Finance Professor at University of Maryland
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Dr. David Kass has published articles in corporate finance, industrial organization, and health economics. His teaching interests include financial restructuring and strategy, and investment management at the MBA level, as well as advanced financial management, business finance, and investments ... more

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2021 Year-To-Date Percentage Returns Of 8 Largest Stocks - Saturday, June 12
The total market capitalization of these seven largest technology stocks, plus Berkshire Hathaway, equals $10.2 trillion.
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2021 Year-To-Date Percentage Returns Of 8 Largest Stocks - Saturday, June 5
The total market capitalization of the 7 largest technology stocks, plus Berkshire Hathaway, equals $10.0 trillion. Let's take a look at the numbers.
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2021 Year-To-Date Percentage Returns Of 8 Largest Stocks - Saturday, May 29
The total market capitalization of the 7 largest technology stocks, plus Berkshire Hathaway, currently equals $9.9 trillion. Here's a look at the statistics.
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2021 Year-To-Date Percentage Returns Of 8 Largest Stocks - Saturday, May 22
The total market capitalization of the seven largest technology stocks plus Berkshire Hathaway equals $9.8 trillion.
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2021 Year-To-Date Percentage Returns Of 8 Largest Stocks - Saturday, May 15
The total market capitalization of the 7 largest technology stocks, plus Berkshire Hathaway, equals $9.9 trillion. Here's a look at their numbers.
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2021 Year-To-Date Percentage Returns Of 8 Largest Stocks - Saturday, May 8
The total market capitalization of the seven largest technology stocks plus Berkshire Hathaway equals $10.1 trillion.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
BAC Bank of America Corporation
BRK-A Berkshire Hathaway Inc
BRK-B BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY CLASS B
DXD ProShares UltraShort Dow30
FB Facebook Inc
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
KHC Kraft Heinz Company, The
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
TWTR Twitter Inc
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
YHOO Yahoo! Inc.
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6 Largest Stocks By Market Capitalization
The stocks with the largest market capitalization as of April 17, 2020 are...
Warren Buffett’s Bet On Airlines
I am quoted in The Dallas Morning News: “Warren Buffett bet big on the big four airlines — and so far it is paying off”
Berkshire Hathaway Is Trading At Price To Book Value Ratio Of 1.33
At Berkshire Hathaway’s closing price on Friday, November 1 of $323,400, and its book value of $243,484 at the end of the third quarter, its price to book value ratio = 1.33, which is 16% below its 30 year average of 1.58.
Lunch With Warren Buffett Costs $4,567,888
The 2019 winning charity bid on eBay for lunch with Warren Buffett was $4,567,888.
Major Portfolio Changes For Berkshire Hathaway In First Quarter 2019
After the market closed today, Berkshire Hathaway filed its SEC Form 13F revealing its stock portfolio as of March 31, 2019. There were several major changes (by at least $500 million):
The Uber IPO
The stock will be trading the next day, the next week, the next month, what’s the urgency of buying today?
Berkshire Hathaway Lends $2 Billion To Seritage Growth Properties
I am quoted in this Bloomberg article: “Berkshire Loans $2 Billion to Real Estate Firm Backed by Buffett.”
Some Berkshire Shareholders Stiffed An Omaha Waitress. So Warren Buffett Sent Her A Check
Despite their waitress’ best efforts to serve a full house of customers, some patrons celebrating the Berkshire shareholders meeting left no tip. Warren Buffett made it right.

Work Experience

Finance Professor
University of Maryland
May 2004 - Present (17 years 4 months)
Senior Economist
United States Government
1977 - 2004 (27 years 10 months)

Senior Positions with Federal Trade Commission, General Accounting Office, Department of Defense, and Bureau of Economic Analysis

Education

Harvard University
Ph.D.
1972 / 1977
Business Economics

Publications