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Warren Buffett's hedge fund bet might be sending the wrong message

Plus: Friday's freaky jobs report preview, public pensions gained 16% last year, Twitter earnings raise concerns, and investing in income inequality

Feb 6, 2014 @ 7:50 am

By Jeff Benjamin

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  • Warren Buffett takes the lead in his 10-year performance bet with a hedge fund portfolio. But, to be fair, the Oracle of Omaha is riding a low-cost index while his opponent is actually hedging. There are four years left, so let's see where this stands in 12 months. 43.8% vs 12.5%

  • As we get closer to Friday's nerve-wracking jobs report, the analysis is already looking cryptic. Most puzzling to me, is why so much emphasis is placed on data that needs to be constantly revised. It's winter and it got cold

  • Public pensions cranked out another double-digit gain last year, providing more proof that diversification works. The fourth double-digit gain in five years

  • Twitter's first earnings report as a public company does not impress investors. Better-than-expected revenues don't offset soft user growth and timeline views. Shares still up 150% from November's IPO

  • If you're on board with the newly fashionable income-inequality campaign, here are seven restaurant stocks that might be worth a look. The average check per customer is around $65

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