Warren Buffett’s been buying stocks again! Should I buy too?

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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Enter Your Email Address Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Bristol Myers Squibb. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline, and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img See all posts by Kevin Godbold Warren Buffett’s been buying stocks again! Should I buy too? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 It was quite a shock for me to discover that Warren Buffett was unenthusiastic about buying stocks when the pandemic first arrived. In fact, he famously dumped all his airline shares!And during the second quarter of 2020, his company Berkshire Hathaway became a net seller of stocks. So, it’s encouraging for me to learn from several newspaper reports recently that the company became a net buyer of shares again during the third quarter of the year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Warren Buffett’s gone in big on PharmaceuticalsHowever, in fairness, it may not be the great investor himself doing the buying. After all, he’s handed some responsibility for investment decisions at Berkshire Hathaway to his two investment deputies Todd Combs and Ted Weschler. And that makes a great deal of sense for a man of 90, no matter how much he still appears to love the investing game.But my guess is Warren Buffett remains fully informed and supportive of his deputies’ buying decisions. So, the investments they’ve made could be useful ideas to help me with my own investment decisions right now. And Berkshire Hathaway has made some big stock purchases in the pharmaceutical sector. It has new positions in Merck and Pfizer and made top-up purchases in AbbVie and Bristol-Myers Squibb.Bearing in mind the news regarding Covid-19 vaccines over the past few days, Buffett’s conglomerate has certainly ended up being where the action is. However, I’ve been keen on the defensive, cash-generating stability and potential of the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors for a long time. And today, on the London market, I’d invest in shares such as AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Smith & Nephew, and hold them for the long haul.He’s reducing financialsMeanwhile, Berkshire Hathaway continued reducing its positions in financial stocks,  such as Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase, in the third quarter. Warren Buffett starting offloading financials early in the pandemic along with his airline shares. However, since the vaccine news emerged, bank shares have been shooting back up. But the disclosure from Berkshire Hathaway is historical now and covers events during the third quarter of the year.Nevertheless, the act of selling financials is harder for me to understand. Indeed, I’d expect cyclical sectors to recover as the pandemic fades. And London-listed banks such as Lloyds and Barclays look attractive to me now in their fallen condition. Indeed, I’m tempted to buy some of their shares. But I don’t expect them to move straight back up without a few wiggles along the way. And that’s despite the snap-back rally since the announcements regarding vaccine progress.Warren Buffett and his investing subordinates will have their own reasons for the buys and sells they make in stocks, as we all do. But the important message I’m taking from their recent actions is that they are buying again. So, it’s time for me to double down on my efforts to research the shares of good-quality businesses selling at reasonable prices. And I’ll be aiming to hold those stocks for the long haul in order to compound gains over time.last_img read more

