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Investor Jim Rogers Tells Fox Business Agriculture Is “Going to Be One of the Great Industries of Our Time”
Chairman and CEO of Rogers Holdings Jim Rogers spoke with FOX Business Network (FBN) about the United States deficit and the path the nation and individuals need to take in order to prosper. Rogers said that the U.S. economy will not recover until we “accept reality, stop spending money we don’t have, go down to a lower level, and start over.” He went on to say that particularly in such an uncertain economy, “you should invest in only what you know, otherwise keep your money in cash.” Excerpts from the interview are below: Read more...
GuruFocus Interview with Fairfax CEO Prem Watsa
GuruFocus had an opportunity to speak with Prem Watsa, chairman and chief executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings, a $7.7 billion Toronto-based firm, where he has delivered a 5-year cumulative return of 176%, compared to 12.2% of the S&P 500. In 2008, when the market was spiraling to a loss of 37%, he achieved a 21% return for his clients. Read more...
Answers from Tom Gayner's Interview with GuruFocus
Tom Gayner, a renowned valued investor, is president and chief investment officer of Markel Corp and president of Markel Gayner Asset Management, the investment subsidiary of Markel Corp., since 1990. He manages about $2 billion. Read more...
Walter Schloss: The Essence of Value Investing
Here are some notes taken from the life of Walter Schloss, once an office roommate of Warren Buffett. He is still alive and kicking at 95, and is one of the investors who inspires me the most. He had several points in common with Philip Fisher and Philip Carret, some of his contemporary investing legends; they lived very long; invested since very young until late in life; and never looked for extreme fortune or fame. He also led a simple life and, until recent interviews, still invests his personal money. His life incarnates the essential substance of value investing. Read more...
GuruFocus Interview with Investor Arnold Van Den Berg
Arnold Van Den Berg is a value investor with 43 years of industry experience and founder of $2 billion firm Century Management. A short time ago, GuruFocus readers asked him their investing questions. His responses, in which he discusses MDC Holdings Inc. (MDC), Toll Brothers (TOL), Microsoft (MSFT), Dell (DELL), Cisco (CSCO), Applied Materials (AMAT), Walmart (WMT), Wells Fargo (WFC), are below: Read more...
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Value Picks
Here are some stock picks from Morningstar in an overvalued market. Would these be great buys in a correction or market dip? Let's take a look: More...

