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Master Series

In Buffett we trust: II

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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 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) stood calm, and even went up a bit. Why?

(Fox interview David Sokol, Chairman of MidAmerican Energy, a Berkshire Hathaway holding)

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Economy

Sub-prime credit crisis unfold

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sub prime loan pic
(source: www.stride.co.uk)

Last Monday was one year anniversary of sub-prime (and subsequent credit crisis), here is an interesting time line I found at BBC. Quote:

8 March (2007)
Biggest US house builder DR Horton warns of huge losses from sub-prime fall-out.

12 March (2007)
Shares in New Century Financial, one of the biggest sub-prime lenders in the US, were suspended amid fears it might be heading for bankruptcy. See the New Century entry at Wiki here.

A year later (lots of bad things happened in the past year):