Warren Pieces: Why Buffett Wants His Stocks To Fall

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In Berkshire Hathaway’s 2011 Letter to Shareholders, Warren Buffett offered his thoughts on why he sometimes hopes that his holdings will decline in value, using IBM as an example. Below is an excerpt from the letter.

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Buffett, Berkshire Dumping Retailer’s Shares

After saying that he made a “huge mistake” by investing in the firm, Warren Buffett is now decreasing Berkshire Hathaway’s stake in grocery giant Tesco.

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Buffett Buying Amid Declines

While the market was tumbling on Wednesday, Warren Buffett was buying.
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Warren Pieces: Buffett on Ted Williams, Macro Forecasting, and Fear

A periodic look through the archives of the greatest investor in history

In Berkshire Hathaway’s 1994 Letter to Shareholders, Warren Buffett offered his thoughts on macroeconomic forecasting, and discussed why fear is “the friend of the fundamentalist” . Below is an excerpt from the letter.

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Warren Pieces: Buffett on The “Investor’s Misery Index”

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In Berkshire Hathaway’s 1979 Letter to Shareholders, Warren Buffett talked about the impact that inflation and taxes can have on an equity portfolio and a business. Below is an excerpt from the letter.

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Why Buffett Likes Banks

While they may be known more for investing in insurance companies and firms that make and sell simple consumer goods, Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway are also quite fond of bank stocks these days. In fact, if combined into one company, Berkshire’s bank investments would represent a $50 billion-market-cap bank — the eighth-largest in the US. And in a recent piece for CNBC, Tim Mullaney says that Buffett’s big bank position shows a good deal about his investment philosophy.

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Warren Pieces: Buffett on The Tax Advantages of Thinking Long Term

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In Berkshire Hathaway’s 1989 Letter to Shareholders, Warren Buffett talked about why Berkshire’s long-term approach has some nice tax-related benefits. Below is an excerpt from the letter.

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