Reading Time: < 1 minute Also collected here. 1. Why invest in Utilities? Does not Utilities need a lot of capital, what’s the difference between Utilities and the original Berkshire (BRK.A, BRK.B) textile business? You did explained in your letter that utilities can deploy capital for a decent return. And I read this old article “Why Buffett is buying utilities”… Continue reading Questions for Warren in this year annual shareholder meeting
Reading Time: < 1 minute In this turbulent market, most of my stocks took hits, from China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) to Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI), to Chesepeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), not to mention the once-high-flyers such as Sohu (Nasdaq:SOHU) and Wuxi Pharma (Nasdaq:WX), both of which I already sold. At the same time, I am happy to see my two… Continue reading In Buffett we trust: II
Reading Time: < 1 minute Berkshire B share (NYSE: BRK.B) traded heavily May 30 Friday. (Full size picture here) May be Bill Gates is selling on behalf of Gates foundation (USAToday article)? As you may know in 2006 Buffett donated large number of shares to Gates fundation (NYTimes article). I was wondering who is buying BRK.B on Friday? I know… Continue reading Berkshire BRK.B unusual volume
Reading Time: 3 minutes I quoted some questions which are relevant for little guys (like me). The full transcript can be located at gurufocus. WB: Warren Buffett, CM: Charlie Munger, MX: yours truely. BTW, I bought one more BRK.B yesterday, at $4130, not the lowest price of the day but about 5% off the price I bought for my… Continue reading More Buffett Munger 08 shareholder Q&A
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?
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
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
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
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
Reading Time: < 1 minute The following is a one-year chart of Berkshire Hathaway (B share).