Investor Beat, Jan. 7, 2014

The biggest stories from Tuesday's market for today's Foolish investor.

Jan 7, 2014 at 8:07PM

In this video from Tuesday's edition of Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and Tim Hanson dig into the hardest-hitting investing stories from the market today.

Earnings season is just around the corner, and according to a Barron's survey, there is already a lot of optimism among Wall Street analysts this year, with predictions of double-digit growth in profits. Matt and Tim each break down one metric they'll be focusing in on heavily this quarter, as companies begin to report.

Then, the guys look at four stocks making moves on the market today. Wynn Resorts hit an all-time high in the wake of a bullish report on Macau gaming stocks. Netflix fell after a Morgan Stanley analyst downgraded the stock, warning of increased competition as one of the risks for the company going forward. Shares of Zambeef Products, one of the largest agribusinesses in Zambia, have risen more than 30% in the past three days after the company was named "Tip of the Week" by Investors Chronicle magazine. And JPMorgan Chase will pay more than $2 billion in fines for its failure to detect and report fraud in the Bernie Madoff scandal, the largest penalty ever for a violation of the Bank Secrecy Act.

And finally, two picks for investors to add to their watchlists this week. Tim discusses Japanese company Fast Retailing and why it could be an exciting pick as the company expands internationally, while Matt highlights Wells Fargo ahead of its earnings report in one week, and why it might be a great bellwether to look at for the health of the American banking sector as a whole.

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Chris Hill and Tim Hanson have no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of JPMorgan Chase. The Motley Fool recommends Netflix and Wells Fargo and owns shares of JPMorgan Chase, Netflix, and Wells Fargo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

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David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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