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“The letters are written as much for sophisticated financial people as for people in high school”, said Andy Kilpatrick, author of “Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett”.”When trillions of dollars are managed by Wall Streeters charging high fees, it will usually be the managers who reap outsized profits, not the clients”, he wrote. Berkshire on Saturday also said fourth-quarter profit rose 15 percent from a year earlier, as gains from investments and derivatives offset lower profit from the BNSF railroad and other units. After years of underperformance, hedge funds are facing a revolt by endowments, pension funds and other institutional investors that have decided they aren’t getting their money’s worth.He also declared victory in his $1 million bet with another asset manager that low-priced index funds would out earn hedge funds over the span of a decade.Mr Buffett’s letter accompanied Berkshire Hathaway’s release of its 2016 fourth-quarter and full- year earnings. Nick Mangold’s release truly marks the end of a Jets era
The Jets had until February 15 to exercise Henderson’s option clause for 2017, which wasn’t going to be a binding decision. Now, Mangold is arguably a superior center to Slauson and Slauson is undoubtedly a better guard than either D.J. Buffett said that if the dividend rate on Bank of America common stock, now at 30 cents annually, rises above 44 cents before 2021, Berkshire would anticipate making a cashless exchange of its preferred shares into common.Smead said the 86-year-old Buffett and his investing partner, 93-year-old Charlie Munger, seem concerned about their legacies and how Berkshire is perceived. “Some people have come close to calling [buybacks] un-American – characterizing them as corporate misdeeds that divert funds needed for productive endeavors”, Mr. Buffett said.”Americans have combined human ingenuity, a market system, a tide of talented and ambitious immigrants, and the rule of law to deliver abundance beyond any dreams of our forefathers”, he wrote in the letter last Saturday to shareholders of his massive Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate. To prove his point, Buffett pointed to his bet 9 years ago that a index fund based on the S&P 500 will outperform a collection of hedge funds over 10 years.More investors are heeding Mr. Buffett’s advice as they lose faith in traditional money managers.Buffett’s chosen index fund has recorded an 85.4% gain over than time while the hedge funds delivered an average of 22%. Sunderland stay bottom after Everton defeat
Despite a much-improved defensive record this season, Everton are still very much in need of surgery to their backline. Ronald Koeman remains resolute in Everton’s quest for European qualification, insisting “everything is possible”. Despite a roaring stock market in the United States, actively managed mutual funds bled $342 billion last year, their second straight year of outflows. Annually, the gap is just as wide: 7 percent for the index fund and 2.2 percent for the hedge funds.Buffett again described Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard and populariser of low-priced index funds, was his personal “hero”.”If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the handsdown choice should be Jack Bogle”.Vanguard now has more than $US4 trillion under management – second only to another passive investment giant in Blackstone. 1 in 4 fatal drug overdoses linked to heroin in 2015 — CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found . “Starting in 2011, overdoses involving heroin has really skyrocketed”. More than 16 out of every 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2015, compared to just over 6 in 1999, the U.S.

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