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SPACs – Why Investors Should Be Cautious

SPACs – Why Investors Should Be Cautious

Oct 22, 2020 Finance SMITH BRAIN TRUST – This year, special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, seem to be all the rage, as companies seek to go public while bypassing the initial public offering process. But,...

Taxing Capital Gains

Taxing Capital Gains

Barron’s published my Letter to the Editor on Joe Biden’s proposal to increase taxes on capital gains for those earning over $1 million. Taxing Capital Gains To the Editor: Concerns about the potential impact...

Buffett Inches Toward Wells Fargo Exit

Buffett Inches Toward Wells Fargo Exit

I am quoted in a Bloomberg article “Buffett Inches Toward Wells Fargo Exit as Scharf Sets Course”. “Clearly Warren Buffett has less confidence in the future course at Wells Fargo, in the perhaps future...

Berkshire Hathaway to Invest in E.W. Scripps

Berkshire Hathaway to Invest in E.W. Scripps

In an E.W. Scripps press release yesterday, it was revealed that Berkshire Hathaway was planning to assist in the company’s $2.65 billion acquisition of ION Media: Berkshire Hathaway investment highlights Amount of preferred stock:...

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