Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Warren Buffett: Books By and About Him

Here is a list of books about the top investment trader Warren Buffett, the billionaire head of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B). Some are written by this famous investor and some are about him, written by others.

by Buffett

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel  Warren E. Buffett (Collaborator)

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Third EditionWarren E. Buffett (Author) Lawrence A. Cunningham (Author, Editor)

Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, Expanded Third Edition Warren E. Buffett (Foreword)

Los ensayos de Warren Buffett (Spanish Edition) Warren E. Buffett (Author)

Buffett, Icahn, Soros

Becoming Rich: The Wealth-Building Secrets of the World's Master Investors Buffett, Icahn, Soros

about Buffett

Trade Like Warren Buffett

The Warren Buffett Way, Second Edition

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros

The New Buffettology: The Proven Techniques for Investing Successfully in Changing Markets That Have Made Warren Buffett the World's Most Famous Investor

Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investor

The Tao of Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett's Words of Wisdom: Quotations and Interpretations to Help Guide You to Billionaire Wealth and Enlightened Business Management

By Stockerblog.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

Italy PM Visited Tech Execs: Should We Be Looking at Italian Stocks?

Last week, the Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, visited the top executives at Google (GOOGL), Yahoo (YHOO), and Twitter (TWTR), including Dick Costolo, Marissa Mayer and Larry Page. He also met with the Italian heads of startups.

Comparing the iShares MSCI Italy ETF (EWI) to the S&P 500, you would find that the Italy stocks have underperformed the S&P by over five percentage points. Do you think it is time for Italy to catch up?


One of the most famous Italian companies is Luxottica  (LUX), the largest eyeglass manufacturer in the world with more than 80% of the market. The company has even been featured on 60 Minutes a couple times. The stock trades at  33.6 times trailing earnings and 23.8 times forward earnings. Quarterly earnings went up by 11.0% on a 2.1% rise in revenues. The stock pays a yield of  1.3%.


ENI (E), which was lucky enough to get one of the one-letter stock symbols, is in the energy, gas and power, and chemicals industries. The stock has a 12.7 price to earnings ratio and a forward PE of 13.9. Earnings for the latest quarter spiked by 139% on a slight drop in sales. The company pays a fat dividend of 4.7%.


A more speculative stock is Natuzzi (NTZ) which make upholstered furniture, both leather and fabric. The stock trades for slightly above two dollars a share. Revenues were down slightly and earnings were negative for the latest quarter.

 For a free list of Italian stocks, which includes the price to earnings ratio and yield, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Ciao!

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written and has no plans to do so in the next 72 hours.

By Stockerblog.com

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Top Selling FREE Real Estate Investing Books

Are you thinking of diversifying out of stocks and buying some real estate? Or maybe you bought your first rental house and need some advice. There are several top books being distributed for free by Amazon on the topic of real estate investing.

These books are all available to read on the Amazon Kindle. If you don't have a Kindle, you  still have the ability to read it for free using the Amazon Kindle App for computers and tablets. Some of these books sell for substantially more in print form. These offerings, where Amazon drops the price temporarily to $0.00 don't last for very long, so if you see any that you have some interest in, you should go ahead and get it. Hopefully, they are still free by the time  you read this article.

BiggerPockets Presents: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing

Real Estate Investing: How to Flip a House as a Real Estate Investor

No BS Real Estate Investing - How I Quit My Job, Got Rich, & Found Freedom Flipping Houses ... And How You Can Too

50 Simple Secrets To Be A Happy Real Estate Investor

The Ultimate Real Estate Investing Blueprint: How to Quit Your Job in 19 Weeks or Less

Real Estate Investing Made Easy

Mexico Now Has the Highest Quality Debt in Latin America: Time to Look at Mexican Stocks

President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico has championed policies to move economic growth forward in this country south of the border, including allowing American investments in Mexico. These pro-business moves have caused an increase in the country's debt rating to A3 and the cost to protect the country's debt has dropped to almost the level of Chile, and the price of credit-default swaps dropped below those of Chile.

The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped Investment ETF (EWW) is only up around 3% for the last twelve months, whereas the S&P 500 is up over 16%. Maybe this is an opportunity for a turnaround. The list of Mexico based stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com show over a couple dozen that trade in the United States, and many of which pay dividends.

America Movil (AMX), the telecom company, trades on the New York Stock Exchange, at 18.2 times trailing earnings and 13.8 times forward earnings. For the latest quarter, the company reported an incredible 32.7% increase in earnings on a 4.0% rise in revenues. The stock pays a yield of 1.6%.

Grupo Televisa (TV) has a great stock ticker. This media company has a trailing price to earnings ratio of 35.4 and a forward PE of 28.5, with earnings rising 21.1% for the latest quarter on a 7.1% boost in revenues. The stock sports a small yield of 0.3%.

The airport company, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (PAC) has a 19.4 PE with a 1.7% yield. Quarterly earnings spiked 24% for the latest quarter with an 11.4% b ump up in revenues.

There are many other Mexico stocks to choose from, which can be found on the free list at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.  Maybe you can make some profits by crossing the border.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above when the article was written and has no plans to do so in the next 72 hours. 

By Stockerblog.com

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