What Warren Buffett learned from his mistakes in insurance

27 Feb 2021 @ 08:40

Until 1982 Buffett took on personal responsibility for Berkshire’s  insurance business strategy, senior appointments, and monitoring. As the business grew he realised the need to take more of a back seat, freeing time to concentrate on investments. He looked around for a talented manager to take over as head of all Berkshire’s insurance operations, and […]


Building Berkshire Hathaway insurance - lessons for investors in evaluating insurance companies

26 Feb 2021 @ 12:49
Insurance is at the heart of Berkshire Hathaway. The first significant act after Warren Buffett took control of Berkshire was the 1967 purchase of National Indemnity for £8.6m. There are two main attractions to holding a well-run insurance company within the Berkshire fold. First, it might – although most insurance firms don’t – make a […]

Chips or derivatives? The chances of winning at the bitcoin casino are higher than at the derivatives market

26 Feb 2021 @ 09:27
Bitcoin casino is a game for fun. With a large number of experiences (bets), sooner or later you will lose. The bitcoin casino itself is always the winner. In scientific terms, this is a game with negative mathematical expectations, because it has a winning probability of less than 50%. At the same time, trading in […]

ADVFN Morning London Market Report: Friday 26 February 2021

26 Feb 2021 @ 09:14
London open: Stocks slump amid bond market selloff London stocks slid in early trade on Friday as the selloff in bond markets spooked investors. At 0830 GMT, the FTSE 100 was down 0.9% at 6,594.03. Richard Hunter, head of markets at Interactive Investor, said: “The tantrum in the bond market has inevitably spilled over into equities […]

Guardian Stockbrokers Key Economic News Friday 26 February 2021

26 Feb 2021 @ 07:46
The key points from today’s economic news, brought to you by Guardian Stockbrokers. Euro-zone consumer confidence index rose in February In the Euro-zone, the final consumer confidence index rose to a level of -14.80 in February, meeting market expectations and compared to a revised level of -15.50 in the prior month. Euro-zone economic sentiment indicator […]

The live dealer casino studios to watch in 2021

25 Feb 2021 @ 13:30
In 2017,  data from H2 Gaming Capital suggested that the live dealer casino industry was worth €1.5 billion per annum across the globe. It’s also been suggested that some iGaming operators now yield as much as 25% of their overall income from live streamed casino games alone. What’s the reason behind the surge in live […]

ADVFN Morning London Market Report: Thursday 25 February 2021

25 Feb 2021 @ 09:47
London open: Stocks edge up amid earnings avalanche London stocks edged higher in early trade on Thursday following positive US and Asian sessions, as investors set aside their concerns about inflation and waded through an avalanche of earnings reports. At 0850 GMT, the FTSE 100 was up 0.3% at 6,679.51, while the pound was flat […]

Roofstock Review: The Gateway to Real Estate Investing for Millennials

25 Feb 2021 @ 08:23
Investing in real estate is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Whether you have extra money to invest after investing in stocks and bonds or want something not related to the stock market, Roofstock is a great place to start. Roofstock is a marketplace for real estate investors. It works differently than most real […]

Guardian Stockbrokers Key Economic News Thursday 25 February 2021

25 Feb 2021 @ 08:16
The key points from today’s economic news, brought to you by Guardian Stockbrokers. Germany’s GDP rose more than expected in 4Q 2020 In Germany, the seasonally adjusted final GDP registered a rise of 0.30% on a QoQ basis in 4Q 2020, compared to a rise of 8.50% in the previous quarter. Markets were anticipating GDP […]

Things To Consider When Investing In Spain

24 Feb 2021 @ 11:30
In the past couple of years, Spain has been one of the most targeted markets when it comes to investments. The economic sector in this country is very stable, even though they had a big financial and political crisis a few years ago. The business climate in this region has never been better. The fact […]


Silver Price: XAGUSD Stays Optimistic Under $28.00 As Bulls Gather Traction

18 Feb 2021 @ 09:18
XAGUSD Price Analysis – February 18 Silver (XAGUSD) price continues to range within the $27.00 to $28.00 region as buyers support the prospect for a move beyond the $28.00 and on the other hand, sellers need to refresh monthly low for entries. Silver is currently trading at $27.05 per ounce, representing a 0.50% loss on […]

Gold Price Analysis — January 30

30 Jan 2021 @ 07:02
Gold Price Analysis — January 30 Gold (XAU/USD) maintained its bearish tone through the early European session on Wednesday and was last spotted trading around the $1845 area. The bearish momentum was solely sponsored by a goodish uptick in the US dollar, which tends to undermine demand for the dollar-denominated commodity. The greenback saw a fresh […]

Gold Price Analysis — January 6

06 Jan 2021 @ 21:54
Gold (XAU/USD) traded on a sideways pattern in the early European session on Tuesday, as the commodity struggled to capitalize on its bullish momentum from the previous two sessions. It appears that the market has begun pricing in the possibility of a Democratic win in the crucial US Senate runoff elections in Georgia. The final […]

Silver Price: XAGUSD in a Run Towards $27.50 As the Dollar Becomes Weaker

06 Jan 2021 @ 21:43
XAGUSD Price Analysis – January 6 Spot silver (XAGUSD) is looking to break the $27.50 level as the white metal breaks out of its recent high of $26.77 during Monday’s early European session. Overall, the market remains patchy, but the dollar as a whole is weakening as markets wait to see what happens with US […]


Have you invested in an extremely rare opportunity of a lifetime?

23 Feb 2021 @ 02:46

The Next “Buzz Word” Altcoins Last month, the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 1414.37, following a low of 217.82 in early March. BTC had made a new high yesterday at $51,630.86. Today (February 17) and the index was at 2,295.61. That’s a huge gain for one month. Let me put this into perspective. In […]


GBP/USD Sustains Upside Momentum, Reaches the High of 1.4025

23 Feb 2021 @ 02:34
Key Resistance Levels:1.4200,1.4400,1.4600 Key Support Levels: 1.3200, 1.3000, 1.2800 GBP/USD Price Long-term Trend: Bullish GBP/USD had been in an uptrend since September 2020. The price has been making a series of higher highs and higher lows. Today, the pair is trading at level 1.4025 at the time of writing. The RSI has indicated that price […]

USD/CAD Retests Level 1.2740, Resumes Downward

18 Feb 2021 @ 09:35
Key Resistance Levels: 1.4200, 1.4400, 1.4600 Key Support Levels: 1.3400, 1.3200, 1.3000 USD/CAD Price Long-term Trend: Bearish The Loonie is on a downward move. The downtrend was a result of the rejection at 1.2850 High. The pair fell to level 1.263 and corrected upward. The upward correction also faced another rejection at 1.2750. Nonetheless, the selling […]

Annual forecast for IBM (2021)

16 Feb 2021 @ 08:36
IBM shares (NYSE:IBM) are not an attractive market at all, as price is currently going downwards. Since bulls have long been overpowered here, a serious downtrend is about to resume. 4 EMAs are used for this analysis and they are EMAs 10, 20, 50 and 200. The color that stands for each EMA is shown […]
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