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December 7, 2021

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Warren Buffett invests in IBM

In 2011, in what appeared to be another sign of Warren Buffett triggering his elephant gun, reports said the Berkshire Hathaway chairman had invested over US$10 billion in IBM. A Reuters report (Nov 24, 2011) headlined “Buffett sheds tech aversion with big IBM investment” said: “Warren Buffett has always made his distaste for technology investments

Berkshire Hathaway’s Big Four marketable securities

Warren Buffett’s views on Berkshire Hathaway’s Big Four marketable securities can be seen in his annual letter (dated February 25, 2012 for FY2011) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders: “…we now have large ownership interests in four exceptional companies: 13.0% of American Express, 8.8% of Coca-Cola, 5.5% of IBM and 7.6% of Wells Fargo. (We also, of

How Warren Buffett picks marketable securities

Warren Buffett said in his letter to shareholders in the 1977 annual report that Berkshire Hathaway selected marketable equity securities in much the same way it would evaluate a business for acquisition in its entirety. Warren Buffett said then: “We want the business to be (1) one that we can understand, (2) with favorable long-term

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