David Kass

Berkshire Mega-Deal Typifies Buffett’s Bargain Hunting

Berkshire Hathaway’s $32.6 billion buyout of Precision Castparts Corp. represents the Warren Buffett conglomerate’s largest-ever takeover. But it also “exemplifies Buffett’s determination to find cheap and out-of-favor companies with a history of strong earnings and high barriers to competition,” reports the Omaha World-Herald, paraphrasing Smith School professor David Kass. Read more...

Life after Buffett Looks Good for Berkshire

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...

Five Consumer Stocks to Watch

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...

Smith Business Close-Up: Presidential Election 2012: The Economy and the Stock Market

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?


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