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When financial institutions swim naked

“You only learn who has been swimming naked when the tide goes out…” This quote comes from Warren Buffett in his letter (February 2008) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders for Year 2007. Mr Buffet was commenting on the woes facing financial institutions. Here is an excerpt: “Some major financial institutions have, however, experienced staggering problems because

Warren Buffett’s thoughts on record earnings

In his letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s stockholders as far back as March 14, 1978 for FY2007, Warren Buffett has this to say about record earnings: “Most companies define “record” earnings as a new high in earnings per share. Since businesses customarily add from year to year to their equity base, we find nothing particularly noteworthy in a management performance

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