring first-time buyers, others have previously likened it to the “crack cocaine” of the building industry. – What is Help to Buy? The scheme which the National Audit Office’s report focuses on is the Help to Buy equity loan scheme in England. By December 2018, the equity loan scheme had supported around 211,000 property purchases through loans totalling £11.7 billion. – Why was Help to Buy introduced? Some people, particularly those with small deposits, were struggling to get on to the housing ladder amid stricter lending rules following the financial crisis. – How does the equity loan scheme work? The scheme enables buyers to purchase a new-build property with a mortgage of 75% of the value of the property, leaving buyers … [Read more...] about What is the Help to Buy scheme and why is it controversial?