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Buffett Reaps $10 Billion From Crisis-Era Investments

A comment from Warren Buffett from a recent article: “In terms of simple profitability, an average investor could have done just as well investing in the stock market if they bought during the panic period. You make your best buys

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The Conflicted Warren Buffett

From Berkshire’s Chairman’s Letter circa 1996: “To invest successfully, you need not understand beta, efficient markets, modern portfolio theory, option pricing or emerging markets. You may, in fact, be better off knowing nothing of these. That, of course, is not

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Podcast Clarification: Dalio and Buffett

Feedback in: Hi Mike, Enjoyed the new podcast. Have a point to make regarding Dalio or, for that matter, any investor: Literally every single investor seeks to capture tranches of total return trends. And total return trends are, of course,

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Those Were the Days!

It was but a few years ago deep in the throws of economic crisis that a sweet old man with ice cream appeared on the scene to save us all. He lovingly bet on GS, GE and BAC with terms

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Buffett Says He Was “Dead Wrong” on Housing Market; Propaganda from Josh Funk

You want to see some high level propaganda? From Yahoo: In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Buffett said he is sure housing will recover eventually and help bring down the nation’s unemployment rate. But he did not predict

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Lost Big Time

There is this guy who is always touting Warren Buffett to me in email. I would think after years of apparently following my work closely, and writing me regularly, he might have a clue as to what trend following is,

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Kool-Aid Tastes Good!

My post on Warren Buffett’s clear hypocrisy toward the use of derivatives brought this feedback in from one of his true believers: Buffett hates toxic derivatives. He writes the most plain vanilla derivatives there are. Not only that he spent

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