Berkshire Hathaway earnings Q3 2018

Investment company Berkshire Hathaway saw its profits rise sharply in the Q3-2018. The company of billionaire Warren Buffett benefited, especially from strong the performance of its insurance activities and lower taxes. Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) reported that its third operating earnings for the quarter surged to $6.88 billion from $3.44 billion…

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Rebalance S&P 500 will impact Apple and Google

In November 2017, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) structure. These changes will be effective for the Indexes after the close of business on September 21, 2018 (the “Rebalance Date”). In particular, the current Telecommunication Services Sector will be broadened and renamed the Communication Services Sector. The Communication…

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Defensive dividend aristocrats still out-perform

Also in August the Defensive dividend aristocrats outperformed the NOBL- S&P 500 dividend aristocrats benchmark. Year-to-date the performance is +8.02% versus 5.04% for NOBL. See below the data per month.   Year Month Defensive Aristocrats Return ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Return Defensive Aristocrats Balance ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Balance 2018 1 3.13% 3.59%…

How dividends are paid

Dividend stocks are attractive for many investors searching for income. In the context of dividend investing, there are three key dates you need to know: Record date: This is the date on which you must be an official owner of a stock to receive the declared dividend payment. However, due to stock exchange rules, you must…