Traders working  at the  New York Stock Exchange. Investors should be wary of sensationalist media headlines that make market declines seem larger than they really are. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Can the market multiply and divide? The question might seem odd – after all, financial markets are dominated by sophisticated investors who aim to ke(...)

Extrovert CEOs may be more likely to hurt their companies than to help them. Photograph: iStock

The stereotypical image of a successful corporate leader is of a charismatic extrovert, a persuasive and sociable fellow (it’s usually a fellow) who c(...)

Warren Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, has always argued buybacks make sense if a company is trading below its ‘intrinsic value’. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

US companies, flush with cash following Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts, spent a record $930 billion on stock buybacks last year: a similar outlay i(...)

Most of the Fanmags – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Apple, and Google – are “trading at valuations nearly as rich as they have ever traded,” according to investor Rob Arnott. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty Images

Investors should avoid the broader US market and be especially wary of certain technology stocks that are, like bitcoin and controversial electric car(...)

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, who has made the largest donation to date to charities from his fortune. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Warren Buffett is donating roughly $3.6 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the (...)

Warren Buffet: ‘I probably know as many rich people as just about anybody. I don’t think they’re happier because they get super rich.’ Photograph: Houston Cofield/Bloomberg

Warren Buffett, the 88-year-old investment guru, is used to feeling the love at annual gatherings of investors in his Berkshire Hathaway vehicle Last(...)

Photograph: Loren Elliott/Reuters

Chevron abandoned its takeover bid for Anadarko on Thursday, outmanoeuvred by Occidental Petroleum’s higher, $38 billion offer that included more than(...)

Kraft also said it reviewed supplier contracts and found additional misstatements may or may not have resulted from the misconduct tied to its procurement practices. Photograph: Scott Morgan/Reuters

Kraft Heinz will restate financial reports for a period of almost three years to fix errors that resulted from lapses in procurement practices by some(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett at its  annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, last week. Photograph: Scott Morgan/Reuters

Warren Buffett said on Monday that a trade war between the US and China would be “bad for the whole world.” The chairman and largest shareholder of B(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett ahead of the company’s annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday. Photographer: Houston Cofield/Bloomberg

Warren Buffett underlined his commitment to buy back shares of Berkshire Hathaway to the tens of thousands of shareholders at the company’s annual mee(...)

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