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Why Warren Buffett Believes Trains Will Power The Recovery

Why Warren Buffett Believes Trains Will Power The Recovery

As I reflected on the recent purchase of Heinz Foods by Berkshire Hathaway, I thought about some of Warren Buffett’s other purchases that met some initial skepticism. In 2005, Berkshire purchased a 22 percent position in BNSF (originally called Burlington Northern...

Think Of Sequestration As An Unhealthy Fad Diet

Think Of Sequestration As An Unhealthy Fad Diet

When I think of the current sequestration, I think of other times when easy fixes have masqueraded as tough solutions. When I’m asked about it at conferences, I compare sequestration to an unhealthy fad diet. We’ve all been there before. We’ve taken that tough look in...

On Apple / What CEO Tim Cook Should Do

On Apple / What CEO Tim Cook Should Do

If the Wall Street Journal and The Lifetime Channel ever wrote a mini-series together, it would be the story of Apple. In a gathering that is part balance sheet and Woodstock, Apple shareholders will meet this week for their annual meeting. No shareholder meeting in...

A Thought On The Heinz Acquisition

A Thought On The Heinz Acquisition

Last week’s news that Warren Buffett teamed up with 3G Capital to purchase Heinz should come as no surprise to those who have followed his long and storied career. In many respects, Heinz is the kind of company that Warren Buffett loves — and if possible, purchases...

Is 14,000 More Than Just A Number?

Is 14,000 More Than Just A Number?

Now that the Dow has danced on either side of 14,000, I’ve noticed an uptick in my emails from friends and colleagues about what to do next. They fall into three basic categories: Should I sell, should I buy, or should I simply hold? Some are still spooked from the...

Women Need Financial Equality Too

Women Need Financial Equality Too

Why are so many women deferential to their husbands when it comes to investment decisions? I don’t recall the wedding vow that says we’ll be there for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part, except for our 401K...

Investing After Newtown

Investing After Newtown

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month since Newtown. Like everybody else, I was horrified when that terrible tragedy emerged back in December. As a mother, I’ve always worried about life’s sudden turns like childhood diseases or trips to the Emergency Room when...

A Timeless Read For A New Year

A Timeless Read For A New Year

I hope that everybody’s New Year is off to a great start after a blessed and relaxing holiday season. This year I received an unexpected gift from a surprising source. Let me tell you about it. This year, I enjoyed a wonderful holiday with my family up in Squaw...

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