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Why Invest in Berkshire Hathaway

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One of the biggest names in the financial world is Berkshire Hathaway. They own huge well established companies such as American Express, Apple, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and GEICO. They also share in several other well-know companies such as the Coca-cola company, Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Berkshire Hathaway was started in the 1830s as a textile manufacturing company. This mill grew into one of the most successful of all time. It wasn’t until the 1950’s that the Hathaway Manufacturing company merged with Hathaway to become Berkshire Hathaway.

Warren Buffett

In our modern world, the company is a multi-million dollar asset under the control and leadership of Warren Buffett, who is the chairman and chief executive of the company which focuses on long term investment strategies and diversifying business interests. Today, Berkshire Hathaway is one of the top players in the financial world and active partner in main international deals and agreements. According to the Forbes Global 2000 list, Berkshire Hathaway is the third largest company in the world. Their class A shares are currently selling for over $300,000.00 and are worth every penny. The number of big name companies that are connected with Berkshire Hathaway’s stock is the reason they are priced so highly. These businesses are tops in the world and will not look to disappear any time soon. Apple is one of the companies and they have such a firm grasp of the technology sector that they won’t be leaving the business world for quite sometime. The same can be said for the number of insurance companies who are doing better than ever with the rise of the pharmaceuticals industry worldwide.

Berkshire History of Cash Reserves

What really makes the Berkshire Hathaway stock worth so much is Warren Buffett. He took the old textile company and made it into one the most stable and investable business ever. He mandates the firm keep a minimum of $20 billion dollars easily at hand, though lately that number has been more than $100 billion. That makes this company a highly investable asset. This is a company that is actively investing in strong stable companies and has no debt to speak of in regards to them. To be bought by Berkshire Hathaway means that, that company is also a strong stable entity. Companies all over the world want to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway because it will mean their business will grow beyond their wildest dreams and become one of the more sought after companies in the world.

The Top 5 Dow Jones Stocks You Should Invest In

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What are the top five Stocks that all investors should own in 2017? If you ask an investor this question, they will likely tell you to choose Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks. The Dow Jones is made up of 30 of the largest companies in America.

These companies have a solid history of strong performances and they tend to pay excellent dividends. This is why anybody should add it to their retirement portfolio.

If you cannot invest in the 30 components of the Dow, there are different ways to approach the situation. You can lean towards a tech, healthcare or financial based portfolio because the companies on the Dow Jones Industrial Average operate in those sectors. ETFs have also become a popular way to invest in the sectors for the Dow.

Apple Services Continues To Grow

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The service segment of the Apple corporation could be a great stock to keep an eye on in the future. Some experts are saying that this part of the company is now worth over $240 billion. This is drawing many investors to buy it.

Apple Services is now the second largest segment of the company. The biggest is their consumer products division. The services segment has some promising other factors that make it attractive, though.

One promising feature of the services segment is that the number of iOS users is constantly increasing. As there are more users, they are going to need more services. This will increase even more as Apple develops and implements more hardware on the consumer level. There will a lot of service expansions in the future as the amount of different hardware is increased at the consumer level.

Apple Not Displeased With Apple Watch Sales Numbers

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CEO Tim Cook is comfortable with the numbers for Apple Watch

Apple is well-known not to reveal their sales figures for each product. This has left market experts wondering if the Apple Watch is a hit or a miss. The IDC has reported that they are under what the company expected. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook says that they are "just fine".

The market for wearable technology is small. There are only 4 companies. The most popular competitor is FitBit. While we don't know the sales numbers, we do know that Apple has shipped over 70% fewer units in the last year.

IPhone Estimates Expected To Rise During Apple's September Affair

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Apple's annual September IPhone event will begin a bit earlier than usual this year. This gives them a chance to book IPhone 7 sales before the fiscal year ends. Apple (AAPL) does not expect to have a strong fourth quarter, so this affair may help them prepare for the regression.

According to analyst reports, the IPhone is still tremendously desired among smartphone users. Due to the demand, there may be IPhone estimate hikes that surpass the current estimates put forth by experts. Not only will this benefit Apple, it will also create a good situation for major chip manufacturers such as Cirrus Logic, NXP, and Broadcom.

Many invitations went out for this highly-anticipated event on Monday. The affair will begin on Wednesday September 7 at 1pm in San Francisco. Apple will introduce three new products on this day -- a 4.7-inch IPhone 7, a 5.5-inch iPhone 7-plus, and a new compatible Apple Watch model.

Apple Becomes a Big Dividend Payer

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Exxon Mobile Corp was the largest dividend payer in the S&P 500, paying out over $11.5 billion per year to stock holders. But with Apple increasing their dividend by 10% with their most recent earnings report, they will now be paying out over $12 billion yearly in dividends. This dividend raise was in addition to the companies large stock buyback program which is investing $140 billion in Apple stock.

The company has become a cash cow with the popularity of its phone and tablet products. Even with the large stock buyback and the huge dividend payouts, the company still has plenty of cash on hand to invest in research and development of new products.

iPhone Sales Hot In Christmas Season

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iPhone 6 will drive Apple Christmas sales to a healthy gain. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that he predicts 71.5 million iPhone 6 sales in the fourth quarter of 2014. That is a large percentage gain (40%) over the same quarter last year and almost a doubling (82%) of the sales in the previous quarter.

Carl Icahn Invests in Apple Inc..

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Icahn Lab Conference Room (Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik)

Carl Icahn Invests in Apple Inc.

It wasn’t too long ago that the drop in Apple stock seemed like it would not stop as the price dropped all the way down to $400 a share after the death of legendary CEO Steve Jobs. Now the stock has turned the corner and is on the way back up, but to $700 is a level that not many are predicting. Carl Icahn does feel good about $600 a share and invested 1.5 billion in the stock recently. Icahn feels that the stock is easily worth $625 even without any growth in earnings. In addition to investing in the stock he has spoken with the current CEO, Tim Cook, trying to get the company to purchase more of their shares back from the public.

Microsoft Windows Stores And Best Buy Partnership

Apple Store, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Apple Store, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Microsoft Windows Stores And Best Buy Partnership

Microsoft and Best Buy have announced a partnership that will create a new concept, Microsoft Stores where products such as PC's, tablets, Xbox, and phones will be offered. Microsoft is planning to open 500 of these new stores in the US and in Canada they will open 100 stores.

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