Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: falling sales for Wal-Mart, rising hopes for Google, and a tremendous jump in Japan.
Although these three firms might be too small for Berkshire, they have great competitive advantages, and our analysts think they're cheap, too.
Despite the risks of overheating markets, quantitative easing in the developed world may help sustain the rally in the near term.
Demanding a quick return and shorter payback, investors bid up higher-yielding but potentially slower-growing stocks.
We are believers in low volatility, just not at any price.
UPDATE: Glencore Completes Merger With Xstrata to Form 4th-Biggest Miner
Fund portfolio and Berkshire Hathaway shareholder data show which funds hold significant chunks of the company's stock.
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