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December 11, 2018

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Berkshire Hathaway’s fifteen common stock investments that at FY2013 yearend had the largest market value

  12/31/13 Shares** Company Percentage owned Cost* Market (in millions) 151,610,700 American Express Company 14.2 $1,287 $13,756 400,000,000 The Coca-Cola Company 9.1 1,299 16,524 22,238,900  DIRECTV 4.2 1,017 1,536 41,129,643 Exxon Mobil Corp 0.9 3,737 4,162 13,062,594 The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc 2.8 750 2,315 68,121,984 IBM Corp 6.3 11,681 12,778 24,669,778  Moody’s Corporation 11.5

Benjamin Graham’s The Intellingent Investor Chapter 20 (Margin of Safety As The Central Concept Of Investment)

In a section of his  letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on February 28, 2014 for FY2013, Warren Buffett shared “Some Thoughts About Investing”  (Post: Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike) . He also shared more about Benjamin Graham, his teacher and friend, and about Benjamin Graham’s book, The Intelligent Investor . “Ben’s ideas

Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor Chapter 8 (The Investor and Market Fluctuations)

In a section of his  letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on February 28, 2014 for FY2013, Warren Buffett shared “Some Thoughts About Investing”  (Post: Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike) . He also shared more about Benjamin Graham, his teacher and friend, and about Benjamin Graham’s book, The Intelligent Investor . “Ben’s ideas

Understanding financial statements (cash flow statement)

Cash flow statement Company ABCXYZ Ltd Year Ended Dec 31, 2013 all figures in US$ Cash flow from operations Net earnings 4,000,000 Additions to cash Depreciation 20,000 Decrease in accounts receivable 30,000 Increase in accounts payable 30,000 Increase in taxes payable 4,000 Subtractions from cash Increase in inventory -60,000 Net cash from operations 4,024,000 Cash

Who is Barton Biggs?

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_1dGYDwmU4) According to Wikipedia, Barton Michael Biggs (November 26, 1932 – July 14, 2012) was a money manager whose attention to emerging markets marked him as one of the world’s first and foremost global investment strategists, a position he held—after inventing it in 1985—at Morgan Stanley, where he worked as a partner for over 30 years. Following his

When Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger buy stocks…

In his letter (dated February 28, 2014 for FY2013) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett shared some thoughts about investing in one  section. In a sub-section, he gave pointers on the analysis involved in buying stocks. Warren Buffett said: “When Charlie and I buy stocks – which we think of as small portions of businesses

Warren Buffett’s investment tales

In his letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on February 28, 2014 for FY2013, Warren Buffett, among other things, shared “Some Thoughts About Investing”. To illustrate certain fundamentals of investing, Warren Buffett told two tales in the letter. The two tales are about two small non-stock investments that Warren Buffett made long ago. “Though neither changed

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