Bernice Napach is a financial writer, editor and video producer who has covered the stock, bond, commodities and foreign-exchange markets. She’s worked at Yahoo Finance, Reuters, Bloomberg TV, CNBC and CNNfn.
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Investors appear to have gotten over the 2008 financial crisis and are growing more optimistic about their finances and the economy, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup survey.
Berkshire's stock has increased a whopping 1,826,163% during Buffett's tenure, compared to just 11,196% for the S&P 500.
Global stock markets are pricing in a differential in monetary policy: Europe and Japan are easing while the U.S. is poised to raise rates.
Buy the S&P 500 sectors that performed best this January and hold them for at least a year.
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