Warren Buffett is generally regarded as something of a demigod in investing circles. Most of the praise comes for his stock-picking abilities though, rather than for his ability to select good managers at good companies and give them the freedom to run those firms well. Show More Summary
Warren Buffett, Arianna Huffington, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson have built great companies. But the reason you know their names is because they also created great content, which developed their personal brands. Does this make them...Show More Summary
Thanks for my IUD, Mr. Buffett.
Bloomberg Businessweek just ran a fascinating piece about how Warren Buffett’s family quietly donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the research and expansion of long-term, reversible birth control. The one-sentence summary: A stream...Show More Summary
One of my favorite quotes from Warren Buffett deals with an issue that many dividend investors face from time to time. The quote is” If you like a stock at $50, you would love it at $30” As usual this quote is jam-packed with a lot of insight. Show More Summary
The new cover of Bloomberg Businessweek is, in their new tradition, quite something: it reads “Warren Buffett: Feminist Icon? The inside story of how the Buffett Foundation is changing the reproductive lives of millions of women.” No question mark needed, man! We knew this about Warren. Read more...
Last month, paid $500 million for a 3.7% ownership stake in (IAG). In addition to the 3.7% ownership stake, will receive 20% of IAG’s gross written premiums, while paying 20% of claims over the next ten years. Immediately after the deal was announced, IAG’s shares jumped by 4.3%. In an interview with Fairfax Media, Mr. Buffett […]
The age of electrification across the transportation sector, the solar panel revolution, and Tesla’s battery gigafactory are igniting a battle for the cheapest battery. That will transform lithium into a boom-time mineral and the hottest commodity on the energy investor’s radar. Show More Summary
Following last night's afternoon session melt-up at the hands of a $100bn injection into China's sovereign rescue fund, Chinese stocks opened higher but faded fast, with no follow-through from yesterday's farce. With Warren Buffett's...Show More Summary
The age of electrification across the transportation sector, the solar panel revolution, and Tesla’s battery gigafactory are igniting a battle for the cheapest battery. That will transform lithium into a boom-time mineral...
Warren Buffett's company is making over Dairy Queen with new menu items including sandwiches — and Subway allegedly isn't happy about it. A Subway insider recently told the New York Post that Dairy Queen is "ripping off" the chain with its newest oven-baked sandwiches line. Show More Summary
Doppelgänger. Warren Buffett recently stopped by Subway's HQ to see if he should purchase the fast-food chain — as normally when Buffett likes to eat something, he buys it, which is why he owns Dairy Queen and some of Coca-Cola. HisShow More Summary
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We are deep into the summer, trading volumes are light, but the news flow is relentless. W have you covered with your morning train reads: • Berkshire Hathaway’s Bright Future: Warren Buffett has positioned Berkshire Hathaway to prosper long after he steps down as CEO. (Barron’s) • How to fix the Euro (Interfluidity) • Gold is doomed (WonkBlog) • Housel: Why rules...Read More
Portfolio insurance, e.g., hedging, costs money.Warren Buffett has said in the past that he'd prefer a company that can grow its earnings at an average, but lumpy, 12% per annum, compared to one that can grow its earning a smooth 10%.That's...Show More Summary
Warren Buffett (the crafty, veteran right-hander) likes to remind investors that when it comes to investment pitches nobody is calling balls and strikes. In other words, you can ‘take’ as many pitches as you want without striking out. Show More Summary
Last year's oil train derailment under the Magnolia Bridge. In this open letter, Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien calls on Warren Buffett to use his influence "as the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns notShow More Summary
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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he spends about 80% of his day reading. We looked through 20 years of interviews and shareholder letters to find out which books he recommends most highly. Read on for the summaries. Here areShow More Summary