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
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Investors in Russian stocks have almost given up on seeing any of the cash the country’s leading companies generate. The valuation of what should be some of the world’s richest companies is in the basement, as would-be minority investors don't believe the management will share the billions of dollars in revenue these companies make every year. Russia’s stock market boomed in the noughties, adding about 50 percent to stock valuations every year, but since about 2014 the leading RTS index has got stuck at between 900 and 1,300 depending on the sanctions newsflow or the price of oil. That’s why when the state-owned gas behemoth Gazprom hiked its dividend payments twice in a week in the middle of May to 16 rubles per share it came as a shock to the market. Gazprom’s shares, which have been trading sideways for years, soared by 30 percent in a matter of days. The management had doubled the dividend payout from the 8 rubles per share it has been paying come rain … [Read more...] about Why Are Russian Stocks So Cheap?
To be able to start a business without much cash behind you, you must usually be setting yourself up as a sole trader or self-employed individual who does not require a business premises. It shouldn't cost too much to set up a business that provides a local or personal service such as window cleaning, house cleaning, hairdressing, make-up services, or personal fitness training. "To set up a business that offers one of these services, you don't usually require a lot of money behind you," said Oisín Geoghegan, head of enterprise in the local enterprise office (LEO) in Fingal. "It mainly comes down to the skills of the job, the tools of the job, and your ability to provide the service. It costs anything from a few hundred euro and upwards to set up a basic business." If you have anything from a few thousand to up to €10,000 behind you though, what businesses could you set up? Coffee stall It should be possible to set up a coffee stall in a farmers' market for around … [Read more...] about How to become your own boss
It's Mental Health Awareness Week and with it comes a focus on our collective wellbeing. Living in the city, it can be hard to make time for ourselves - especially when juggling a career and social life. But it is important and setting aside a few hours a week or planning a weekend away can create quite an impact on your overall wellbeing. We've spoken to a variety of businesses in and around the city who specialise in helping their patrons gain control of their fitness with some inspiring results. Martial Arts and Fitness Centre, Hanham Business Park Martial arts is a great way for anyone to get fit and improve their confidence. Martial arts combines a healthy body and healthy mind, useful for much more than just self defence. It can help managing stress and anger, and gives the mind great clarity and focus. Kick Start Health Fitness and Martial Arts Academy is a full time Martial Arts Centre in Hanham Business Park, Bristol. The academy is run by Claire and Ollie King and two of … [Read more...] about How to improve your fitness and wellbeing in and around Bristol
A 20-year-old student from Plymouth has made so much cash trading foreign currencies he’s walking around in designer gear and making plans to buy a £30,000 sports car – and wants to show you how you can follow his lead and get rich too. Gurvin Singh was just 19 when he began trading on the Foreign Exchange Market (Forex) as a way to fund his medical studies at the University of Plymouth. Mr Singh started out with just £100 but soon had enough money to splash out on expensive clothes and trainers and a £15,000 Audi motor, though he stressed most of his earnings are going to fund his dream of becoming a surgeon. He did this by “swapping” foreign currencies. Working through a broker he invested in the US$5trillion global currency market and was soon reaping lucrative returns. Mr Singh, under the handle @gs_3 now has 100,000 Instagram followers and has set up his own company, gs3 Marketing, and website, www.gs3rteaches.com, which trains people how to … [Read more...] about Plymouth student makes a fortune trading in foreign currencies