The Quarterly Guidance Trap Bites Apple

“In all of our communications, we try to make sure that no single shareholder gets an edge: We do not follow the usual practice of giving earnings guidance or other information of value to analysts or large shareholders. Our goal

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

The Pitfalls of Early Success – A Personal History

“Success makes people think they’re smart.  That’s fine as far as it goes, but there can also be negative ramifications.” — Howard Marks  The investing profession tends to attract individuals who, to put it politely, have a healthy sense of

Book Review: Mastering the Market Cycle

“Imagine how much harder physics would be if electrons had feelings!” — Richard Feynman The goal of many websites is to create “evergreen” content — that is, content that stands the test of time and will prove to be relevant

Book Review: University of Berkshire Hathaway

“It can’t possibly be this easy!” A first time attendee of a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting might find it hard to believe that there could be any skeptics in the crowd.  In contrast to the boring, useless, and perfunctory meetings

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