Matthews, Nylander lead Maple Leafs to 4-1 win over Wild

first_img Auston Matthews and William Nylander each had a goal and an assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Tuesday night.Alexander Kerfoot also scored and John Tavares added an empty-net goal for Toronto, which improved to 7-0-1 in its last eight games. Toronto has won 13 of 18 games since Sheldon Keefe took over as coach.Frederik Andersen, named a first-time all-star Monday, stopped 26 shots.Ryan Suter had a goal and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves for Minnesota. The Wild, 10-4-3 at home, lost the first two games of a stretch in which they play 16 of 19 games at Xcel Energy Center.Moments after a “Let’s Go Wild!” chant began to offset a loud “Go Leafs Go!” from fans supporting the visitors, Matthews completed a perfect tic-tac-toe passing play with Nylander and Mitchell Marner to make it 3-0 on the power-play midway through the second period.Matthews has eight goals and six assists in his last seven games. His 27 goals are second in the league; Boston’s David Pastrnak has 29.Suter scored on the power play to get the Wild within 3-1 later in the second period. Andersen was screened by Mikko Koivu, who returned to the lineup after missing 12 games with a lower-body injury.Minnesota went 1 for 3 on the power play and is 4 for 37 in its last 14 games.Kerfoot scored off a pass from Tavares less than 6 minutes into the game for a 1-0 lead. Toronto made it 2-0 with 30.2 seconds left in the opening period when Matthews jammed at the puck at the right post before it trickled out to Nylander, who swept it in from inside the blue paint.Nylander has goals in four straight games and six in his past seven. He also has five assists in that seven-game span.NOTES: Toronto D Justin Holl signed a three-year contract extension with an average value of $2 million per season. The Minnesota native has established career highs with 10 assists and 11 points in 39 games this season. … Minnesota has scored 41 second-period goals in its last 28 games, tops in the league since Nov. 2. … The Wild is 1-12-1 when trailing after two periods.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: At Winnipeg Jets on ThursdayWild: Host Winnipeg Jets on Saturday LIVE TV Associated Press Television News First Published: 1st January, 2020 11:50 IST Written By Last Updated: 1st January, 2020 11:50 IST Matthews, Nylander Lead Maple Leafs To 4-1 Win Over Wild Auston Matthews and William Nylander each had a goal and an assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Tuesday night.center_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Indian cricket team carrying Sachin on their shoulders after World Cup 2011 win voted…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/ESPNcricinfoAdvertisement qq9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsnb4vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2597( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1sqWould you ever consider trying this?😱nej6zCan your students do this? 🌚3sRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian Cricket Team achieved the highest level of glory twice. First in the 1983 World Cup final, when a team led by the legendary Kapil Dev thrashed the heavyweight West Indies to lift their first trophy. 27 years later, the Men in Blue made history again in the 2011 world cup final at the Wankhede Stadium. The day saw one of the most iconic moments of Indian cricket- the legendary Sachin Tendulkar on the shoulder of his teammates. The scene won the hearts of fans around the globe, and its grandeur appeal has just made it the best Laureus Sporting Moment of the last 20 years!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/ESPNcricinfoThe nominees for the award were selected on the basis of the greatest moments ever captured in sports around the glob, and the winner was to be decided through a voting system. With a monumental support from the Indian cricketing fandom who still have the glorious memory from nine years ago still anew, Tendulkar was announced as the winner at the event in Berlin.“It’s incredible. The feeling of winning the world cup was beyond what words can express. How many times you get an event happening where there are no mixed opinions. Very rarely the entire country celebrates,” the 46 year old legend said after receiving the trophy from Aussie icon Steve Waugh.Advertisement From the list of nominees which included the iconic English cricketer Andrew Flintoff, Tennis legend Boris Becker announced Sachin Tendulkar as the winner.Recalling the world cup victory, the Master Blaster still cherishes the moment as the greatest one of his life. “It was the proudest moment of my life, holding that trophy which I chased for 22 years but I never lost hope. I was merely lifting that trophy on behalf of my countrymen.” he added.Advertisement Check out a clip of Sachin Tendulkar’s motivational speech about the Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, upon being honoured with the award, courtesy of the official Twitter handle of Laureus.The memorable event from the 2011 final was termed ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’, where Tendulkar, holding the Indian flag was on the shoulders of Virat Kohli, Yusuf Pathan and Suresh Raina. Chasing a target of 275, the Men in Blue captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni finished it off in the 49th over with a huge sixer.Also read-Sachin Tendulkar posts a holiday photo – and Sourav Ganguly’s reply will put a smile on your face! Advertisementlast_img read more

Raiders report card: Grading Jon Gruden’s team after third loss

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceMIAMI — This is the kind of report card you take from the mailbox before your parents find it.The Raiders blew a third consecutive second-half lead, this time a 10-point advantage late in the third quarter than ended in an eight-point loss.Dolphins 28, Raiders 20 was the final score, but the numbers alone hardly tell the story of another Oakland breakdown that has Jon Gruden’s return reaching dangerous levels before …last_img read more

Flydubai crash

first_imgA FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 operating flight FZ981 from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia has crashed while aborting its second approach for landing in bad weather killing all 62 passengers and crew on board. Air-traffic control, local emergency services and the airline have confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near the runway.According to Aviation Herald the 737-800, registration A6-FDN had aborted the first approach to Rostov’s runway 22 at 01:41L due to weather and entered a hold initially at 8,000 feet, after 30 minutes at that altitude the aircraft climbed to 15,000ft. After about 2 hours of holding the pilots commenced another approach to Rostov’s runway 22.However at that time the winds were gusting 42 knots (78km/hr), According to Aviation-Safety.net ADS-B data recorded by Flightradar24 show the aircraft descending to an altitude of 1550 feet when it began to climb again at 3nm (5,6 km) short of the runway.It reached about 3975 feet until the aircraft entered a steep descent before impacting airport terrain.However the Rostov branch of the Emergencies Ministry told media that the aircraft’s wing touched the runway, causing the aircraft to break apart and burst into flames.The 737 had sufficient fuel for another 2 hours of flight and could have easily diverted to another airport as an Aeroflot flight had done earlier.FlyDubai is a Dubai based low cost airline formed in 2009 that operates to 95 destinations with 50 aircraft.Up to today’s crash it had a perfect safety record.CCTV camera footage posted on YouTube claims to have captured the moment of the explosion as the aircraft impacted the ground. See the video here:last_img read more

