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fareastwarriors

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Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« on: July 17, 2014, 09:16:11 AM »
Buffett's Achilles' Heel: Investing in Retail

Billionaire and Berkshire Partner Munger Often Speak of 'Failures'



http://online.wsj.com/articles/buffetts-achilles-heel-retail-investing-1405539148?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 09:57:32 AM by fareastwarriors »


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Always remember, Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.

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Re: Buffett news
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 11:18:34 PM »

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Re: Buffett news
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 11:29:34 PM »

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Re: Buffett news
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 10:02:28 AM »

Buffett Waits on Fat Pitch as Cash Hoard Tops $50 Billion


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-04/buffett-waits-on-fat-pitch-as-cash-hoard-tops-50-billion.html

I told myself on Friday, as the earnings came out that the media would fixate on this. It took all of two hours after the market opened. Same old arguments. When is the next elephant purchase? Why not a dividend? All questions have been answered in the annual report or at the AGM.

One thing is certain, few other companies have this kind of a problem! Life at BRK moves at a different pace than the headline.

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Re: Buffett news
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 11:04:39 PM »
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While Buffett has said that low yields made him avoid bonds, not even stocks have tempted him much this year. The filing showed that Berkshire spent $2.05 billion on equities in the first half, about a third of the total from a year earlier. Its sales of stock more than doubled to $2.96 billion.

Thought this bit was interesting.

Looks like not even Todd and Ted found much to buy.

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Re: Buffett news
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2014, 09:57:03 AM »
Berkshire Sees Green With Geico

Gecko Ads Help Make the Auto Insurer a Money Spinner for Warren Buffett, Who Calls the Firm 'My First Business Love'


http://online.wsj.com/articles/berkshire-sees-green-with-geico-1408916799?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2014, 05:25:48 AM »
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/buffett-help-finance-burger-kings-004929762.html

Two years ago WEB asked business leaders to call him and that he would be happy to "unburden" them if they wanted to invest capital but felt burdened about the future.

Is this one of those?

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2014, 07:49:06 AM »
BRK's $3 Billion preferred shares will accrue a 9% coupon

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2014, 08:13:11 AM »
BRK's $3 Billion preferred shares will accrue a 9% coupon
Plus something?  Sweeteners?