8 Highlights Of David Rubenstein On CNBC

David Rubenstein was interviewed on CNBC this morning.  These are the highlights: Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot (1) We can have a deal with China within 4 months (by December 15?). (2) We had an inverted yield curve for “10 minutes”.  In 2007 we had an [...]

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5 Highlights Of Berkshire Hathaway’s Second Quarter Report

Berkshire Hathaway released its second quarter earnings report this morning. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The highlights were: (1) Berkshire Hathaway’s operating earnings declined by 11% during the second quarter, primarily as a result of a 63% decline from insurance underwriting. (2) Berkshire’s cash position increased to $122 billion from $114 billion [...]

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Lunch With Warren Buffett Costs $4,567,888

The 2019 winning charity bid on eBay for lunch with Warren Buffett was $4,567,888.  This was the 2oth annual lunch with Warren Buffet to benefit the Glide Foundation and it set a new record, exceeding the previous highest bid of $3,456,789 in 2012. There were only 4 bidders who [...]

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Break Up Facebook? Regulatory Oversight Is The Better Path

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants, and at least two other Democratic presidential hopefuls say it’s a suggestion worth studying. However, Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith [...]

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6 Largest Companies By Market Capitalization

The 6 largest companies by market capitalization are: Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc mohamed_hassan / Pixabay (1) Microsoft (MSFT) - $974 billion (2) Apple (AAPL) - $936 billion (3) Amazon (AMZN) - $931 billion (4) Alphabet (GOOGL) - $811 billion (5) Facebook (FB) -$538 billion (6) Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) - $516 billion Article by Dr. David [...]

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5 Highlights Of The Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

These are 5 highlights of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting: Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc (1) Apple – Both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are very bullish on Apple.  “We like the fact that it is our largest holding” ($54 billion).  They would buy more shares at a lower [...]

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7 Highlights Of Warren Buffett Interview On CNBC

Warren Buffett was interviewed by Becky Quick on CNBC today. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The 7 highlights were: (1) On Lyft’s IPO: “Buying new offerings during hot periods in the market — I don’t think it’s anything the average person should think about at all.” (2) “It does look like the [...]

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5 Highlights Of Warren Buffett’s Letter To Shareholders And Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Report

Warren Buffett’s Letter to Shareholders and Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Report were released this morning at 8:00 a.m. ET. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Five highlights were: (1) Berkshire Hathaway’s 2018 operating earnings rose by 71% vs. 2017. (2) Berkshire Hathaway’s shares outperformed the S&P 500 (with dividends included) by 7.2% in 2018 [...]

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5 Quotes From Warren Buffett’s Letter To Shareholders

These are 5 quotes from Warren Buffett’s Letter to Shareholders: Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc (1) “2019 will likely see us again expanding our holdings of marketable equities. We continue, nevertheless, to hope for an elephant-sized acquisition. Even at our ages of 88 and 95 – I’m the young one [...]

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10 Highlights Of Warren Buffett On CNBC

Warren Buffett was interviewed on CNBC today from 6 – 9 a.m. ET.   The 10 highlights were: Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc (1) Berkshire overpaid for Kraft Heinz which is losing pricing power and market share to private label brands such as Kirkland (Costco). Berkshire is not planning to either [...]

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Stocks To Watch In 2019

I was interviewed in this Smith Brain Trust (University of Maryland) article on the 2019 outlook for the economy and stocks. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc mohamed_hassan / Pixabay These Companies Are Poised For Excitement In 2019 SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Like the big man in the North Pole, Maryland Smith’s [...]

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Berkshire Invests $14 billion in Stocks in Third Quarter

By Dr David Kass In an SEC 13F filing after the market closed today, Berkshire Hathaway revealed a net increase of $14 billion in its common stock portfolio during the third quarter of 2018.  This is the largest quarterly increase in its common stock investments in many years. These increases, primarily [...]

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