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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Berkshire Hathaway, iShares Dow Jones US Technology ETF, US Global Jets ETF, iShares India 50 and Columbia India Small Cap ETF

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Chicago, IL – May 10, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B Free Report ), iShares Dow Jones US Technology ETF (NYSEARCA: IYW Free Report ), US Global Jets ETF (NYSEARCA: JETS Free Report ), iShares India 50 (NASDAQ: INDY Free Report ) and Columbia India Small Cap ETF (NYSEARCA: SCIN Free Report ).

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Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

Invest Like Warren Buffett with These ETF Strategies

Who doesn’t dream of becoming an investment guru like Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, Daniel Loeb and David Tepper? After all, these Wall Street legends have made the best use of their money and continue to reap huge returns.

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B Free Report ) has added more than 125% over the last 10 years (as of May 9, 2017) that is way better than the gain of about 60% from the broader market ETF SPDR S&P 500 ETF during the same timeframe.

Below we highlight some snippets from Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting so that retail investors can take cues from them and land up on some possibly fascinating investing strategies via stocks and ETFs.

Invest in Apple ETFs

Buffett is outright bullish on Apple. He indicated that Apple stock is a buy candidate as consumers ‘ want the product ’ despite its prices. The in-fashion stock gained over 2.7% on May 8, 2017 after Berkshire Hathaway revealed that it beefed up its stake in the company to about $20 billion in recent months, as per MarketWatch .

The Apple stock has a Momentum score of ‘A’ along with a Value score of ‘B.’ Investors intending to follow Buffett and be part of Apple’s growth story, can play ETFs likeiShares Dow Jones US Technology ETF (NYSEARCA: IYW Free Report ) (read: Take a Bite Out of Apple with These ETFs ).

Add Amazon to Your Cart

Buffett called himself “too dumb to realize what was going to happen” with Amazon and that’s why did not add the super stock to his kitty. On May 8, 2017, Amazon.com Inc. added about 1.6%. It has a VGM (Value-Growth-Momentum) score of ‘B.’ The underlying industry of the stock is in top 41% and the Zacks Sector rank is in the top 25%.

Airlines Flying Low, But Make Take Altitude

According to Buffett, the company is “the largest holder of the four largest airlines.” May be airline companies are not giving stellar returns as evident by the 5.9% returns offered by US Global Jets ETF (NYSEARCA: JETS Free Report ) against7.2% returned by SPY, but Buffett seems to be hopeful on the space for the long term.

Buffett expects airlines to “operate at higher degrees of capacity over the next five or 10 years than the historical rates” and appears pleased at the fact that airlines “at present are earning quite high returns on invested capital.” The Zacks sector rank is presently in the bottom 38% (see all industrial ETFs here).

Visit India but be Aware of High Valuation

India ETFs are on a tear this year on economic optimism. Solid GDP data defying demonetization, the win of the pro-growth prime minister’s party in some key states, implementation of goods-and-services tax or GST from July, a weaker greenback and subdued U.S. Treasury bond yields driving foreign inflows benefited India investing (read: 5 Reasons to Buy India ETFs Now ).

Buffett also sees ' incredible ' potential in India investing. But he also pointed out that "if you tell me a wonderful company in India that might be available for sale, I'll be there tomorrow." After a stellar run this year as indicated by the 20.6% returns offered by iShares India 50 (NASDAQ: INDY Free Report ) and about 40% offered by Columbia India Small Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:SCIN Free Report ), India ETFs are red hot now. So, investors may land up on those with relatively low valuation. As per an article published on CNNMoney, excessive red tape is another cause that has deterred Buffett from not having a stake in the Indian market.

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