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Warren Buffett once said he didn’t invest in tech stocks because he didn’t understand them — he might have been right

Warren Buffett once said he didn’t invest in tech stocks because he didn’t understand them — he might have been right

Apple dropped to as low as US$144.51 in extended trading, trimming the value of Warren Buffett’s stake by about US$3 billion.AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File Warren Buffett has a questionable track record investing in technology companies. It’s only getting worse with Apple Inc., which had already lost more than US$350 billion in market value since October,

Relax Amazon investors, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos’ divorce shouldn’t shift the share price

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, rated the world's wealthiest person, announced on Wednesday on Twitter that he and his wife Mackenzie Bezos were divorcing after a long separation.Jorg Carstensen/AFP Amazon.com Inc founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, and wife MacKenzie Bezos are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple said on

A half-dozen companies to watch in IPO-land this year

Lyft and Uber are waiting for their IPO submissions to be approved.Gene J. Puskar / AP Silicon Valley’s most valuable unicorns are moving toward the public markets this year, despite recent months’ stock market turmoil and the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. Which ones will make a grand entrance, which will languish and which will stay

RBC and BlackRock team up to form ETF powerhouse

RBC Global Asset Management Inc. and BlackRock Asset Management Canada Ltd., announced a strategic alliance for their ETFs that will unite them under a single brand, RBC iShares.Canadian Press file photo Royal Bank of Canada and BlackRock Inc. have decided to team up to try to dominate the market in Canada for exchange-traded funds. Two of

Finding shelter from stormy markets is getting harder than ever

Rising correlations threaten traditional asset allocation models like 60% stocks, 40% bond portfoliosAP Photo/Jeff Chiu Diversifying your portfolio is getting a lot tougher. Major asset classes have been trending together to levels rarely seen over the past decade and, more often than not, that trend has been down. Investors who enjoyed easy gains as markets

Copper stocks look better than gold as commodity prices rise

Copper rods sit on storage racks at the Aurubis AG metals plant in Hamburg, Germany. China has accumulated most of the world's copper stocks, with miners and investors trying to figure out what that means for future demand.Martin Leissl/Bloomberg Commodity prices have finally risen to the point that miners can start new development projects, but

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