Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL), H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ)
Michael Lipper: we are all just gamblers (CityWire)
In last week’s post I mentioned the views of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at the annual celebration of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) in Omaha: that one should keep on learning over his/her lifetime, I would suggest every day. For me investing is an experienced derived art form, thus I believe that investing should be an everyday practice. Every single day, whether one does or does not make a transaction and/or hold excess cash is an investment decision day. Every day brings both new information and experiences of oneself or others that should be digested.
Buffett Brand Bankers Are Conquering The World: The Coca-Cola Company, The Procter & Gamble Company And Unilever plc (Fool)
The blockbuster brands of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL) can get even bigger. Legendary US investor Warren Buffett has been telling us for donkey’s years about the virtues of companies with strong consumer brands. And investing in such companies has helped make the octogenarian one of the world’s richest men with a fortune of over $50bn. A new ‘Brand Footprint’ ranking by market researchers Kantar Worldpanel has identified the world’s ‘most chosen’ consumer brands using a combination of household penetration and frequency of purchase across 32 countries.
What Warren Buffett can teach us all (FT)
Who is the best manager in the world? This column’s nomination would go to an 82-year-old who does not rate a mention in the Thinkers50 awards for the best business minds, is not an innovator, does not do leverage, thinks derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction and runs a bunch of the most basic industries imaginable. His company is a conglomerate. If you had invested $1 in 1965, it would be worth almost $6,000 today. His name, of course, is Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A), and he is perhaps the most successful business person ever. He does not write business bestsellers, but he conducts a masterclass via his annual letters to shareholders. Every aspect of Berkshire’s performance shows by opposition all that is wrong with contemporary capitalism.
Warren Buffett, Staying in Bonds is Brutal (LiveTradingNews)
Warren Buffett, Staying in Bonds is Brutal Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A), $1-B Note sale shows that while CEO Warren Buffett may pity investors who have stuck with bonds as yields fall to record lows, he will sell them as much debt as they want. The company’s Berkshire Hathaway Finance Corp. sold 5 and 30-yr securities offering the company’s lowest coupons for those maturities ever. Berkshire, whose holdings span insurance, railroads, newspapers and manufacturing, has reduced its bond investments to $28.6-B from $34.1-B in the last 3 yrs, regulatory filings show.
Buffett: The Biggest Misconception (Fool)
The annual Value Investor Conference is one of the premier events surrounding Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) annual meeting in Omaha. The Motley Fool’s Joe Magyer, Michael Olsen, and Rex Moore were in attendance and talked to several value investors. In today’s video, Joe chats with Wedgewood Partners’ David Rolfe about the biggest lesson — and misconception — surrounding Warren Buffett. Thanks to the savvy of investing legend Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway’s book value per share has grown a mind-blowing 586,817% over the past 48 years.