Learning from Buffett and IBM

Warren Buffett’s announcement prior to this year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting to sell a third of the firm’s IBM shares spurred a host of headlines, writes Validea CEO John Reese in a recent article for Nasdaq. In the article, Reese explains that while Buffett is known for his penchant to buy and hold, the article […]

Buffett Says Berkshire Stock Will Rise After He Dies

At Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meet last Saturday, CEO octogenarian Warren Buffett assured shareholders that they’ll be fine if he were to pass on, according to this week’s Bloomberg. “If I die tonight,” Buffett said, “I think the stock would go up tomorrow.” He added, “And there’d be speculation about breakups and all that sort of […]

Buffett Has Sold Large Portion of IBM Stock

Prior to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting held on Saturday, Warren Buffett disclosed that he sold about a third of his 81 million shares in IBM during the first half of this year, according to last week’s Bloomberg. In April, the company reached its 20th straight quarterly revenue decline that, the article says is because […]

Buffett Says Stocks are Relatively Cheap

Notwithstanding all of the buzz surrounding the “pricey” stock market, legendary investment guru Warren Buffett thinks it’s a still the best place to plant your money. This according to a recent Forbes article by Validea CEO John Reese. According to the article, Buffett believes “we’re not in a bubble territory or anything of the sort,” […]

Buffett Can Bend His Own Rules

When Berkshire Hathaway buys pricey stocks of companies that pay hefty dividends and repurchase shares, it may appear to go against his mantra of “never lose money,” since a short-term price dip is more likely. This according to Validea CEO John Reese in last week’s CNBC.com. In the article, Reese discusses Berkshire’s seemingly unlikely stakes […]

Stock-Picking Strategies from Barron’s Veteran

Advocating a flexible approach to stock-picking, a recent article by Barron’s veteran Andrew Bary offers some guidance that incorporate the ever-successful strategies of Warren Buffett while emphasizing the importance of creating a “well-diversified portfolio before trying to pick individual stocks.” He writes that Barron’s tends to favor both value stocks (those with low price-to-earnings or […]

Warren Buffett’s Strategy Based on Market Anomalies

Part of Warren Buffett’s fortune was made by “exploiting two market mistakes: the tendency for quality companies and low-risk stocks to outperform,” says last week’s Wall Street Journal. Referring to the recently foiled Kraft-Unilever deal, the article says that both are “high-quality companies with predictable earnings and strong cash flow, whose shares have lower-than-average volatility […]

Highlights from Berkshire Hathaway’s 2016 Letter to Shareholders

On Saturday, February 25th, Berkshire Hathaway released its much-anticipated 2016 letter to shareholders in which Warren Buffett presents his company’s results for the year and shares his inimitable insights and wisdom. Here are some highlights (Part I was posted yesterday): “Starting from scratch, America has amassed wealth totaling $90 trillion.” Meg McConnell of the New […]

Highlights from Berkshire Hathaway’s 2016 Letter to Shareholders

On Saturday, February 25th, Berkshire Hathaway released its much-anticipated 2016 letter to shareholders in which Warren Buffett presents his company’s results for the year and shares his inimitable insights and wisdom. Here are some highlights: Berkshire has undergone a “gradual shift from a company obtaining most of its gains from investment activities to one that […]