Bet against Buffett?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It seems there is lots of confusion about Berkshire (NYSE:BRK.A, BRK.B) options (paper) loss in its Q1 earning report, especially among individual investors. First, let me quote Buffett’s take on those options in his recent annual shareholder letter (link to letters): “The second category of contracts involves various put options we have sold on four… Continue reading Bet against Buffett?

Weekend thoughts w/e 050308

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here is a link to Q&A transcript of Berkshire Hathaway 08 shareholders meeting. I believe this is more comprehensive than CNBC’s live blog I posted earlier. Berkshire first quarter earning It went down more than 60% over same period a year ago (PDF). But the number does lie sometime, because this is mostly from paper… Continue reading Weekend thoughts w/e 050308

Early days of Berkshire shareholder meeting

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update) Meet the Buffetts (NBR Susie Gharib interview with 3 Buffett children, Howard, Susie, and Peter). Working with Buffett (NBR Susie Charib interview 3 CEOs working for Berkshire subsidiaries). Berkshire shareholder meeting at its early days Quote from CNBC: Buffett: It’s a gathering of partners. And, you know, we have a lot of partners, but… Continue reading Early days of Berkshire shareholder meeting

CFA, 401k, Berkshire shareholder meeting

Reading Time: < 1 minute I printed out the CFA exam admission ticket yesterday, the test will be hold on June 7. Still got to read up the economics (my least favorite topic). So far I have read “financial management and statement analysis”, “quatitive methods”, “equity analysis and portfolio management”, and I’ve almost completed the “Options and derivatives”. Another thing… Continue reading CFA, 401k, Berkshire shareholder meeting

Proud to be a Berkshire Shareholder

Reading Time: 2 minutes My wife used to joked with me: you always tout some stocks when you buy, then after it crashed, you will say it’s a crap (XFML, Heelys, LFT, Crocs). I think I won’t say that for Mindray, and hopefully no hard feelings for BRK, either. Sold Mindray MR I sold my remaining Mindray (MR) shares… Continue reading Proud to be a Berkshire Shareholder

Why not Berkshire for stock investments

Reading Time: 2 minutes I know no broker offer this as an option in IRA. But how about buying Berkshire (BRK.A, BRK.B) over mutual funds in a taxable brokerage account? Not only does Berkshire has a track record which beats almost all mutual fund (21.4% annual compound return in last 42 years) and the 10.4% annual return of S&P… Continue reading Why not Berkshire for stock investments

Walter Schloss also beats S&P

Reading Time: 2 minutes and he had done it for 47 years (maybe not every year, but compound annual return), that’s pretty good. The following is quoted from Buffett 2006 shareholder letter, you can get the full letter at Berkshire web site: …… Let me end this section by telling you about one of the good guys of Wall… Continue reading Walter Schloss also beats S&P