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Targeting Single-Company Diversification: A Look at Conglomerates Old and New

Targeting Single-Company Diversification: A Look at Conglomerates Old and New

Key Takeaways Diversification is both the attraction and Achilles’ heel of conglomerates GE and Berkshire Hathaway are among some famous old-school conglomerates Amazon represents the vanguard of modern conglomerates Is it fair to think of conglomerates like General Electric (GE) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) as the original mutual funds? In general, a conglomerate company […]

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Social Trading: Is There Really Safety in Numbers?

Social Trading: Is There Really Safety in Numbers?

Key Takeaways Social trading can be an informative way to invest, as long as you approach it with caution Know when consensus in opinion among forum participants starts resembling herd mentality Understand there isn’t always safety, let alone wisdom, in numbers In late January, we saw some quiet and underperforming stocks unexpectedly rise in value […]

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