Shares of StoneCo (NASDAQ:STNE) are facing a 34% decline today after reporting third-quarter results. The price action depicts a scene that shows shareholders were very unhappy with the numbers. Source: Kent Sievers / Shutterstock.com Beyond the significant drop, there is another reason this news matters. Famed investor Warren Buffett is a major investor in STNE…

Investors who seek a quick path to wealth will often fail. Speculators risk reacting too emotionally if a stock drops while they watch its movements like a hawk. Conversely, investors who search for stocks to buy and hold for the very long term will have more patience. Taking the time to research a company’s prospects…

A few months ago, the Federal Reserve was talking about “transitory” inflation. The governors at the Fed meant that while inflation was rising swiftly, it wasn’t going to last. But inflation kept rising at a brisk clip and the Fed started to be less sanguine about the transitory nature of inflation. It hedged by telling…

When the Nasdaq touched all-time highs recently, investors neglected a few companies that trade on the exchange. Tech stocks that were left behind and trading closer to 52-week lows are on sale for a reason. When markets are still hot and reliant on trading momentum, few will bother to look at out-of-favor shares. Some of…

Warren Buffett has transformed his equity portfolio in the last few years. The “Oracle of Omaha” is known for holding stocks for a lengthy period of time. However, for several quarters now, he has trimmed holdings of so-called “Buffett stocks” to shed non-performers while also picking up a reputation for investing in growth plays. Kraft…

Here we are facing another Federal Reserve event, as if we haven’t had enough of those. This one comes to us from the Jackson Hole meeting. Experts worry that they could announcing the pre-announcement of the taper schedule. No, that wasn’t a typo, I repeated the words with purpose. I borrowed from Fed Chair Jerome…

In the wake of Monday’s widespread sell-off, it would be easy to have missed the fact that some stocks have fallen steadily all year and endured much steeper losses. Many of the biggest losers in 2021 have been stocks that enjoyed big runs last year. Companies that flourished during Covid-19 lockdowns, enjoyed strong online sales,…

Mutual funds continue to be extremely popular with American investors. Today, 45.7% of households in the U.S. have money invested in at least one mutual fund, the exact same proportion as in 2000, according to data compiled by Statista. The amount of money invested in U.S. mutual funds has more than tripled over the last…