ByValueArtifex: Looking For Toll Bridges I'm often attracted to companies that retain a conceptual "toll bridge." A "toll bridge" business is one of the two exceptional types of businesses often discussed by Warren Buffett as being able to deliver superior long term returns. Show More Summary
ByBrian Grosso: My purpose for this article is multi-faceted. I will argue that Aflac (AFL) is a company that fits remarkably well into the criteria we know the great "Oracle of Omaha" Warren Buffett looks for in investments for his company, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B). Show More Summary
Greenlight Posts Big Gains in November (InstitutionalInvestorsAlpha) David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital posted a strong 4.7 percent gain in November, putting it up 19.1 percent for the year with just one month to go. The most recent monthly performance easily topped the 2.80 percent gain posted by the S&P 500 (3.05 percent with dividends reinvested). But […]
Agents with Prudential Ambassador Real Estate — there are about 400 of them, representing roughly 1,200 listings in Omaha, Lincoln and western Iowa — will rebrand Tuesday as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate. A national advertising campaign is planned...
The concept of the “Circle of Competence” has been used over the years by Warren Buffett as a way to focus investors on only operating in areas they knew best. The bones of the concept appear in his 1996 Shareholder Letter: What an investor needs is the ability to correctly evaluate selected businesses. Show More Summary
The best from the Twitterverse on the world of finance. The guys discuss the complexity of Bank of America and Citigroup.
The same attributes that made Buffett buy Coca-Cola in 1988 are present in Coca-Cola and PepsiCo today.
Buffett believes in buying and holdings for decades, so is Exxon the wrong choice?
By Arne Alsin: The public cloud changes everything about IT, and IBM (IBM) is destined to be one of the victims. I tried to make the case to Warren Buffett in a six-page letter sent in April. My effort to persuade obviously failed - he still owns the stock - but the argument still holds. Show More Summary
Hedge fund managers have taken large short positions in both Exxonmobil and Conocophillips, but Warren Buffet is investing in these companies. Who should you follow?
By Morningstar: By Samuel Lee "It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price." --Warren Buffett Buffett must have had those words in mind when he and private-equity firm 3G Capital offered to buy out H.J. Show More Summary
In the season of Thanksgiving, when it comes to investing, Warren Buffett should be at the top of anyone's list.
The Oracle of Omaha encourages parents to start early when teaching kids about money, finance, and investing.
A linkfest of the best reading in fund investing: Warren Buffett and time-horizon arbitrage. — Samuel Lee, Morningstar Here’s the explanation for the the dozen mutual funds whose assets are more than 50% invested in cash. Hint: Fear of a recession. — Jeff Benjamin, Investment News Bloomberg So big he fails? No. The dividing line [...]
Warren Buffet recently disclosed large positions in Exxon Mobile and ConocoPhillips.
The Oracle of Omaha said Wednesday he'd be willing to invest in Detroit if he found a suitable company.
Berkshire Hathaway founder and legendary investor Warren Buffett said "don't lose money" when it comes to investing. Berkshire subsidiary Mid-American Energy is heavily invested in renewable energy, especially wind and solar, working with partners like GE, Vestas, and SunPower to develop and install massive amounts of renewable energy. Should investors follow the Oracle's lead?
My pre-Turkey Day reading: • Who’s good at forecasts? Nobody (Economist) • The Warren Buffett Wannabe Index (Barron’s) • Trading in Gold: The Secretive Dealings of One of the World’s Richest Industries (Vanity Fair) Continued he...
By Winning Strategies: By Abeera Manzoor (Chartered Accountant) Warren Buffett is the CEO, chairman of the board and one of the largest shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B). After completing his MBA in 1951 at the age of 21, he worked at different styles of investment firms. Show More Summary
By Zacks Investment Research: Stock investors were not impressed when Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) recently announced it had taken a sizable position in energy giant ExxonMobil (XOM). Many commentators shrugged and some even tweeted out things like "yawn" in response to Berkshire adding the Dow component to its portfolio. Show More Summary