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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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Year-To-Date Performance Of 5 Largest Stocks - Saturday, August 1
The five largest stocks, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook, have all seen double-digit returns to date this year..
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Year-To-Date Performance Of The 5 Largest Stocks - Saturday, July 25
The five largest stocks by market capitalization are substantially outperforming the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Year-To-Date, as of July 24. The total market capitalization of these technology stocks equals $6.3 trillion.
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10 Stocks For Midyear 2020
Here are ten midyear stocks to watch.
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Year-To-Date Performance Of 5 Largest Stocks
The largest 5 stocks by market capitalization are substantially outperforming the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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Year-To-Date Performance Of 5 Largest Companies- Saturday, June 27
The largest five stocks by market capitalization are substantially outperforming the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Year-To-Date as of June 26.
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Year-To-Date Performance Of 5 Largest Companies In U.S. (As Of June 20)
The largest 5 stocks by market capitalization are substantially outperforming the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Year-To-Date (YTD) as of June 20, 2020.
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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 (16 years 6 months)
Senior Economist
United States Government
1977 - 2004 (28 years)

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