Why Biden’s 4% buyback tax could boost stock prices and dividends

The Biden administration’s new stock buyback tax will have little impact on the overall stock market. It might even actually help it. I’m referring to the new 1% excise tax on share repurchases that went into effect on Jan. 1. This tax has set off alarm bells in some corners of Wall Street, on the … Read more

Elon Musk Sold More Than $3.5 Billion Worth of Tesla Shares

Elon Musk sold more than $3.5 billion worth of Tesla Inc. stock this week in his second round of sales since buying Twitter Inc. Mr. Musk sold nearly 22 million Tesla shares over a three-day period ending Dec. 14, according to a regulatory disclosure made public Wednesday.

Coupa, Horizon Therapeutics, Under Armour, and More Stock Market Movers

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Amgen in Advanced Talks to Buy Horizon Therapeutics

Amgen Inc. AMGN -2.42% is in advanced talks to buy drug company Horizon Therapeutics HZNP 0.39% PLC, according to people familiar with the matter, in a takeover likely to be valued at well over $20 billion and mark the largest healthcare merger of the year. The U.S. biotechnology company was the last of three suitors … Read more

Buffett’s Likely Successor Buys $68 Million of Berkshire Stock

Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Greg Abel, the likely successor to CEO Warren Buffett, bought about $68 million of the company’s shares last Thursday in what appears to be his first purchases of Berkshire stock since he assumed the position in 2018. In several Form 4 filings Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Abel disclosed … Read more

Brazil’s Election Is Almost Here. Get Ready to Buy Petrobras Stock.

Chocolate and peanut butter go together; falling oil prices and Brazilian political uncertainty most certainly do not. Yet Petrobras stock may still be worth buying. Yes, that sounds like a terrible idea, at least at first glance. Petróleo Brasileiro, or Petrobras (ticker: PBR), as it is more commonly known, is the Brazilian national oil company, … Read more

‘I would not have been able to do it without him’: I built a property portfolio with 23 units while we were dating. How much should I give to my fiancé in our prenup?

I’m about to marry a wonderful man. I built an investment portfolio of 23 units while we were dating. Now we’re questioning how to create a prenuptial agreement. Over the years, I have identified, purchased, and managed a rental-property portfolio across three buildings. These were purchased with my money, and I’m the sole owner on … Read more

September Was Bad for Investors. October Could Be Worse.

Text size Market chaos has hit stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, and futures. It’s hard to see it ending soon. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images It’s a bumpy, volatile, no good, very bad market out there. Stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, and futures have been moving violently from day to day—and there’s probably more whiplash ahead The S&P … Read more

Berkshire Looks Like a Loser With 3 Big Buys

Text size Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said his company often buys equities before a market hits bottom. AFP via Getty Images When asked about Berkshire Hathaway ’s investment success at the company’s annual meeting in April, CEO Warren Buffett said Berkshire is often early. He pointed to the company’s large equity purchases in … Read more

Buy Netflix stock now for these reasons, analyst says

Shares of Netflix Inc. rallied Monday, to buck the selloff in the broader stock market, after Oppenheimer’s new analyst covering the streaming video giant spelled out reasons why it’s time for investors to jump back in. The stock NFLX, +2.02% climbed 2.3% in premarket trading, while futures ES00, -0.71% for S&P 500 index SPX, -0.72% … Read more