Investor Beat -- January 16, 2014

The top business stories for today's Foolish investor.

Jan 16, 2014 at 11:59PM

In this video from Thursday's edition of Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Tim Hanson and Morgan Housel dig deep into the top investing stories from the market today.

Despite being one of the best-performing stocks of 2013, Best Buy was gutted on the market today, down more than 25% after the company announced that the holiday season was both disappointing and "intensely promotional." In the lead story on today's Investor Beat, Tim and Morgan discuss what was behind the 2013 run-up for Best Buy, and just how difficult it will be for the company to continue to compete in the same space with Amazon and Wal-Mart, as well as why they don't see the stock as a value play even after today's fire sale.

Then, the guys discuss four stocks making moves today. SolarCity hit a new all-time high today after Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on the stock with a buy rating. CSX Corp fell after it reported that fourth-quarter profits had fallen by 5%. Microsoft was down a bit today, but the real story was Bloomberg's report that Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg is now on the short list to replace Steve Ballmer later this year. And Nu Skin Enterprises fell big today, following an article in People's Daily alleging the company was running a pyramid scheme.

And finally, Morgan tells investors why MasterCard continues to dominate, and Tim discusses why HDFC Bank is one Indian bank for investors to keep on their radar.

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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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