Citing a stalled U.S. economy through the first quarter of 2015, U.S. News & World Report recently tapped Smith School finance expert David Kass for advice on investing in America. Kass said solid options for people motivated by patriotism or portfolio diversification would include real estate or agriculture. Read more...
Five teams of undergraduate finance students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business participated in the 12th Annual Joseph M. Wikler Finance Case Competition on Friday, April 24, 2015.
Berkshire Hathaway shareholders should feel reassured to see younger executives stepping up as retirement looms for chairman and CEO Waren Buffett, said David Kass, a Berkshire investor and finance professor at the Smith School. "Ted Weschler and Todd Combs, the two stock pickers Mr. Buffett hired a few years ago as part of his succession plan, have performed well for most of their time at Berkshire," Kass told The Wall Street Journal. Read more...
Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, for 2015, reflects on the company’s 50 years of success and looks ahead. The Wall Street Journal called on David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance at the Smith School, to help its readers better understand the 25,000-word manuscript. Read more...
The oil price decline over the past six months -– “the equivalent of a large tax cut for consumers” –- is boosting the value of companies that produce consumer products, says Smith Professor David Kass. He says consumer stocks are helped when factoring in the U.S. economy’s recovery and the unemployment rate decline. He recently commented for U.S. News and World Report and listed five stocks worth looking at for 2015. Read more...
September 13, 2012 & September 16, 2012
|Presidential Election 2012:
The Economy and
the Stock Market
This year’s presidential election may very well come down to the economy and stock market performance between now and Election Day. Is there any way to forecast outcomes, and what will the election results mean for the economy and markets going forward?
Several Finance Fellows students at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business had the opportunity to travel to Omaha, NE, with Tyser Teaching Fellow David Kass to attend the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting on May 5, 2012.
Conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway is one of the world’s most respected companies, run by legendary investor Warren Buffett. Holders of the New York Stock Exchange’s priciest stock will make the pilgrimage to Omaha, Nebraska next week for the company’s annual shareholder meeting – and a group of lucky undergraduates will go along for the ride to learn about the company, its impact on the economy, and hear words of wisdom from the “Oracle of Omaha” himself.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with David Kass to talk about investing and how to figure out a strategy that works for you.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Finance experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to expand on their comments, below, covering tax policy and investing implications from the Burger King-Tim Hortons merger.