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Should 3D Printng Investors Buy General Electric?  - Should 3D Printng Investors Buy General Electric?
For those inquisitive about how 3D printing will introduce the alleged "next industrial revolution," General Electric (GE) could be a profitable research endeavor. Parts like GE's Leap plane motor fuel spout strike a chord as cases of lighter, less difficult 3D printed segments. Anyhow fuel spouts are simply the tip of the chunk of ice.GE accepts 3D printing ought to go as one with different innovations to bring its idea of "cutting edge assembling" to life. In GE's plant without bounds, 3D printing could touch each venture of the creation procedure, and this assembling upheaval could arrive sooner than you might suspect.One little venture for GE, one titan LeapTo date, the buildup around 3D printing at GE has rotated basically around its flight business. With the 2012 securing of Morris Technologies and Rapid Quality Manufacturing (RQM), GE indicated that it was not kidding around 3D printing; however the engineering's starting effect was centered around the current ventures in or around the Cincinnati zone. That is the place the 130 representatives from Morris and RQM were placed, directly not far from GE's aeronautics base camp.Therefore, the aeronautics trade served as the testing ground for 3-D printing methods at GE. The procedure of particular laser sintering (SLS), for instance, was utilized within the formation of the plane motor fuel spout, which lessened the parts needed in generation from 20 to only one. GE eventually expects to accomplish a run rate of 45,000 fuel spouts for every year from its 3D printing operations; however hitting that target could take the better piece of this decade. Until further notice, GE assesses that it will create a simple 100,000 printed parts for avionics by 2020, as per Christine Furtross, GE's general director for innovation.The achievement of parts like the plane fuel spout will prompt further venture over the business. The following stage will see this engineering have a more significant effect on GE's whole portfolio, including oil and gas, power and water, health awareness and transportation. Additionally, GE will discover better approaches to make these operations more aggressive by pushing the breaking points of 3D printing, and concentrating on procedures, not simply parts. As Furtross clarified at the Inside 3D Printing gathering recently, "It's about making a last part, as well as that entire methodology makes you more focused," she said.The ascent of cutting edge producingAlong these lines, what precisely will this next stage look like? That being said, it's as of now getting steam in different parts of the nation. The previous summer, GE fabricated a Rapid Prototyping Center in Louisville to make a quicker input circle in the item improvement process. GE claims that this new approach is important in decreasing general prototyping expenses by 80%, generally speaking, at the site.Circumstantially, Louisville is likewise home to GE's long-standing assembling office known as Appliance Park. Once seen as a relic of old-fashioned American fabricating, Appliance Park has bounced back lately, on account of its focal area with respect to GE's center market, a changing worldwide work market, and – you speculated it – the proficiency picks up from innovative assembling strategies. It's no surprise that GE's multiplying down on fast prototyping adjacent to an office that is included 400 employments so far in the not-so-distant future.What we're seeing in Louisville is additionally proof of cutting-edge assembling being centered in geographic "groups" of GE manufacturing plants. Economists frequently allude to the "grouping" of contenders because of the overflow impacts of new innovations and data offering; however for this situation, GE's utilizing that only. Also the mechanical goliath is trusting it can mean more prominent productivity and development.The most recent case of a GE assembling bunch will soon exist a couple of hundred miles away in the western area of the Carolinas. On Tuesday, truth be told, GE affirmed that it got things started on a bleeding edge progressed assembling office in Greenville, S.C. The office for GE's energy and water business will open in 2015, make an expected 80 employees at first and oblige GE to contribute $400 million in the decade from now to extend the organization's progressed assembling capacities.The Greenville plant will be the first of its kind and, as indicated by GE, will "serve as a hatchery for inventive progressed assembling procedure improvement and quick prototyping." GE accepts it will permit the organization to "outline, test, emphasize and offer its items for sale to the public for clients snappier than any other time." What's more, it will be directly not far off from an alternate GE office that got things started in Asheville, N.C., in November a year ago. That office simply happens to be a center point for delivering cutting-edge segments for none other than GE Aviation's lead item, the Leap motor. Barely an incident.3D printing plans for takeoffThe move from prototyping to parts to procedures will require significant investment to unfold, yet GE's as of now pushing the envelope by incorporating 3-D printing into another period of assembling. For those incredulous of the force of this innovation, consider the accompanying quote from GE's CEO Jeff Immelt a year ago:"There's stuff that is similar to simply a cartoon. Also there's stuff that you say, hey this is truly worth time, consideration, cash and exertion. This is the last not the previous."For those intrigued by this space, remember that the 3-D printing unrest won't occur incidentally. In GE's industrial facilities in Cincinatti, Louisville, and Greenville, in any case, its as of now beginning to flourish. More...

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3 Great Stock Picks for Dividend and Growth Investors
Last Friday, Fed Chief Janet Yellen made that big appearance at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to talk about national bank arrangements. In a question-and-answer session, she conceded that the employment circumstances were uncertain; however she opposed calls to tighten fiscal strategy. Referring to slack in the work markets and the languid pace of compensation development, the head broker opposed calls to raise premium rates. More...

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How to Invest in Gaming Stocks  - How To Invest In Gaming Stocks
Moore's Law is crucial in the registering scene. This for the most part acknowledged law expresses that the quantity of transistors (building pieces of a computer chip) that might be placed monetarily in a computer chip give or take copies at regular intervals. This is the underlying motivation behind why video games and reassures have progressed so rapidly. More...

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How to Invest in PC Stocks  - How To Invest In PC Stocks
In my last article, I gave some investing essentials on semiconductor stocks. In this artice, I'll be doing the same for PC stocks. The personal computer industry has customarily been a hotbed of innovative advancement. Determined by headways crosswise over numerous vectors by capable organizations, for example, Intel (INTC), Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT), the personal computer has turned into a crucial apparatus for both work and play. More...

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iExcited
Apple (AAPL) is will hold an event September 9, 2014 and everyone is expecting the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and wearable technology in the form of the iWatch. Apple will be unveiling the iOS 8, but everyone will be focusing on whether Apple will deliver an iWatch to compete with Samsungs Galaxy gear and an iPhone 6 to challenge the Galaxy S5. It is truly exciting to see what Apple has in store for consumers, and hopefully expectations can be exceeded. Apple is currently trading at all-time highs as investors and speculators are anticipating this event. It would be interesting to see if the price moves in the next weeks and following the event. More...

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10 Years of Google and the Importance of Long-Term Thinking Charlie Munger - 10 Years Of Google And The Importance Of Long-Term Thinking
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McDonald’s Tough Times Call For Smarter Strategies
The world’s largest restaurant company by revenue, McDonald’s (MCD), is losing its popularity among young customers. The company is facing the worst slump in a decade that appears to signal tougher times ahead. More...

