Category Archives: Investing

2016.12.18

Faced with the recent onslaught of drug price increases, hospitals are using some old school methods to hold down costs — reducing inventories, using smaller packaging, and switching to low cost substitutes. Barry Ritholz has a good podcast interview with Michael … Continue reading

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6% of companies make 50% of U.S. profit

From an analysis done by USA Today: Just 28 companies in the S&P 500 index generate 50% of all the net income. Of those, Apple and JPMorgan Chase together make 10% of the profits. Berkshire Hathaway, Wells Fargo, Gilead Sciences … Continue reading

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Automated Investment Portfolio Management Goes Mainstream

Discount brokerage firm Charles Schwab has announced that it will soon start a new free automated investment advisor service, “Schwab Intelligent Portfolios.” The Finance Buff is covering the topic: Like the other so-called robo-advisors such as Betterment and Wealthfront, Schwab’s computer algorithm is going to suggest … Continue reading

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