Warren Buffett Moves the Goalposts!

Warren Buffett released his 2018 annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders last weekend which, of course, prompted investors and journalists to set aside their normal Saturday morning activities to analyze the Oracle’s words in great detail. Since the mid 1980s,

Berkshire’s Repurchase Policy: Too Little, Too Late?

Berkshire Hathaway acquired $928 million of its own stock during the third quarter of 2018 through a series of purchases of Class A and Class B shares from August 7 to 24.  A repurchase of this size, relative to the

Highlights From Warren Buffett’s 2016 Annual Letter

“Today, I would rather prep for a colonoscopy than issue Berkshire shares.” — Warren Buffett, 2016 letter to shareholders The last Saturday in February has become something of a ritual for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders as well as many other interested observers.  Some

Reassessing Berkshire’s Insurance Operations

“Without a doubt, Berkshire’s largest unrecorded wealth lies in its insurance business.  We’ve spent 48 years building this multi-faceted operation, and it can’t be replicated.” — Warren Buffett, 2015 letter to shareholders The release of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual report is

Berkshire’s Repurchase Level is not a “Floor”

“You should know, however, that we have no interest in supporting the stock and that our bids will fade in particularly weak markets.” –Warren Buffett on repurchases, 2011 annual report After posting a 12.5 percent decline in 2015, Berkshire Hathaway’s


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