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Berkshire-Hathaway had its annual meeting over the weekend, and it was the usual extravaganza with the highlight being the question and answer session featuring Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. Buffett followed up with an extensive interview on CNBC on Monday. To save you some time, here’s a summary of the CNBC interview. And here’s a […]
The Yale Investment Office, which manages the Yale Endowment, devoted a couple of pages of its 32 pages annual report to explaining why it disagrees with Warren Buffett’s advocacy of index investing. The report points out that the endowment has had very strong returns for many decades and delivered returns better than index investors. It’s […]
The annual meeting of Berkshire-Hathaway is capped off each year with its two leaders, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, answering questions from shareholders and the media. It’s usually full of interesting and amusing comments. This article is a digest of some key points. And here’s a different take on the highlights. “I would say I’ve […]
In his 2016 shareholder letter, Warren Buffett devoted a lot of space to arguing that individual investors shouldn’t try to invest like he does. They shouldn’t use mutual funds or individual stock picks to try to increase their returns. Individuals should invest in low-cost index funds, according to Buffett. Not every agrees. In a CNBC […]
The 2016 shareholder letter from the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway was posted on Saturday. In his review of the year’s business operations, Buffett also reviews how his investment strategy has changed over time. I’ve seen this discussed elsewhere, but it’s not something Buffett often draws attention to or gives his perspective on. He also gives […]
The latest annual letter from Warren Buffett to shareholders of BerkshireHathaway was posted on Saturday. It was promoted in advance as being a special letter since it is the 50th such missive from Buffett. It does contain some interesting surprises such as Buffett’s unbridled optimism about the u.S. and the U.S. economy, chastising those who […]
Warren Buffett took some heat recently for publicly objecting to Coca-Cola’s new executive pay plan but abstaining from the vote with Berkshire-Hathaway’s shares instead of voting no. He also appears to be changing his tune on a few other issues on which he was once very vocal and political. Read the new interview with Fortune. […]
Each year Warren Buffett issues his shareholder letter, and I always recommend it as worth reading. This year I again recommend the 2011 Chairman’s letter to Berkshire shareholders. Unlike his other public discourses in recent years, in the shareholder letters Buffet still hews to comments about the company, its operating subsidiaries, and investments. Even if […]