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Buffett talks to NYT

In Financial competency on 09/12/2012 at 7:05 am

Enjoy ))). Love the bit about starving broker: I was one. Broker that is, not starving.

And he thinks short-selling is hard. He gave it up many yrs ago. I’m sure Olam would like to prove him right.

Berkshire: No Buffett premium

In Financial competency on 10/03/2012 at 9:58 am

Time to buy?

http://online.barrons.com/article/follow_up.html

And did you know Dairy Queen (his ice cream maker is in S’pore? I didn’t.

http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=BLOOM&date=20120307&id=14869108

Warren Buffett: Planet wrecker investor

In Environment, Investments on 18/02/2012 at 5:19 am

His investments are wrecking the world

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/r-paul-herman/warren-buffetts-billions-_b_1251884.html

Buffett on Gold

In Commodities, Gold on 14/02/2012 at 2:30 pm

Today the world’s gold stock is about 170,000 metric tons. If all of this gold were melded together, it would form a cube of about 68 feet per side. (Picture it fitting comfortably within a baseball infield.) At $1,750 per ounce — gold’s price as I write this — its value would be about $9.6 trillion. Call this cube pile A.

Let’s now create a pile B costing an equal amount. For that, we could buy all U.S. cropland (400 million acres with output of about $200 billion annually), plus 16 Exxon Mobils (the world’s most profitable company, one earning more than $40 billion annually). After these purchases, we would have about $1 trillion left over for walking-around money (no sense feeling strapped after this buying binge). Can you imagine an investor with $9.6 trillion selecting pile A over pile B?

(Apologies for not crediting where I got this from: feeling tired)

He bot preferreds, stupid

In Investments on 01/10/2011 at 6:57 am

Or the perils of trying to copy Buffett by buying ordinary GE and Goldman Sachs shares. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/buffetts-not-so-golden-touch/?nl=business&emc=dlbkpma21

Warren Buffett’s past reincarnation?

In Uncategorized on 29/08/2011 at 9:30 am

Mycroft Holmes is the elder brother (by seven years) of the famous Sherlock Holmes. He has greater deductive powers than Sherlock Holmes, but according to Sherlock,  he is unwilling to put in the physical effort necessary to bring cases to their conclusions.

Given that Warren Buffett doesn’t like to exert himself but is a genius at spotting investments by deductive means, he could be a reincarnation of Mycroft Holmes. If so the spirit of Mycroft Holmes has found the the perfect use for his deductive skills, and reclusive and indolent nature: investment genius.

Masterclass in analysis: Buffett’s BOA deal

In Banks, Financial competency, Investments on 28/08/2011 at 8:08 am

When Warren E. Buffett invests in a troubled company, he gets a good deal. Dealbreaker’s Matt Levine crunched the numbers on Mr. Buffett’s Bank of America investment and estimates that the bank’s implied stock price in the $5 billion deal was $5.28 per share, more than $2 lower than where it currently trades. Note the way he uses less than precise assumptions to avoid getting into complications.

http://dealbreaker.com/2011/08/how-much-did-warren-buffett-pay-for-bofa-anyway/

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