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Is AT&T Able To Overcome Competitive Pressures?
AT&T (T) is the second-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. and faces stiff competition from the larger rival Verizon Communications (VZ). However, it is making a large number of efforts to outpace its competitor. Its promotional strategies and adoption of new plans are helping in its growth efforts. Still, the company is unable to outperform Verizon. More...

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Dangdang's Bright Long-Term Prospects Make It a Good Investment
E-commerce China Dangdang (DANG) again proved its strong financial position by reporting a successful quarter, achieving strong top line and gross margin growth. The company has a solid balance sheet with no debt. The management of the company is optimistic about the growth prospects. More...

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Orion Energy Systems: Insider Buying and a Compelling Growth Story
Orion Energy Systems Inc. (OESX) is a small company (~$105 million market cap) headquartered in Wisconsin that manufactures and sells lighting and energy management systems. The company has provided lighting solutions for major customers such as PepsiCo, Sysco, Kraft Foods and Coca-Cola. Heavy insider buying and a compelling growth story make Orion an intriguing investment opportunity. More...

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Will This Local Search Player Overcome Competition?
Specialty search stage Yelp (YELP) has picked up a considerable measure of users, and it's developing its center business metrics across the board. Yelp is doing admirably in terms of developing revenue and advertisers. The organization has immense long haul potential to turn into a real player in nearby advertising, working with small businesses. Yelp intends to turn into a much bigger player by having operations around the globe, and these factors will drive a ton of upside for the organization's earnings and stock cost. More...

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Here's Why Activision Blizzard Is a Good Long-Term Pick
Leading interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard (ATVI) released fantastic results for the second quarter. The results were terrific, exceeding the company’s own expectations. Activision again justified its commitment for excellence by generating strong earnings and cash flows. Its games gained enough traction in their respective categories. Activision is still expecting a better gamer engagement, and it posted an upbeat guidance. More...

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Will This Online Retailer Be Able to Make a Dent in Smartphones?
Amazon's (AMZN) recently uncovered smartphone is an incredible item as well as comes with a great deal of free goodies as well. The organization won't just have the capacity to boost its revenues from smartphone sales additionally see robust development in its media and substance sales business because of the item. More...

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Will Pandora Be Able to Sustain Its Growth Despite Competition?
Pandora (P) has done exceptionally well in the Internet music streaming business. The organization has been developing its dynamic user base and revenue. Notwithstanding, the organization has had a troublesome time attaining profitability. The music streaming classification is extremely aggressive as users have a wide show of choices in music outlets. The late expansion of three real tech companies into the space will make life significantly more troublesome for Pandora. More...

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Why This Cable Company Should Get Better
Charter Communications (CHTR) made an extraordinary arrangement with Comcast (CMCSA) which will push the organization from fourth place into the second-largest link operator in the U.S. Based on the arrangement, Charter's feature households will almost twofold and the organization will be operating at a much more noteworthy scale, which should boost shareholder returns. More...

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Why Investors Should Be Cautious While Investing in Twitter
Twitter (TWTR) has been beaten because of powerless development in users and user engagement. So, Twitter can develop its adaptation later on and the organization can conceivably get a greater piece from the quickly developing mobile advertising space. More...

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A Few Reasons to Keep Holding Coca-Cola for the Long Run
Coca-Cola (KO) and Starbucks (SBUX) are among the most well-known brands in the world. The old winning recipe for refreshment companies was to assemble brands, create flagship products and hold up for the cash registers to ring. More...

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This Steelmaker Is Poised to Deliver Gains to Investors
United States Steel (X) has done well this year. The steelmaker's shares have picked up and outpaced peers like ArcelorMittal (MT), which is down in 2014. U.S. Steel is profiting from an increase in steel requests, as a result of which it conveyed a strong performance in the second quarter and issued promising standpoint. Looking ahead, the great times look set to proceed. More...

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Take-Two Interactive's New Franchises Can Drive the Stock Higher
Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) is one of the high-flying stocks in the gaming industry. The stock has been consistent on the exchange, giving good results. It posted better-than-expected results in the first quarter. Take-Two stepped into the new fiscal year in a grand fashion, delivering impressive results continuously for the eighth consecutive quarter. The company has been seeing good traction for its games in the market, and good demand for the NBA 2K franchise and Grand Theft Auto V. More...

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