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Patrick Morris

Patrick Morris


After a few stints in banking and corporate finance, Patrick joined the Motley Fool as a writer covering the financial sector. He's scaled back his everyday writing a bit, but he's always happy to opine on the latest headline news surrounding Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett and all things personal finance.

Recent articles

The 3 Best Dividend Stocks Warren Buffett Owns

Warren Buffett loves these three stocks that pay dividends, and you should, too.

3 Warren Buffett Habits We Should All Adopt

While we can't be Warren Buffett, there are three things we can do to help us try to match his success.

3 Critical Things You Missed in Warren Buffett's Letter

Warren Buffett just released his most recent advice-packed letter to shareholders. Did you miss these points?

Paper cutout of insured house, family, and car

Insurance Industry Basics: Combined Ratio

Insurance can be complicated, and the combined ratio is something every investor needs to understand.

Did Warren Buffett Really Eject ExxonMobil From His Portfolio?

We all heard Warren Buffett no longer owns Exxon Mobil, but looks may be deceiving.

The Proven Way to Retire Rich

Want to make money from stocks? There's one easy way to do so.

Warren Buffett Makes 2 Major Stock Buys

In the fourth quarter, Warren Buffett made two major investments -- totaling $1.5 billion -- in stocks of companies that are household names.

What to Make of the Turmoil at American Express Company

American Express has had a terrible start to 2015, and investors need to know what to make out of what seems to be nothing but bad news.

Warren Buffett Bets on These Top Stocks for 2015

Looking for stocks to buy in 2015? Here are three of Warren Buffett's biggest bets.

Warren Buffett's Secret Stocks

Warren Buffett has a stock portfolio that has been hiding in plain sight, but many are entirely unaware of what is in it.

3 Things to Watch When American Express Company Reports Earnings

American Express is announcing its earnings soon, and there are three critical things investors should keep an eye on.

You Won't Believe What Warren Buffett Is Doing Now

Warren Buffett is doing his best to build the Berkshire Hathaway brand.

The Rich Keep Getting Richer: How Much Money Warren Buffett Made in 2014

The numbers are in, and you won't believe the amount by which Warren Buffett watched his wealth rise in 2014.

Should We Worry About the Stock Market in 2015?

Many think stocks are poised to go up in 2015 -- but it turns out that may not matter to those who do the smartest things with their money.

How Dish's Newest Deal Impacts Your Cable Bill

Dish just released a remarkable service that may let you cut the cable cord forever.

The Big Business That Soared at Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway controls a wide range of businesses, and one of them is is in the middle of a phenomenal run.

Hate Your Credit Card Company? 1 Just Gladly Gave Its Customers Nearly $200 Million

Talk about rewarding customers: Discover recently took a $200 million hit so its cardholders would have better benefits.

Billionaires Are Buying More of These 3 Stocks

Hedge funds have been buying more and more of these three stocks in recent months.

Why Warren Buffett Is Excited He Lost $1 Billion

Since Buffett bought a stake in IBM more than 3 years ago, its stock price has performed terribly. But it turns out, this is exactly what he hoped for.

1 Man's $10 Billion Loss in Las Vegas Sands

Think you've lost large sums at the casino?