PRISM Leaker Goes Public To Defend Claims

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Prism Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid The story around PRISM, the so-called U.S. surveillance program that reportedly has major tech companies working with U.S. intelligence agencies to track data on non-U.S. terrorist suspects, keeps getting bigger, as this weekend saw the outing of the source of the leak as 29-year-old programmer Edward Snowden.Snowden has been identified as a former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. He revealed his own identity on his own volition.(See also: PRISM Fallout: In Cloud We Don’t Trust?)In an interview with the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, Snowden revealed that he became increasingly disturbed by the U.S. intelligence community’s broader focus on gathering information, especially from domestic U.S. sources.“The NSA specifically targets the communications of everyone,” Snowden said. “It ingests them by default. It collects them in its system and it filters them and it analyzes them and it measures them and it stores them for periods of time, simply because that’s the easiest and most efficient and most valuable way to achieve these ends.”Snowden said he decided to make his identity public to help establish the veracity of his claims.Where things go from here is anyone’s guess. Certainly, given its previous convictions to prosecute intelligence leaks, the U.S. government will want to have a word with Snowden, a U.S. citizen who is reportedly in Hong Kong at this time. Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with the U.S. but that treaty specifically excludes individuals who are being extradited for political purposes. In matters of foreign relations, it’s Beijing that has final say on Hong Hong’s affairs, so it will be interesting to see how they interpret Snowden’s actions.Given the timing of the recent summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and China President Xi Jinping this past weekend, it’s a good bet the subject of Snowden’s status came up during at least one of the meetings between the two leaders or their staffs.Snowden, for his part, suffers no illusions about what’s coming.“I could be rendered by the CIA, I could have people come after me, or any of their third-party partners… that’s a fear I’ll live under for the rest of my life, however long that happens to be,” the programmer stated.Image courtesy of The Guardian. Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? brian proffitt 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

Video Editing Workflows: Premiere Pro and RED Footage

first_imgBringing your RED RAW footage into Adobe Premiere Pro? Follow these tips for success.Film and video productions are often based on fast turn arounds. Nothing can slow you down more than a rocky workflow. Luckily if you’re editing in Premiere you can natively work with RAW footage file types to help bring flexibility and stability to your workflow.Many filmmakers (myself included) delayed making the move from DSLRs to RED cameras because of the R3D RAW file type. There was a large amount of misinformation out there in regards to working with RED footage. However since the release of Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe has given filmmakers the ability to import and work natively with R3D RAW.In the past, working natively with RED footage would have been a challenge to say the least, but with the flexibility of Premiere Pro the days of transcoding are gone. The following resources should help all those wanting to make the move to RED cameras but are feeling weary about the workflow. Also we’ll share a few tips on shooting with RED cameras to save you time in post.IMPORT FOOTAGE USING PREMIERE PRO and REDCINE-X PROImporting R3D RAW footage into Premiere is actually a simple process. To help your learn this process Dan with RED.com has posted a quick tutorial on this very topic. He runs through the simple import process, editing the Source Settings as well as working with RED Meta Data (RMD) processing between Premiere and REDCine-X Pro.Also, here is a great video from Edit Cellar on the best way to import R3D RAW footage with extended clips into Premiere CC.SCRATCH-TRACK AUDIOThis quick tip can not be stressed enough: by capturing scratch-track audio your time in Premiere won’t be wasted by hand syncing audio (a very time-consuming process. Remember that RED cameras DO NOT record scratch-track audio natively like DSLRs, but they do however have mic inputs into the camera. You can effectively use these lines in to capture your scratch-track audio.UK based Director and Cinematographer Daniel John Peters has a great article on his website that gives you a little insight on what gear to use when you want to capture scratch-track audio with a RED Scarlet or Epic. Now with your scratch-track audio (and captured audio from a field recorder) you can use software like Red Giant’s Pluraleyes to automatically sync, streamlining your process.HAVING THE RIGHT HARDWAREWith Premiere Pro CS5 Adobe began using the Mercury Playback Engine (MPE). This engine enhances your render processing and playback options in Premiere, as well as After Effects. In order to run this engine you need the right hardware – check out this helpful system requirement guide from Adobe which includes a list of compatible MPE video cards. STORAGE, STORAGE, STORAGEThe final tip doesn’t directly relate to Premiere but it is incredibly important when working with R3D RAW – don’t underestimate your storage needs. When editing a film that is comprised of R3D RAW footage it’s going to require a LOT of data storage. In most cases double the size that you are accustomed to.Evan Luzi with TheBlackandBlue has a great article on the hidden cost of data storage when using a RED camera. Also, check out our previous post on the best external hard drive storage options for video editing.Have you been using Premiere Pro with RED? Leave your workflow tips in the comments!last_img read more

