Warren Buffett has oft been quoted as saying: “Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.” In his annual letter for Year 2006 to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Feb 28, 2007, Mr Buffett said in a comment on super-cat (super-catastrophy) insurance: “…Rates have recently fallen because a flood of capital
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A Bloomberg report (Buffett Broadens Portfolio by Spending $23.9 Billion in Quarter) dated Nov 7, 2011, said that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc invested US$23.9 billion in the third-quarter, the most in at least 15 years, as he accelerated stock purchases and broadened the portfolio beyond consumer and financial-company holdings. “Buffett, 81, drew down Berkshire’s
What is the difference between Berkshire Hathaway A shares and B shares? Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett said in a memo dated February 2, 1999 (updated on July 3, 2003 and on January 20, 2010) that Berkshire Hathaway Inc has two classes of common stock designated Class A and Class B. The memo makes it
Warren Buffett’s letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders (March 3, 1980) for Year 1999 gave readers a glimpse of Berkshire Hathaway’s listing. Here is a relevant excerpt: “During 1979, NASDAQ trading was initiated in the stock of Berkshire Hathaway. This means that the stock now is quoted on the Over-the-Counter page of the Wall Street journal under
Warren Buffett is a great believer in succession planning. In his chairman’s letter (28 February 2006) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders for Year 2005, he said: “As owners, you are naturally concerned about whether I will insist on continuing as CEO after I begin to fade and, if so, how the board will handle that problem.
Berkshire Hathaway’s belief in retaining earnings as a way to strengthen its business can be seen in this excerpt from Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders (February 26, 2011) for Year 2010: “Furthermore, not a dime of cash has left Berkshire for dividends or share repurchases during the past 40 years. Instead, we have retained all