Billionaire investor Warren Buffett: shares in Berkshire Hathaway fell 11 per cent last year. Photograph: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Wall Street strategists have been unusually muted regarding prospects for US equities in 2016. Instead, they’re gung-ho for Europe, predicting gains o(...)

Warren Buffett has urged investors to look at share price, not book value. Photograph: Reuters

US investment guru Warren Buffett is heading for his worst year relative to the rest of the US stock market since 2009, with shares in his conglomerat(...)

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathawa, smiles during an event with Hillary Clinton, 2016 US Democratic presidential candidate. Photograph: Bloomberg

Famed investor Warren Buffett, “the Oracle of Omaha,” has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and poked fun at her Republican o(...)

The cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gates,  and his wife Melinda established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, turning it into the wealthiest charitable foundation in history. Photograph: Steve Sands/FilmMagic

Mark Zuckerberg is the latest in a long line of business executives who have decided to give away much of their fortune. At just 31, however, he is a(...)

Janet Yellen, chairman of the US Federal Reserve: Recent strong jobs numbers mean a December rate hike now looks a safe bet. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Investors have spent 2015 fretting as to whether the Federal Reserve would finally raise US interest rates and if so, when. Less attention has been pa(...)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway reduced its investments in Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart Stores as the billionaire freed up cash ahead of the completion of one of his largest acquisitions. (Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway reduced its investments in Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart Stores as the billionaire freed up cash ahead of the comple(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: between 1968 and 1994, value stocks consistently and easily beat growth stocks in the US. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Disciples of value investing have had their faith tested in recent years, with growth stocks largely outperforming their value counterparts since the (...)

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Apple might fancy another Steve Jobs, Berkshire Hathaway could be seeking a second Warren Buffett and Comedy Central might be on the hunt for replacem(...)

John O’Dwyer, chief executive of VHI. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was no mistaking John O’Dwyer’s anxiety, during an interview in the Dublin offices of the VHI, to get across his view that the massive State-own(...)

Aer Lingus surprised observers to close up 7.7 per cent at €2.67

European shares suffered their worst monthly performance in four years yesterday, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and a possible US inter(...)