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April 21, 2018

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Warren Buffett’s Rip Van Winkle approach

In his letter (dated February 28, 1992 for FY1991) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett gave an insight into his Rip Van Winkle approach to investing. Referring to a list of Berkshire Hathaway’s common stock holdings – comprising Capital Cities/ABC Inc, The Coca-Cola Company, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp, GEICO Corp, The Gillette Company, Guinness PLC,  The Washington

Warren Buffett goes for the long haul

Warren Buffett goes for the long haul when it comes to marketable equity securities. As far back as March 14, 1978, he said in his FY1977 letter to stockholders of Berkshire Hathaway: “When prices are appropriate, we are willing to take very large positions in selected companies, not with any intention of taking control and

Warren Buffett looks for enduring moat

Warren Buffett: “A truly great business must have an enduring ‘moat’ that protects excellent returns on invested capital.” Mr Buffett said this in his letter to Berkshire shareholders (February 2008) for Year 2007. Illustrating on this ‘moat’ concept, Mr Buffett said: “The dynamics of capitalism guarantee that competitors will repeatedly assault any business ‘castle’ that is

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