Healthcare

Next-Generation Medicine: Digital Therapeutics

Next-Generation Medicine: Digital Therapeutics

Just last week I told you about the new version of its watch by Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), which offers a bunch of health features, such as an EKG. The watch though is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to how technology is changing medicine. One area that really has me excited […]

Should You Buy During The Stock Market’s August Angst?

Should You Buy During The Stock Market’s August Angst?

Once again, stock market jitters worldwide have emerged in August when trading desks are thinly manned with junior staff. This year, the worries emanated from the self-inflicted economic woes in Turkey brought on by its leader, President Recip Tayyip Erdogan. He thinks he knows more than markets and has taken full control of the Turkish […]

Sell These Drug Retailers About to Get Amazoned

Sell These Drug Retailers About to Get Amazoned

There has been no company like Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) ever with the ability to affect entire industries just by announcing its entry. The most recent example of this was in late June when Amazon announced a roughly $1 billion acquisition of PillPack, a mail-order pharmacy that packages pills into daily portions before shipping them to […]

Separating Real News from Fake News in the Stock Market

Separating Real News from Fake News in the Stock Market

For an investor trying to build wealth, the massive amount of news coming out of the financial media can be contradictory and confusing. Investors sometimes don’t realize that there are two sides to every stock trade. The seller doesn’t want to own the shares for a range or reasons, and the buyer does so with […]

3 Tech Stocks to Buy as Apple Moves Into Healthcare

3 Tech Stocks to Buy as Apple Moves Into Healthcare

More disruption is headed to the healthcare industry, challenging the power of the incumbents in the sector. I’ve already told you about the recently announced effort by JPMorgan, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) to get into the healthcare space. Their aim is to create a not-for-profit healthcare company to try to lower […]

Warren Buffett, chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, pauses during a television interview in advance of a charity lunch with a group led by Courtenay Wolfe, chief executive officer of Salida Capital, at Smith & Wollensky in New York, U.S., on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. Buffett, a billionaire who pledged the bulk of his fortune to philanthropy, said the need for charitable giving is unending. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The One Time Betting Against Buffett Makes All the Sense in the World

Could this be Warren Buffett’s Valentine’s Day Massacre? On February 14, Berkshire Hathaway filed a 13-F form with the SEC, updating the market on its quarterly holdings. It showed a surprising fourth-quarter acquisition – Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA). Berkshire bought 18.9 million shares for $358 million. Following the stock’s inevitable “Buffett Bounce,” […]

Sell These Healthcare Middlemen About to Get Amazoned

Sell These Healthcare Middlemen About to Get Amazoned

A few weeks ago, I told you about the announcement from Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) that it was joining forces with JPMorgan and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to disrupt the healthcare industry. More specifically, the venture is being aimed at the many middlemen in the U.S. healthcare industry including insurance companies and pharmacy benefit management companies. […]