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willie2013

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Current Holdings
« on: June 06, 2013, 01:55:30 PM »
Rather than call in to Cramer's "are you diversified" I thought I'd post my holdings: 

ATUSF 6.7% Idea from CB&F
BODY  1.1% Retail turnaround/Coattail Tilson
BLDR    19% A rare personal pick/sells to volume builders/gaining share/lumber prices catalyst
BYDDY 11.2% Have owned on and off for several years/probably Pabrai's secret stock
FIATY   3.6% Idea from CB&F/jockey/turnaround/Chrysler roll-up
FTPLF  2.6% Idea from CB&F/no catalyst IMHO
INTL       6% Leucadia owns large share/LT holding hasn't done much
JMBA    6.8% Idea from CB&F/juicing is in vogue/like the jockey and his "promise"
SD        3.6% Owned on/off for years/think Ward is better than McClendon/Activist stock may gap up
SHLD   13.2% Idea from CB&F/value of brands will surprise folks someday
ELOS     8.5% Coattail Klarman/seems like a good growth business but hasnt...
UTRA      .1 % Stupid speculation/-95%
LVLT       .1% See above/sentimental holding
SH         10%  Trade these two shorts in/out rather than sell the above
QID         8%
Margin    35%

Other than these stocks, I own 100% BRKB in a company 401K. Feel free to critique. Thanks to all here, especially those that brought good positions (MBI) to my attention and Sanjeev. -willie


 


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Re: Current Holdings
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 02:23:56 PM »
Rather than call in to Cramer's "are you diversified" I thought I'd post my holdings: 

Other than these stocks, I own 100% BRKB in a company 401K. Feel free to critique. Thanks to all here, especially those that brought good positions (MBI) to my attention and Sanjeev. -willie

Curious, do you work for a Berkshire company. How else would one own BRK-B in their company 401K if their company was not Berkshire? I'm not criticizing, want to know how (if) because I will go 100% BRK-B in my 401K and tell everyone I know :)

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Re: Current Holdings
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 02:37:14 PM »
Rather than call in to Cramer's "are you diversified" I thought I'd post my holdings: 

Other than these stocks, I own 100% BRKB in a company 401K. Feel free to critique. Thanks to all here, especially those that brought good positions (MBI) to my attention and Sanjeev. -willie

Curious, do you work for a Berkshire company. How else would one own BRK-B in their company 401K if their company was not Berkshire? I'm not criticizing, want to know how (if) because I will go 100% BRK-B in my 401K and tell everyone I know :)

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Re: Current Holdings
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 02:37:56 PM »
Rather than call in to Cramer's "are you diversified" I thought I'd post my holdings: 

Other than these stocks, I own 100% BRKB in a company 401K. Feel free to critique. Thanks to all here, especially those that brought good positions (MBI) to my attention and Sanjeev. -willie

Curious, do you work for a Berkshire company. How else would one own BRK-B in their company 401K if their company was not Berkshire? I'm not criticizing, want to know how (if) because I will go 100% BRK-B in my 401K and tell everyone I know :)

Also some 401k plans allow for "brokerage window" and through that you can purchase basically any security. 

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Re: Current Holdings
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 02:45:13 PM »
Why do you think BYD is Pabrai's secret stock?

willie2013

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Re: Current Holdings
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 03:34:12 PM »
Why do you think BYD is Pabrai's secret stock?

I believe Pabrai said (1) misunderstood-BYD is thought to be a car company and if you review the products section of byd.com you realize they are not a "car" company.  And, they have changed the focus of the car segment to pubic transportation; (2) tailwinds - peak oil/environmental concerns produce the need to develop, transmit, store, and gather alternative energy sources in the future; (3)  Incredible manager - Wang Chuan Fu was called a Thomas Edison/Jack Welch hybrid by Munger; and (4) Current price weakness caused by a variety of factors - the bearish articles have mentioned a myriad of concerns during the stock weakness.

If it's not BYD, possibly FIAT, - Pabrai is in a picture in front of a Ferrari that was out front of the Hilton during the Berkshire meeting.  Fiat just doesn't make sense though because the automobile business isn't misunderstood and doesn't have tailwinds.  CHK and ZINC don't made sense either.
And, the Munger connection is oh so obvious.

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Re: Current Holdings
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 03:45:45 PM »
Rather than call in to Cramer's "are you diversified" I thought I'd post my holdings: 

Other than these stocks, I own 100% BRKB in a company 401K. Feel free to critique. Thanks to all here, especially those that brought good positions (MBI) to my attention and Sanjeev. -willie

Curious, do you work for a Berkshire company. How else would one own BRK-B in their company 401K if their company was not Berkshire? I'm not criticizing, want to know how (if) because I will go 100% BRK-B in my 401K and tell everyone I know :)

Yes. Acme Brick.

Good for you! I don't need to wish you luck at all, you're covered. I'd do the exact same, 100% BRK-B and put every penny that the IRS will allow into the 401K.

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Re: Current Holdings
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 04:44:59 PM »
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QID         8%
Is this a leveraged ETF?  They are huge ripoffs and sell out their investors.  Short them (in *very* small amounts or not at all), don't go long them.

Buffett stopped hedging a long time ago.  I don't think that it's worthwhile.
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Re: Current Holdings
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 04:54:02 PM »
you're holding that stuff on margin? could you clarify how you have your portfolio set up?

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Re: Current Holdings
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013, 05:50:48 PM »
Long: 101.4%
Short: -27.1%
Net 74.3.%

SFL, CHK, DECK, MBI - combined for 0.25%, these are leftovers from positions that were called
VPRT- 1%
AWLCF - 1.5%
Gold Basket (GG, AUY, PAAS, NGD, AEM): 11.8%, purchased two weeks ago
AAPL- 3.2%
SD- 3.9%
NOV- 4%
CF- 5.6%
BH- 11.2%
SHLD- 12%
MKL- 15%
FRFHF- 30.5%

Covered calls currently on NOV, CF, AEM, GG, VPRT and sold puts today on SHLD