Sometimes when you want to find out how someone you admire ticks, you ask them whom they respect. When it comes to super-investor Warren Buffett, the answer (among others) is Jack Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group.
Bogle should be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for bringing the passive index fund into the world. This vehicle simply holds a basket of securities at very low cost. It should be a staple in your portfolio. It’s saved investors hundreds of millions of dollars over the past four decades.
In Buffett’s most recent Berkshire-Hathaway annual letter, Buffett goes out of his way to praise Bogle, who is still defending individual investors from the ravages of Wall Street.
Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group. Photographer: Jay Mallin / Bloomberg News
“If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors,” Buffett wrote, “the hands-down choice should be Jack Bogle. For decades, Jack has urged investors to invest in ultra-low-cost index funds. In his crusade, he amassed only a tiny percentage of the wealth that has typically flowed to managers who have promised their investors large rewards while delivering them nothing – or, as in our bet, less than nothing – of added value.”
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap insurance software stock Ebix Inc (NASDAQ: EBIX) reported Q1 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning. Q1 revenue rose 11% to $79.1 million and decreased 1% over Q4 2016 revenue of $80.0 million. The year over year revenue improvement reflected growth in the Companys Exchange, Risk Compliance, and Broker Solution channels. On a constant currency basis, Q1 revenue increased 10% to $78.5 millionwith theExchange channel continued to bethe Companyslargest -accounting for 67% of Q1 2017 revenues. Q1 2017 net income rose 19% to $26.4 million with the improvement principally reflected the benefit of higher revenues and operating income as compared to the same period last year.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Greater Media have entered into a definitive agreement under which Beasley will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for approximately $240 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Tuesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE).
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)
- [By Gregg Greenberg]
Stocks of Federated Investors (FII) fell approximately 9% in 2015, yet Oja expects a big turnaround in 2016, once again due to the prospect of higher rates ahead.
"The money market fund business, which is unprofitable now, should become more profitable as rates rise because Federated has to reimburse for the servicing fees for these funds," said Oja, who also admires the fund company’s 3.5% dividend yield.
Oja added that Federated also has a "good core business of equity and fixed-income asset management."
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Diana Containerships Inc.(DCIX)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) were down 8 percent to $0.433. Diana Containerships reported a Q1 loss of $0.80 per share on sales of $3.77 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) got a boost, shooting up 169 percent to $16.49. Diana Containerships shares climbed 276 percent, since the election.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) was down, falling around 26 percent to $0.276. Diana Containerships disclosed a 1-for-7 reverse stock split.
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CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
- [By Wayne Duggan]
DryShips isn’t the only shipping stock that has skyrocketed this month; the following stocks’ shares are all up between 320 and 720 percent since November 2:
Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX). Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA). Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS). Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SINO).
One of the primary reasons for the extreme moves in DryShips and other shipping stocks is a combination of large short positions in the stocks and extremely low share counts. DryShips in particular lowered its share count from around 672 million to only around 1 million via a series of reverse stock-splits throughout the year. The splits were intended to allow the stock to maintain its Nasdaq listing after it had lost more than 98 percent of its value in the first 10 months of 2016.