Buffett Nears a Milestone He Doesn’t Want: $100 Billion in Cash

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One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is of course Warren Buffett. This week Bloomberg reported that Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is sitting on $100 Billion at the end of its second quarter. The question is, what he is going to do with it? Here’s an excerpt from the article: It’s a milestone Warren Buffett probably wishes he weren’t approaching. … Read More

Henry Singleton – (“The Best Capital Deployment Record In American Business” – Warren Buffett)

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One of my favorite investing books is The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success, by William N. Thorndike. In fact it’s also the top choice on Warren Buffett’s reading list. The book provides stories on eight of the most successful CEOs in history who were great capital allocators. One of my favorite chapters is on Teledyne CEO Henry … Read More

Warren Buffett – How To Become An Intelligent Investor

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The Berkshire Hathaway letters are one of the most valuable resources for value investors. One of my favorite letters is the 1996 letter in which Buffett provides some principles for becoming an intelligent investor. It provides some great insights into the types of businesses you should search for, how to identify competitive moats, the risks of overpaying for great businesses, … Read More

Just How Did Warren Buffett Make A Quick $12 Billion On Bank Of America

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CNBC recently announced that Warren Buffett just made a quick $12 billion on a clever Bank of America investment. Because of an astute investment made in Bank of America six years ago while the bank was struggling, Warren Buffett is about to make a quick $12 billion and become the financial institution’s largest shareholder. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said Friday it … Read More

How To Develop A Superinvestor Mindset Like Buffett, Munger, Neff, Loeb, Lynch and Soros

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One of my favorite investing books is How To Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett, by Lawrence A Cunningham. One of the best pieces in the book looks at the principles applied by some of the greatest superinvestors of all time. Here’s an excerpt from the book: The best investors employ a mind-set that takes account of just … Read More

How Warren Buffett Turned $10.6 Million Into $221 Million While Others Were Embracing The EMT

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As a value investor it is important that you read every word of every letter ever written by Warren Buffett in his Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letters. One great example of what you can learn comes from his 1985 Chairman’s letter in which he discusses his intrinsic value calculation of The Washington Post and how he turned $10.6 million into $221 … Read More

The 12 Commandments of Warren Buffett’s Hero, Philip Carret

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Late last year The Telegraph did a great piece on value investing legend Philip Carret, who Warren Buffett described as one of his hero’s. After founding his Pioneer Fund in 1928, one year before the great depression, Carret successfully steered his fund consistently upwards through the Great Depression and the Second World War and his career ultimately encompassed a total … Read More

Warren Buffett: It’s A Huge Bargain To Buy Stocks Now If Interest Rates Stay Where They Are, Here’s Why

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In a recent CNBC interview Warren Buffett said, “The most important item, over time, in valuation is interest rates”. He added, “It’s a huge bargain to buy stocks now if you knew interest rates would stay at this level”. In terms of investing in bonds Buffett said, “Anybody that prefers bonds to stocks is making a big mistake”. Here’s the … Read More

Warren Buffett: Berkshire’s Earnings Aided By America’s Economic Dynamism

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One our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple – Stock Screener is of course Warren Buffett. One of the best resources for investors is Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Reports and the associated Chairman’s Letters which are are full of investing nuggets. Berkshire’s recently released 2016 Annual Report provides lots of great commentary and investing gems including the following on why the … Read More

Warren Buffett – Wall Street Makes Billions From Wealthy Investors With A ‘Superiority Complex’

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(Image Source, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-g-taft/the-warren-buffett-effect_b_5577685.html, [Accessed 8 Mar, 2017]) One of our favorite investors at The Acquirer’s Multiple – Stock Screener is Warren Buffett, and one of the best resources for any investor are the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Shareholder Letters. In his 2016 letter Buffett explains how Wall Street firms generate billions from wealthy investors with a ‘superiority complex’. It’s a must … Read More

Warren Buffett – Bubbles Happen When Price Action Overtakes Common Sense

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(Image Source, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-g-taft/the-warren-buffett-effect_b_5577685.html, [Accessed 7 Mar, 2017]) One of our favorite investors at The Acquirer’s Multiple – Stock Screener is Warren Buffett. I recently re-read an awesome interview that Buffett did with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission back in 2010, where the commission was charged with the task of understanding the causes behind the 2009 financial crisis. Part of this … Read More

Buffett scorns tricky Wall Street accounting, but defends buybacks

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(Image Source, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-g-taft/the-warren-buffett-effect_b_5577685.html, [Accessed 1 Mar, 2017]) One of our favorite investors at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Warren Buffett. I just read a great article on Reuters where Buffett shares his thoughts on two things; corporate America’s misuse of GAAP accounting principles, and share re-purchases. Here’s an excerpt from that article:

Warren Buffett – Derivatives Are Financial Weapons Of Mass Destruction

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(Image Source, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-g-taft/the-warren-buffett-effect_b_5577685.html, [Accessed 19 Feb, 2017]) One of our favorite investors at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Warren Buffett. As a value investor, one of the most important free investing resources is Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters. Each contains hidden gems of value investing wisdom. One of my favorite gems is in the 2002 shareholder letter in which Buffett describes derivatives as … Read More

Warren Buffett – How to Calculate Intrinsic Value

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(Image Source, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-g-taft/the-warren-buffett-effect_b_5577685.html, [Accessed 16 Feb, 2017]) One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Warren Buffett. Yesterday I provided and excerpt from Buffett’s ‘Owner’s Manual’ – In June 1996, Berkshire’s Chairman, Warren E. Buffett, issued a booklet entitled “An Owner’s Manual” to Berkshire’s Class A and Class B shareholders. The purpose of the manual was … Read More

Warren Buffett – An Owner’s Manual

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(Image Source, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-g-taft/the-warren-buffett-effect_b_5577685.html, [Accessed 15 Feb, 2017]) One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Warren Buffett. In June 1996, Berkshire’s Chairman, Warren E. Buffett, issued a booklet entitled “An Owner’s Manual*” to Berkshire’s Class A and Class B shareholders. The purpose of the manual was to explain Berkshire’s broad economic principles of operation. It’s a … Read More