Hotshots slip past Fuel Masters for third straight win

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Camson willing to apologize to Almazan, says elbow wasn’t intentional PBA IMAGESMagnolia used a late run to escape Phoenix, 97-91, and keep its winning streak going in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night at Cuneta Astrodome.The Hotshots closed the game on a 13-2 in the last 3:01 to erase an 89-84 deficit and chalk up their third consecutive victory.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was all about mental toughness to win, perseverance and desire in the end,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero. “We knew Phoenix will bounce back after their loss and we expected this kind of game.”Rafi Reavis was instrumental in just his second game back from injury as he wound up with 11 points, all of which came in the final frame, 11 rebounds and three blocks for Magnolia, which climbed to 4-1 just half a game behind idle league-leader San Miguel Beer in the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReavis was at the right place at the right time for the game-sealing basket after picking up Paul Lee’s air ball and laying it in for a 95-91 lead with only 12.8 seconds left.The Hotshots held the Fuel Masters, who blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, to without a field goal in the final three minutes. View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Lee led all scorers with 20 points while Ian Sangalang added 16 points and seven rebounds for Magnolia, which out-rebounded Phoenix, 55-39, thanks to Marc Pingris’ game-high 17 boards.Sangalang put his team ahead, 91-89, with a jumper from the free throw line with 1:05 remaining before Lee made it a four-point game, 93-89, with 42.1 ticks to go.Magnolia also drew a stellar showing from Rome dela Rosa, who contributed 17 points and four rebounds.Gelo Alolino had 19 points while Matthew Wright scored 17 for the Fuel Masters, who slipped to 2-3 after suffering their second setback in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

9 months agoMonaco boss Henry targets reunion with Chelsea striker Batshuayi

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Monaco boss Henry targets reunion with Chelsea striker Batshuayiby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMonaco have joined the race to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.The Belgian’s loan with Valencia was cut short on Thursday.He scored just once in 15 appearances for Los Che, but that hasn’t stopped a number of teams expressing an interest in his services.Everton and Marseille have been linked, and L’Equipe claims that a reunion with his former Belgium coach Thierry Henry could eventuate for Batshuayi.Henry is working hard to revamp his squad for the second-half of the season and could use an experienced goalscorer like Batshuayi. last_img read more

Videos: Louisville Owned SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays After Dominating Syracuse

first_imgDonovan Mitchell throws down dunk against Syracuse..Twitter/@theACCDNMidway through the second half of Wednesday night’s 72-58 home win over Syracuse, the Louisville Cardinals were doing whatever they wanted on offense. The dominant display was heavily featured on SportsCenter this morning, where the Cardinals had three of the Top 10 plays of the day.First up, at No. 7, this beautiful behind-the-back assist by Chinanu Onuaku.Nanu droppin’ dimes. pic.twitter.com/7MFnoY0qRb— LouisvilleSportsLive (@LvilleSprtsLive) February 18, 2016Next, at No. 4, another Onuaku assist—this time to Jaylen Johnson for a powerful alley-oop.It’s like Louisville found a “if you make the other team cry they have to let you play in the tournament” loophole pic.twitter.com/m4kMWmXva4— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) February 18, 2016And finally, Louisville took home the top play, with this ferocious alley-oop from Damion Lee to Donovan Mitchell.If you look close enough, you can see a smile on Donovan Mitchell’s face as he slams this one home for @GoCards!https://t.co/xlTSYEXZ08— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) February 18, 2016That one was just mean. Mitchell liked it so much, he made it the header photo for his Twitter profile. donovan mitchell twitterIt’s been a rough few weeks for the Cardinals. Last night’s big win had to be pretty cathartic.last_img read more