Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: BRK.B), is known as one of the world's greatest investors. While most of his decisions are good ones, not all are winners and Buffett is not afraid to make changes when necessary. Buffett added Moody's (NYSE: MCO) to his portfolio in 2000, and it is not only one of his longest-held positions; it is also his sixth-largest and one of the best performers.
US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) makes money the old fashioned way, and has demonstrated success in doing so. In this clip from "The Rank" on Motley Fool Live, recorded on April 25, Motley Fool contributors Matt Frankel, Jason Hall, and Zane Fracek discuss why US Bancorp continues to be a great dividend stock.
Investors are primarily concerned about inflationary pressures and how they might affect the economy. The most recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April put inflation at 8.3%. While this is below March's CPI of 8.5%, it's still well above the Federal Reserve's long-term inflation target of 2%.