Berkshire Hathaway Says Goodbye To Another “Juicy” Yield As Dow Chemical Co. Looking To Swap Preferred.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-15/buffett-era-of-8-5-dividends-ends-as-dow-swaps-3-billion-stake

 

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Knowledge Is Power (and Profitable): Wolters Kluwer N.V.

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (the “Company”) is a global company Continue reading

Battle Of The Billionaires (Berlusconi versus Bolloré).

I can’t wait to see how this plays out:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/marcelmichelson/2016/12/15/bollore-squares-up-to-berlusconi-in-italian-media-war/#568d22f66fac

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21711957-doing-so-he-taking-silvio-berlusconi-former-italian-prime-minister-frances-corporate

 

A Stock even “MADMEN” Would Love.

As I said in the MY INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY page on this site, I do not consider myself a GROWTH investor nor do I consider myself to be a VALUE investor. I keep reading and researching about different business and industries in an attempt to find those which I believe would make good long-term investments whether or not they fit into GROWTH of VALUE buckets. I have always been fascinated by advertising/marketing, and if my love for finance and investing weren’t so strong, I would have probably tried my hand at marketing.

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Snap-On Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) Boosts Quarterly Dividend 16.4%!

SNA investors were handsomely rewarded with news of a 16.4% increase in its quarterly dividend to $0.71 per share. You can read the release below:

https://www1.snapon.com/display/233/Q42016DividendIncreaseFinal.pdf

You can check out my original post on why I believe SNA would make an excellent investment for the long-term investor:

Oh Snap! Snap-On Incorporated Looks Appealing.

 

ValueAct Picks Up More Shares of Trinity Industries Inc. (NYSE:TRN).

Jeffrey Ubben is considered by many to be a value investing “God”:

http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/trinity-industries-inc-trn-valueact-capital-buys-more-shares-on-weakness-484328/?yptr=yahoo

You can read my take on why I think TRN is an attractive investment:

A Street (Rail) Car Named Desire (Trinity Industries)